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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
Race: New Years Revolution Run (30.6 Miles) 05:00:00
Total Distance
31.60

Well, miracles do happen and I owe this one to Burt! I'm going to try to log my miles. Heavens how I've missed this place. My solace. My friends. My motivation. My miles. I've been running...quite like the fool I've always been with running. But, I've lost so much by not logging it and sharing it with anyone who may care and for ME. I miss looking back and knowing what I'd run, how fast and being able to ask myself for more. 

So, my resolution is to get back to my daily logs. For me. All for me. But, if some of you decide to read and enjoy, I welcome your comments, suggestions, support and humor. Bring it on!

This race I did the first year it was held in 2011 on my scooter with my broken foot. Since then, I've started each year out with a 50K here. I haven't ever finished the 50K in the allotted five hours of time, but I do it because I can't help but do it! It is just my goal and I can't stop until I get there. 

This year I didn't track my laps...I tried, but after 99 my watch just stopped and wouldn't record any more laps! So, when I was done running I checked how many they had me recorded as running, then I ran a few more to get to 115...on a 442M track. Because I didn't run the inside lane the full  time I'm sure I ran closer to 32 miles, but meh...bygones. 

It was a wonderful run with lots of friends. I got to visit with Becca, Kimberly, Kandi, Galen, Curtis and a few others. I love chatting and running on this race and then plugging into my ipod and  pushing out the last hour. I tried to stay up on my fueling but my lack of early fueling took me down the 3rd hour for too many breaks! I think that was my downfall. But, I still had a great time and look forward to doing it again!

 This past year I have been an ambassador for Extra Mile Racing and I've loved it! At the race Jared Eborn gave me a t-shirt quilt as being Ambassador of the year. I was probably the only ambassador that actually kept their participation and work going throughout the year! But, at least I follow through. 

I have struggled with motivation these past few months. I've completed all my "big" life goals. I finished a full IM with the Iron Cowboy on July 25th this past summer. I did R2R2R in Nov 2014 and loved it! I've run a sub 1:30 half and well...I hate 5Ks, so I don't run them if I can avoid it. I also ran the trifecta this past year (3 marathons in 3 days in 3 states) and a total of 12 marathons and I think my lifetime total of marathons is at 43...44 if you count today. I've started lifting and going to Catchweight fitness and boxing and I'm loving the change of pace and new challenges. But, I LOVE running! sigh...I just can't give it up. It fills me like nothing else. But, all my friends have gotten faster or moved or our schedules just don't match up. I don't have people to run WITH. My Newtons group tolerates me and they don't complain, but I hate being the back of the group, running alone and making them constantly wait for me at each gathering point. I have no business running with them. They know it and I know it, but we have such a great time together it is hard to give it up. Plus, I always end up running alone and not getting to visit with anyone anyway. Sigh, it is my last strong hold to the running world, but it is slipping away quickly.  I miss my running family and the great memories and bonds I made over so many miles and years. I just can't deal with the drama on the FB group anymore. That and the chest selfies post run...ugh. Anyway, so I'm hoping that somehow this mortivates me to keep running. Maybe someone will start stalking me and caring about what I run which will force me to run AND log the miles. I have to do it for myself this time.  I'll take this step alone and maybe I'll find my way out of this funk!

Happy New year and welcome back to my long, rambling posts!

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Comments
From Glory in the long run on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 00:20:17 from 174.23.236.120

Nice read. Never heard of Newton before. Interesting.

Sounds like you're a die-hard ultra-distance. I'd say running a half in under 1:30 makes you pretty fast. Seems like you should be able to find plenty of people to run with if you can keep that speed.

Welcome back. Your depth, honesty and authenticity are nourishing.

From Bec on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 10:12:49 from 98.202.123.11

I will stalk you! Oh how I miss our running adventures. Believe me, I know how you feel about not really having a good social balance with running. You can always post chest photos to get negative attention that has nothing to do with running. 😉

You did a fabulous job today. You have determination and I love that. Make it. Good year and we should probably check up on each other on this blog.

From RAD on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 19:06:12 from 67.177.62.160

Glory, we named our local group of runners South Valley Newtons...a long story of how that name came to be, but alas, it is what it is. So, don't be impressed or wonder how awesome we are. We aren't. We just are a group that has a long history of enjoying each other's company and great memories on lots of runs. I can't maintain that pace, which is why I can't keep up with them. You also must understand that the guys I run with are 2:50 marathoners! The girls are closer to my pace, but not being able to keep my normal 8-8:20 on our weekly runs has put me in the back of the crowd. If you like depth, honesty and authenticity...you'll certainly find it here! I'm horribly long winded and honest to a fault. I'm a straight shooter, you always know where I stand. I'll have to go check out your adventures!

Becca, I know you know my "lonely" running frustrations better than most anyone. I miss you. I miss running with you. I wish I could've stayed with you yesterday. I would've loved an hour or two with you, but I'm just too slow! I still am a little frustrated with the lap count. I looked at details and they all look about right, but man alive! I swear both of us were NOT running that slow. sigh...oh well, it is over and done now! I need to put my big girl panties on and set up a time to run outside with you before you go home. Or maybe we need to meet at a gym and run on the TMs!

From Toby on Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:26:55 from 74.81.235.87

You're back!!!!!! And you started 2016 with a BIG bang! Yeah!

And you're not slow :)

From allie on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 17:58:12 from 24.99.46.55

hey, welcome back. not much goes on here anymore. :)

nice job on the very long run to ring in the new year. i hope you have a great 2016.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 21:06:24 from 96.33.87.148

New Years 50k. Very nice.

From RAD on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 07:54:57 from 67.177.62.160

Toby, you haven't run with me lately...

Aliie, despite the fact that nothing goes on here anymore, it is nice to be back :)

Jon, as far as I'm concerned it is the ONLY way to kick off a new year!

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