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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: 95.25 Year: 610.49
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 345.00
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TT: 1:12:02

AP: 8:56

10:00, 9:31, 8:55, 9:07, 9:09, 8:47, 8:20, 7:36


I was way too lazy to get moving this morning, so I ran when my hubby got home. I needed some vitamin D and a break from my kids. I decided to run on the road. I hoping to get a few faster miles, but was unsure of what my legs could handle. I had a slow start, but was to pick it up the last few miles. I used to be able to hold a 7:00mm for the last 3 miles of this run. I could only hold it for 1 mile today, but was pleased I could do that!! There is some hidden speed in there somewhere. There is hope!


One arm push-up on Bosu

Front raise



Front row

Bicep curl

Myrtle Routine

2014 - Minutes Miles: 90.00
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long stretch and foam roll

power pump

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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Lambert Park (the developers are destroying that park....grrrrrr....)

TT:  59:30

AP:  11:40

It was a beautiful run - good weather and no mud.


I met again today with Dr Brady.  He redeemed himself today a bit!  Last August, I had some major hip/hamstring problems.  They really haven't flared up because I have been running slow (they only flair up when I do speed/fast stuff).  

We talked about them at my first appointment.  He told me that it usually takes 3-4 months of no running and 3-4 rounds of PRP shots for it to heal completely.  Ugh-oh!  I'm still trying to process.  

2014 - Minutes Miles: 60.00
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5 easy miles on home TM


Walking lunges

Side to side lunges



Straight leg donkey lift

Overhead squat

Single leg overhead press

Skull crusher

Single leg bicep curl

Foam roll


2014 - Minutes Miles: 120.00
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I got a salad last night from the Harmon's salad bar.  It made me SO sick!  I spent all night on the bathroom floor.  I haven't been this sick in awhile.

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2014 - Minutes Miles: 345.00
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