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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

Ogden Half Marathn

2024 - 1:48:58 - 3rd place in AG

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: 0.00 Month: 61.65 Year: 692.04
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 420.00
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TT: 53:50

AP: 8:58

10:01; 9:51, 9:04, 7:43, 8:39, 8:26

5 mile on TM:  49:00

5 miles in the fitness center on the TM. Hot, humid, sweaty mess. Tim and I met up with another couple to go for a 6 mile run around the island. It was totally safe and there was even sidewalks. We totally scored! The husbands ran together. Stephanie was fast and was able to keep up! Yeah! She asked me tonight at dinner how far I was running tomorrow and could she come. Double yeah for having a running buddy and for NO treadmill running!!!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 102.00
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TT: 51:19

AP: 8:43

8:42, 8:42, 8:42, 8:33, 8:44, 8:49

I ran again with Stephanie. There wasn't as much cloud cover and the sun was beating down on us. How quickly I forget how much I hate humidity!! Hate it!! I was soaked in sweat and it kept stinging my eyes. Plus, we didn't bring any water. But it was a good run! We had a great conversation and a good pace! I'll post all my splits when we get back...but I need to save my battery on my Garmin! I spent all day sitting on the sand, drinking fancy non-alcoholic drink, taking naps, eating pizza from the pizza shack and chilling. It is actually a really good week to be running high mileage because of all the rest I'm getting.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 51.00
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TT: 1:10:38

AP: 8:59

9:11, 8:58, 8:51, 8:44, 8:59, 8:52, 8:42, 8:17

Stephanie and I ran again this morning! This time we were smart enough to bring bottles of water. We went earlier and it wasn't as hot, but still beyond humid. Dripping yucky sweat. My legs were tired today and didn't feel as fresh. Good thing tomorrow is a rest day! Shopping in the city today. We saw way too many out of control-drunk-half naked spring break college kids. It made me feel old. Time to take a nap!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 70.00
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TT: 2:31:42

AP: 8:56

9:25, 9:07, 8:59, 9:01, 8:44, 8:52, 8:51, 8:53, 8:41, 8:31, 8:50, 8:45, 9:05, 9:04, 8:55, 8:39, 9:09

Ohhhhh the humidity!!! I chaffed so horribly today because all my clothes were SO wet with sweat! I ran the first 12 with Stephanie and the last 5 with Tim. I was almost 50 seconds slower per AP than my 16 miler last week...YIKES! I will blame it on the humidity....it was 100% today. So very tired tonight



2014 - Minutes Miles: 151.00
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TT:  46:11

AP:  9:14 (too fast for a recovery run)

5 easy miles to the park and back. It wasn't as hot and humid as yesterday. There was some sort of run/walk race going on, so the streets were really busy today. A week in the Bahamas isn't long enough! So long.....

2014 - Minutes Miles: 46.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 420.00
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