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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53

**Personal Best 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Personal:

Married for 21 years. I have 16 year old triplets and a 13 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 

1.  

"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-Tzu

You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.

 

But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.

 

…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.

 

You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta

 

3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 

 

4.   Find the courage to be patient.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 79.75 Year: 383.26
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
383.260.00383.26
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Walk/ run on TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Pumpkin truck loop.  Watchless.  Stiff and creaky.  Cold

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Walk/run on TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Pumpkin truck loop.  Watchless.  Cold.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Melissa's route - Discovery park

TT:  50:48

AP:  10:09 (10:23, 10:14, 10:15, 10:03, 9:47)

HR:  165

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

MCT route - 14 degrees

TT:  49:04

AP:  9:57 (10:48, 10:24, 9:38, 9:28, 8:44)

HR:  169

I've had a sinus infection.  I feel like my running mojo is just gone.  I'm SO slow.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Melissa's - Discovery Park-new entrance

TT: 47:53

AP: 10:36 (10:22, 10:43, 10:54, 8:58 **2:40**, 4:14)

HR: 162

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.660.004.66

MCT-Silos-new entrance

TT:  47:28

AP: 10:11 (10:48, 10:38, 10:17, 9:36, 6:07)

HR:  167

 

18 degrees

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Pam's route

TT: 52:25

AP: 10:28 (10:49, 10:53, 10:20, 10:37, 9:42)

HR:  164

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

MCT - Silos

TT:  48:17

AP: 9:39 (10:37, 10:11, 9:30, 9:00, 8:54)

HR:  166

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Pam's route

TT:  49:56

AP:  9:58 (10:43, 10:37, 10:20, 9:22, 8:49)

HR:  164

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Pam's route - 25 degrees VERY ICY

TT: 53:35

AP:  10:42 (10:54, 11:00, 10:50, 10:31, 10:14)

HR:  159

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

3 mile walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

2 mile walk on home TM - 30 minutes

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.250.005.25

Melissa's route - Discovery Park - new entrance

TT: 54:22

AP:  10:22 (10:20, 10:09, 10:37, 10:25, 10:17)

HR:  159

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

MCT loop - warm outside 43 degrees

TT:  50:53

AP:  10:18 (11:16, 10:24, 10:20, 9:49, 9:01)

HR:  162

 

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.500.001.50

30 minute walk on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Melissa's street - Discovery Park - new entrance--27 degrees

TT:  53:23

PA:  10:31 (10:29, 10:37, 10:16, 10:22, 10:49)

HR:  155

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

New entrance-Manila-300N

walk/run

TT:  29:44

AP:  11:51

HR:  139

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

1 mile pre-rachel - 10:48

5 miles with Rachel on the JRP

TT:  47:45

AP:  9:32 (9:53, 9:20, 10:02, 9:14, 9:09)

HR: 168

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

300 N out back

TT: 53:50

AP:  10:46 (10:43, 10:47, 10:41, 11:00, 10:37)

HR:  154

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Walk on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pam's route

TT:  57:31

AP:  9:37 (10:45, 10:12, 9:41, 9:28, 8:55, 8:40)

HR:  165

39 degrees 

I felt really good this morning!

 

 

TBT Class

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.200.002.20

Walk run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Run/walk on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Evergreen Park to Discovery Park

TT:  1:02

AP:  10:29 (10:38, 10:23, 10:23, 10:37,10:27,10:22)

HR:  151

32 degrees

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

MCT

TT:  47:47

AP:  9:34 (10:41, 10:10, 9:08, 8:57, 8:49)

HR:  164

Power line springs on MCT and Manila Pond road

Raining

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

walk/run on home tm

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.400.002.40

walk/run on home tm.  Blizzard outside

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.400.002.40

More run than walk on home TM.  Still snowing outside

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

Snowing - run/walk on TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.600.002.60

Run/walk on home TM.  SNOW-SNOW-SNOW

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

MCT-power pole pick ups

TT:  47:46

AP:  9:34 (10:41, 10:10, 9:08, 8:57, 8:49)

HR:  164

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

walk on home tm

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pam's route

TT:  1:01

AP:  10:16 (10:36, 10:28, 10:28, 10:15, 10:18, 9:16)

HR:  159

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

walk/run on home TM

36:00

12:00

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

walk/run on home TM 

36:00

12:00

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Evergreen/Discovery Park loop

TT:  1:04

AP:  10:41 (10:39, 10:36, 10:30, 10:36, 10:58, 10:42)

HR:  153

19 degrees

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Discovery Park-Melissa's street

TT:  52:33

AP:  10:26 (10:50, 10:34, 10:36,10:31, 9:40)

HR:156

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Out/back on North County

TT: 1:13

AP:  10:28 (10:43, 10:41, 10:40, 10:43, 10:11, 10:12, 10:07)

HR:  163

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Run/walk on home tm

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.650.007.65

Ran with the Iron Cowboy crew on the MCT.  Super fun!

TT:  1:30

AP: 11:47 (11:05, 11:38, 12:01, 11:41, 12:00, 12:44, 11:35, 11:15)

HR:  159

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.200.002.20

Walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Up/Down North County

TT:  59:40

AP:  9:58 (10:57, 10:40, 10:42, 10:23, 8:26, 8:10)

HR:  162

Decided at mile 4 to push it and I felt good.  Sun was shinging.  27 degrees

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Walk/run on home tm

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.200.009.20

No County to SR 92 to 100E to 300 N

TT:  1:37:30

AP:  10:36 (10:46, 10:42, 10:46, 10:33, 10:32, 10:26, 10:33, 10:36, 10:27)

HR:  161

I got to see Holly twice during my run while she was dropping kids off at various schools.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Walk

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Discovery Park to Evergreen Park

TT:  1:03

AP:  10:31 (10:35, 10:29, 10:32, 10:29, 10:27, 10:34)

HR:  154

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.400.007.40

Ran/walked with Iron Cowboy's team tonight.  Met the head coach of the UVU distance team.

