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Utah Valley Half Marathon

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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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Gel-speedstar Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Lifetime Miles: 216.98
Saucony Pro/grid Lite Lifetime Miles: 28.00
Total Distance
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Utah Valley Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:29:50
Total Distance

Boy oh boy!!  This was an early race!! 

My night before was far from what I had planned!!  Had a great pasta dinner with hubby and friends got my packet and headed home for and early bed.  Hubby went off to the movies so I thought go home put older kids to bed and go to bed.  WRONG!!  Came home to find a very sick girl.  My 10 yr. had a fever and sever stomach cramps.  I was up with her all night long.  I got maybe an hour of sleep. Oh well!

 My friend Shannon was running her first half and she was very excited! We got to the starting line and waited (glad I brought a blanket).

Before the race I told her that I would stay with her the whole time. She said that she would like that. I was a little sad I wouldn't be able to go for my 2 hr. but next time.  I'm glad I got to run it slow because I was dealing with some sore shins and didn't want to cause any more problems.

Loved this course!! I am planning on running the marathon next year!!  

Are first 2 miles were good, 9:30, 9:45....then we started to slow down.  It killed me to see the times on my watch, but I kept telling myself how much I would have loved to have someone run with me on my first half.  I'm glad I stuck with her.

By mile 9 my friends knee was really hurting her! We had to walk for a minute. When we hit mile 10 I got a little ahead of her and I turned around to wait for her and she told me to keep going so I pulled out all the stops and pushed hard.

It was hard to see the finish so early put it helped me push through because I know I was close!

 Had a lot of fun and can't wait for next year!!

Next race....Timp half July 30. I am planning on pulling out all the stops and going for 2 hrs. 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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