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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 21:01, 9/11/2010

10K: 43:49, 7/24/2010

15K: 1:21:00, 5/22/2010

Half-marathon: 1:41:41, 8/28/2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

Now that I'm (almost for sure) done having all the babies, I'm working on building consistency and seeing how fast I can get in my old age. ;)

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to be a healthy and relatively injury-free runner for the rest of my life.  

Personal:

I'm married to Eric (Faceless Ghost on the blog) and we have very active daughters and one dog. I have a PhD in sociology and demography, and I'm incredibly grateful to have work that is meaningful and that builds on my academic experience. I run because it makes me feel strong and it helps to keep the crazy away (there is a long history of abuse and mental illness in my extended family).

Favorite Blogs:

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Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 73.39
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 372.79
Girly Altra Lifetime Miles: 366.08
Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 175.92
NB Orange Lifetime Miles: 13.50
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Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.00
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Tonight's going to be a really late night because I have to catch up on some grading before tomorrow, so I didn't really want to go run and I felt totally justified in staying home. But I remembered how RAD went running recently when she didn't feel like it, so I went so I could be like her. :)

On the way home I stopped by the grocery store and there was a kid on one of those big, tricked-out, low-rider bicycles. I was kind of making fun of him in my mind, especially when I heard that he had some sort of boom box (are there boom boxes anymore?) or bike stereo playing gangster rap. But then I saw his face and realized that he's someone's kid and I felt bad. I hope no one ever makes fun of Elliott, even if it's only in their minds.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.00
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Some of the things that motivate me to run:

* Looking at the graph view of my mileage for this year and last

* Seeing lean people

* Starting to run and remembering that I really like it

* Seeing un-lean people

* Thinking about how I'll regret not running if I don't run

* Thinking about other people who are consistent runners

* Thinking about people I want to beat in races

* Thinking about race times I want to eventually get

* Looking at the scale :)

* Seeing pictures of myself when I was consistently running

* Thinking about all the things in my life I'm a slacker about

* Wanting Elliott to grow up with parents who run

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Outside. It was really really nice. 

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