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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


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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Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 44.00Purple And Orange Spikes Miles: 3.00
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Today we ran to Sugarhouse and did another hour long fartlek workout. This time instead of 1 on / 1 off we did 2 on / 1 off. I think this one was mentally easier because there weren't as many sets, but harder because it got difficult to keep going in the second minute of the ons, especially towards the end. It was cold and towards the end it got really hard for me to pick up the pace, but I did and I worked hard. I stayed on Bill for a little over half, still worked hard for the rest but when I tried to catch up to Bill it was like my legs couldn't do it. I screwed up one of the sets (or maybe more and I just don't know it) cause Garek lapped me and he was going fast and I slow. Then I realized I had done something to my Garmin. Great. It was still a good workout, getting pumped for Arizona!

Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 14.00
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Ran to the school, then we went up to Foothill and to Corner Bakery then Adventure run to Shriners and added along 11th to the fountain, then Shriners run back. I added to 10.5 in the parking lot.

Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 10.50
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Went to Fairmont and did 10 strides, then to Liberty, long way around and up to the school, added to 8.

Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 8.00
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2.5 shakeout in Flagstaff on a trail by the hotel. When we got to the course we did another 2.5 on the course in the dark, we cut it short and went across towards the start. It was pitch black and I didn't see the sand pit, could have ended badly. Luckily it just popped my back and gave me a good scare :) While we were walking around at packet pickup and getting out of the car at a gas station my knee had sharp pain when I stepped a certain way. It made me nervous because it's never been that sharp before. I was glad we did a second shakeout cause it calmed me down, after a half mile it warmed up and was fine. But I will be paying attention to it, I can't let it get out of hand.  

Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 4.50
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Race: NXR Southwest (3.107 Miles) 00:19:30, Place overall: 46, Place in age division: 9
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We got to the race and I did a mile warmup. Would have liked more, but I wasted time for no reason. I don't know why. I guess I just thought I had more time than I actually did.

Only got about 3 strides in at the line. We started then had to restart which worked out for me cause I wanted another stride :) Then we started for real. Our box was on the left side, I originally thought that it was a bad spot but it worked out great cause I was able to pass the huge group of people along the side. People start out races way too fast I've decided. I was in the middle of the pack 50 meter in, then with the front pack 100 meters in. Then I felt the group start to slow down and I was like "heck no." I had found my pace and was sticking to it. There were two girls a little farther ahead and I caught up to the second place girl. Then she faded and I went to the first place girl and sort of just stuck behind her. I wasn't completely sure of the course anyway so I followed her. Came through the mile at around 5:50. Apparently some people thought we went out too fast but I don't think so. I've always had a fast first mile in the races I do well at. Started struggling mentally at 1.5 like usual. I think at this point a couple girls were close behind or maybe one or two had passed me. Two mile was 12:15 so I had slowed down to a 6:25. But I told myself that was okay cause I could still get a good time, just a little off. Bill yelled for me to pick it up at what was apparently 800 left, so I did. Then he said to start kicking and I was like, "what? We still have a long ways to go." But I did anyway. It was a long steady kick. When I hit the ditch I was running out of gas but I wasn't gonna let myself crash when I was 300 from the finish. A couple more girls passed me somewhere with 800 left I don't know where really cause it's a blur now. I got to the final stretch, past the 3 mile mark and gave whatever I had left, maintaining my position. Ended up 9th in my heat. I kind of wish I was in the second heat cause those times were faster and I feel like it would have pulled me along better, I was gauging off of the others around me and how I felt. But running in the heat we did had its advantages, I was able to run freely and not get boxed in. 

Overall I think it was a decent race. Didn't turn out like I wanted, but I did work hard and actually ended up being my second fastest 5k. The 3 mile would have been around 18:50. I was disappointed with it because I have been comparing it to last weeks race, but effort wise this race was one of my better ones. It was actually harder than you'd expect from such a flat course. I think I could have worked harder in the second half to push through the pain, it frustrates me because I know I have to hurt in races but every time I just don't want to, and it's always the second half that suffers. I have been getting better at it, but lots of improvement can still be made. I didn't like the course much because of all the out and backs, last years course was much better.

Cooled down 3 miles on my own cause I thought we weren't gonna get much  from cheering the boys on, but I was wrong. Ended up getting 6 miles. As for my knee, on the warmup it hurt a little for the first .5 then was fine. I took ibuprofen before just to make sure it wouldn't be an issue in the race.

Purple And Orange Spikes Miles: 3.00Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 7.00
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Nike Pegasus 30 II Miles: 44.00Purple And Orange Spikes Miles: 3.00
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