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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
Total Distance
Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 23.38
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Cemetery run, 7:39 average. It was quite windy. It felt harder than I thought it would, I pushed it a bit. 8:00 pace feels much better lol

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Today it was 55 and rainy, it felt sooo nice compared to the 90+ degree heat. I decided I’d go for a longer run today, didn’t exactly plan on 10.5 miles but that’s what it turned into haha. I took Imperial to 3300 S then up to Wasatch and along there for a little over a mile. Then turned and went back the same way. I turned because of a rather large lightning strike, that’s when I was like ooookay maybe I should head back now so I don’t get struck by lightning. Good news- I didn’t :)

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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When I first started I was like uhhhh my legs. They were pretty heavy today. Most definitely from yesterday’s long run. But to be honest it’s kind of satisfying. They haven’t been heavy or sore in a while, it makes me kind of want to work harder and run farther

Anyways, I went slow today because I don’t want to overdo anything. I’ve gotta give my legs time to recover. Thought about going longer too but decided against it for the same reason. Although yesterday’s run was just over 10 miles and I used to do that every week (or back in high school every day), I need to build up more strength before it can become a regular thing.

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Moving day, no running. Didn’t have time! Also I went to “Get Connected,” basically BYU-Idaho’s orientation, and I walked all over campus trying to memorize it. By the end of the day I knew my way home from the Hart building without looking at a map #progress

Also, I’m so happy I came to BYU-I. It’s amazing. I know classes haven’t even started yet, but I love everything about it. SUU was fun, but it really doesn’t compare. There’s just something different about BYU-I. Maybe it’s that I’m now in a culture where we all share the same values and are centered on the gospel. Maybe it’s that BYU-I is bigger than SUU. Maybe it’s that I finally feel at home at a college. I love the atmosphere, it feels like I’m back on my mission almost. Everyone’s got your back, we uphold the honor code voluntarily, we all chose to be here, and quite honestly it’s amazing to be at a church school. President Nelson posted on social media that he’ll be at BYU Provo and will talk directly to the youth on Tuesday, that he felt prompted to. I saw that and I was a bit bummed because I have a class during that time, but I thought I’d just watch it later on Then president Eyring (Henry J Eyring, president of BYUI not Henry B Eyring lol) announced to the faculty and all the new students at Get Connected that an email would be sent out later that instead of the regularly scheduled Tuesday devotional (happens weekly) we’d start earlier and tune in to President Nelson’s message at 11:05. Any 10:30 classes will be held before then. It was a huge surprise to me, that never would’ve happened anywhere else, definitely not at SUU. It’s like everything I’ve wanted, I already love it here :)

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First run in Rexburg! I ran along the road with the roundabout until the street past the one that obviously went up to the temple, then turned and this road actually curved up to meet that other road (maybe I should start paying more attention to street signs). Then went up the hill towards the temple until I realized across the street was BYUI campus, I was like whaaaat I didn't know it went up this far! Yep, it's definitely bigger than SUU :) anyways, then I turned just before I got to the temple and took it back to the roundabout road. Gotta avoid campus when I'm in running gear :/ at least when not BYUI issued exercise gear. 7:34 average

Also it's strange to be close to Island Park. I'm used to being really far away. A lot of people have mentioned Yellowstone being close by or having a cabin Island Park, and I'm like hey! I have a cabin up there too :) Maybe I'll have to take a weekend trip sometime, I wasn't able to go up this summer with my fam. Weird to be closer to it than the rest of my family

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.88
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 23.38
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