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Location:

Draper,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:

25 years old

I graduated from East High in 2015, then ran for Southern Utah University for 2.5 years. I served a mission in Independence, Missouri for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 2016, right in the middle of my time at SUU. I came home early after 5 months in the mission field due to depression. I transferred to BYU-Idaho for a semester and a half, but had to drop out due to depression. I was then diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder.

I began working full-time in May of 2020 to pay off medical bills. Starting January 2021 I took a couple classes online through SUU while working full-time to finish my Associates degree in July 2021.

January 2022 I dropped down to part-time work due to severe depression. I was in and out of the hospital 4 times in 6 months, and ended up having to quit my job entirely in July 2022 so I could go to a residential treatment center and a follow up partial hospitalization program, followed by an intensive outpatient program. I began ketamine infusions in October 2022 which have been a life changer. I also got a new job and began working part-time again in October 2022.

I no longer consider myself LDS, I left the church in February 2022. I'm figuring out my beliefs currently and I'm not sure I want to associate myself with organized religion at this time. I think I most closely align myself with secular theism. I look at my time in the LDS church and my mission and I cringe a little at how I used to be, but that's growth for you.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 71.15
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: 365.31
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Nike Pegasus 37 Lifetime Miles: 34.05
New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Lifetime Miles: 170.45
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16.55
Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 16.55New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 68.00
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2.50

8:58 average

I found a job! I had an interview today and got hired at the airport. I will be helping push people in wheelchairs. It will be a lot of walking, about 10-12 miles a day. I'll be doing it part-time, 3 days a week for 8 hours at a time.

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Nice refreshing sunday morning run. 8:46 average

Was thinking about how I gained back the 10 lbs I lost in June or July from being sick... I'll admit I'm a little sad. But then again, I ate well in the hospital and in residential and PHP, so it makes sense why I'd gain it back. I just would rather be 128 than 138. But! That's the kind of thinking that led me to anorexic tendencies in college, so I've got to switch my thinking around.

I was happy with today's run, for being under 9:00 pace the whole time. It felt good too. 

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Almost went running this morning, but I had a ketamine treatment this afternoon and last time they had a hard time setting up the IV I think because I was dehydrated (I misinterpreted the "fast" to mean no food or water 4 hrs before, but they just meant food haha). So I opted to not run to keep as hydrated as possible. They still had a little difficulty getting a vein today, but it took 2 tries instead of the 3 it took last time so improvement! Although the first try the vein rolled and then collapsed, so that wasn't good. Ah.

Anyways, this ketamine treatment I didn't have my therapist there because she's out of town, so I had one of their guides sit in instead. It was a different but still good experience. This time, I saw figures doing body movements kind of like dancing slowly. It was pretty cool. I felt the pulsations in and out and had that same odd feeling, this time it didn't feel quite like waves. It's hard to explain that feeling. I was completely stress free for the full 45 minutes, so that was amazing. I had a moment where it was as if I was watching my whole existence from a distance. I realized how minuscule I am on the grand scale of things. I recognized that life is always moving and changing. I also recognized that my life is changing a lot right now in particular and it has the past few months with everything going on. Like how most people have a daily routine, I very much do not have a routine going on. Each day is different. My most notable thoughts during this session were: "Do I matter?" And "Does it matter if I matter?" Questions I've been pondering since the session. Towards the end of the session I got really sad, remembering a conversation I had with a family member the night before. During that conversation I told this family member that I went to the bishop of my ward for help because I wasn't going to be able to pay for some of the things I needed and I knew my family couldn't help me. I told them I was desperate, because, well, I am. Just in this period of time where I'm waiting to start my new job. This family member freaked out, as if going to the bishop for help were the worst thing I could've done. I guess in their mind, I've rejected the church so I don't deserve the help given by the church. They then proceeded to call me selfish and self-absorbed, which hurt a whole lot. So, in this ketamine session I remembered that conversation, and cried while holding the guide's hand for probably the last 5 minutes.

So, in all, a different experience from my first time, but I think it was good to feel those emotions. 

I went to IOP after my ketamine infusion and expressed what happened last night to the group, many of them got upset for me. Saying I should continue to pursue help from the church despite what my family member said. They said that's what their aid is for: both people in and out of the church. You don't have to be a member. And one person said besides, I paid tithing and fast offerings for years while I was in the church, this was just that coming back around to me. One of them offered me canned food from an evangelical church and I accepted, that was so kind of him. So I got that tonight after IOP. That helps a lot. 
 

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It was a little chilly out this morning! I woke up a little earlier than normal so I decided to go running early. I made it 2.7 miles without stopping once, which was a small accomplishment. Then I ran until 3.05 when a blister popped and I decided to walk home. It was quite painful haha. I averaged 8:51, which I was also happy about. 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 3.05
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I had my third ketamine treatment today. They upped the dose a little this time since I've been able to handle the lower dose. It was real trippy haha. Hard to explain. I didn’t see shapes or figures this time, it was as if the whole room was morphing into a kaleidoscopic picture. My therapist was there this time and I could see her like 4 times at once at some points. She was the one constant as everything else shifted. It was crazy cool. I really felt like we were diving deep into me this time around, as if everything was on the table and we were peering around into my mind. And I felt peace. Without worry. I remember telling my therapist it felt like I didn’t know where I was or what I was doing or anything, and she likened it to a rebirth. And yeah, that’s kind of how it felt. Putting things in the past. Moving forward. It felt like everything inside me was being stretched and pulled apart like taffy and put back together again. I don’t even know how to explain it this isn’t doing it justice, it was super cool and a very good experience.

