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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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3.2 mile run to and from the gym.  Lifted legs - leg curls, calf raises, leg press, sit ups, swimmers and planks x 3.  Not super motivated to get up and get moving.  But out I got and got it done.

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My baby turned 4 today, so my hubby stayed home from work this morning to celebrate.  So I met my friend Sarah at the mouth of the canyon for a run.  I felt like I was huffing and puffing going up, but was able to get into a groove on the way down.  It always help to have a buddy to help push you!  We iced in the river after....brrrr.

Right lower leg is bugging a little.

AP: 8:47 (I need to be doing this all the time!!!)

9:26, 9:18, 9:11, 9:05, 8:19, 8:23, 7:32


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AP: 9:32

10:15, 9:38, 9:11, 9:02

SO SO SO tired this morning.  Lower legs super grumpy after yesterday's longer/harder run.  I know my lower legs are very weak...hence the constant soreness and aches.  I wonder if days off help or hinder.  If I need to be running on them everyday to help strengthen.  Oh the joys.

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9:16, 8:56, 8:42, 8:33, 8:12

The heat is starting to wear on me..ughhhh!  I'm definitely a fall/spring kind of runner!  The scary construction guys were gone!  I felt really good this morning, but my lower legs were achy.  Bleh!

There were so many stars out this morning - absolutely beautiful!

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AP: 9:45

12:00, 9:59, 9:44, 9:59, 10:17, 9:50, 9:23, 9:11, 9:16, 9:21, 8:26

I met my friend Sarah up by the Orem water treatment plan - we ran the Bonneville Shoreline trail.  I've decided I REALLY stink at trail running.  First because I shuffle on the roads, but am forced to lift my legs higher when I'm on trails because of rocks/roots/etc.  Plus, I think the elevation plays a part when I'm up on a trail UP the mountain vs running at the base of the mountain. 

I'm glad I did it...makes me stronger.  But the first mile was quite the climb.  It was a beautiful sunrise.  The views over the valley were incredible.  My legs are tired!

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