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Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12


XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (2020)- 1:45:46

Official Half (2021)- 1:49:28

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

Run a marathon


24 years old

I graduated from East High School in 2015, then ran for Southern Utah University for 2.5 years. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I left SUU in 2019 after experiencing a severe depressive episode (during which I experienced intense suicidal ideation and had to receive 11 emergency ECT treatments). I attended another year of school at BYU-Idaho in 2019-2020, but was struggling with my mental health and didn't make any progress towards a degree. I emergency withdrew from the winter 2020 semester to seek help after having severe suicidal ideation yet again. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder and PTSD. I started working full-time a month after being released from the hospital, determined to be productive and make progress towards the future I envisioned- paying off hospital bills and unresolved student loans in the process.

In January 2021 I took a couple more online classes through SUU while working full-time and graduated with my Associates degree in July 2021.

In July 2021 I started a new job. I currently work with special needs adults at a place called the OPPO. We take them out into the community and do activities and crafts with them. I'm loving my job.

At the moment I don't have any plans to go back to school. If it feels right in the future or I randomly have some inspiration as to what I want to go into, I'm open to going back. But for now, I'm content with where I'm at.

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: 8.00 Year: 8.00
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 493.60
Nike Pegasus 34 II Lifetime Miles: 337.46
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
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1 easy, went out planning on 2 but the air quality is so bad my lungs hurt. So I decided to cut it short

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 1.00
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My fever finally broke! So I decided to go running. I decided to just go 2 miles to start out slow.

I'm considering going back to school, this time being more confident in what I want to go into. Working with special needs adults has been the best thing for me. I feel like I've found my niche. So, I've decided I want to major in special education.

The next step is figuring out where I want to pursue my degree. Close by universities are the University of Utah and Utah Valley University. Honestly it will probably be one of those two. But I could also go back to Southern Utah University. I was going to consider BYU-Idaho, but no, I don't think that would work for me. I don't want to go back. I could also consider Weber State, but I'm not sure.

I really want to go back to SUU just because it's familiar and I had a good experience there, but I have to weigh other options first. UVU and the U of U intimidate me because I don't know their campuses well so I have a feeling I'd get majorly lost. But I'd learn it eventually right? UVU has a deaf studies minor where I could learn some ASL, which is one of my goals. Would add coursework but it would be worth it to learn some ASL in the field I'm going into. And being up in northern Utah is better for my mental health because all of my resources are here- therapist, psychiatrist, family. There's always zoom but that's not the same, and if I were to get in a bad place again mentally I wouldn't have the support system to get me the help I need safely. So SUU is probably out. 

I'm leaning towards UVU. I've already been admitted, but I don't think they have my most recent transcript that shows I have completed an Associates degree. When I looked to see what classes I'd have to take it said I have to take some generals, but I'm not sure if that's the case if I have an associates degree. I'm meeting with an academic advisor on Friday to discuss what I'd need to do to take things this direction. I also applied for FAFSA today for next school year. This year I had been offered grant money for UVU, but I wasn't ready yet. Obviously. But now I feel like I am, I could see myself going back to school in the fall. So I'm hoping I get offered grant money again. 

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Checked my temperature this morning, it was down to 99.5. Hopefully that means it's going down for good.

I got my COVID test finally. I should know those results in 2-3 days. It'll probably be negative now that I'm recovering, but it's still worth knowing. My dad says I definitely have it, the only person that doubts whether or not I do is myself. Lol. Just because I was exposed 3 times and have a fever without major congestion body aches or chills, everything is consistent with COVID and not the flu or something like that.

Update 5:40pm: my fever is still 99.5. I read that if your fever lasts 5 or more days you should speak to your doctor. Today is 5 days with a fever. I'm thinking I'll wait until the morning to see if it goes down any more and if not, I'll go see a doctor. But I'm guessing it'll go down because it's dropped a bit from yesterday. Right now it's considered a low-grade fever so not as worrisome I don't think. It's just taking longer than normal to come down. 

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Still have a fever of 101.1. My results from Thursday still have not come back yet and they said they'd come back in 24-48 hours.... I looked up the reviews for the place I went to and some said they still hadn't received results 6 days after. Mad because that's 3 hours of time wasted when I could've been in line elsewhere and had my results back by now. So yesterday I went to a new place to get tested, waited another 3 hours just to be turned away because I'd only half registered (thought I was good because I got a QR code sent to my email) and they wouldn't accept it. I was so mad. So now I have another appointment to be tested tomorrow morning. By now it's likely I'll test negative because I'm getting over it. But still worth testing. Just hope it doesn't take forever to get it done. 

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