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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
Total Distance
10.00

Friends are amazing things!! After my whining yesterday Bec agreed to humor me, get up at the crack of dawn and meet me in Lehi for a 10 miler this morning at a good pace...so my alarm clock went off and I got up and went to run. I nearly peed my pants laughing so hard at the first of the run! Becca said the only thing she didn't want to see so early in the morning was a skunk "claw me, bite me kill me I don't care...just NO skunks!" So about 50 yard into the run I see a black cat on the side of the trail...then it turns and I see the white stripe. I grab Becca's arm "that's a skunk!" We immediately stoped then it stopped in the middle of the trail and looked at us, we turned around and started running like two teenage girls screaming down the trail. Then I couldn't help it anymore, I just stopped and had to laugh! Becca kept running for another 20 feet until a female biker just starting stopped at the gate to get through. She questioned us about the excitement and she was brave enough to go first, so we followed her down the trail and never saw our little friend again. Made for some good adrenaline to get the run started!! :)

So, we ran the 5 miles out and 5 back on the Lehi JRP with no more excitement. Pulling up the hills was fun today (yes, I just said the hills were fun...enjoy it while you can, it may never happen again!) Becca's legs were dead tired after all she put them through yesterday, but I still could hardly keep up with her! I thought "man, when my legs are tired I just drag along...but this chick knows how to push out the miles!!!" Gotta love wonderful friends that keep you up and motivated. Got home and sent hubby off to work, then laid down for a 30 min nap while kids were still sleeping. 

Got up and hit my favorite kick-boxing class, it lived up to it's butt-kicking reputation again today! Did my ITB and quad exercises with some shoulder weights then headed home. I've got a full day today, I'm acutally spending the day getting stuff done and not hanging out with my sisters! (one flew home, other has lunch date with other friends) - sounds crazy but I've only been spending like 45 minutes of waking time at home every day the last couple weeks! UUGGHHH!! Trust me, it leaves A LOT to do!

AP: 8:24; splits: 8:36, 8:21, 8:25, 9:04 (the hills!); 8:48, 8:15, 8:16, 8:06, 8:06, 8:03 -best pace was 6:41 and I held it under 7mm for .25 or so! yes, the downhill helped, but still... :)

Mizuno Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From RivertonPaul on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 13:42:32 from 67.42.27.114

Nice job.

From Bec on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 13:45:17 from 67.177.35.60

That skunk was frightening, I hate those things! Skunks are a runner's worst enemy. We were lucky this morning, that thing sure did wake me up.

This was a great run RAD, I am so happy that I did it, and I am even more happy that it's over. When I saw the parking lot coming back this morning I about sang a song of happiness.

Kick boxing too? Seriously, how did you lift your legs up to kick. I would never want to mess with you.

I still think we ran faster than an 8:24 pace. Hmmmm, we will have to do this nasty 5:30 run again!

From RAD on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 13:55:44 from 76.27.12.70

Thanks Paul.

Bec, I'm up for a nasty run any day...just not that kind of nasty :)

From Burt on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 13:58:38 from 68.76.197.194

Getting sprayed by a skunk would be nasty. That's awesome.

From Smooth on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 17:17:41 from 71.36.81.143

That just crack me up! I'm still laughing out loud...picturing you two running away from the skunk! Those critters are stinkin' nasty!!!

GOOD TIMES, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD RUN! That's so AWESOME you got to run with Bec.

So NICE to get a run done early. Hope you're having a GREAT rest of the day!

From Brent on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 20:32:05 from 66.7.127.219

Devine Miss M - I not sure if Burt meant getting sprayed by the skunk would be awesome? 10 miles, nice number, looks great on the race report. RAD were you in the military? ITB, JRP, RAD - sounds like a special skunk attack unit members.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Nancy on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 21:36:50 from 76.27.11.127

We get plenty of skunks in our neighborhood, but luckily I've never been sprayed. It sound like you got plenty of exercise. I'm glad you got to spend time with your sisters.

From Carolyn in Colorado on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:40:17 from 24.8.167.243

Awesome run, RAD. I've got a funny image of you running away from the skunk. I'm glad it didn't get you!

From Smooth on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 19:12:06 from 71.36.74.201

Are you spending the day with your sister? No skunk involvement today, right?

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