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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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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 415.00
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TT:  1:23

AP:  9:13

Ran on the home treadmill.  


One set before and after run:

lunge matrix

60 sec plank

overhead press


skull crusher



front raise

PT stretches and exercises


Stretch and foam roll.

Off to go hike the G with my kids.  I love having breakfast on the mountain....it is scones and fruit today (English...not the fried kind).

2014 - Minutes Miles: 103.00
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TT: 43:10

AP: 9:05

4x hills like last Tuesday. But hubby was gone again and I had to do it on my TM. It's always good to be flexible, right?

2 mile warm up

4 x 1:30 at 6.0 incline

Speeds were

#1 - 6.6mph ( at that incline it was equivalent to 7:26)

#2 - 6.7mph (7:21)

#3 - 6.8mph (7:15)

#4 - 6.9/6.10 (7:05-7:10)

I took 2:30 rest in between each one. These definitely felt hard to me. It's hard to compare a TM to the real hill, but I feel like I got a good workout in.

Right after my workout, I took my kids to running camp. I am one of the coaches. Ha ha! They must be really desparate :).

We did a lot of stretching, strength training and did a half mile run. It's funny because all the little kids take off in a dead sprint. I'm happy to announce that 2 of my kids were leading the whole way. My oldest daughter (who is very athletic) is determined to beat her younger brother (he is only younger by 2 minutes). Unfortunately he is 5-6 inches taller than her and much stronger. Keep at it girl! Then we play freeze tag....the girls lost!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 53.00
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TT:  1:34:02

AP:  9:18

Up LP Hwy - add roundabout loop - SR 92 - Alpine Hwy - 300 N

10:10, 9:46, 9:41, 9:36, 9:15, 9:06, 8:57, 9:01, 8:46, 8:39, 1:00

Ho hum run.  Legs were very heavy.  I swear the more I run, the slower I get!  Ha!

Stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 94.00
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We had another session of running camp.  I got to help coach again!  I think I've learned all the kid's names and was genuinely excited to see them (and see if they ran during the week).  

I led the stretches and helped the kids do some form drills.  The kids loved it and I loved being with them.

Then we did our 1/2 or 1 mile run.  The kids are so fun to run with....especially the little kids.  They respond to encouragement so well.  The goal of the run was to beat the old lady...me!

Then we did relay races. I'm not very good at the chicken walk or crab walk.  But I can dominate in the leaping.

I was very much in my element and loved helping and encouraging the kids.  My own kids did great in the run too.  


But I'm super tired today.  I spent all yesterday at Activity Day Girls camp with 2 of my daughters (there were 13 girls total). Shooting BB guns, archery, making crafts, and shopping at the trading post is a lot of work :)

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TT:  37:16

AP:  8:46

9:10, 9:00, 8:28, 8:26, 2:11

Silo road backwards

I wanted today's run to be a bit faster than my other runs this week.  My legs just haven't been able to move very quickly these past few weeks.  I could only squeak out a little speed.  I ended by running up temple hill again.

2014 - Minutes Miles: 37.00
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5.75 miles - from mouth of canyon to finish line (9:31, 9:15, 9:22, 8:31, 7:56, 6:48)

TT:  51:27

AP:  8:58

8.25 miles - from finish line to mouth of canyon - to drinking fountain - up 800 N (9:59, 9:40, 9:21, 9:07, 9:11, 9:08, 9:00, 9:30, 2:11)

TT:  1:17

AP:  9:22


All my running buddies bailed on me early this morning, so I headed down to Provo to do my long run.  Ohhh...my legs were heavy.  I saw Allie go by and gave her a cheer, but I was on the other side of the road and I wasn't sure if she heard me.  I saw Jen Hughes and shortly thereafter, I saw Lily.  I ran with her for a little over a mile.  She did awesome but was ready to be done.  I left her at mile 12.  She's so great!

I ran to the finish line and chatted with friends.  Then headed back up the canyon.  Not very often do I get to see the lead runners come (because I am running the race).  What an amazing experience....they make it look so effortless!  I saw the lead marathon woman and her motorcycle escort....WOW!!!!  I gave her a shoutout and she gave me a weak smile.  Glad to know the elite get tired too :)

I saw Rachelle, Josse, Janae and Julie....ohhhh....it is so much better to cheer, than race :)  Ha Ha!  I know a lot of people had a hard run today....way to gut it out.  

My overall time got messed up today.  Too many stops and starts to cheer and I accidently stopped my watch at the finish line.  My run certainly wasn't very fast today.  I need to figure out my heavy leg syndrome! But I did end my run going up the 800 N on tired legs.

Stretch and foam roll and In N Out for lunch


Way to go UVHM/M finishers!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 128.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 415.00
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