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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2007



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

2008 XC WAC Champs

1600m STATE CHAMP '08
2006 & 07 XC Region Champ


    XC 6k--21:38.8(PreNat '10)
    XC 5k--17:17.1 (USU '09) 
    XC 3mi--17:38.0 (MSU'08)

Outdoor Track:

5000m - 17:10.71 (April '09)

3k steeple - 10:43 (April '09)

1500m - 4:48 (April '09)

3200m - 11:15.34 (May '08)
1600m - 5:08.37 (May '08)
800m - 2:22.62 (May '08)
400m - 1:03.13 (May '08)

Indoor Track

3000m - 9:59.48 (Feb. '09)       5000m - 17:36.72 (Feb. '09)

Short-Term Running Goals:

*Stay healthy and positive

*Top 3 Individual in WAC XC 

*3k - 9:45, 5k - 16:45, steeple - 10:15

*WAC Champ Steeplechase


Long-Term Running Goals:

*Qualify for NCAA Nationals (XC and Track)
*Marathons after college - FAST!
*Keep working hard & improving


In my fifth semester at Utah State University. A sophomore Cross Country and a junior in Track and Field. Majoring in Math Education, planning to graduate in 2013.

Joy = {roller-blading, running, fancy cheese, friends, ultimate frisbee, Jones Cream Soda, Star Wars and turtles} 

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Took the ACT this morning. Boy am I glad that I'll NEVER have to take that again!  The frustrating thing is if it wasn't timed I could totally ace it. I probably could even if I got another 5 minutes a section! Argh!

After all that frustration, I took it out on a nice long-er run and randomly decided to run with my brother's iPod, which I've never done before, so that was interesting. I'm not sure if I like running with music. One of the nice things about going for a run is the time to think and relax mentally and with music you don't really get that. But I think if I'm doing a speed workout by myself it could be nice because it would help take the mind off how hard you're breathing and how much your legs burn.

Went on the Bloomington loop 8-miler, wanted to run faster than yesterday's 7-miler and ended up averaging barely faster than Wednesday's 6-miler. Felt pretty good for the most part, legs are getting back to normal (less sore) which is really nice. And as I finished my run, I realized that the chalk arrows were from the "Save-a-sister" run this morning. Ha. That would've been much more fun that what I did this morning. 7:24, 7:52, 7:34, 7:24, 7:47, 7:48, 7:40, 7:26 - avg. 7:37/mi. (Alchemy 254.8)


From James on Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 17:38:05

That is one long tongue! ACT is always a good thing to get out of the way. I am not into running with music either. I like conversation and time to think and relax when I am running, so I understand.

From Mik'L on Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 21:01:26

I'm glad you got the testing out of the way so it doesn't interfere with track! (Right?) Although you would have won either race this morning. Unless you need to be pumped up, sometimes it's just nice to have background music on the run. Maybe you had it up too loud. :)

From Jeff on Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 21:23:26

I wanted to run "save a sister" too but didn't get registered. I kind of knew about it but then forgot and then the newspaper did a thing on it but the deadline was passed already.

From Jeff on Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 21:24:48

I like the pic! It is funny; you got the tongue, the girl behind you is smiling and the 3rd girl looks kind of dead.

From Ruthie on Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 21:36:00

I've only stuck my tongue out twice in a race EVER! The other time was at state track my freshman year in the 800m leg of the medley relay. I stuck it out right at the coaches - I think they were mad at me for it. This time Ross was just right there with his camera and I couldn't resist.... :p

From Maria on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 08:00:08

Congrats on getting ACT out of the way! Is it harder than SAT? I see colleges now accepting either ACT or SAT, and just couple years ago, it was mostly SAT. Seems like ACT is gaining ground. My daughter took SAT in 7th grade as part of her Center for Talented Youth program - didn't do too well, naturally (except for writing). The whole thing was 4 hours long! Is ACT just as long?

From amanda on Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 20:34:31

I like the new picture!!!

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