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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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I was lazy and slept in. So I worked out at the home gym this morning.

2 miles on the TM (really focused on cadence)


10/side one arm push ups


20 skull crushers

10/side m side to side lunges

15 side v crunch

Walking lunges

2 miles

Stretch/foam roller

I took my kids on a hike this morning to Ensign Peak. I'm on a mission to get them to love hiking as much as I do this summer. In the past 7 days, we've been on 2 hikes. Not bad!

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Last night, my husband tuned up and changed tires on everyones bikes.  I took the kids on a bike ride to a local park.  Fun times!

 Tim came home from work early today so I could get in a ride.  I decided to take my son on the ride too.  Tim let our son ride his mountain bike.  But after going a mile I could tell the bike frame was too big for Carter.  And he is not quite ready for a real road bike ride yet.  On our way back, he got a flat tire.  So he walked and I rode very slowly.  

I dropped him off at the end our street and I was going to ride for 30 more minutes.  Then I got a flat tire.  STINK!!!

All these great intentions, but nothing was working.

3 miles on the home TM


12 bench press

20 skull crushers

10 pike push ups

10 bicep curl

10 butterflies on ball

And my arms feel like Jello!

Long stretch and foam roll. 

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It has been several weeks since I've gotten up in the 5am hour to workout. Collette invited me to join her for an 8 mile run this morning at 5. I didn't sleep well last night because I thought I would miss my alarm.

It took me a while to warm up so I was a bit pokey. But halfway through, I was able to pick up some speed and the last half mile, we took off.

It was super fun to run with her and we had some great conversation! Plus it was great to see the sun rise!

AP 9:22.

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Down Farm Hill Road 


AP:  8:48

9:44, 8:55, 8:20, 8:12

I got up earlish to get my run in.   That first mile is always a kicker...going up Temple Hill.  But I'm pleased with my splits...considering that mile 3 has got some big rollers and I was still able to have a negative split.

Walking lunges up and down cul-de-sac


ankle stability exercises on Bosu

Stretch and foam roll. 

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3 miles on home TM


15 squats

15 push ups 

15 v ups on bench

B6 and other balance stuff for ankle


20 Knee tucks with plank 

Stretch and foam roll.  

I cut down lots of BIG tree branches by myself today.  It was awesome! 

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