I'm not crazy...I'm just bored!!

Moab Red Hot ultra

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesRAD's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20092010201120122013201420152016
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

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
169.85
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Normal Monday of nothing. I was tired...a weekend of dealing with sciatica was enough and I stayed in bed and snuggled with Adam and slept a couple extra hours. A choice I regret, but? Sounds like my normal Monday routine. Someone pull me out of this funk!

I did get a great massage from Sara and only 4 kids in carpool pick up, so I guess that was a good ending :) 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
2.00

Yee-Haw! rolling in the miles baby! hahaha....

After the weekend storm and Monday's non-stop wind created drifts of snow that plows couldn't handle. Add to that my fall last week and knowing that many of the roads have no shoulder on our route and the fact that not many shoulders were plowed...I pulled the pansy and didn't go. 

I did get to boxing class and then did lifting on my own afterward and ran 2 miles to run out some of that lactic acid. I wanted to do 7 or 8, but I didn't have the time. I had to get home and get Nathan to an orthodontist appointment. Lucky me, another kid in braces...yay! I didn't even get time to shower until I got home from carpool. I'm doing 5 carpool shifts this week...I'll need a few weeks off! I can't wait until next year where I hopefully don't have so many trips/day to the darn school. Only another 5 months. 

So, I had 2.5 hours of workout, but not much running. Oh, and during lift I stepped down wrong and I had weights on my shoulders and I twisted my right ankle...again...but then fell straight on my butt. I think I broke my coccyx. HA! But really, my butt hurts. Holding the weights on my shoulders I couldn't put my hands down or twist to not land on my tailbone. It was a hard hit. I'm telling you, I am NOT supposed to be whole. I'm just old and broken. 

My two miles were an AP of 8:20....

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

Sigh, I spent the morning sleeping - I'm lazy and can rationalize sleeping anytime! Then I had too much to do in the afternoon to do anything and I spent the evening working, signing a lease in Lehi. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.20

I actually got up and ran! Amazing, I know. Even surprised myself. Melanie was the only other person willing to go on Shaggy Mountain this morning, so we pushed the time back to 5:45 and then Wilkey decided to join us as well. So we had a nice slow jaunt around the roads of Shaggy Mountain. I got home just in time to take David to carpool drop off. 

I then went to lift class, came home and got Adam then got to finish half of the boxing class. An excellent morning!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
3.10

Went to personal training and ran .5 to warm-up. Then we did a lot of upper body - mostly biceps and triceps. 

I then did boxing class, which was a great cardio workout! 

I finished the TM miles to finish the workout off. 3 miles total. Easy enough, but felt good to get a run in, even if it was short. 

Did a good stretch to finish off. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
13.15

Kelli was actually williing to let me tag along in her Saturday run! I needed the motivation to get up and run and she was going out at the right time and doing the right miles. It all lined up wonderfully. I ran to her house (the long way...4+ miles) and then we ran to daybreak and on the road around the lake, but over the bridge to cut it short enough to get me back to soda row in time for Craig to pick me up. 

I was planning on doing an early run and then still doing boxing afterward and maybe a little sparring, but I was asked to watch Taylee (my friend's brand new baby!) and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. So I showered and went and snuggled with a month old baby for 3 hours. It was fantastic! I finished the day off watching my incredible niece at the state finals drill competition. Although Riverton didn't finish how they hoped they would have, they did a great job and it was so fun to watch all those girls who had worked so hard to polish and perform so many dances! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.00

I decided to actually do something on a Monday for once. I was going to run with Kelli in the afternoon, but then decided to just get my butt in gear and get it done so that I would have the afternoon to get stuff done around the house. So, I went by myself (with some motivation from my peeps on run4fun) and idd a perfect little 5 mile loop. My AP was 8:40 for the miles and with the uphill I decided to tackle I was somewhat pleased with that. Slow, but it was done. I took Adam to kindergarten and chatted with Becca before I could text Kelli and tell her I'd gotten my miles finished. On my way home from dropping Adam off I saw Kelli running up toward my home. I got home and was in the garage chatting with Becca when Kelli ran to my house. I still hadn't told her that I wasn't going to run! I decided I might as well run a couple with her. So, I did. It was a great run and we had a great chat. Another 5 miles down. AP for those miles was 8:48, again it was slow, but heck, it was done. I'd finally started out my week on the right foot! A good run with a friend and a chat with Becca. How could the week not go well??

