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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: Timp Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:06:51, Place in age division: 119
Total Distance

This is a PR for me and I can't believe I did it!!  I had a lot of health issues I had to deal with a thought I would run my slowest.  

A week before my race I came down with a bad cold and it just kept getting worse.  I decided to go to the doctors to see if there was anything he could do for me.  It ended up that I have Bronchitis, sinus infection and an ear infection.  I looked at him and said that I was suppose to run a have marathon on Saturday.  He is a runner and so he was really sympathetic to me.  He said if I felt that I really needed to run then I should plan on running slow and maybe even walking some of it.

I started the morning with the idea that I would get my slowest time, but I was ok with that, I just wanted to run.

We got to the top and got to see the Marathoner's come through.  I saw Kelli but didn't say hi, I didn't want to throw here off, it was really dark and she would have a hard time seeing who it was...Way to go Kelli!!

The race stared 30 minutes late which was kind of irritating.  They had the speakers facing away from everyone so we couldn't even hear them start the race and not only that all they did was say go! No gun, no nothing!  

For training I ran the race course a few times, so I knew what to expect and I knew that I could at least get through the canyon.

It was an awesome course! The aid statins were great and I loved the beauty of it.

I started the race and the whole time through the canyon I felt really good.  I stated to feel tired at about mile 10 and I didn't think I was going to make it.  Thankfully I hooked up with my friends that I was running with and they helped push me through the end.  

The only difficult thing was there was no mile marker for 12 or i missed it.  At that point my chest was killing me and I wanted to stop.  I needed to see that 12 so I could know I was almost done and I didn't.  I was thinking we were gong to have to run the track when we got to the High School and I was not going to make it.  I yelled out to some one on the side walk "where's mile 12"? she said it was 1/3 of a mile up, I lost all it.  To my surprise when I turned the corner and got up a little way it was the finish line.

I didn't think I was going to beat my last race time.  I knew that I if I could keep the pace runners, 2:05 and 2:10 between me I would be ok, but at mile 10 2:05 past me and she was running fast.  I thought for sure I would be over 2:10, so when I came to the end and saw 2:08 I was shocked, happy and grateful!!

Over all it was great and I can't wait until next year.

My next race is Hobble Creek. I'm still really sick so we shall see what happens.  

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