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Member Since:

Sep 17, 2007



Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2 x Deseret News 10k winner

3 x All-American at BYU (back in the day)

10 x state champion in high school (way back in the day!)

3 x USA team member

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would like to run an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon.

I would also like to run on one more international team before I pack it in!

 Stay healthy!  (My biggest challenge!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run my whole life, and then live vicariously through my children. (just kidding) , but I do want to pass on a healthy lifestyle to them.

Help coach East High to a state championship. (hope it doesn't take a lifetime!)


I've been running since I was nine.  I'm married to a fellow runner who inspires and supports me.  We have two children:  Cole (4) and Lily (18 mos.)  I help Bill Cobler coach cross country at East High School.

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: 15.40 Month: 27.40 Year: 1221.75
NB 580 Lifetime Miles: 49.79
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Dropped the kids at the daycare for a treadmill run.  I started faster than I have been, and increased my pace every five minutes  The run was comfortably hard, which is better than excruciatingly hard, which the same pace was 2 weeks ago.  I had planned to run 45 minutes, and see how much mileage I could cram in.  At about 37 minutes, the day care worker kindly informed me that my Little Lily Poops-a-Lot needed her diaper changed.  So, I finished six miles and headed to the daycare.  It didn't make a lot of sense to stop, take a 10 minute diaper break, and then come finish 8 more minutes.    My achilles felt good until about 35 minutes, and then began to twinge a bit.  My hip was tighter today. 

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Since I plan on eating a lot this evening, I made sure to burn some extra calories this morning.  I ran 8 miles, took a 10 minute break, and then took the Thanksgiving Boot Camp class.  Boot Camp is so fun, but extremely hard.  I found that while I can run all day long, I cannot army crawl the entire length of the gym floor.  I looked like the big wimp that I am!  I amused myself through class by listening to two girls describe, in detail, everything that they were going to eat later that day. 

Happy Thanksgiving Bloggers!  I am grateful for a relatively healthy body that can get out the door each day and run.  Running has brought me some of the greatest challenges, but also some of the greatest blessings in my life.  And, I'm grateful for all of those on this blog that share in the misery and elation that is long distance running.

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My body is so sore today!  I don't think I was running very quickly, but I was enjoying the nice warm morning.  Plus, when I came home, Teren had french toast waiting for me.  I'm sure the soreness will fade just in time for me to take on another strength class.

I would rather go run than brave Black Friday.  I HATE crowds!

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I ran for an hour, and then took a Body Pump class.   I really hate weight lifting, but I think it will help my injury issues if I strengthen up.  But, I can't lift my arms over my head without whimpering.   I am very happy my achilles seems to be doing pretty well, though I plan on another month of just mileage before I try to hit any workouts again. 

We had a major scare yesterday.  My 2-year-old nephew pulled a china cabinet down on himself and the glass shattered all over the poor kid.  He pulled through it pretty well, all things considered.  There is no nerve damage in the face, and the tendon in his knee that the doctors thought might be cut, is intact.  But, he has over 100 stitches, and a full cast on his leg.   During the Thanksgiving weekend it was a huge reminder of what is really important in life.  You can bet that I appreciated my own healthy children even more. 

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