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Cottonwood Heights,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records


5k-17:01 (Halloween Half 2011)

10K-36:06 (Halloween Half 2011)

Half- 1:22 (Halloween Half/Des News/HC 2011/2013)

30k- 2:06:49 (SGM 2013)

Marathon- 3:07:18 (TOU 2011)

Unaided and (some) outdated!

400M- 1:03 (HS 2000)

800M-2:23 (HS 2000)

1500M- 4:45 (USU 2001)

3000M- 10:33 (USU 2001)

3200M- 11:24 (HS 2000)

5k- 18:10 (USU 2001)

10k-39:36 (Classic 2013)

30k- 2:09:16 (WRC 2012)

50 miler- 9:46:43 (TNF 2015)


Short-Term Running Goals:

2019 Tenitive Race Schedule

4/15 Boston Marathon

7/24 Deseret News 10k



Long-Term Running Goals:

I love training with others both on road and trail. I also find benefits of running solo when I need to focus and regroup.

Fun fact: Although I prefer to run outside, I don't mind the treadmill for pace accountability and for the blind assumption that I can run really fast. I have a lot of secret treadmill PR's at 0% incline:) 




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I am a Mormon


I am married to a supportive and driven husband. Together we enjoy geocaching, hiking, camping, reading and playing games with our three rambunctious children.

Aside from running, I am a homemaker and a Mental Health Therapist. Running has given me the ability to better concert my energies between my family, faith and friends. 

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Race: Deseret News 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:38:56, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 1
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I arrived around 5:00 AM with my two boys and their friends. After  a decent warm up, I went to the front of the start line and pretended I was going to win. Minutes before the gun went off, Olympian Jared Ward (who I didn’t recognize at the time) stepped just in front of me and greeted his acquaintances around him, then turned to me confused about what to do but gave a courtesy nod anyway.

At 6:05 the gun went off and the race began! I made a goal before to not watch my pace during the race and to go off of feel. I decided to run as hard as I thought I could for 35 mins and go from there. That seemed like a much more attainable goal since I wasn't sure how fast I could go or how long I could keep it. At the one mile mark my watch buzzed and I gave into the urge to see the pace to validate how I felt. To my surprise it showed 5:59. Feeling relatively good, I decided to maintain this pace. At the 5k mark I crossed over a timing mat and looked down at my split at 18:49. I was happy for once to see my watch also showed the same distance because I can’t tell you the mind boggling struggle I've had over the past weeks reviewing my training while it was accidentally put into an ultra-distance battery-saver mode. But alas it was fixed!

Around mile 4, the course began to flatten out, presenting a new challenge for me. As I struggled to maintain my speed, I shifted my focus to keeping a fast cadence. My lungs were tired, and my body felt on the verge of panic. It was evident that my body wasn't accustomed to this pace, but I was determined to find my current ceiling. Calculating the remaining distance and my fatigue, I realized that finishing under 40 minutes would be challenging. However, I decided to use a different approach and focused on passing one runner at a time. The contrast between their leisure breathing and mine was striking. I sounded like a zombie approaching from behind, occasionally interrupted by fits of coughing from choking on my spit. Despite feeling physically exhausted around mile 4.5, I was determined to see how fast I could run in the last 12 minutes. The mental battle intensified during the last ¾ of a mile. The temptation to forfeit what I had achieved over the past 5 miles and ease up on the pace was strong. However, I convinced myself to push to the end of the block, at which point I would renegotiate the pace. With just half a mile remaining, I was very tempted to ease up on the pace until I glanced at my watch and realized that with an extra push, I could finish in the 38-minute range. Determined, I lowered my head and pushed myself towards the finish line, completing the race in 38:56. I secured the first-place position in the masters division and ranked 17th overall in females. Above all, I’m pleased I was able to stay mentally focused throughout the race, which was my A goal. I look forward to returning next year in hopes of improvement!

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