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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
Race: St George Half (13.109 Miles) 01:47:08, Place overall: 89, Place in age division: 28
Total Distance

I really don't want to talk about this race. I know I haven't been running much and trying to keep my cardio up with biking etc, but it just isn't the same. No, nope, not. Keep in mind, last year I paced 1:45 easily and chatting and the year before hit 1:36...yeah, this race sucked. 

I enjoyed visiting and running over with Marci and QP and started in the back around the 3:00 pacers just to take the pressure off. I knew I could hit a sub 1:40, I KNEW it. I was going to do it. 

I eased into it limping on my leg and after a mile or so finally fell into a groove. Kelli passed me around 1.5 and I was confused...she'd had a screw in her shoe she had to take out. YIKES! She was catching up to pace 1:45 with Bill. I figured I should catch and pass her. So, I slowly dragged her in over the next couple miles and around 4 was maybe 20 seconds behind her. I wanted to catch her, but I just couldn't I was giving it my all and coming up at 7:44-7:50 paces. Then the real hills hit. I was still hitting 7:57-8:10 (the worst at mile 7) which is pretty good pace for me on hills. I was then excited for the downhill and ready to finally take over Kelli! 

Then, I died. Seriously. Mile 9 was it. I was done. I had no more go. My pace splits show it horribly. I went from my steady 7:50 to 8:30, 8:40, 8:50....it was a nightmare. My legs were just done. poo. I've lost my speed AND my endurance. I wanted to walk, but willed myself to keep running. Mile 10.5 I wanted to stop and barf. Mile 11ish I remember doing positive talk with Kaylee the year previous and getting her through those miles. I started saying the same CRAP to myself. Mile 12 I realized I should be grateful for even being here running and to shut up and just finish. The final .1 stretch came. Kick it in and sprint...nope. nothing. I had nothing left to give. My legs were dead lead bags hanging off my hips and it was all I could do to keep my pace. I hadn't looked at my watch, I just knew Kelli was gone and so was my race. 1:47....wow, I suck. Poo! I was NOT happy with my time and felt like crap for something so slow for me. 

I finally realized that for not running as much as I have it was actually a pretty good race. Doesn't mean I like it. Doesn't mean I accept my failure. Doesn't mean I don't want to kick someone's dog about it. But, I'll survive and try to learn and grow from this one too. I feel like I have a lot of learning/growing races recently and nothing to really celebrate.


I then went back to run my sister in, but I'd barely missed her and I didn't know it until I was a mile back on the course and my husband called and said she was at the hotel. What the crap?!? So, I missed/hated my race AND I missed my sister. Ugh. I'm done....walked back to the hotel, alone.

That afternoon we went to Turtle wall for Craig to climb and my calf was hurting SO bad I seriously wanted to puke. I hate this stupid leg injury. Please get better!!

New Orange Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 15:02:41 from

I'm so sorry to hear that this was such a crappy race for you! Chin up, you've done good! Really, I mean it! You've accomplished A LOT!!! Sometimes the body is the boss...injury stinks...that's the law of nature! You will heal up and the fitness/speed/endurance will come back quick!

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