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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2009



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!


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

What a wonderful run! Baby got up at 3:45 and I was afraid he'd wake dad up and need to eat before I got back from my run, so I had to leave a bottle. However, miracle of miracles when I got back everyone was still nestled all soundly in bed! Just added to the beauty of the morning.

I got out and ran our stake 5K loop to get 3 extra miles in before my SIL came to join me for a long run. It was also nice to get a home potty break and drink! She is also training for SGM and it will be her first full, so it's been fun rehashing marathon training advice. I probably need it just as much as she does! She was on a 12 mile long run and I was 15, so I did mine first  so she could sleep in and we could end together. It was SO SO SO stinkin' nice to have company! Made the miles fly by, with baby situation and everything this morning, I think next week  I may try the 'drive and run' long run - so give me your best offer for a 16 miler next week! :)

We did what I like to call my 'borders of Herriman' run. We run past or close to the N,S,E and W borders of the city a nice tour of the land :) There are 2 nasty parts of this run...Emmeline up through the foothills, but it's a decent grade not straight up. Then the 'hill of death' home, if you notice this is a constant part of my runs - since I live in the foothills I always have to run up this long uphill grade to get home. No wonder I like to 'drive and run'! My SIL is the first to come with me up the hill of death and see just how fun those 2 miles of uphill grade really are :) It seriously isn't a bad uphill...it just goes on and on forever! Especially at the end of a long run, it gets to be really fun!

Note to self: only did a drinking fountain stop about mile 8.5 - I need more fuel for anything longer than this. I think it will help my legs carry through better, but oh how I hate the gu! Must find a way to drop or bring fuel and water for next week.

Either way it was a beautiful early morning run, and we got to see some tri folks getting ready for the Herriman tri. Always fun to catch some of that race day excitement! I felt good the whole run, and felt that I kept the pace nice and easy, and maintained a consistent effort on the uphill portions. Shins are probably  a 1 or 2 of 10 on a pain scale which is magnificent compared to what it used to be. I think getting new shoes will help a lot as well. I'm pushing over 400 on the pair I've got now, I just hate shelling out the dough for a new pair. Any suggestions on a good cheap place to get some new ones?

AP: 9:07 splits: 8:39, 9:30, 9:08, 9:13, 8:52, 9:01, 9:17, 8:38, 8:55, 9:18, 8:46, 9:17, 9:24, 9:37, 9:12, 8:35 (last .1)

Mizuno Nirvana Miles: 15.10
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From The Quiet Pirate on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:27:15 from

VERY nice run! Glad you had company and your shins are feeling better. Good luck on finding some good inexpensive shoes. You're getting some miles on those old ones!

From RAD on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:01:38 from

Yeah, it's funny, because one pair of shoes only shows about 200 miles, but they are the ones I did all my x-training during SF time with. So they are shot, just not high miles. The Nirvana's are the ones I got while prego to run in. Crazy that I've put 400 on them already!

From Tom Slick on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:10:20 from

Nice splits for your long run. It sure is nice to run early in the morning. This morning I took my music out with me, for some reason I didn't enjoy the run as well as when I just listen to my surroundings.

At Sierratradingpost.com they have a half price sale on running shoes....I got my regular $110.00 shoes for $47.00!

Worth a look.

Happy running!


From Carolyn in Colorado on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 14:52:12 from

Great job getting out early. It's great that you had a friend to run with.

I don't carry what the grade is, 2 miles uphill at the end of a run is always tough. If you're running that all the time, no wonder you're so strong.

From Brent on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 19:01:57 from

Devine, 300 commando points for the comeback mom, great run and pace.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Toby on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 21:11:18 from

You win the "early morning" award today! I hope you got a nap! I've been going through your archives from early this year (yep, totally a blog stalker) to see how you progress passed the 9/1, 8/2, 7/3, 6/4 etc while recovering from your SF. You jumped to some big miles - such a ROCK STAR! Plus you were preggo! Amazing lady!

From Smooth on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 22:51:12 from

WOW!!! That is EARLY and AWESOME long run!!! So glad you had your SIL's company! NICE pace for a long run too!!!! Glad the shin is co-operating! Gonna miss you at PCM next week!

From KP on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 23:59:42 from


From Teena Marie on Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 11:16:01 from

Simple amazing!!!!

You should come and join the Chumps one of these Saturdays! :)

From Chad on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:03:12 from

Wow! 15 miles already. Didn't you just have that baby?

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