Find joy in the Journey

March 2011

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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 19, 2010



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

3- 5k's (turkey run Orem, freedom festival)


Hobble Creek half marathon- 4 

Provo Canyon half marathon-2 (2010: 2:15:34)

Top of Utah marathon-1

2011 races:

Painter's Half: 02:15:00

Thanksgiving Point Half: 02:18:00

AF Memorial 10K: 

Hersey 5k: 

Utah Valley Half:

Timp Half:

Hobble Creek Half: 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:00 half marathon


Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be a strong runner


I have been married for almost 14 years to the best man in the whole world.  I have 5 awesome kids and am trying to "find joy in every journey."

I love to run because it involves only me and it challenges me.  It helps me feel good about myself. 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Asics Gel-speedstar Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Lifetime Miles: 216.98
Saucony Pro/grid Lite Lifetime Miles: 28.00
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Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Had a nice run this morning.  I have some awesome friends who help get me to the gym in the early mornings.  We have been doing it for about a month now and it is getting easier to get up.  It helps me to have someone to answer to.

I need to do better at tracking my miles.  I think that would be a good motivator.

Planning on running the Thanksgiving Point half in April.  I am really excited for it!

Went out to Minnesota this past weekend to surprise my Dad for his 60th birthday.  While i was there I talked my Dad into running Grandma's Marathon in the summer of 2012 if all goes well this summer.  He was my inspiration to even start running.  He hasn't done it for many years so I hope he will really do it.

Big weekend for my fam.  My sweet Sarah is getting baptized on Saturday!!  I wish I could freeze all my kids at the ages they are all at right now.  I don't want them to grow up any more. 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Only 2 today!!

I am having real issues with my gut!  Can't get more than 2 miles and then have to bolt to the bathroom.  I have tried a few different foods and can't seem to find something that sits well with me.  Tomorrow I will try nothing and see if that makes a difference.

I need to pick up the miles here! 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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