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Location:

Riverton,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

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

Personal:

I graduated from East High School in 2015 and ran for Southern Utah University for a couple years. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I also attended BYU-Idaho in 2019. I'm finishing up my Associates degree through SUU, which I will complete by July 3rd. 

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: 24.25 Year: 307.66
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: 252.16
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Total Distance
41.50
Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 38.50Nike Pegasus 36 II Miles: 3.00
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3.00

Out and back on Foothill

I got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. So far I'm feeling a little tired, but otherwise alright. I've heard the second dose makes you feel more ill than the first, so I'm pleasantly surprised that I haven't gotten a fever or anything. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.00
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Wow I'm really terrible at this whole running thing... oops. I'll try to go tomorrow. 

I'm losing hair due to my medications so my hair is really thin now and I just hope it doesn't get worse. This means a med change. I meet with my psychiatrist on Tuesday. I'm just frustrated that's all, it's so hard to find a medication that works and this one does. 

Today marks 10 months since being discharged from the hospital. 10 months of stability!

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Wasatch loop. Felt really good considering how much time I took off. It was a nice day today. 

Counting my lucky stars that my reaction to the vaccination was so small. Many of my coworkers had to call in because of the effects of theirs. It's the hot topic at work rn lol

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 5.25
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Today was such a nice day I'd planned on going the full loop, but my knee started hurting randomly. It would sometimes go away then come back as a sharp pain. My two guesses were either tight IT band or tight sartorius. I turned early at 1.5 because it was bad. Got home and used my handy dandy foam roller and it's the sartorius alright

There was an avalanche in Millcreek canyon on Saturday. 8 people were buried and 4 of them died (ages 23-29). One of them was in the same nursing school cohort as a couple friends of mine at the U. I didn't know her personally but it hits close to home, what a tragedy. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.00
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3.00

I really need to start running every day if I'm going to run that half marathon in April. I'm going to make more of an effort this next week.

It's been almost a year since I was hospitalized. It'll be a year in March. I was really nervous about having a repeat since the beginning of March seems to be when I struggle most, as evidenced by the past two years. But I'm feeling stable so I think I'm going to break that pattern this year, which is exciting. 

Nike Pegasus 36 II Miles: 3.00
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4.00

VA loop

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 4.00
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It dumped snow today, that was fun! I was dreading the overpiled sidewalks so I ended up not running today. I think it's all in my head man I'm just struggling to get motivated

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3.25

Out and back towards the VA.

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.25
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5.00

Started with VA loop but decided to switch it up and go towards the zoo. The mouth of emigration canyon was the 2.5 mile mark, which is where I turned. I felt good and enjoyed the hills. Towards the end my sartorious was getting tight again but it wasn't too painful. 8:37 average. This seems to be my new pace- 8:30-8:50. I haven't been wearing a watch until recently (because I would always stress about the pace and get frustrated because I'm slow now haha). But my past few runs have all been in that range.

With my half marathon being only 6 weeks away, I'm going to commit right now to running every day until then. I can do that much, and I don't care how fast I finish that half I just want to finish it, hopefully without walking. This half was supposed to inspire me to run every day anyways and help me get into better shape. I've been a couch potato for far too long haha

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 5.00
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8.00

This run was more to prove to myself that I could still do it than anything... and I felt good while doing it! Wasatch extended and added on Harrison to get to 8. 8:38 average.

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 8.00
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3.00

Out and back towards the VA. I'm a little sore from yesterday

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.00
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4.00

8:47 average

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 4.00
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This was a very nostalgic week. On Thursday I went over to my biological sister's parents house and looked at some pictures and letters my biological grandma left for me and my siblings (they were left with my sister because she's the oldest and remembers). Then today my mom found the missing cord to our video camera so we were able to play a video tape we haven't seen in a looong time. Dated back to 2005. 

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41.50
Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 38.50Nike Pegasus 36 II Miles: 3.00
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