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.00

I actually got up and met with the Newtons! I wanted to start out early, but as usual that didn't happen. I set off with the group and they were SO good to slow down to my crawl of a pace at 8:45 for the first mile and a half. But, with this darn chest cold and then the cruddy air we are dealing with I just couldn't breathe. So, I turned at 13400S and went up to 6400W. I went further to hit 4 miles thinking that I would have 8 total by the time I got back to Chad's house. I was super slow on the uphill to the turn around. The greater the challenge the greater the reward...lots of good downhill. I thought Mel and Chad would catch me, but they never did. I had to run circles around Chad's neighborhood to finish the 8, but I'm glad I did it. Getting up and out is half the battle. 

As a side note for myself, this was the first run that my knee hurt and it was swollen afterward. I don't get it. Almost like I tore my meninscus again, with swelling in the knee joint and pain to bend the joint. But not nearly as painful! Just interetesting. Iced it and put a flector patch on it. 

I then went to boxing class and lift class. We did 90 second intervals with a 30 seconds rest - four sets. yes, my legs are shot. Especially my butt, piriformis. Nice and sore.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
5.00

Kelli was out for her long run and I convinced her to let me tag along again. She ran extra miles up to my hood and then gave me a 10 minute warning to when she would be at the gas station. The fog was SO dense! It was absolutely crazy. I've never seen it so bad. I wore my flasher and my head lamp just so cars could see me. You could barely see  100 yds in front of you. I thought Kelli and I might wander the gas station parking lot looking for each other, because we couldn't see each other in that small area! We changed the route so we didn't run along Main Street, it has no shoulder! So, we went to the Cove then in my hood we went west and about the same elevation as the church we all of a sudden came out of the fog cloud! We could see blue skies and Kennecott and the mountains...wow! Then we turned around and you could see that we had just run out of that crazy dark cloud and that it was still there...just a few yards behind us. We finished our miles in the sunshine until we had to go back down to my house. The fog wasn't as bad, but then you could see it start rolling in again. Kelli said by the time she got back to the gas station it was fogged in again, just like we had left it. Crazy business!!!

it was nice to get out and get home by 10:05 and I read and snuggled with Adam, fed the animals and got showered before I had to drive kindergarten carpool. It was nice to not have another lazy day. I'm  trying  to get back into the swing of things, but Kelli is being nice and keeping me moving!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.20

I again got up and went with the newtons. Mel got here on time and so I left with her and let Chad do the chase. I knew I'd be slow enough that he wouldn't have to work too hard to catch us. By the time we got to the turn off road he was there ready to take on the rest of the mountain. Again, they were nice and patient to go super slow so I could hang with the group. It took me 1:16 to finish, which is horribly slow...but I can blame the dense fog, nasty air, chest cold, sore legs and ice. It certainly wasn't me! hahaha!

I had a great morning with them and after dropping David off at carpool I saw Kim running down Gina after doing Shaggy Mountain on his own. I drove, he ran and we chatted. It was kind of fun :) 

Came home and got off to boxing and lift. We again did the 90 second intervals, 30 second rest. My arms are SO sore! It was crazy. I seriously wasn't sure I'd be able to lift my water bottle to get a drink afterward. Good thing I don't need my arms to run on Saturday....

Spent the night doing YW basketball...sigh. I'm pretty much done with that. I just don't really enjoy it. But, I do what I have to do.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
2.00

Personal training at the gym. Working on power lifting to get more explosive power. It is kind of fun :) 

I then did boxing class which is always fun, especially now that Cyle decided to do legs each Friday.  

I finished with 2 miles on the TM, honestly because I saw that my miles would fall just short of 50 this week, so I added a couple! First one at 8:28 and the 2nd at 7:30.

Crazy afternoon then drove to Moab. They even had a parade for me coming! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Race: Moab Red Hot ultra (20.505 Miles) 05:08:13
Total Distance
20.50

Moab Red Hot 33K. 

I was supposed to run the 55K but with my lack of training the past 6 weeks I figured that I could push through the 55K or I could drop to the 33K and run with my sister and enjoy the day. Right now, enjoying running is my thing. So, enjoy we did! 

I was afraid it would be freezing cold, but oh it was beautiful! The mud was frozen, but the sun was out and I even shed my long sleeve throw away shirt before we started. There was still snow on the trail so we brought yak trax just in case. Neither of us wanted a helicopter rescuse for a fall! It was an incredibly lovely morning, blue skies, great company, fun runners around us. Helping others along the way, stopping for pictures, enjoying the aid stations, taking in the incredible view and chatting for hours. It was seriously the perfect day. Great memories with lots of fun and an incredible run to add to it. Our relationship of 36 years was celebrated well! (just in case you don't get it...My birthday is Monday, I'm turning 36 so I've been with my big sisters for 36 years! 

