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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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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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I got my first sinus infection of the season and I ended up leaving church early because I felt so miserable. And an added bonus is that my 6 year old was up crying because her ears hurt. Good morning Monday.

Thankfully, it is a rest week. I was planning on biking and lifting weights, but I may opt to lay on the couch and watch cooking shows.

I just completed 6 weeks of running 30 miles/ week. I've never run that far for that long. I'm still a rookie runner and I'm pleased that I was able to do it. My goal is to get to 40 miles/week and then start training for Ogden. I need a few miracles :) I just ope my ankles can hang on.

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TT:  36:47

AP:  8:56

9:31, 8:50, 8:43, 8:37

Early morning run with Kellie.  Feeling better but lots of hacking and snot rockets.  Cool and windy.

Stretch on the front lawn

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Easy on the home TM.  Feeling way better, but still get really tired easy.  I've taken a nap every day and still gone to bed at 9pm.  So glad it is a easy week!


10 star planks

20 skull crushers

40 russian twists

16 plank rows

20 dips

15 supermans

60 plank with feet on ball

10/side one arm push up on Bosu

30 scissors

LLL 50 calf raises 

B6 on Bosu

Quick stretch

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TT: 1:13:45

AP: 8:56

9:39, 9:07, 8:50, 8:50, 8:45, 8:41, 8:45, 8:42, 2:22

I met Kellie under the lamp post this morning. Collette is still quite sore from the marathon on Saturday. Hopefully , she can join us next week. We did the canal this morning and it was definitely chilly out. We always hit pockets of canyon wind.....brrrrr! Lots of hacking and snot rockets. Hopefully by Monday, I'll be back to my old self!

This rest week has gone by way too quick!

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3 easy miles on the home TM with lots of stops to blow my nose


walking lunges

10 ball squats

10 side to side lunges

10 single leg hamstring lift

10 row

10 fly

10 ball pikes

20 dips

Long stretch with yoga poses and foam roll

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