Yeah, you just get so sucked into the experience that it’s like nothing else matters haha. Like I didn’t know where I was, but I wasn’t upset about it. It was like okay I’m going for a ride I’ll deal with any other shit later 😂 and my therapist was there, and I could still see and hear her talking to me, and I was able to respond although I wasn’t able to think through what I was going to say as much it was like I thought it and then said it as I thought it. Sometimes it felt like I was dreaming rather than actually seeing and hearing her. Idk how to explain it but I felt calm and safe the whole time.

I think this is the first time in 10 years that I can listen to a song say, "and that's what makes me want to die" and I can say, yes I understand what that's like, to want to die, but I don't feel like I want to anymore. For the first time possibly ever in my life, I feel like life is something to be explored, like it's bright and happy. 

During this treatment my therapist told me I've been through hell, but it's time for me to thrive. And that's what I feel like doing now. Thriving. Not just surviving. I'm ready for life to be happy and pleasant. I'm ready to enjoy it rather than just get by every day. 

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I was feeling kind of slow and heavy today, but I pushed through. Didn't stop once! 8:31 average. 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 2.00
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Crazy busy day today, didn't have time to run. My left eye randomly swelled yesterday and got much worse this morning. I ended up going to the doctor, it's not pink eye or an eye infection. Nothing was in my eye. He said it looked like I got decked in the face. Could be an allergy so I got some eye drops and Benadryl, which didn't help at all. It hurts to blink. 

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I was in a car accident today. Shook me up really good. I'm okay, but my back hurts. It could've been a lot worse.

I was going northbound on State St. between 4500 S and 3900 S in the middle lane (a 3 lane road each way, 6 lanes total plus the mid suicide lane). I had pulled into the middle lane (so a lane on each side of me of northbound traffic, the second lane from the right) because of road construction, half the road was paved in the far right lane and half was not. I didn't like driving on it like that, hence the lane change to fully paved road. I began to pass a white Chevrolet Silverado, in the right lane that had just pulled out of the costa vida parking lot. I was mid-pass when he pulled into my lane, hitting the back end of my car. I spun out, struggled to regain control of the car but managed not to veer onto the sidewalk or hit any other cars. I ended up turned around facing oncoming traffic/his Silverado. It was an effective PIT maneuver, lol

Just counting my lucky stars because if I'd been going any faster, I would've rolled. And my car, although damaged, is still driveable. Airbags didn't deploy. And I'm lucky I wasn't closer to any other cars because that could've ended badly. 

Seeing as I had a long day, first day of work plus the accident plus IOP in the evening (where I was headed when the accident happened), and my back hurts, I didn't run today.

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I've been exhausted after coming home from work the past couple of days. And my back has been hurting. So I haven't run yet this week. Until today :) 8:50 mile.

I decided to try running because my back wasn't hurting much when I woke up. However, a half mile into it and my back was getting worse. I decided to turn around there because I don't want to injure it further. I have a doctors appointment this evening so hopefully we can figure out what's going on. It really wasn't bad this morning, I almost wondered if I should even go to the doctor because it's nothing I can't manage. But I guess it could get worse over the coming days/weeks so better to check it out now. 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.00
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I didn't realize I was already adjusting to running with only 3 days a week, but I certainly felt the week off. It's crazy how fast you lose fitness, but also, cool how you can gain it back.

I was struggling a bit today, had to stop and walk a couple times. But I still managed to average 8:49. Anytime I'm under 9:00 I'm happy.

I did end up going to the doctor, he said I either sprained or strained something in my back. It's feeling better now, but every now and again it hurts. Ah well. 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.75
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Easy run, still was struggling a bit. My chest hurt haha

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 1.25
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I walked 8.5 miles at work today (I work at the airport pushing people in wheelchairs to and from their gates, so most of that was also pushing people which is harder than just walking normal. And some of those inclines are quite difficult especially if you have a heavier passenger. Particularly the inclines in the tunnel between A and B gates. You hardly notice them when walking, but when pushing, oh man it's hard haha).

I had IOP immediately after work, so I didn't get home until 8:30pm, and at that point it was dark and my legs were dead, so I opted not to run. 

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 8.50
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I walked 7.5 miles today for work, my legs were also quite dead and sore afterwards. I went to hang out with my friend after work, so no running. 

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 7.50
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Walked 11.2 miles at work

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 11.20
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Walked 10 miles at work

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 10.00
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2.25

Easy run early this morning, I fell asleep early last night and woke up early as a result. So what better thing to do to pass the time than go running?

8:58 average.

Someone told me yesterday that I seem happier and I smile more now than I did before, which was really encouraging. I am feeling so much better. Ketamine really works wonders. I have my last infusion tomorrow. 

Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 2.25
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10.6 miles walked at work

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 10.60
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I walked probably 10-11 miles today for work, I lost my phone for a few hours and so my phone only says I walked 7.3 miles. But I'd guess it was closer to 10-11. 

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 10.50
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Walked 9.7 miles at work

New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 9.70
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16.55
Nike Pegasus 37 Miles: 16.55New Balance FuelCore Nergize V1 (walking) Miles: 68.00
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