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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 103.65 Year: 940.69
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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I'm trying to decide if I'm going to do the Elk trail half marathon on Saturday.  I have been very indecisive about it.  My ITB is been slightly bugging me....is it worth it?  So just in case, I took it easy and short today.  I can always add mileage at the end of the week if I need.

Manilla Elementary - TT:  30:44 AP:  10:13  HR 159


walking lunges

single leg dead lift


calf raises

single leg squat

Bohemian lunge


hip flexor

fire hydrant

front raise

bicep curl

tricep bar

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Ride on east MCT-15 miles - 1:07:29-13.4--just an ok ride.  Struggled with clipping in and out and it was very windy.  Meh....



Bicep curls on Bosu
Bentover row
Squat jump on Bosu
Single leg bicep curl 
Reverse fly
Side lunges
Bosu crunches
Chest press on ball
Hammer raise
Bosu lunges
Skull crushers on ball 
Chest fly on ball
Swimmer on Bosu 

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"Epic Wednesday Adventures" with Kelli and Rachel doing the Grove to Battle loop.  We made it up Grove Creek in good time, but I had never gone past Indian Springs before.  We went through the Sound of Music meadow, but took a wrong turn.  A 1:40 - 3 mile wrong turn.  I was starting to stress that I would run out of water and I was hitting a very LOW low.  I kinda wanted to curl up on the side of the trail and die.  It was HOT!!

Rachel was able to get us back to the right trail (BLESS HER) and I found a second wind.   And we got a ride back to our cars.  Bless the PG public service guy!

11.5 miles - 4:54:34 - AP:  25:36 - Elevation:  3885

3x---this was WAY too much to do before a run like this!

BALL IYT raises

chest pull overs

russian twists

single leg squat


leg drops on bench

reverse grip rows

good mornings

superman on Bosu

plank jacks

curtsy lunges - 20

ball hamstring curl


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AM #1 at home


Bosu side to side pushups

step ups on bench

wide grip rows




seated shoulder fly

monster walks with band

kettlebell swing

fire hydrants

pendulum lunge with bicep curls


AM #2 at gym

30 minutes on step mill watching 24





ham curl

leg press

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TT:  51:31 AP:  10:11

I ran the first 3 miles with Tim (pumpkin truck loop).  Then I dropped him off at home and added 2 more miles solo.  I'm so very slow right now.

Long yoga session

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