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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

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

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

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

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 21 years. I have 16 year old triplets and a 13 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.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 127.00 Year: 849.31
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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TT:  1:32:25  AP:  8:46  MCT  9:34, 9:11, 8:48, 8:48, 8:41, 8:45, 8:45, 8:26, 8:33, 8:22, 4:26

Ran with Tim the first 1.5 miles.  Suffer bus the rest of the way.  My SI joint has been bugging again.  Long stretch and foam roll.

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A much needed strength training session.  But I'm going to be sore tomorrow!



front lunge to squat

hammie rollout

side lunge

front lunge to single leg squat

dead lift

paper plates


side plank


bosu abs

trx crunch

trx side crunch


long stretch and foam roll

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TT:  2:35. Elevation:  3089  Grove to Battle

19:53, 22:00, 23:53, 15:53, 12:15, 19:53, 21:19, 12:40, 8:05

I had to go early and solo today.  I was making amazing time until I hit the big stream crossing at Battle Creek.  I crossed but couldn't see any trail anywhere.  I hiked around and back up the trail, but was so confused!!  Finally I see some people crossing and asked them to show me the way.  The trail was covered in water.  Big rushing water.  I probably added 30 minutes to my hike.  Dumb!

Felt good before the river incident.  And my AC got fixed.  It was 85 degrees in my house this morning!

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This run would be catagorized under HORRIBLE!!!!  I was still sore from lifting and probably from my trail run.  I met Karen at her house and it was thundering and lightening.  It was extremly humid.  

Lots of climbing through Alpine, Highlighland, AF, MCT.  I was sweating profusely, but kept taking salt pills and GU.  I don't think it was enough.  I was in bad shape.

Even after the run, I was pukey.  Grateful it is over and that Karen hung with me.  I don't do well in the heat!

TT:  2L58:19  AP:  9:46--9:55, 9:40, 9:50, 9:33, 9:47, 9:33, 9:38, 9:38, 10:32, 9:24, 9:30, 9:14, 9:59, 10:01, 9:18, 10:01, 10:31, 9:38, 2:29

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I took an hour long nap yesterday and went to bed early.  Feel better after yesterday's diasater!



front lunge to squat

hammie roll out

side lunge

front lunge to single leg squat

 dead lift

paper plates


trx crunch

trx side crunch


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