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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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2014 - Minutes Miles: 498.00
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TT:  1:34:38

AP:  8:37


9:30, 9:12, 8:53, 8:54, 8:44, 8:44, 8:27, 8:28, 8:14, 7:44, 7:40, 

WOW...what a beautiful morning for a run!  I was suppose to do this run on Wednesday, but hubby will be a girls camp, so I decided to do it today while he was home this morning.  Since all my runs have been stinky lately, my main goal was just to log the miles. 

I would occasionally look at my watch and thought I would die any moment when I saw the pace.  But I was able to hold on.  I made a quick decision to throw in a few MP miles at the end.  And I was able to hold it....there is hope this body can run fast again :)

Running the faster miles irritated my groin.  I need to stretch a bunch today.


walking lunges

single leg hamstring lift

side to side lunges



lying leg lifts




skull crusher

A few other PT things

long stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 140.00
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TT: 57:00

Ho hum recovery run on home TM. My legs were sore from lifting yesterday so it was nice to keep it slow. My new favorite show to watch while I run is Living Alaska. It's a real estate show based in Alaska...so beautiful up there.


Lunge matrix

60/60/60 planks

Crossover drill

Overhead press


Skull crusher


Off to running camp and swim lessons

AM2: 1 mile run at running camp

2014 - Minutes Miles: 82.00
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TT: 43:30

2 mile warm up - 2 mile MP - 1 mile cool down

This was a good workout for me. Hard, but manageable. This is the third time this week that I've done strength training and I feel SO good. I need to remember this feeling and MAKE time for it more often.

1 set before run, 1 set after

Walking lunges

Single leg hamstring lift


Side to side lunges

Jump squats on Bosu

Seated row

Seated fly

Front raise

Overhead press


Skull crusher

Cherry pickers

Stretch and foam roll

I'm running the AF Half this weekend. My husband is running it too and it is his first half marathon. I've been telling myself I'm just going to run with him (he'll run around 2:00). But I'm wondering if I should race it. I ran the SL Half in a 1:44 and this is a much faster course. But I don't think I have as much speed as I did back in April. Hmmmmm......

2014 - Minutes Miles: 73.00
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Coached running camp

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AP: 9:30

Easy run on home TM. Calfs super tight.

One set before and after run:

Lunge matrix

Seated row

Seated fly

Skull crusher

Calf raises

Stretch and foam roll

I need to figure out my plans for tomorrow. It's going to be hot. Blah

2014 - Minutes Miles: 70.00
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Race: American Fork Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:53:23
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TT:  1:53:23

AP:  8:40

8:55, 8:14, 8:19, 8:11, 8:10, 8:05, 8:15, 8:08, 8:27, 9:14, 9:09, 9:36, 9:49


After 15 years of marriage, I finally convinced my husband to run a half marathon.  He picked out a training plan and did a great job following it.  I decided to forgo my racing the race and pace Tim.

We stuck behind the 1:55 pacer until we got to the mouth of the canyon (mile 8).  He was feeling good and had fun seeing lots of friends and neighbors.

Once we hit the golf course and the downhill subsided, he started to get tired.  He was hanging on, but I knew he was hurting.  I was feeling great and was having a splendid time!

The last 3 miles he started to slow down.  I knew he was so tired, but that he didn’t want the 1:55 pacer to creep up behind him.  Finally, we got to the AFHS and he had lots of people cheering for him!

We got our Kneaders French toast and ate it with some friends.  I was getting the full course press on a fall marathon for me.  I tried to blow it off.  I’m hoping I can slide under the radar!!

My legs felt wonderful and I ran the last part of the course and then ran home to get 15 miles for the day.  I quickly showered and then had to pick up the kids from Grandma’s house.  The 3:50am wake up was starting to rear it’s ugly head!!  Thankfully, I was able to take a nap.  We had lunch at In N Out and I worked in my garden all afternoon.  I picked my first full bucket of peas.  Mmmmmm…..

My legs still feel great!  I really like the non-pressure of pacing, but still getting to experience the race.  Great job Tim!! 

2014 - Minutes Miles: 133.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 498.00
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