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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: 29.00 Month: 12.00 Year: 135.00
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 300.00
Weight: 151.00
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Recovery day.

I spent all day skiing with my little family at Brighton. It felt great to be in the sunshine and out of the yucky air.

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4 miles felt like forever this morning. I felt slow, heavy and still very creaky. It was much colder than I thought, so I was freezing this morning.

After the run, I planned on lifting downstairs. But as I was stretching, I realized that my muscles are not ready for weights. Still too sore.

My peroneals are a bit achy. I'm hoping to get a massage sometime this week. I love recovery weeks.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 40.00
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When my alarm went off, I turned it off and didn't think twice about it. Guess I was tired.

Weight: 151.50
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I finally got my hiney out of bed this morning.

Before workout:

Lunge matrix


Cross over drill

60 sec plank

6 pathetically slow miles on the home TM. I have no spunk in my legs and 6 miles seemed forever long.

AP: 56:54

After workout:

Same as above

Quick stretch

Peroneals still angry

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
Weight: 151.00
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TT: 1:12:41

AP: 9:05

I ran on the home TM and caught up on some DVR shows and reading a book on my iPad. This is the most spring my legs have had in them all week. During the last 4 miles, I kept bumping up my speed. It was nice to finish fast.

Long stretch and foam roll. I got a massage yesterday.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 72.00
Weight: 151.00
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TT: 63:15

AP: 9:02

My hubby is putting stereo surround speakers in the workout room and the room was full of ladders and tools. I ran at the gym....no good shows on and it has hot. I'm really spoiled with having a home gym and all it's niceties!

I got new running shoes and they are a tich too small. They were tugging on the tops of my feet. I guess that happens when you order shoes on-line.

Good run...did a few pick ups starting at mile 5.

My son had a basketball game, but all the girls were still asleep. So I hurried home and did my lifting in the basement (in the family room, not the workout room). I haven't lifted in a week and a half. Yikes I was struggling! That is what I get for missing!


Walking lunges with weights

Single leg hamstring lift

Squats with weights on Bosu

Side to side lunges



V-ups with ball

Overhead press


Skull crushers

Bicep curls

Front raise

Front row

2014 - Minutes Miles: 113.00
Weight: 150.50
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 300.00
Weight: 151.00
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