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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: 0.00
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
8.20

I wasn't sure I wanted to run this morning. Sore quads from Wire yesterday and getting up early (in spite of the naps afterward) were wearing on my mind. I could take the day off. Then, my baby was up quite a bit through the night with restless sleep and was up when I got up to leave for the run. I asked him if he wanted me to stay or if he was okay if I left (my 12 yr old was home to babysit, I just didn't want her to have to get woken up at 5:30!). He said I could go so I kissed him and headed off. I really wanted him to say no and throw a fit. Then, I'd have to stay home! Sorry! :) Darn little stinker. 

I headed off with the Newtons and despite my slow start Chad was enjoying chatting away at his super easy, near walking pace :) So, I didn't refuse the company. I walked as soon as I hit the dirt...I was tired! But about half way through I started feeling better and didn't walk as much and started feeling the groove again. It is nice to feel good running! Even if I'm slow, I don't feel like death warmed over when I run which is a nice change. 

We all ran from the gate up to the top of the last hill together and George took some pics that I can't wait to see. We are getting some amazing sunrises lately! Glad I'm up to see them. The way down we all stayed together until the last 1/2 mile ish and Ronnie and I chatted away while George and Chad took off for the Mario Kart strip :)

Downtown in the evening with the family and we hiked Ensign Peak after dinner. It was a wonderful sunset hike. Sometimes I wish I lived downtown!

I was really surprised to see my last few splits knowing that I was relaxed and chatting. Maybe something is coming back to my legs....

AP: 9:12 splits: 9:49, 10:06, 10:55, 10:03 8:28, 9:02, 7:40, 7:57, 7:27 (last .2)

Came home and since everyone was still KO'd (and baby was asleep on my daughters floor...I'm sure he woke her up and she made him comfortable there) I decided to try my new aero bars on my bike. I quickly texted Kami and she was on a ride leaving in 5 minutes. I got everything together and took off. It was a great ride with her and Natalie on the South end of the MVC and I'm loving my aero bars!! Wish I would've done this a long time ago. I still need to get used to being there for extended periods of time, but I felt comfortable and strong there. The other 2 ladies took off back to home at Rosecrest Dr, but I decided I wanted a few more miles....I was enjoying myself. I went out to Old Bingham and then turned around and came back via the HS. Love my new bike...love it! That is all :)

With time running during stops and all I finished 16.5mph average, which is far better than I've done on my other bike even stopping time! My bike computer that relays to my garmin is nice too. Gave me an average cadence of 60, but I think that is less accurate because of the stops. I need to figure out how to program auto stop for the bike.

So, I ran and bike almost equal times this morning. I'm excited to start this tri season! I just need to start swimming more :)

Fargo Nikes Miles: 8.20BEANS Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Lily on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 12:56:59 from 67.199.178.95

You are so on the go! I love it. We must enjoy summer while it's here. Remember the weather last winter. blech!

From Bec on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 20:12:31 from 70.115.197.197

I love your running adventures this week! From downtown to trail run to Newtons, what's not to love? I like the photo with you posing in the middle. hee hee.

And I am happy that Adam let you go today! :)

From Toby on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 20:21:37 from 199.101.229.6

Ohhhh....I wish my kids would sleep in like that! Double hooray for YOU that YOURS do and you can get all your workouts in! Yeah for a great day!

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