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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

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

Personal:

Married for 21 years. I have 16 year old triplets and a 13 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 

1.  

"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.

Lao-Tzu

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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 79.75 Year: 383.26
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 425.00
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4 mile run outside. It was a bit faster than I planned even though I didn't wear a watch. I could definitely feel my ITB, but the pain stayed constant. It never got worse. Felt good to get outside. Foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 35.00
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2 miles before power pump Power pump-loved it!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
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7 miles on AF mouth of canyon trail.  

AP: 13:07

TT:  1:29

This was WAY harder than it should have been.  My legs still very heavy and ITB was bugging a bit.  Sigh.....

If I can make it through Ogden, I'm taking off a whole month.  I've lost my mojo.  Running is not fullfilling my needs right now.  Plus, my whole body is full of aches and pains.  I just need a break.  

2014 - Minutes Miles: 90.00
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TT:  1:58:34

AP:  9:09

I did my "long" run today on the MCT.  Ughh....I felt horrible.  I tried to run with correct form - and last night I was so incredibly sore.  Good sore vs. Bad sore....I don't know.  But running fast and on the road was HARD!

Foam roll and PT stuff

2014 - Minutes Miles: 120.00
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6 miles at the gym before power pump.  I should have stayed home.

This was a walk/run.  I just felt horrible.  My ITB feels better (a trail injury), but my hammie (a road/fast running injury) was MAD!  My whole body just hurt.  I should have stayed home.

I went to only 45 minutes of power pump.  My body was SO SO tired and sore and absolutely revolting against everything.  Sigh....

1 hour nap

2014 - Minutes Miles: 100.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 425.00
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