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January 23, 2020

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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

I love what these thunderstorms are doing to the sky for sunsets and sunrises! It truly is beautiful!!

Reflective morning, lots of wandering thoughts after getting passed by a young man like I was standing still. Am I really cut out for this? Remember when I was fast...and thin? Good thing I came around to remembering that I run for me because I love it and not for others or to compete with anyone but myself!

Felt slow and tight this morning, but around 4 miles finally felt good and in a nice rhythm. The downhill was faster, but the uphill (last 3-4 miles) was a stronger, more focused effort.

When I started out I saw 2 mommy deer and 2 babies running across an alf-alfa field. I don't know if the babies were twins or just out on a play date with moms, but it sure was neat to watch them. Stark contrast to the freshly hit raccoon on the way home :(

AP: 9:04 splits: 8:58, 8:29, 8:34, 9:14, 9:20, 9:35, 9:15

Mizuno Nirvana Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
From Calvin on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 11:33:55 from

nice run. and i enjoyed your blog.

From KP on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 11:44:12 from

ahhhh... don't you love nature?

From Nancy on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 13:56:38 from

Considering you just had a baby 6 weeks ago, you are very fast. Even not considering you had a baby 6 weeks ago you are still very fast. I love seeing deer when I run but not skunks.

From RivertonPaul on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 17:23:34 from

Nice run and life.

From Toby on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 22:18:08 from

There are a lot of deer near us too - I LOVE it. Makes me appreciate the stillness of the morning. I also love all this rain and big storms. Cooling this desert off:)

From Smooth on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 23:20:38 from

I was commenting to Teena how beautiful and colorful the sunrise and sunset are these days with the big storm clouds! Thanks for another reminder. It was gorgeous! I love seeing deer too. I *run* into them quite often.

Your running is awesome! If you call your splits slow, then I must be slower than tar! Those are fast pace on hills for a non-post-partum person. And 7 miles is HUGE! I am so glad you enjoy running for what it is! Hope I get to run with you soon!

From The Quiet Pirate on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 23:35:12 from

good distance, really nice paces

sky sounds beautiful

do you smell the petrichor? I miss it...I've only smelled it once since leaving the desert.

wonderful to have those times to think and remember our real focus on running (ice cream and french fries aside)

From Carolyn in Colorado on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 10:33:21 from

You are fast and thin, sweetheart.

From RAD on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 14:47:21 from

Thanks all! It was a good run to remember WHY I run, and that it's not all about the numbers (on the scale or the garmin!), it's all about how we feel!

Oh and QP, LOVE the petrichor! Best part of living in the dry heat.

From Calvin on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 15:29:09 from

i had to look up 'petrichor'. i was wondering if it might be a nickname for skunk or something...

you can learn something new every day.

From RAD on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 15:43:36 from

I wasn't going to admit it, but I had to look it up too :)

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