TT:  1:41

AP:  13:48

HR: 134

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Pumpkin truck loop

TT:  36:41

AP:  9:10 (10:29, 8:53, 8:40, 8:39)

HR:  165

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.750.006.75

golf course-100 E-300E

TT:  1:06

AP:  9:47 (9:51, 9:53, 10:00, 10:09, 9:20, 9:38, 9:32)

HR:  163

TBT class

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Walk 2 minutes run 6 minutes 

TT:  49:00

AP:  12:15

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

JRP - I was suppose to meet Rachel, but her son was in a car accident this morning.  So I listened to my book and music.  3 miles north and 8 miles south.  This run felt WAY easier than I expected.  ITB slighly pulling.

TT:  1:52

AP: 10:13 (10:40, 10:25, 10:27, 10:16, 10:16, 10:09, 10:10, 10:18, 9:55, 10:02, 9:34)

HR:  161

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Easy walk/run on hone tm.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Walmart roundabout - silo road-new entrance

TT:  59:21

AP:  10:03 (11:12, 10:46, 10:36, 10:04, 8:53, 8:39)

HR:  153

43 degrees.  Started out slow and sluggish and very tired.  But things changed around during the last 2 miles.  ITB slightly bugging.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

walk/run

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.300.0013.30

N County-Ever flowing drinking fountain-Alpine Hwy

TT: 2:16

AP:  10:16 (10:53, 10:39, 10:32, 10:39, 10:37, 10:15, 10:12, 9:56, 9:52, 9:41, 9:46, 9:56, 10:13)

HR:165

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Walk/run on Tm

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Discovery Park to Everygreen Park

TT:  58:24

AP: 10:04 (10:44, 10:12, 10:00, 9:55, 9:52, 9:33)

HR: 155

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Discovery Park to Everygreen Park

watch missed the first .5 mile

TT: 52:45

AP:  9:56 (10:24, 10:14, 9:52, 9:47, 9:31)

HR:  157

Super crazy windy and cold

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

No County - MCT left - up Alpine hill left-home

TT:  1:07

AP:  9:39 (10:31, 10:08, 10:00, 9:25, 9:02, 9:199:15)

HR:  166

WOW!  I was REALLY surprised at how fast I was on this run.  It's been awhile since my AP was in the 9:00's.  Gives me hope!

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.900.0011.90

Up to everflowing drinking fountain - Alpine Hwy

TT:  1:57

AP:  9:54 (10:37, 10:23, 10:17, 10:02, 9:58, 9:49, 9:58, 9:22, 9:25, 9:11, 9:33, 8:47)

HR:  163

54 degrees but very windy out.  Suprised at how good I felt.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

MCT Loop

TT:  1:24

AP:  10:37 (10:45, 10:26, 10:42, 10:48, 10:30, 10:23, 10:32, 10:43)

HR:  154

Our smoke alarms have gone off the past 3 nights.  SO. TIRED.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

MCT loop

TT:  1:24:17

AP:  10:19 (10:29, 10:29, 10:23, 10:34, 10:20, 10:02, 10:13, 10:09)

HR:  159

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

MCT loop with Collette.  45 degrees

TT:  1:22:48

AP:  10:19 (10:22, 10:20, 9:42, 10:31, 10:34, 9:45, 10:40, 10:36)

HR:  172

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Discovery Park to Everygreen Park

TT:  59:32

AP:  10:16 (10:31, 10:22, 10:13, 10:13, 10:15, 9:53)

HR:  151

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

walk/run on home TM

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Discovery Park to Evergreen Park

TT: 57:02

AP:  9:50 (10:27, 10:08, 9:52, 9:46, 9:35, 9:00)

HR:  160

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.900.005.90

Walmart round about loop - new entrance

TT:  1:01

AP:  10:23 (10:27, 10:25, 10:28, 10:22, 10:25, 10:06)

HR:  158

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.900.0011.90

Everflowing drinking fountain

TT:  1:58:27

AP:  9:59 (10:28, 10:18, 10:19, 10:17, 10:08, 10:12, 10:03, 9:55, 9:22, 9:26, 9:11, 10:10)

HR:  164

Way too many cobwebs in the legs from spring break...aka...driving to SG and sitting at a track meet.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Walk/run on home TM.

TT:  50:00

AP:  12:30

HR:  137

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

TBT class

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Pam's route. Raining and cold.

TT:  52:28

AP:  10:29 (10:33, 10:37, 10:31, 10:26, 10:14)

HR:  152

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.100.006.10

Discovery Park to Evergreen Park - cold and raining

TT:  58: 26

AP:  9:34 (10:20, 9:57, 9:45, 9:07, 8:53, 8:16)

HR:  158

I felt exceptionally good today.

TBT Class

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.250.008.25

MCT Loop

TT:  1:28:30

AP:  10:43(10:57, 10:44, 10:45, 10:49, 10:43, 10:23, 10:35, 10:44)

HR: 157

I felt like crap after yesterday's TBT class and hard run.  Probably should've gone slower because my HR was too high.

Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
383.260.00383.26
Weight: 0.00
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