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Midvale,UT,United States

Member Since:

Feb 25, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1:37 Half-marathon (Provo Canyon, 2007)

3:28 marathon (St. George, 2006)

50k+ (Moab Red Hot, 9hrs and some change -- yeah, I'm planning to train for this same ultra next year).

Short-Term Running Goals:

This season, I hope to break a 20-minute 5K.  I also hope to get a 1:30 half-marathon and a 3:20 marathon.  I'm hoping this is a successful season.  I train with a great team of running buddies.  Check out their blogs spots below.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to qualify again for Boston and actually run it this time.  Craig, I'm counting on you to help me do that this year.  I've succeeded in encouraging my husband to run a full marathon with me -- now we just have to decide which one.  We both put in for St. George '08 and neither of us drew out.  Too bad! 


I am married to the greatest guy (Johnny).  No kids for us yet.  Within the last year, Johnny has taken up an interest in running.  He runs with the whole team now.  We enjoy running together, with our golden retriever Murphy, and with our awesome team of the coolest running people out there. 

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Monday night speedwork, woohoo!!!  What a nice evening for speed -- a little chill in the air but clear skies.  Although, I gotta admit that I was already tired even during the warm-up laps.  Let's see, who else showed up: Natalie, Jason, Tracy A., and Tracy C.  As a group, we decided to take it a little easy (thanks, guys, for not making me do 800s) so we would have some energy for our races this weekend. 

Instead, we decided to do some fun drills on the turf (skips and high-knees).  As silly as we probably looked, we really had fun!  We did 4 skips and 4 high-knees to the 50 yard line and then we started out workout.  That turf is so nice and cushy -- you can really catch some air when you're doing the skips! 

For the main workout, we decided that we would do 6x400s.  Natalie and I hung out together again and finished each of our 400s right around 1:36 (or was it 1:26? -- I can't remember).  Anyway, we felt sufficiently beat up when we were done so we knew we were working hard.  It's funny because when she showed up, I said "I'm glad you're here, otherwise I would have slacked off tonight."  She said the same.  We cooled down with another mile and called it a night.

Highlights of this workout: stretching on the turf, silly drills on the turf (I'm glad I'm at a point in my life where I really don't care if people think I look silly!), Natalie's cute, innocent remarks. 


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[Insert Pitch Fork here!]  Since our "long" run yesterday was cut short by the snow, a small group of us decided to get a few more miles in this morning (being sure not to interfere with anyone's church schedule).  In order to protect the anonymity of the other sinners, I won't name names.  We even had a good conversation about why God would want us to run on Sunday since it's something we enjoy, it relieves stress, etc.  :o)

We met at Wheeler Farm at 7:00 for a little trail run through the park (complete with a geese attack -- I have to laugh because I had never before encountered a mean goose).  Then we ran along Vine Street to the amphitheater-side of Murray Park.  Hardly any traffic along the course.  We finished the run with another lap around the park; this time avoiding the geese.  This was a beautiful run -- so serene and calming.

Highlights of this run: chilly morning with lots of sunshine, Murphy and Jaxton playing, exploring new trails, seeing the baby geese (I know; they're called gosslings), Yoga class afterwards to stretch my muscles, a two-hour nap.  Could it get any better than that!?

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