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

January 27, 2020

Recent 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 ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



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

So, a new adventure! The group met at the base of Suncrest, 2.5 miles of warm-up that was enough uphill right there! However, we grabbed the others at the church and set off on a hike. I was actually rather impressed with myself, slow and steady was the name of my game - I knew with my quad and everything else I didn't want any more damage, so I just kept plodding along. I only walked once for about 100 M and the rest of the way I ran. It was amazing to get to the top and feel GREAT! The downhill was fun as well, and I concentrated more on my form (leaning down, heels up) so that I wouldn't get that darn IT yelling at me, and I never felt it once! YEA! Finished up with about .7 cool-down around the church parking lot to get to an even 10. It was a great run, and honestly I think I'd do it again...crazy, but worth it!

Came home ready to party for my 5 yr old's b-day and he's already made his dad mad enough to want to cancel his party....so, we'll see if we get to do anything today :(  I guess I should just be glad I wasn't here to clean up the gallon+ of water that he decided to pour on the carpet for fun, then I'D be the one cancelling the party!

AP: 9:44, splits: 10:12, 9:03, 10:15, 11:36, 12:55, 11:30, 7:51, 7:38, 7:30, 8:50 Garmin recorded 1233 ft of elevation gain up Suncrest and 1887 total for the run! YEE-HAW!

Saucony Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
From marion on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 11:48:26 from

GREAT ADVENTURE!!! Holy smokes :) It sounds like a Thursday adventure tradition has been born :)

From RAD on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:12:49 from

I'd maybe do it once a month...every Thursday might possibly kill me!

oh, and I'm missing yoga now - STINK! Thanks to the b-day boy...who cares about a party being canceled, but when you mess with my yoga THEN I get grumpy! I just don't think dad's up to hanging out alone with the 3 kiddos and the niece and nephews that spent the night for another hour - so I'm stuck. Oh, the sacrifices of motherhood :)

From Nancy on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:32:11 from

It sounds like you had quite the run. I think it would have killed me.

From Cal on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 13:57:59 from

sounds like a lot of work! way to go.

(where is suncrest?)

From Bec on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 17:12:34 from

That is a ton of elevation gain!! YEE-HAW is all I have to say about today!!! You rocked too, only walking once, HELLO! I think I walked ten times!

From Merri on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:59:46 from

Oh 5 year olds are the best aren't they!?!?

From Shimelle on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 11:02:04 from

Way to go Rachel. I am quite a bit sore today dangit! And not just from the sticker bush I sat in:)

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
Web fastrunningblog.com
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):