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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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After riding the mini sprint course last weekend, hills (big ones) have been on my mind.  I found a route with lots of them to help me get stronger (it can't hurt to do them even if I don't do the tri).

I always feel better after I exercise.  I haven't been as motivated the past little while, so it was nice to clear my mind.


9.32 miles (including 4 BIG hills)

49.35 minutes

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I rode the same course as yesterday (I cut out one hill - too windy).  The wind was crazy and I thought a few times I might tip over.  

8.26 miles

46:56 minutes


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I played the BEST April Fool's joke on my family.  We announced that we were having another baby (IF we have another baby, it's gonna be awhile - A LONG WHILE) via email.  Everyone fell for it hook line and sinker!  It was awesome!  (Just to re-clarify, we are NOT PREGNANT)!!!

 It's been a hard week for me.  After going to the doctor last week and being told I need to let my ankle heal for a few more weeks, I totally felt depressed and lacked motivation.  Plus all this crummy weather and barfing kids haven't helped.

I did go to spin class this morning and felt great!  I am even sore (I love that feeling).  I really loved the teacher and she had great music.  Some girl walked in 30 minutes after the class started (the class was completely full) and asked the instructor if she could use her bike.  Urgh....  Then she was hardly biking.  Gently peddling!  I thought to myself, "Who do you think you are"?  She really bugged!

 The St George Marathon registration just opened and I had planned on running it.  This would be my first marathon.  But I am still undecided.  It seems like the past 2 races I've registered for I haven't been able to run due to the stress fracture.  I feel like I am jinxing myself. 

So I guess I am looking for some advice.  I know I can be completely ready to run Hobble Creek 1/2 marathon and Provo 1/2, but I am worried that I can't be ready (really ready) for St. George.  Any advice?

Sorry to be a whiner tonight - too much Easter candy.

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