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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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Battle Creek - 3.67 miles - 1:24 - 1600 ft elevation (it seemed like a lot more than Grove Creek) - Peroneals are bugging



walking lunges

side to side lunges

bohiem lunges

side to side squats with band


push up

donkey kick

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15 minutes on stair mill till spin started

45 minutes spin class


overhead press


skull crusher


single leg overhead press

Bosu push up

front raise

front row

calf raises

tricep with bar


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30 minutes on step mill waiting for Jeanine.  Jeanine was super nice for letting me tag along for her glute workout.

hip thrusters

dead lifts

curtsey lunges

hack squat

donkey kick on pulley machine

walking lunges

leg press

step ups

side to side jumps with band

side to side squat with band

one legged bridge


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2 min run/3 min walk – 25 minutes – focused on lifting my knees and relaxed arms





donkey kick

curtsy lunge

single leg bridge

hip hike



Really focused on squeezing the glute and making it burn.


Long stretch and foam roll

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40 minutes - 4.5 miles on step mill

scraping by Josse on calves/hammies/adductor...ouch!


overhead press


skull crusher


single leg overhead press

hammer curl

front raise

front row

calf raises

tricept with bar


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Grove Creek with Kelli S.  She was just the dose of wonderful I needed this morning!  I felt like I worked hard, but wasn't dying.  We had a great chat and saw lots of people running/hiking.

It was cold and snow was on the ground past the bench, but everything else was great!

5 miles - 1:45 - 1900 ft elevation

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