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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 

2017. -4:01:17

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

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 Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53

**Personal Best 



Short-Term Running Goals:



Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston


Married for 18 years. I have 14 year old triplets and a 11 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: 3.10 Month: 8.10 Year: 51.79
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 523.00
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TT:  47:49

I accidentally sent my alarm for 6:45 and not 5:45.  So I couldn't run outside and had to run downstairs instead (again, so grateful I have a TM).  Feeling very creaky.


walking lunges

60/60/60 planks


Hammies are crazy uber tight....I need to do something about it!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 65.00
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20 minute stretching session....ooooo those hammies are angry

2 miles before pump

60 minutes power pump

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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TT:  1:43

Easy run on the home TM early.  The easy pace seems to keep the hammies happier.


bicep curl on Bosu

bentover row

squat jump on Bosu

single leg bicep curl

reverse fly

side lunge on Bosu

ball crunches

single leg scissors

2014 - Minutes Miles: 135.00
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9.64 miles

TT: 1:35

AP:  9:54

2.50 miles

TT:  23:24

AP:  9:25

I really needed to clear my head today outside.  I helped at my kid's school and then headed down to Orem to the water tower.  I got on the Bonneville Shoreline trail.  It had been several years since Ive been there and forgot how hilly that first mile is.  I finally found my grove but it was way hotter than I thought.  I wish I had more water.It sure was beautiful!

I only got 9.5 miles, so I drove down to the MC and finished up my last few miles there.  On the way home, I stopped at a gas station and bought the biggest Gatoraide they had.  I guzzled the whole thing down in the parking lot.  Then it sloshed around in my gut all the way home.

Great day!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 118.00
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5 easy miles 47 minutes at gym....so hot!!!


Adductor machine

Abductor machine

Hamstring machine

Quad machine


1 hour power pump

2014 - Minutes Miles: 125.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 523.00
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