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American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 - 4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35**

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Time)

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Dogtown Half Marathon

2012 - 1:52:14

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Rex Lee 10K

2011 - 52:03

2012 - 52:23 

Pioneer Day 10K

2010 - 49:31** 

Goblin Valley 50K
2014 - 5:58
Antelope Island 50 Mile
2015 - 10:10:00

**Personal Best 



Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Tentative Schedule


Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Run a 100 mile race


Married for 17 years. I have 12 year old triplets and a 8 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 


"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.


But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.


…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.


You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta


3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 


4.   Find the courage to be patient.

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Miles:This week: 22.00 Month: 42.65 Year: 628.40
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Early morning walk for 2 miles - 30 minutes.

2 cul-de-sac worth of lunges

10 minutes ab ripper x

10 minutes PT exercises and stretching

After reading several race reports, I'm feeling extremely excited and sad.  Weird combination, I know.  Excited for what races are coming this year, but sad because I have so long to go to get into shape.

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After school walk with 2 neighbor friends.  Funny.... I can find a lot more walking buddies than running buddies in the neighborhood!

During the walk, we let the little girls play for a minute on the playground.  I did a ton of lunges and sit ups.

Ankle is still achy.  I feel like I will never return to normal.

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26:51 on the stair mill at the gym.

It felt like I was hardly moving, yet my heart was beating out of control and my breathing was gasping for air.  BUT...the longer I went, the better I felt.

1 set of

3xcore work

3x60 wall sits

3x60 sec planks

Ankle has felt much better today.  I'll see how the stair mill treats the ankle.  I would really like to do it everyday....it is the closest workout to running. 

Leaving for Cali in the morning.  It's gonna be a looooonnnnnggggg day.

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Sicker than sick.  Laid on the bathroom floor of the Circus Circus hotel in Reno all night thinking I would rather be dead than have the stomach bug.  

But grateful it happened in the middle of the night and not while driving to Cali.  I turned my alarm off at 5:00am and crawled back into bed dismissing all physical activity (especially my planned run).

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Feeling ALIVE!!!!!

I went out for a run/walk around my brother-in-laws house in the Bay area.  Wowzer...it was beautiful.  I watched the sun come up over the mountains.  I ran on some trails.  Saw a beautiful deer.  Received a warning about coyotes. 

Just what I needed after spending 2 days in a car.

9 minute run...1 minute walk.


We went to my niece's baptism and had a wonderful day with family.

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