The finish line came all too soon (not for my legs, but for my heart! I could've stayed out there all day) and it was fun to see Lauren and David who had come down with me. Water Boy for my sister was also there. A perfect ending to a great race. Then a shower and dinner at Zax and ice cream and hot tubbing finished off the evening. It was an incredible day. I sincerely wish every day could be like this. It was near perfection! I'm certainly a desert girl and Moab is heaven for me. Luckily, my sister feels the same!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.20

Melanie is so incredible! I'd planned a little low key run with Smooth and Melanie didn't know it and since I was out of town I didn't say much about it. So, Melanie posted that she was declaring a birthday run for me and she would bring cake! So, I invited Smooth, but with Larry's clinic appointments it just wouldn't work. That was kind of a disappointment, I love that lady and she truly makes every day I see her and run with her a brighter one. Kelli, despite a horrid drive home and weekend with Emma in St George, was up and decided to join us. Chad had to work and Dave's calf is still healing and he couldn't run either. So, it was just us 3 ladies on the run and Dave dropped by for cupcakes after the run. It was a great Shaggy Mountain loop. My legs were a lot more tired than I wanted or expected them to be, but Kelli and Melanie were nice and patient. The cherry almond cupcakes were incredible and I still have a few to enjoy tomorrow too! 

After a shower and tax prepping I got a nice 90 minute massage. Plus, I found out some incredible news from a good friend! I'll share it later, when they are ready to let the cat out of the bag :) Plus another friend called me and offered to register me for Spudman! So, I got a great run, good company, excellent massage, a race on the calendar, good news and a perfect family that hosted and provided a perfect day. Days like today make all the bad ones completely worth it! 

Oh, and I love running...yup, truer than true!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.15

I was a little hesitant to do all 10 miles of the loop this morning. But, circumstances were such that I decided I might as well just suck it up and get it done. Chad was late getting out, so Mandy and I started off and he caught up around mile 1.5...I'm plenty slow now a days. They were great and trudged through the slow miles with me. Chatting along the miles just flew by and I was home in time to get eveything done that I needed. I sure love my running family. They mean so much to me and make my life so much more than I ever imagined. 

I then missed boxing, but got to lift class...I figured that I'd done some good cardio already :) Gotta love leg day! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
4.50

I had the incredible opportunity to run with Meridith today. We had talked about earlier how Monday and Wednesday mornings were good for us and that we should get together for a few runs. She is going through a double masectomy on Monday and so this was her last Wednesday if we were going to do it. After yesterday's workout I was more than happy to take a few easy miles. I probably wouldn't have run at all if she wouldn't have invited me. I can get lazy like that! 

Meridith is such an incredible woman. She has a sense of humor and determination that I love. Even the first run I met her, long before she knew of the cancer in her body, I loved her. She is just one of those people you long to be around, because of the spirit that they carry with them. I truly wish I was a person like that, but I'm just not. I'm okay with that, because I have other traits that I get to give to the world. 

Anyway, we did a nice loop around Daybreak and took the inner island jaunt as well. I had a great relaxing morning and I couldn't have asked for better company. The weather was windy and bit chilly, but the day was great! 

I didn't do anything else. I took a "rest day" :)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

I didn't have the best gut night and I woke up worried about doing the 8 mile loop without access to a bathroom. So, I bowed out. It killed me. I wanted to go so badly! But, the spirit was willing and the body was weak...So Melanie and Chad had to go it alone. I feel horrible. 

I did make it to lift class and got arm day done. Cyle's new program is killing my arms! Always a good thing, right? 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
3.00

On run4fun, Sheri challenged me to do at least 2 miles and 30 minutes of strength training. Luckily, I had my personal training with Cyle! 

Cyle was having a crazy day dealing with girl drama, so he talked about it a lot more than we usually work out. I hope I helped a little bit though. 

I then had to go home and take Lauren and carpool to school, then I went back for Friday boxing, which now includes a 15 minute leg workout at the end. I then busted out 3 miles on the TM. I had to start slow, but I finised the 3 miles in 25 minutes (9:18, 8:28, 7:34). It was great to have the challenge to force me into getting a few miles in. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
17.00

Mandy asked for a running partner and I wanted to get some good miles in AND get to my boxing classes in the morning. So, I obliged. I picked her up and then we  ran from my house up to Kennecott, down to the HS, north on MVC to Old Bingham and then back to daybreak along 4800W and then down the trail to 4000W. Mandy and I parted ways at 11800S at 16 miles, she made another 4 mile loop on the way home. I just finished my mile to catchweight. Seventeen miles at an AP of 8:50. Man I'm slow latley. I'll get it back though....

