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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
23.06
Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 18.56
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I'm definitely in a downswing, I'm feeling less and less like running. More and more exhausted/wanting to isolate myself in my free time. But I am really going to try this week to get out running at least 3 times.

Today I worked from 11-7, knocking on doors. Honestly, it sucked. I'm glad I only have 2 weeks left.

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3.50

Out and back on the JRT. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.50
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Rough day at work. Even rougher email after work, from my boss (like highest up head of the project boss) accusing me of falsification and threatening dismissal. I've already put in my two weeks but dang, I don't want to be fired, especially for something I didn't do. I have a 15 minute phone call this afternoon (Thursday) with her and I honestly don't know what to say. 

All this to say, I didn't go running today.

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4.50

I have been hypomanic and buying lots of things and one of those was a nice Nike sports bra that came in the mail today so I wanted to try it out. And I love it. No regrets :) I used a Nike gift card I got for my birthday so it's justified haha. The run itself was nice for the first 2 miles then kind of sucked for the rest of it. I've lost fitness.

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 4.50
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I'm visiting a friend in Rexburg for the weekend. It's strange to be back. Not sure if I miss it. Honestly, it's a little triggering but it's so good to see Cat again.

Went out towards Walmart and turned at the Jack in the Box. 

I'm going to be starting up equine therapy in two weeks. I was actually recommended equine therapy by my therapist a while ago. Then this opportunity just lined up, I know someone who is working for this company that does equine therapy and she hooked me up. I'm excited. 

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3.56

Got off work early today so I went running before it got dark. 

I had a discussion with my therapist yesterday that has stuck out in my mind- certain parts of it. We were talking about shoulding on yourself (I should be like ____. Or I should do ___.) and high expectations etc. She asked me to tell her what "perfect Sarah" was like so I started listing off the things I should be doing and am not or the way I should be and am not. She wrote them down and read them back to me, then said well now I don't know if I'd want to be friends with "perfect Sarah." It surprised me. But we determined that if I was "perfect Sarah" I would have no empathy for others, I wouldn't be able to understand trials. And I'd have a lack of understanding for others shortcomings because I'd have none myself.

So things like having bipolar disorder have their advantages. At least I have empathy and understanding.

I was grateful for the challenge to my negative thought patterns. It made me think about how possibly I could be accepted and loved just as I am, not as who I think I have to be. 

Another thing that took me by surprise: I mentioned in that list of things that "perfect Sarah" would be thinner than I am now, and my therapist said "but you're already thin." I guess I'm just super self conscious about having lost muscle since college running and am fearful of gaining a bunch of weight. I don't do anything about it, but that underlying negative body image is there and weighs on me a lot. Which makes me feel that much worse when I struggle to get out for a run everyday. But I'm recognizing that those kinds of thoughts aren't the best thought patterns either and could lead back down the path to anorexia. So I need to figure out a way to be content with my body being the way it is, because it's at a healthy weight and I do recognize that I am relatively thin. It's the perfectionism in me that gets me sometimes. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.56
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I've gotten really busy with work and school. And now added therapy. I could start waking up earlier to go running, and maybe I will. 

I switched my registration for the St. George marathon to the half marathon. It's clear to me that at least right now I'm unable to train properly for a full marathon. But a half feels doable. 

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4.00

4 easy before dark

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 4.00
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I started up an equestrian program today that will run for 7 weeks. It's amazing, I love it. So that and work took up pretty much my whole day. I could've gone running right after I got home from work but I was tired and when presented with the option of a chocolate milkshake or running... it was a hard call but I went for the milkshake lol

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Oh boy. I feel out of shape. 

I was reflecting on my run about how I used to be this super dedicated, fit runner and now I'm not. It's like college running just burned me out, because ever since I left SUU I've struggled to keep it up. I would love to be able to get back into running, but sometimes it feels like an impossible task. I'm going to try really hard to run every day this week. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
23.06
Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 18.56
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