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Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



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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


I graduated from East High School in 2015. I ran track and cross country for SUU the following year. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I was honorably released from my mission due to severe depression. I returned to SUU in the fall of 2017, continuing in collegiate running as well. In the spring 2019 semester, I emergency withdrew due to suicidal ideation. I sought medical help including 11 ECT treatments at the University of Utah, then moved back to Cedar City for the summer to train for the next season at altitude. However, mid-summer my plans changed and I left SUU and my scholarships behind to transfer to BYU-Idaho. There I met a man that got a ring for me and promised me everything, all but officially proposing. Then I crashed mentally and had to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation, and he broke up with me while I was in the hospital. I was devastated. But somehow, I decided to fight for my life rather than to end it. I decided to give life another chance. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, and I decided to drop out of school for the time being and work full-time so I could pay off my medical bills. In January 2021 I decided to take classes online to finish my Associates degree through SUU while still working full-time. I graduated with my Associates in July 2021.

I'm hoping to go back to school probably at UVU in the spring. I just have to figure out what I'm going to study first. Right now I'm thinking either ASL interpreting, massage therapy, or accounting. All very different careers. 

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: 5.00 Month: 16.25 Year: 350.91
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: 295.41
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
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today i had to do the workout on my own for a little while because i had an orthodontist appointment. i ran from my house to the track which was about 1.5 miles. then i ran 6 800s, all around 3 minutes 30 seconds. the first 3 were all really close or right on. the last ones i got slower. the 4th i got 2 seconds slower, the 5th i got 5 seconds slower, and the 6th  i got 7 seconds slower. I was really tired towards the end. That is why i was so slow. But i made sure I kept running. Then i took a small break and ran back home. It turned out to be about 7 1/4 miles.

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Race: (3 Miles) 00:22:14, Place overall: 29
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Today was the race at murray. I did a lot better than I usually would! I was actually shocked that I was first from East in the rookie race. I did a warm up that was around a mile, and then had to quickly line up for the race, seeing as my race was the first race, and i was a little late. Yeah, I missed the bus. pretty stupid of me, huh? I feel really bad about that. well, in the race I didn't start off sprinting like i did in the other races. I still was fast, but not quite as fast. I ended up being in the middle of the group, and I was blocked in for a little bit. once things started to get a little wider i started to pass people. The part that wore me out the most was going up this huge hill that went on for what seemed like forever. I slowed down, but Bill kept yelling at me to keep going and pass people and all that jazz. I passed Olivia and Jesse and I was really shocked and so I thought that I must be going too fast and that I might start to crash any second. but I just kept going. Then I passed Annie, and Bill started to yell at both of us and told us to keep passing people. He said that we might be able to get medals. I passed a few people, and then I realized how close I was to the finish line and I started to sprint. I sprinted so hard that I thought I was going to pass out. I couldn't feel my arms or my legs. the cheers from the crowd was all mushed together. It was kinda scary. I recovered when I was under this pavilion thing about 6 minutes later. I did a little over a 1/2 mile cool down. It was a pretty good race! I got 29th overall and was the first from East. My time was 22:14.

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