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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: 11.40 Month: 81.50 Year: 596.74
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 306.00
Weight: 147.17
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It is always fun to go away, but it is even better to come home! Giving all my babies a big love was by far the best part of the week!

I'm still feeling really tired and a bit achy all over. Thank goodness it is a rest week!


1 mile

Walking lunges

Single leg hamstring lift

Side to side lunges


Push ups




The mile runs were super slow...no need to get an injury! Long stretching and foam rolling. My ankles were still quite swollen from traveling all day yesterday....so lots and lots of water today!

I recently found out some news from an immediate family member. I'm really feeling the effects and feel particularly sad today. Time heals all wounds.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 60.00
Weight: 149.00
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Weight: 148.00
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TT:  56:36

AP:  8:11

9:08, 8:19, 8:26, 8:18, 7:44, 7:19, 7:20

I didn't get out  for my run until this afternoon.  I thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine.  But I started my run too fast and paid for it later.  

I'm still enjoying my rest week.  My left inside shin is aching a bit.  This is the same spot I always get my stress fractures.  I'm a little nervous.  Another scheduled rest day tomorrow.  

2014 - Minutes Miles: 56.00
Weight: 147.50
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3.21 miles

TT: 28:47

AP: 8:58

9:10, 8:52, 8:56, 1:48

7.11 miles

TT: 1:01:56

AP: 8:43

8:41, 8:46, 8:53, 8:31, 8:50, 8:39, 8:28, 1:03

West Murdock Canal

I had my calves worked on this morning...ouch! So I did my run while my kindergartner was at school. I decided to try a route today. About 2 or 3 miles into the run, my Kneaders salad decided to revolt. All the park bathrooms were locked. I started looking for hiding places and then noticed a house being built and they had a POP. Heaven sent! I went to open the door....gave it a good tug and it was locked. I tugged at it again...still locked. I finally said, "Is someone in there?"....a very hesitant voice replied yes. I asked him to please hurry. Wow....what an experience.

This wasn't a great run for me. My calves felt like they were full of lead. I had no spring in my step. I kept telling myself that it was my rest week and I NEED to take it easy. But as I look at my splits, my "fastish" times 2 years ago were only in the mid-9/mm. So I need to be pleased with an 8:43/mm on a crappy day (with an upset gut).

I kept pushing the wrong buttons on my new watch.... I really need to figure it out. Also, since I've done my last few runs in the daylight, I noticed a lot more road kill (never saw it in the dark). I know it is there, but it still freaks me out every time I go by it!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 90.00
Weight: 146.00
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TT:  39:20

2 mile run...slow


Bicep curls on Bosu

Walking lunges

Single leg scissor

Chest press on ball

Single leg hammer raise

Single leg hamstring lift

Bentover row

Skull crusher on ball

Chest fly on ball

Dumb bell squat

Single leg squat

Chest press

Bentover shoulder fly

Curtsy lunge

2 mile run

Long stretch and foam roll


I worked out at home today as it was a bit too windy outside.  This is my best workout all week.  I was in a better place mentally, no upset stomach, calves felt a lot better....all of those made the difference.

I have 9 weeks until Ogden...4 weeks of work left to do (including rest weeks).  I really need to focus on speed and lifting.  I think I feel better because I lifted today.  I hadn't lifted in almost 2 weeks.  I just need to stay focused and motivated.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 100.00
Weight: 146.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 306.00
Weight: 147.17
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