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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.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 12.30 Month: 77.70 Year: 1277.01
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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WALK/RUN:  50 minutes - 4.41 miles - 3x(3 min walk to 7 min run) and 2x(2 min walk to 8 min run).

I was a bit sluggish this morning as I didn't get my Saturday run in.  This is why:



 Too much fun camping.  We had a wonderful weekend of cool weather, snipe hunts, nummy food, campfires, smores, and country bands.  Hooray!


On a total side note, all the fun holiday scents have arrived at Scentsy.  If you are need of a few, check out my website:


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WALK/RUN: 50 minutes - 4.5 miles 3 x (3 min walk to 7 min run) and 2 (2 min walk to 8 min run)

 SO SO SO tired this morning.  I swear I had just fallen asleep when the alarm went off.  It was a crazy day too.  So many good opportunities are coming my way - tender mercies.  Hooray!


Plus my ankle feels good today - that is the best part!

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WALK/RUN: 20 minutes - 1.75 miles 3 min walk to 7 min run, 2 min walk to 8 min run

When I got this far in my workout, a stair climber opened up and I booked it over (that is what I wanted to do in the first place)

20 minutes on the stair climber and I was a sweaty mess.

This weather needs to cool down!

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Power pump class.  I felt really good during this class.  I lowered my weights just a bit and felt like I kept my form and was able to complete more reps.  Still a bit sore, but I can walk and lift my kids!

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WALK/RUN:  50 minutes

3 min walk - 7 min run

3 x (2 min walk - 8 min run)

1 x 2:30 walk - 7:30 run

Wow, my workout was awesome this morning!  I had no pain in my ankle and seemed to be going faster.  It always feels good to have an awesome workout under their belt. 

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 Brick Workout

WALK/RUN: 4.44miles -  43:10

BIKE:12.34 miles - 51:27miles

I had a time getting moving this morning.  But once I was off, off I was....  My run felt SO fantastic.  First, the weather was cooler -  love that.  I kept reminding myself to slow down.  But I just kept getting faster.  This evening, my ankle still feels good.  We'll see!

I was a bit unmotivated for the bike.  I am just so darn slow!  But I did it and now it is done.  I am hoping to get a lot more biking in this upcoming week.

We had a great picnic between conference sessions at the park.  It was such a beautiful day!

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