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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: 43.75 Year: 674.14
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 269.00
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55:30 slow home TM miles in the evening.

One set before and after:

Lunge matrix

60/60/60 plank



Front raise

Stretch and foam roll

ZERO mojo

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TT:  50:33

AP:  9:36

9:31, 9:22, 7:14(.78), 9:31, 3:45

900E Hill  



700N Hill



WOW...I didn't realize how much speed I DON'T have!  I was almost 10 seconds per hill slower than when I did these before my 2012 Ogden.  YIKES!!!  I have some major speed work to do.  

I've been working on my next training plan and it does include track work.  As much as I absolutely hate it, I know it is the right thing to do.  

I think I may have pulled a groin muscle when I ran down the canyon on Saturday.  (One thing I'm not liking about running right now, is that something always hurts.  My feet are always sore.) Blah.....

Stretch and foam roll

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I left for my 10 miler this morning and my groin pain was too much. So I turned around and walked home. I did a bunch of stretching. I was able to make an appointment with my PT. She said I pulled my Pectineus muscle. Having that area worked on is always fun.


45 minutes on stairmill - this didn't aggravate my sore spot at all


Assisted pull up

Assisted dip

Donkey whip

Donkey kick

Single leg bridge

Ankle taps



Cross over drill-both sides

Hamstring curls

More stretching and icing

I'm kinda in a mental funk right now. Plus I'm not a fan of the summer heat.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 75.00
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Daily Rounds yoga

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TT: 1:14

Run on home TM since hubby is gone.  Groin was tight, but loosened up a lot the longer I ran.  

PT exercises 

Stretch and foam roll

I received my TENS unit today in the mail.  It was like Christmas morning.  I can do a lot of PT stuff at home now.  YEAH!  And it only cost $45 (I thought they cost hundreds).  This is very exciting!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 74.00
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