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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 and received a full-ride athletic scholarship to run for SUU. In 2016, I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was sent home early due to depression and nannied for a few months before returning to SUU in fall of 2017. I ran for SUU again, losing my mission weight and getting back into shape. In spring of 2019 I was forced to emergency withdraw from the semester due to severe depression and received 11 ECT treatments along with meds and a diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder. I then decided on a whim to transfer to BYU-Idaho the following semester, and struggled majorly there to even pass my classes due to depression. The following spring semester, exactly 1 year later, I again had to emergency withdraw from the semester due to severe depression and was again hospitalized. I then decided to drop out of school for a minute and work so I could pay off medical bills. I worked full-time and eventually paid off all my medical bills. In January of 2021 I went back to school online through SUU taking two more classes and graduated with my Associate's degree in July of 2021. Also in July of 2021, I got a new job working with special needs adults and teenagers. I loved it.

I'm currently between jobs, my mental health got bad again and I went to an inpatient hospital, a residential treatment center, and then a partial hospitalization program, and now I'm in an Intensive outpatient program. My goal is to learn how to thrive and not just survive. Surviving is what I've been doing for years, so it's going to be hard to learn how to truly enjoy life. But I'm grateful for the opportunity. 

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Miles:This week: 5.80 Month: 8.30 Year: 57.15
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: 21.30
Total Distance
7.80
Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 7.80
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Not a running entry #sorry I didn't have time to run today because I pulled a 10 hour shift last minute. Here's why:

One of my clients' sister is in the hospital. She has been for a while. Today she was pulled off of life support, hence an emergency shift after day program ended for me to watch my client while they went through that whole process at the hospital. I tried to make it fun for my client, of course he had no idea what was going on, but yeah. He is the sweetest little guy you'll ever meet and my heart just breaks for him. We went to Nickelmania and Arctic circle for dinner. Because he wanted to :)

I love my job. And honestly, hard as today was (it was all sorts of hectic, we had the cops called on us by a stranger across the street because of another client acting up, one of our clients was setting everyone else off, it was a zoo for a while there) it's so worth it. These clients are precious and so lovable, and even though there are really hard days there are really good days too.

Also, I am November's employee of the month which I am honored.

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I've managed to go this far into November without running at all... I'm not sure how. I guess I'm just not motivated.

An update- my family and I went to Disneyland last week which was AMAZING, I've been frequenting swing dancing clubs both in Salt Lake and Provo, I'm going to Island Park, Idaho for thanksgiving with my family, and my brother just replaced the rear shocks on my car for me tonight because they were pretty much done. (He works at Ken Garff Hyundai downtown). The difference in ride is amazing.

Life is good. 

I hope to start running again soon. Maybe I'll start tomorrow. 

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Easy 2. I am very out of shape, my lungs hurt. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 2.00
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I got the random inspiration today to go running. It was after work, as I was thinking about all that I needed to get done and after realizing that I have tomorrow off of work I was like, "what if I went running right now?" And all of a sudden, it felt like I was free because I could go running! And I wanted to! Granted it was dark outside but it gets dark so early now that I have a feeling a majority of my runs will be in the dark. But anyway, I was like okay let's go running!

I was expecting it to suck because it was my first time back after so long, but I felt so good so instead of the planned 2 miler I turned it into 3. (I memorized where the turnaround is). I expected to have to stop and walk for a minute once or twice but no, I ran without stopping! My lungs hurt for a little while starting up but I got used to it, and I was breathing heavy but moving what felt like a good pace so oh well. I didn't have my watch with me because it's dead after so long of not running. But I plugged it back in so I'll have it tomorrow!

I'm feeling excited to get back into running. It's one of those things that you don't realize you've missed until you start doing it again. 

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 3.00
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Today I pushed myself again, boy am I out of shape. But this time instead of being ashamed of it I'm going to embrace it. Accept it and make a change. Let go of my past abilities and focus on what I can do right now.

I did the 3 mile out and back, but this time I stopped and walked twice in the last mile and a half. So really only ran 2.8 miles (I had my garmin this time). I was proud of myself actually for 1) getting out and running and 2) for working hard. My splits were 8:48, 7:39, and 6:20 (8:03 pace) for the last 0.8.

I hope to run every day this week (except for Thursday, Thursdays I have therapy and go swing dancing with friends so I won't have time).

Nike Pegasus 34 II Miles: 2.80
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