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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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2014 - Minutes Miles: 643.00
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TT:  1:45 on home TM

I haven't gotten up early on a weekday in forever.  Hooray for me!  Hip has been a bit achy lately.


LLL with weights

clams with weights

supermans on Bosu

one leg squat (I stink at these)

hip thursts with weights

2014 - Minutes Miles: 135.00
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bike warm up

stretch and foam roll

power pump - walking lunges and 100 jump squats.  I hope I can walk tomorrow!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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TT:  53:07

AP:  10:36

Elevation:  945ft

11:01, 11:08, 11:01, 10:09, 9:40

This was a GREAT run.  I needed a good one to fill my running bucket!  I've been feelin SO creaky and have had a lot of aches and pains.  So it was really nice to feel good.  

The trail was in excellent condition - the best I've ever seen it.  I felt good and really liked my new Hokas.

ART done on my hammies and psoas yesterday.  Feels sore today, but better.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 53.00
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TT:  4:20:26

AP:  11:53

Elevation:  3802 ft

11:22, 11:28, 9:42, 10:15, 10:29, 9:30, 10:49, 12:53, 12:55, 11:50, 10:24, 12:01, 12:55, 13:19, 14:51, 13:15, 10:03, 11:46, 14:51, 13:38, 12:35, 9:24

Kelli S. was nice enough to meet me this morning at Potato Hill for a long run.  I'll admit I was a bit intimidated by running with such a super star, but she was so wonderful to go my pace!

We started by going under the underpass and headed north.  It was a nice gentle downhill.  We ran into one of Kelli's friends a long the way.  Once we got to the big hole, we turned around and had to climb all that gentle downhill.  Oh man, did I struggle and was a bit embarassed at how much I was walking and how hard I was breathing.  But it is what it is.

We finally made it back to the parking lot having completed 11 miles- refilled water and took fuel.  I was sad I didn't have a short sleeve short - it was getting warm.  We headed out on Ann's Trail.  My legs were feeling very heavy and I wasn't sure how I was going to hold up.  

My fuel started to kick and I felt better.  We hit a bunch of mud on Brock's trail and decided to go back up to the road/BST. Oh we enjoyed that downhill and it stunk having to walk back up it.  BUT I do believe the walking saved my legs.  I didn't have as heavy legs as I usually do and my gut didn't feel like it was going to fall out as badly.

It was a wonderful day with Kelli!  She is SO good at carrying on a conversation and was nice enough to go my slow pace.  I wore my new Hoka's and I had a big blister on my foot.  I never get blisters.  So the verdict is still out on if I like them.

2 more long runs till Antelope Island.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 260.00
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6 slow miles

power pump

long stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 120.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 643.00
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