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American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

2021 - 4:03:05

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Utah Valley Marathon

2019 - 4:05:37 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Mt Charleston Marathon

2019 - 4:05:33

West Mountain Marathon

2015 - 4:42:34


St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

2022 - 1:48:53

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

2018 - 1:48:12

2019 - 1:47:50

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

2022 - 1:49:40 (AF Cancer course)

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

The Haunted Half Provo

2018 - 1:51:28


Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Red Mountain 55K

2018 - 7:31:37

Antelope Island Fall Classic 50K

2017 - 6:14:23

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


Married for 23 years. I have 18 year old triplets and a 15 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 


"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.


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.

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Miles:This week: 20.40 Month: 108.40 Year: 341.70
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 327.00
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2 miles - 1 min hard/easy - 6.5mph-7.4mph

Power pump

8 miles-72:47....a bit faster than normal


Kinda wish I was skiing today

2014 - Minutes Miles: 160.00
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TT:  59:20

AP:  11:31

5 miles of trails at Lambert Park.  The trails were in better condition today than last week.  Still some crunchy snow to break through, but lots more dirt/rocks showing through.  

2014 - Minutes Miles: 59.00
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Skiing at Sundance.  It was probably in the top 5 of best ski days ever.  Good snow, great weather and lots of cool pictures (check out my Facebook page).  Tim even joined me during his lunch.

Great...great day!

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Race: St George Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:48:11
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TT:  1:48:11

AP:  8:14

8:27, 8:21, 8:17, 8:14, 8:23, 8:29, 8:35, 7:48, 8:00, 8:08, 7:53, 7:50, 1:08

I haven't been very excited about this race.  My training has been geared more toward trails.  I've also been doing less mileage/more cross training in hopes of keeping injuries at bay.  So I had NO goals or expectations for the race (therefore no stress!!).

The gun went off and I fell behind the 1:55 pacers (Jerry and Marci).  I felt like I was breathing way too hard so early in the race.  But I kept plugging along, hoping I could just hang on for awhile and not blow up.

I started to feel a lot better after a few miles and my breathing mellowed out.  I was able to attack the big hill from mile 6-7.  I could tell all the trail elevation was paying off.  As I was running the hill, I noticed a young man staying on my tail.  He was breathing really hard and making a big effort to keep up with me.  When we got to the top of the hill, I gave him a hi-5 and he had a very startled look on his face!!

I gained a lot of confidence from powering up that hill and really started to pick up speed.  My new buddy took off during the downhill, but quickly turned around and slowed down to run with me.  Miles 7-10 were great and I felt very strong and was able to pick up speed.  I passed the 1:50 pacer and asked him how close he was to his time....he had banked 30 seconds.  I felt like I could go faster and picked up speed some more and didn't want to get passed by the 1:50 group.  

At mile 11, I saw my good friend Britney and her kids!  It was such a moral booster to see them!  I also saw my buddy Kellie on the U turn and was surprised she wasn't further ahead.  I felt like I had one more gear to push it to the finish.  With Kellie's white jacket in the horizon, I tried to kick it the last 2 miles (along with my teenager buddy).  

I never caught Kellie (she was kicking it too), but she was a great "carrot".  At mile 12, my teenager buddy started to breath really heavy and I told him to just hang on for one more mile (we hadn't been talking at all).  It was a great finish and came in right behind Rachel (which is always a treat!!!).  My teenager buddy kept shaking my hand and was really excited about his race....good for you!

I was REALLY surprised with my time.  Last year, I had such great training (more miles...faster miles) and I ran a 1:46.  So on lower, slower miles...I was only 2 minutes slower.  Maybe that isn't a great comparison, but it gave me hope.  Maybe I'm not as in bad of shape as I thought I was.  

It was a great race with great weather and a great way to start off the 2015 season!

(I'm really going to be sore tomorrow!!)


2014 - Minutes Miles: 108.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 327.00
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