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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**

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

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 

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 

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 22 years. I have 17 year old triplets and a 14 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: 27.55 Month: 91.71 Year: 583.99
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Spin class

2 minute run on treadmill

leg - weights

Hubby needs to get home soon or the kids are going to be for sale on the side of the road

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Spin class

2 min run on treadmill

leg weights

So so so tired and sore....off to bed!

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My hubby is finally home and the kids have been taken off the street!  Went to the gym and did 5 minutes of the stair climber.  Then walked 2.3 miles (35 minutes).  

 The awesome part of the workout was seeing a young man that lives 3 house down the street.  3 years ago he had a massive stroke and was not expected to live.  But alas, he has and has made major improvements.  His left side is still very weak.  He is going to be walking a half marathon soon and is trying to train for it.  His parents signed him up at the gym and got him a personal trainer so he could be strong enough.  What a great kid (and great parents)!

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I lifted this morning before spin (legs). 


Had a daycare lady come get me early from class.  My Peachy had tripped on a toy and busted her lip open.  Off to the doctor office and then the ER. 

They told me she would probably be put to sleep since she is so young (2) and would be wiggley while they did the stitches. 

But she was a CHAMP and took the local numbing and didn't move.  She thinks her hospital bracelet is cool.  Hooray for my good friend who took my big kids during our brief hospital trip.



Thankfully, this has been our very first trip to the ER and it was only stitches.

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Walked 3.16 - 48 minutes - run 3x1 minute - ankle a bit achy

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