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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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45 minutes on my new spin bike.  Various speeds and inclines.  Good sweat and workout


10 ball squats

10 ball lunges

20 push ups

60/45/45 planks


various yoga poses - I couldn't do these vary well.  Guess I'm not flexible :)  My calves are still very sore and tender from Saturday's scraping.  The bruising is going down some, but I can still feel going down stairs!


Lots of garden and yard work! 

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My workout was crazy this morning.  I woke up late (I set my alarm, but forgot to turn it on), so I was only able to get in 2.5 miles before I had to get all the kids up for running camp.

I ran a mile with my kids at running camp and pushed Georgia in the stroller.

While the kids did their running games, I did the core challenge:


50 crunches

15 push ups

60/45/45 planks

walking lunges 

and a 1 min/2 min bridge and LLL (only once)

 On the way home, one of my daughters reported to the running camp staff that she was going to run a mile.  BUT she only ran a 1/2 mile.  So when we got home, I made her run another half mile.  She was smokin' mad at me.  We ran around the baseball field twice (and I ran barefoot).

Then once we got home, I did:


10 ball squats with weights

10 rows

10 flys



Finally a good long stretch.  That workout took forever!!! My calves are definitely feeling better, but are still fatigued.  


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AP:  8:49

9:04, 8:54, 8:41, 9:18, 8:04

I got my booty handed to me on a silver platter this morning!  I met Collette and Kellie for an "easy" 5 mile run.  HA!!  It took everything I had to just barely keep up.  There was no good form going on.  My calves were still sore and I could totally feel it.

I need to run with them more often.  They pushed me and are wonderful company!  It was so fun.  


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Cross training day.

30  minutes easy on my new spin bike  (I really like having a home gym....it makes working out so much easier!!!)


10 ball squats with weights

10 side to side lunges with overhead press

10 single leg hamstring lift

10 ball lunges

10 rows

10 flys

10 skull crushers

50 crunches

15 push ups

60/45/45 planks

Stretch and foam roll 

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I met Kellie at 5am under the lamp post.  I feel like our planning texts are drug related..."meet under the lamp post"!  We ran our 8 mile Murdock canal loop.

AP:  8:57


9:51, 9:15, 9:01, 8:18, 8:57, 8:43, 8:51, 8:33

We had such a fun time this morning in the deep darkness and I'm always glad when I get up early!!  I run so much faster when I run with someone.  I hope my buds will keep going with me even though I am slower than them!

I got my ankle scraped again last night.  OUCH!!!!  It is VERY bruised and sore.  I sure hope it helps! My butt is quite sore from yesterday's lifting.  Glad to know it is working. 

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4.5 miles on the home TM and .5 miles barefoot on the baseball field with my son. Very slow and creaky.

Long stretch and foam roll.

I made fresh strawberry pie today with whip cream....yum! I really start to love my garden this time of year and all the yummy stuff that comes out of it!

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