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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**

2023 - 3:57:09

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

2022-  1:42:45**

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: 7.60 Month: 82.62 Year: 218.62
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Weight: 141.00
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It is always hard to get out of bed on Monday mornings.  The pool water seems colder too!  I was excited about today's workout because it was only 64 laps (1 mile) and not 96 laps (1.5 miles) like Saturday's.  It seemed SO easy.  

I'm going to try to start to put my face in the water more.  I'm not sure why I have such a fear (I was water skiiing as kid and my contacts swam away and I couldn't see - maybe that is it).  But I am trusting my son's goggles and am going to try the front crawl.  Baby steps.

64 laps - 1 miles - 50 minutes (about 6 running miles)

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It hasn't been the best day.

 I had to call a friend's parents and tell them that their child pulled their pants down at my house in front of my 4 kids and another friend.  I REALLY REALLY hate those kind of phone calls.  After much contemplation, I felt like I needed to make the call.  Parents need to know those kinds of things.

 THEN, I had a teacher bale on me for teaching a Relief Society class next week.   SO I get to teach the class.  FUN!

I need to get a workout in today and relieve some stress.

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40 minutes aqua running

22.52 minutes bike ride (3.99 miles - average HR 156 - high - 180)

Tonight for my aqua run I did:

5 min warm up

5 x 2:30 with a 30 sec rest in between each

2 minute rest

5 x 2:30 with a 30 sec rest

It kicked my tail!  I couldn't believe how hard I was breathing!  It felt good to run hard!

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Swam a mile this morning in 48 minutes.  Felt great, but my arms a little sore this afternoon.  The tooth fairy came to our house last night for the very first time EVER.  So my kids were up bright and early to tell me that Annie got a dollar.  Hence my after the gym morning nap was short.  I'm tired!

Weight: 141.00
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I did another aqua running workout this morning with all the geriatrics (well until 5:30am, then other age groups joined in :)  ).  Felt good and I was definitely breathing hard!

Here was my workout:

5 min warm up

1 min hard - 1 min easy

2 min hard - 1 min easy

3 min hard - 1 min easy

4 min hard - 1 min easy

4 min hard - 1 min easy

3 min hard - 1 min easy

2 min hard - 1 min easy

1 min hard - 1 min easy

1 min hard - 1 min easy

5 min cool down

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Aqua run (6 running miles)

5 min warm up 

8x5:00 with a 1 min rest 

5 min cool down

I had a hard time judging my effort today in the pool.  I couldn't go "all out" for the entire 5 minutes, but I tried to maintain a higher heart rate.  I think! 

Got home and went for a bike ride.  I am REALLY slow on a bike; running is way easier!

7.09 miles

40:47 minutes

Average HR 157

Max HR 180 

Off to help at a funeral for a lady in our ward this afternoon - fun :( 


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