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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

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: 3.00 Month: 99.40 Year: 677.98
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 665.00
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TT:  2:04

13 miles on my home TM.  So my shin/calf felt SO horrible.  I was totally in my "frantic panic"  Sunday night.  I think having taken so much time off last week didn't help my case. 

My lower legs felt pretty good during the run.  I guess they just needed a lot of miles today.

SO much homework and housework to catch up on after our trip.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 124.00
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Long stretch/foam roll before power pump

Power pump (felt a bit rusty!!)

Dr Brady - I'm still trying to decide if I like him.  He has come very highly recommended, but he called me high maintence today.  He told me I should only be running 2-3 days/week and all the stuff I thought I was doing right...was wrong.  So maybe I'm being sensitive (which could very well be the case) or maybe I've been doing it all wrong.  Or maybe some of his stuff is alittle off.  Hmmm....the verdict is still out.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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5 miles on the home TM

I did 5x400 because I was getting short on time.  Oh my...I need to work on my speed!


My legs are sore from yesterday's power pump, so I worked on arms today


one arm push up on Bosu

front raise



front row

bicep curl




fire hydrant

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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TT 4:41

AP:  11:00

Murdock Canal with Kelli S.  We didn't have time to do another trail run (last one took 6 hours), so we ran on the road in hopes of being faster.

Fast was not my middle name today.  My slowest marathon previously was 4:20....this was after a stress fracture.  Obviously my training lately has been endurance based and includes NO speed.  But I bummed that I was so slow.  We had to take a few walk breaks.

Weather was gorgeous today-I hope it's like today on March 21.  

Just for my own reference.  I wore my orthotics because Dr Brady said it might help.  I had a few Charlie horses in my feet....never had that before. Taped my shin.

Time to taper!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 281.00
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Rest day.  


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5 miles on gym TM.  Walk - wog - jog - run

power pump - my legs were beyond burnt toast.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 110.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 665.00
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