I was going to have Craig bring me clothes and food so I could do class, but I didn't get them packed and in the car and I was worried about him forcing me to leave early since I didn't have a car. So, he took me home, I changed clothes got food and packed food then drove myself back.  I missed tabata, but I don't think it was that big of a deal to miss it. I'd done lots of strength training. I then did boxing and advanced boxing (technique). I watched sparring (still no head hitting for me) and then did the floors.  It was nice to have it out of the way for the day.

As a family we then went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse and we all left 10 pounds heavier. We then went to the Provo Temple Open house. It is incredible how much they put into that tiny building! Stairs, lots of stairs too. I want to do every session I do there. Lots of walking! It helps to keep me awake :) 

A near perfect day. Except I had to let Smooth run alone o the parkway. I truly thought I'd get to join her for a bit. I know it is important to be with family and I know she would want me doing that, but with everything in her life going on, I know she could've used the support and company. I guess we can't do everything...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
5.20

I slept the morning away and I had to motivate myself to get out in the afternoon. Craig is away on business this week in Quebec and so I can't run in the morning when Adam is home unless I use the TM or go super early before Lauren leaves. I took Adam to kindergarten and then came home and got out in the cold and snow. I just did the typical 5 mile loop. It felt warm-ish, but the snow was pelting me the whole time. I'm still nice and slow on the uphill, but some speed on the downhill is coming back slowly. 

5+ miles in 44:03,  AP of 8:30 - my fastest mile was 7:18 and slowest 9:23

Nothing else today. Carpool takes over my life and I HATE driving around and running kids here there and everywhere. I just get so exhausted and want nothing but to stay at home and do nothing and drive nowhere everyday. My car is my life lately...I hate it. But, I've seen how much school has changed my kids and the stuff they love to do. I know it is worth it, but it doesn't mean I have to like it!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.15

Only Mandy and I were in for the enitre ten today, but we still met at Chad's house.  Dave met us at Juniper Crest and Mt Ogden. We then finished the run all together. Around mile 7-8 I started feeling tired and fatigued. Then I realized that I had really only eaten dinner (pasta and chicken nuggets...super awesome) yesterday. Food is fuel, I forget that sometimes. As we turned into Chad's neighborhood, I had to stop and dry heave just a bit. Kind of sad, but I had litterally run my guts out! hahaha. I finished in 1:26, which isn't too horrible for me lately. Sad, but true. I had a few good miles around 7:30...some of the speed is slowly coming back. Heavens I've lost a lot of speed and endurance. I hope it comes back easier than I'm thinking it will right now. I feel like it will be forever before I can run a decent pace and good miles....

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
0.00

I slept...I got to Lina's weight training class. After leg day Tuesday, it was hard to say the least! But, at least I worked out...right?

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.20

What a crazy morning! I did the Shaggy Mountain run with Dave and Chad. We ran through a skunk cloud that I couldn't smell...not being able to smell is really weird! Then just over a mile from home a dog came charging out at us and ended up biting on my upper right thigh. I didn't think much of it and kept running. 

Well, seven stitches later I got out of the doctor's office and did the rest of boxing class and arm day. I called animal control and reported it and then talked to the owner, who has been great to work with. But, it is still just crazy! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
0.00

Skiing all day with my 4 kids and my nephew...solo. It wasn't too horrible. I had a great time and I only fell once...on my right hip...the dog bite. Yeah, that was wonderful.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Race: Indoor Half Marathon (15 Miles) 02:30:00
Total Distance
15.00

I ran 15 miles with Kimberly. I don't know what my exact finish time for the half was, but I truly had a great morning running and chatting with Kimberly. I love that girl! I got to see lots of other fun peeps at the race as well. Working for Extra Mile racing is a fun option for me! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
8.30

Kelli got me out of bed and I was hoping I'd find her on the run, but I didn't. It actually turned out great for me. It was a wonderful morning and I only intended to do 4-5, but I was just enjoying myself and feeling good AND strong/fast on the uphill, so I kept running. Ran past the dog house, gotta get out all the fear. Finished with an 8:30 AP and only 2 miles over 9mm - 9:05 and 9:10. 

I also saw the animal control worker and chatted with her for a minute. I now feel good about my decisions made in the situation. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
169.85
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com

Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):