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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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 24.00 Month: 168.00 Year: 355.55
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Weight: 140.00
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48 minutes - 4.25 miles

3 min walk - 7 min run

4x 2 min run to 8 min walk

I've been a bit MIA lately, but thankfully, I'm still getting my running in and my ankle is feeling great.

 I was invited to be a vendor at 3 different holiday boutiques to sell my childrens clothing.  When I went to drop off a few samples, I received FIVE custom dress orders and I just received a package from a pattern designer from the Bay area to sew all her samples for the Houston quilt market. 

I've been in my sewing studio all day and night; my hubby calls it the sweat shop.  So many good things are happening - tender mercies!

 Here is what I have been up too (these are just a few).: (I am totally tooting my own horn, and don't mean too, but I can't believe people actually like my stuff)








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50 minutes - 4.49 miles

2 min walk to 8 min run X 5

Ankle feels really great.  I've noticed the slower I run, the better it is...so slow it is (for now)

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WALK/RUN - 4.33 miles 42:47 minutes (2 min walk to 8 min run - I think I ready to gradually increase to 1 - 9)

BIKE: 8 miles 32:26 minutes

I always run so much faster outside and really had to control my speed (not that I'm all that fast).  But when I go alittle slower, my ankle feels better.

I'm SO FLIPPIN' slow on the bike.  I tried to hit every big hill in AF to make the best of the amount of time I had.  So so so slow.....


Back to sewing :)

Weight: 141.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

WALK/RUN - 4.47 miles - 50 minutes

2 x (2 min walk to 8 min run)

1 x (1 min walk to 9 min run)

2 x (2 min walk to 8 min run)

My ankle feels so great!  I think there are a few contributing factors:  I've been running really slow - 10:30ish miles (really really slow), but it is keeping my ankle happy!  Also, my mind has been elsewhere (not as focused/obsessed on running).  Regardless, I feel good and am progressing. 

Off to take my kids to a hotel for the night for fall break!  It will be a good break for everyone!

Weight: 139.00
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46 minutes - 4.6 miles

2 x (2 min walk to 8 min run)

1 x (1 min walk to 9 min run) 

1.5 x (2 min walk to 8 min run)

Ran at the treadmill at the hotel.  I could feel the "happy hour" popcorn and Coke still lingering in my tummy.  But I felt really good - even bumped up the speed a little.  I still can't believe how good my ankle feels.  Finally progressing and moving forward! 

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