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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 

2022 - 1:48:53

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 

2022 - 1:49:40 (AF Cancer course)

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 23 years. I have 18 year old triplets and a 15 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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WALK/RUN:  4.2 miles - 50 minutes (5 minutes walk to 5 minutes run)

Ankle feeling ok today, but I'm not getting too excited yet. 

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WALK/RUN:  3.66 miles - 38:26 minutes (1x5 min walk to 5 min run, 3 4 min walk to 6 min run)

I set my alarm at 4:25am to go to the 4:50am power pump class.  But I quickly turned it off and went back to bed.  So I had to hussle when my hubby got home from work.  

I run SO much faster outside.  Usually, I run on the TM a 10:20 mile (slow, I know, but trying to come back easy).  But today, I was averaging 9:00 - 8:30 miles.  It felt so great to go at a normal speed.  I hope I don't pay for it later on....

 Ankle feels good

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WALK/RUN: 4.4 miles in 50 minutes (5 min walk to 5 min run x1 ~ 4 min walk to 6 min run x4)

This is the furthest I've gone since January.  Hooray!  I went a bit faster today on the TM and did ankle exercises between each set.  I made an appointment with the PT tomorrow just because....a lot of reasons.  Ankle feels good today, but still not getting excited yet.

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Power pump class today.  My arms are so sore!  I had two of my neighbors come too!  They put their little ones in the daycare, so my little one was happy to have friends.  FANTASTIC! 


I really wanted to get a run in, but I have Pack meeting tonight. I also go and see the PT.

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WALK/RUN:  3.68 miles, 41 minutes (4 minute walk to 6 minute run) 

I saw the physical therapist yesterday to ask for more advice regarding my ankle (or WHY ISN'T IT HEALING FASTER).  He used these special tools (they looked like dull butter knives) and he "scraped" my ankle with coco butter.  OUCH!  But after the initial hurt went away, it felt really great.  Probably the best it has felt in the past 9 months.  

I didn't want to get too excited, but......  It felt good when I ran on it this morning.  Tomorrow I'm going to try to run more and walk a little less. I am going to go back in for more scraping next week.   

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WALK/RUN:  4.57 miles - 50 minutes (1x4 min walk to 6 min run and 4 x 3 min walk to 7 min run).  I upped the speed a bit today and the legs felt great.  More importantly the ankle felt really great too.  Again, I feel like I am progressing and not stagnant!


BIKE:  12.43 miles in 49:24 minutes.  Golly gee I'm slow on a bike!!  I went a new route today and it was fun to explore.

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