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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

Okay, honestly I'm getting a little peeved with my shins/calves. I have half a mind to make an apt with the PT. I'm still having some good pain going downstairs, but walking is getting better. I think the one mile on Saturday put me back a ways *sigh* 

Either way, back at the gym today. No running until I can get this pain under control! With OBX coming quickly I don't want to sacrifice that. I know I've got it in me to finish it, I need to run smart now (as much as it's killing me, I'm not to the point I WANT to run again!). Did ab's class and then hit the bike for 60 minutes @ L6 resistance. I did the upright bike and was sweating like a pig the whole time, which felt great :) 15 miles total for the hour.

I've been debating between Ogden and UVM for a spring full. I was thinking both, but when I saw they were only 3 weeks apart decided it wasn't worth the money to PAY for a long run. So, I registered for UVM and I'm trying to just be happy about it. I think I'm going to miss not running Ogden, but financially the best a good decision.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
From Metcalf Running on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 16:34:39 from

I'm going to miss seeing you at Ogden! But I'm sure you will love UVM. Hope the shins start feeing better soon. Have you been icing? that usually helps and I ran with compression sleeves for a while when my shins were bugging.

From RAD on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 16:39:34 from

Lori, I know...I'm already missing it! But, with the drive and it selling out so quickly (only 400 or so spots left) I had to make a decision. I wish I was rich enough to do both! The 3 weeks will give me just a bit more time to be closer to being done nursing baby though, so it may be better.

The shins/calves have been ongoing for 6-8 weeks now. Since the marathon they've really flared up again, and I just don't want to do more damage by coming back too quickly and making it worse. I'm just impatient, but then again YOU know about patience in healing! The compression sleeves help a bit, but taping seems to work better right now.

From allie on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 19:12:23 from

sorry about your shins/calves. but you are doing well to give them the rest they need.

i am currently contemplating a spring marathon as well. so many decisions!

From Nancy on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 19:14:55 from

I'm sorry about your shins. Its a good idea to give them a rest as long as they keep hurting.

From Toby on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 23:06:35 from

Definitely go see the PT - no need to mess around! What is your final decision on the race?

From Smooth on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 23:37:15 from

Sorry about the lower legs pain. Hopefully the PT will fix it! Smart to not run while it hurts.

Wow, I didn't realize Ogden and UVM are 3 weeks apart. Hope my son's graduation (in Des Moines) is not during Ogden.

NICE xtrain btw!

From RAD on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 23:48:10 from

Allie, thanks - the rest is starting to wear on me though, I need to get out! It's always good to have that winter motivation.

Nancy, they're better today - I'm hoping the trend continues!

Toby, I know...it's just kids, money, distance, primary...the list goes on and on so I keep putting it off. UVM - I'm thinking if it gets close and I want to and someone is willing to let me take their Ogden 1/2 I may try to strike a deal :)

Smooth, aren't they usually further apart than that? Ogden is 5/21 and UVM 6/11. I was honestly thinking of both, but at $75 a pop I had to choose.

From KP on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:22:18 from

hang in there!

From Kelli on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 13:10:33 from

I am still undecided....

Dang those shins, just give them the time they need. You work out enough that your fitness will still be there.

From RivertonPaul on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 13:46:04 from

Ice cream does wonders for shins.

From The Quiet Pirate on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 14:43:31 from

Riverton Paul speaks words of truth!! Just stick with a vanilla flavor so when the ice cream starts dripping off your shins, it doesn't stain the carpet :-) j/k...eat the ice cream and feel the magic!

What does UVM stand for? Utah Valley Marathon??? Ultra Violet Menace? Underground Voles Migrate?

Let those babies rest & get strong again. OBX has a pirate theme, but you really don't want to limp the whole 26.2!

From RAD on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 15:32:59 from

KP, we're hanging....

Kelli, I still want to do both! Ogden just needs to sell out so I don't drag this on.

Paul, oh trust me, I've been working that angle for WEEKS now! :) Seems to be doing great on the shins...not so much on the hips.

QP, I'm feelin' it!! Yup...Utah Valley Marathon. June 11th - wanna join me? :)

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