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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

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


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: 


"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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 79.75 Year: 383.26
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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8 mile MCT Loop

2 mile warm up (9:27, 9:04)

3 miles @ MP 8:40-8:50 (8:43, 8:40, 8:34)

2 miles @ HMP 8:25-8:35 (8:00, 8:01)

1.3 mile cooldown (9:49)


Wowzer!  I decided to trust my fitness a little more and not hold back.  I got a little nervous when I kept seeing those splits get lower and lower....not sure if I could hold it.

Mile 6 was a little downhill.  But I was super excited when I saw mile 7 (flat) and it was the smae mace as mile 6!  I repeated my mantras and thought about being at mile 21.

Feeling really good about this workout.  But my achilles is hurting.  Ugh

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45 minutes lifting

45 minutes yoga

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AFHS-Evergreen-Gerald the chicken-home

TT:  47:30  AP:  10:24

Peroneals/achilles were SCREAMING today, so I cut my 7 mile run short.  Very discouraging.

30 minutes lifting

30 minutes yoga.

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45 minutes lifting

I went to see my new PT.  He said peroneals/achilles were extremely inflamed (which I already knew).  He put a steriod patch and taped both feet.

I'm deciding at what point to call uncle with getting a BQ.  

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No County Blvd-MCT-Silo road

TT:  45:32  AP:  9:06 --9:49, 9:35, 8:44, 8:38, 8:43

I was suppose to run 22 miles (with a 16 mile tempo run) down the canyon.  I knew my ankle would not hold up.  This was a test to see how it felt....pretty good.  Not getting excited yet.

Lots of yoga

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Up No County Blvd-SR92-Alpine Hwy

TT:  1:23:19  AP:  9:04 - 9:59, 9:30, 8:59, 8:51, 8:47, 8:29, 8:31, 8:40, 9:31

2 mile warm up (9:59, 9:30)

6 miles @ 8:55-9:05 (8:59, 8:51, 8:47, 8:29, 8:31, 8:40)

1 mile cool down (9:31)

I wasn't super excited to run today.  Raining and head wind heading up toward the canyon.  Legs felt heavy and sluggish.  I think the tape the PT did really helped.  As soon as I took it off, I could tell a difference.



walking lunges

dead lift

monster walk

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