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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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Down farmhill road 


AP: 8:29

9:06, 8:55, 8:41, 8:09, 7:53, 2:06

My 4 year old was up all night, so my morning run got cancelled!  So I ran when hubby got home from work - I haven't done that all summer. 

It was warm outside and I felt like I was huffing and puffing (but at least I felt awake and not like a zombie).  Halfway through the run, I looked at my watch and realized why I was huffing and puffing! A bit faster than I normally run.

I had a lot more time to stretch and roll when I got home (not in a hurry to get back to bed!!).

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Rec center loop

AP: 9:14

9:31, 9:20, 9:07, 7:53

I really don't like back to back runs (one in the evening and then the next morning).  Nice and slow.  Thought my route was a bit longer....oh well!

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Up farmhill road


10:29, 9:11, 8:39, 7:09

I slept really good last night and woke up feeling good.  Route was short again today...ughhhhh.  I felt good on my run and will be really glad when all the construction around my house will be gone!  Rest day tomorrow!

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AP:  8:35

9:17, 8:36, 7:46

Ooooo...it was chilly chilly outside this morning!  I felt like I hardly worked out...I was barely warmed up!  Good run though.  I had ART done on my calves today and went to the chiropractor and had him work on my hips. 


The forecast is looking a bit warm for next weekend.  Blech....nothing you can do about it though!

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AP: 9:23

9:38, 9:34, 9:21, 9:28, 9:07, 9:16, 9:20, 9:12

I met Smooth, Rachel, Jun, Karen, Wendy, Lloyd and a few others up at the Porter Rockwell trail.  What a great relaxing run with wonderful conversation!  I felt a bit creaky for the first few miles, but my legs seemed to shake out ok. 

Right hip is being funny...lots of stretching!

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