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Location:

Herriman,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon: 3:23:54 (10/6/12)

Half IM: 5:44:03 (8/25/12 - course was long!)

25K trail - Buffalo Run (16.5) 2:34:50

Half Marathon: American Fork - 1:30:44  6/23/12

Spectrum 10K 43:42   3/17/2012

Best 5K: Spanish Fork 21:55 05/30/09

Short-Term Running Goals:

Okay, so for 2013 I am going to have FUN! Not that running isn't always fun, but I had a wonderful breakthrough year last year and I want to play this year :) AND get faster! So, my first goal I'm going to put out there is my yearly mileage goal.
It is 2,186 miles from my driveway to my sister (QP's) driveway! I want to spend this year on a virtual trek cross country running those miles. So, that is how far I will run in 2013...from my house to QPs. It will take all year and yes, this is measured on Hwys so it isn't really exactly how I COULD run it, but good enough. 43 miles/week...totally doable, and a fun goal to track how far I've traveled as I go along. Who knows...maybe I'll even run PAST her house :)

I will do more trail runs, Boston, Pacing duties, another Half IM and some other tris. I'm excited for this next year and look forward to having fun with all of you out on the roads, and trails! Maybe bag a few peaks this year too!!

Long-Term Running Goals:


Big Dreams: 5K in 20:2X; 10K in 39:XX; Half in 1:29:XX; Full in 3:15:XX; complete the Rim2Rim2Rim run and not die; Comrades; Iron(wo)Man.

Run for the rest of my life!

Personal:

4 children: twelve, eight, five and baby Fartlek - 2 1/2. Wonderful supportive husband that lets me drag him and the family all over for race after race!

Finished 13 marathons and LOVE running that distance! I'm definitely hooked to the marathon monster and hope to constantly improve my endurance, speed and stay injury free!

I've also found a love of trail running! I hope to keep improving on this front.

After being injured with a broken foot at the first of 2012 I found a tri group and started training with them and am now loving tris! The half IM was harder than I'd ever imagined...and am ready to do it again. I'll earn my bike butt and someday have enough time to train for a full IM.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 322.10
BIKE MILES Lifetime Miles: 1168.40
LUCY MILES Lifetime Miles: 25.25
Adidas Lifetime Miles: 319.66
Orange II Lifetime Miles: 390.41
Boston Mizuno Lifetime Miles: 568.97
Fargo Nikes Lifetime Miles: 500.03
BEANS Lifetime Miles: 755.00
Orange Bostons Lifetime Miles: 527.59
Solomon Trail Lifetime Miles: 363.98
PI Tri Shoes Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Boston Mizuno 10s Lifetime Miles: 140.75
New Orange Lifetime Miles: 157.05
Total Distance
12.00

Well, it was too short lived, but I got to run with Becca!!! She was in town to say goodbye to her parents as they embark on their mission for the church. So it was a super short stay and we had to get the run in before everyone got up and she then got in trouble for spending too much time with me :) 

It was slow and even with walk breaks I had our pace at 10:01 (but 2 miles short, because I stopped my watch for some reason some time)...so I'm sure she had me running a high 8 when I could tolerate it! But, I was (ready for it???) exhausted, tired, slow, felt like my legs weighed 500 pounds and my breathing was so labored I could barely talk when we were actually running. By 12 miles I was certainly done. I did take Daisy again and even though it was dark, she behaved herself and had fun exploring Murdock canal trail while we ran. 

We finished and went into her parent's home to say goodbye...well, and hour later I finally started to leave. But, then her parents wanted a treat, so we went on a Swig and Lehi Donut Factory run! Mmmmm. Starting out the day with a sugar rush isn't the best thing, especially for my body right now and especially after a long run, but it sure was delicious!! Great times with Becca and I even wore lipstick ALL day!! I guess it was its own kind of Halloween run :D

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Total Distance
9.00

When the intention is there, but the effort is not, I can count the miles, right?? HA!

Smooth and I met at JRP to run a few, easy miles. We both started walking and whining about how tired and fatigued and sore our legs were...well, to make a long story short, 4.5 miles later we turned around and walked back! It was a lovely morning and I don't regret a step! It was just what my mind, body and soul needed. But, Smooth always finds a way to "ground" me back to neutral no matter how fast or slow or where or when we run. She just has that magical power! It was great to spend 3 hours just chatting and catching up while Daisy ran the trail and pounced on the mice in the fields! My kind of perfect. 

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Total Distance
4.00

I had been pouting in my mind about the fact that no one ever invites me on runs anymore. Probably because I've decreased my social profile a ton, but you know with my crazy! Anyway, I was excited when Wednesday Kylee invited me to run with some other Herriman girls on Eric's trail. I couldn't pass it up! We met at 9:00 and I had to be to work by 10:30-11, so I needed to cut it short, but I didn't want to refuse a trail invite from someone I wouldn't mind spending more time with and is an easier pace...or doesn't mind MY easier pace. So I went up for 30 minutes and then turned and came back the same way. My watch stopped on the way up so I had no idea how long the round trip would be, but it was exactly 4 miles! Very nice :) 

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3.00

Three miles with Adam. I'm thinking I may have adrenal fatigue. Which in talking with Lisa Western is simply going to require the one thing I'll HATE! Not run so much...more rest and less stress, including exercise. Lower HR during any activity and working on keeping daily stress down. So Monday and Tuesday I pouted and didn't run at all. I was active, but not with running...sigh. I had to take Lauren to work, because I needed to go to the doctor about a spider bite that had started getting red "arms" crawling up my leg! It has been SO itchy!!! But, I knew with the "arms" spreading that it needed attention. So Craig did my carpool run and I sat at the doctor's office. Got antibiotics for a week....

So I told Adam that we could take the car back to Lauren at the rec center and then run home. I took him on the closed road off Main Street to pique his interest and tell him we could run on a secret path! He was kind of dragging, but it was all uphill and he was coming off of 2 days of hard work! So, I tried to be kind :) I wasn't fast at all either...we did a 9:32AP and when we got home Adam told me "I didn't have fun at all, I feel like you are just making me SUFFER!" bwahahaha! If the poor kid only knew. But we both got the miles done then had a relaxing evening. 

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28.00
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