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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: Hobble Creek (13.1 Miles) 02:06:56
Total Distance

Not too impressed with this race this year!! They went cheap!  I would like to know how much money they made off this!

Buses sucked (they say it wasn't their fault), started late because of the buses and even if the race started on time it is still the latest race I have ever run, 7:15 is too late!

I had a pretty good race.  I really wasn't mentally prepared for it.  I didn't feel as excited as I normally do right before a race.  I didn't get in as much running before as i normally do either.  

I started and from the beginning I was not feeling it.  I was having a hard time with my breathing and i got a side ache right at the start, which I haven't suffered from in years.

I was finally able to pull it together by mile 4 and then I got into a pretty good rhythm. 

I was making really good time, I averaged about a 9:30 mile, but slowed down to about 10:30 mile at mile 10.  I kind of lost steam right about then.  I was so hot and my hands were so swollen that they hurt!  My hands always swell but not that bad.

I felt really good for most of the race.  It was almost like my body took over and my mind was along for the ride.

I tired a new carb drink in this race and I think that had a lot to do with me being able to feel that ability to keep going and to keep steady.

I need some new shoes!!!  My feet were sore and so were my toes.

Overall I enjoyed the race, I love the course and I have sentimental feeling for this race, it was my first half back in the day.   

No matter what happens in my races when all said and done I am always glad I ran and it makes me excited for the next one. 

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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