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So. Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

St.George marathon 2009 - 3:34:07.  It was a PR on my 11th time running St. George.


Short-Term Running Goals:

Run St. George in under 3:30; be in the top 3 in my age group

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay strong, run well for many more years.  Still set PR's in my 50's.

Learn how to run more relaxed and efficient.


I'm married with four children.  I run with a group called the Bingham Butt-Kickers, a really fun group of people that gets me out running early on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and sometimes Saturdays.   I recently found out that I've been running with poor form for many years, which has probably contributed to some nagging aches and pains I've had for years.  One of my big goals now is to be able to run with better form and to have running feel more effortless.  I hope this won't take too many years to achieve!

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Well, after struggling with hamstring issues for about the two past months, I think I'm finally healed and back to running.  Hopefully I'll be better about blogging also as we approach two months until SGM.  And hopefully I'll get some quality training in so I'm somewhat prepared.  I met with the group for the first time in a few weeks and we ran along the JR trail beginning at O. Roi Hardy park.  I kept the pace easy and tried to work on a more correct stride.  That's one of the things I really worked on while injured, trying to get a more efficient stride.  Things felt more comfortable today, so hopefully I'm on the right track.  I just want running to feel more effortless, it seems like I make it harder than it should be.  So today was a "step" in the right direction.  It's good to be back, and I hope to continue injury free for at least a couple of months.

From Shelly on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 14:48:52 from

I hear you (running has been a challenge for me too lately). Injuries are tough to deal with. Good luck with your training. 6 1/2 miles is a great run.

From Teena Marie on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 18:40:48 from

You know I think the world of you.

Here's to a wonderful two months and finding your perfect (sometimes seeminly effortless) form and pace. :)

From Nancy on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 22:34:41 from

I hope you are on the mend. I miss seeing you at running group. I really wish running was as easy as it used to be. Good Luck with your training.

From RAD on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 16:26:28 from

I'm glad you're feeling better and back at it. Form is SO hard to change, but it sounds like you're back it and stronger for the rest. Good luck with SGM, and if I get brave I may have to join you at group.

From cheryl on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 21:50:00 from

Thanks all you nice people for the well wishes. I guess I blogged and ran prematurely, because shortly after this run, I started feeling pain again. I am now on doctor's orders to not run again until I feel zero pain. I'm feeling pretty good right now, but want to wait at least another week or two before I start running seriously again. Hopefully I'll be able to get in some quality training before SGM. We'll see. But in the meantime, biking is a lot of fun. Anyone for a bike ride up Butterfield Canyon?

From Teena Marie on Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 20:25:57 from

Wishing you the best!!! :)

(When I first read your response I thought it said, ".... in the meantime, *baking* is a lot of fun." Funny!)

From cheryl on Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 21:55:52 from

Thanks, Teena, for your nice thoughts. It seems like your training is going well; you should have a great run at SGM. And baking is fun, but I think biking is more fun!

From Kelli on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 22:49:33 from


From steve ash on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 23:01:31 from

Glad to hear that! I keep telling myself I'm going to run with you all. But at 5am I don't even wake up to my kid screaming anymore..

From Kelli on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 20:05:36 from

?????????How is it going????????????

From cheryl on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 15:27:09 from

Hi Kelli, thanks for asking. It looks like I'm going to have surgery to repair my torn meniscus next Tuesday. The doc says I'll be running again in a month. I can't wait to run again! Good luck at St. George, I know you're going to have a major PR.

From Kelli on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 17:55:28 from

Oh man, good luck! I hope you are all healed up and back with us soon!

From cheryl on Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 07:53:18 from

Thanks, Kelli!

From erico on Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:08:48 from

Cheryl, who is doing your surgery? I saw that you are registered for St. George but obviously you have other plans. Hope goes well, please let me know if I can do anything.

From Kelli on Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 23:41:02 from


From cheryl on Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 00:13:30 from

Thank you, Kelli, I really appreciate you thinking of me. I hope you have a great Christmas also.

From Kelli on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 15:23:03 from

WHOA, this is over a year ago! But it was great to see you this morning!!!

From cheryl on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:46:48 from

Thank you, Kelli, it was fun to see you also and run a little with you. I just reread this blog entry and we ran the same route as today. I'm glad I'm about over the injury that plagued me for over a year, and hope to get back to regular blogging soon. You are running great as always.

From steve ash on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:55:22 from

Nice to see you are still running Cheryl:)

From Kelli on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 00:02:41 from

Thanks Cheryl, I look forward to your smiling face being back! And we sure could use some hill training, it just has not been the same without you. ;o)

From cheryl on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 16:03:38 from

Thanks Steve, we'd love to see you at the running group! Hope all is going well.

From cheryl on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 16:05:13 from

Thanks Kelli, you're too nice! Maybe after St. George I can start planning some workouts again, and if you want hills, I'll give you hills!!

From Kelli on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 16:37:55 from


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