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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

ugghhh, it was one of 'those' nights...followed by one of 'those' mornings. My feet were moving in a semblance of running, what more do you want?

No focus on the run other than just to get through it and what I can of the day so I can take a nap this afternoon, well maybe depending on how all the issues from last night work out...

It was another beautiful morning though, and if I wasn't half asleep I probably would've enjoyed it more. Sunrise and Moon-set, simply amazing!

AP: 9:06 splits: 8:52, 8:53, 8:59, 9:14, 9:13, 9:35, 9:17, 8:50 (last .1)

I'm going to need my time at the gym today. Boot camp and then either a few more miles on the TM or ellilptical/reading time to finish up my book. Stay tuned....

**ran just over 1 mile during boot camp, then hit the TM for 10 min to do one more mile and finished up the time to 8:40AP. Then did the elliptical for 20 minutes and finished my book - excellent read! "The Lonely Polygamist"**

Mizuno Nirvana Miles: 2.25Mizuno Inspire - Oscar Miles: 7.10
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Tom Slick on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:52:41 from

Keep up the great work, one off day is not a problem. Pick it up tomorrow. Wow, your getting in some great mileage and it's only wednesday!!!!!!!

From Chad on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:53:53 from

Good job getting out. I couldn't get out of bed and skipped my morning run.

From RivertonPaul on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:16:29 from

Even so, you had a better workout than I did today.

From Bec on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 17:21:00 from

I really don't know how you do it with Fartlek. I can't imagine being sleep deprived and then running nine solid miles.

"The Lonely Polygamist"? Hmmm, I don't know about you and your choice of reading selection. If you were in a spin I am sure I would have glanced over and saw you reading that book. Hehehe.

I am reading "Seven Summits." It was a free book.

From RAD on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 17:34:22 from

Slick, thanks. The pace ended up better than I imagined from the way I felt, which is probably a good sign. I like to take Friday's off, so I try to up some of the weekly runs so I can still hit the miles and have a rest day.

Chad, I changed my alarm so I could sleep in. Original plans changed at 3AM :)

RP, I also didn't run a killer 26.2 on Saturday either though :) I'd still be sleeping and doing nothing if I had!

Becca, It was a little bit of Fartlek, but mostly the other two kids up puking in the early morning hours. The book title isn't too intriguing, huh? However, the book is VERY good! It was recommended to me and I chose it for the month for book club. A little smut (about a polygamist who has an affair...go figure?), but a great read - very entertaining!

From Bec on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 17:53:27 from

HA HA HA! That sounds like a great read. I should purchase it on Amazon right now. :0

From leslie peterson on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 18:33:05 from

Wow! Didn't you just have a baby??? Holy Cow you are fast! I have the Lonely Polygamist on my bed stand, it will be my next book after I finish Catching Fire.

You are amazing, I wish I had your motivation, this year has been a recovery year for me.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 08:17:25 from

Interesting choice in reading material?

From KP on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 09:09:43 from

sounds like a good book!

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