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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
Saucony Miles: 3.00Nike Miles: 40.00
Night Sleep Time: 33.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 33.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I was definately feeling a TON better today so I hit the gym for step class and then ran all I could easy after that. I still don't want to push things and get Rhumatic fever, it REALLY scares me. It was a great morning and now I'm off to do cleaning from the 'tornado' of the weekend!

Saucony Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Didn't feel GREAT when I woke up so I decided to take it easy and only do the workout and not extra miles with BBK's today. We had a great track workout....wow, it was like getting spolied having a nice flat and soft run! We did some tempo repeats and I felt like I had a great run this morning...the miles seemed to pass quickly. My AP was 8:13 and my best mile was 7:19 mm (This was probably the 800 and 2-400 'hammer' laps we did)my best pace was during that time as well, 4:48 - for at least a second :) I was really suprised it was that fast, amazing how my speed has picked up that much in just the short time I've been with the group - that even included some recovery jogging after ther sprints!! Afterward I wished that I had gone for the first few as well...but, no regrets I needed the sleep.

Afterward I hit the gym for resistance training and then 30 minutes on the spin bike (8.5 miles I think). Feeling much better and looking forward to a good long run on Saturday - it'll be my first in FOUR weeks!!!

Nike Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Finally feeling back to 100% - Did Heidi's kickboxing class this morning and WOW! What a workout, my legs thought it was raining from the sweat dripping on them! I then drug myself out to the TM to do 5. I had to start out slow at a 10mm because my legs were shot! After a couple miles I was able to bump it up a little and finished the last .25 at 8mph. Felt really good today, after I got past my 3 mile wall on the TM.

Nike Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I'm definately feeling the effects of kickboxing yesterday. My legs were gone. Got through the workout with BBK's in the land of hills though, it may not have been fast, but I got through it! We started out with a good 3 plus mile warm-up that I kept 9-9:30 mm, then we did a 4 mile tempo run with who knows how many hills - I was trying not to count. I had my best miles there 8:17-8:40, I swear my effort felt a lot more than that! Then I did a few more just to finish up to my goal for the day, had a wonderful run and chat with Cheryl and Lisa this morning. The rest of the group was doing their own thing because of Boston. My AP for the entire run was 8:59 - hey, don't laugh it was under 9 :)

Afterward I came home and hit the tub (I can't wait until I get to come and I am WARM), I was so tired I fell asleep for about 30 mintues. I've NEVER done that before, I always thought it was weird that people could fall asleep in the tub. After a quick shower and pulling the kids out of bed to get to school, I was off to yoga. Oh, I loved yoga this morning!! I've needed that deep stretch and relaxation all week. Now, I'm off and ready for the day...if only it would warm up and really be spring!

I'm stealing Kelli's blogging today. I heard a song on the radio that I had never heard before on my way to running group and I loved it! It really hit home for me today (its long, but good):

I can almost see it.
that dream I'm dreaming, but
there's a voice inside of my head, tellin'
you'll never reach it
every step I'm takin'
every move I make
feels lost with no direction,
my faith is shakin'
but I gotta keep tryin'
gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
always gonna be an uphill battle
sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
ain't about how fast I get there
ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
it's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
the chances I'm taking
sometimes they knock me down, but
no I'm not breaking
I may not know where, but
these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most
I've just gotta keep goin', and
I gotta be strong
just keep pushing on, 'cuz

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
always gonna be an uphill battle
sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
ain't about how fast I get there
ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
it's the climb

Keep on movin'
keep climbin'
keep faith baby
It's all about, it's all about
the climb
keep the faith, keep your faith, woah

(okay, side note and disclaimer - I had no idea this was by Miley Cyrus until I searched for the lyrics. Just the other day I was saying how I thought she was overrated - open mouth, insert foot!)

Nike Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

legs are still feeling a little fatigued from the last couple days, but I like to take Fridays off (from running) anyway. I did resistance and then rode the upright bike for 13 miles, in 40 minutes. Looking forward to a good long run tomorrow - just hope the snow isn't too bad!


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

What a morning! I was really hoping that I'd get to Lehi and everyone would call it off so I could go home and sleep. But, as soon as I got out of the car and felt the energy of all my friends I was ready to go...snow, hail, slush and all :) We started out and going north had its nasty times: big hills and horizontal snow giving us the much needed 'microdermabrasion' treatment again. The miles were slow, but enjoyable I met and ran most of the first few with Luzy and I had a GREAT time. Smooth caught up to us (didn't realize we were that far ahead) about 2.5 miles and then the miles went even quicker. Saw a few other groups on the trail, and its always nice to know that your not the only crazy runners out there! Stopped for a few minutes to learn some new stretches and potty at 5 miles then headed back to the cars. Running south finally turned pleasant, I think more than once I commented about how happy and comfortable I was!! At the cars we got a drink then headed another 3.5 south. Again it was just great company and miles flying by, but the temp was going up so the snow was turning into slush so I ended up with wet pruny feet. No problems or anything eventful until mile 16 when my left IT bit me! Took 20 seconds to stretch it out then never heard from it again....even now its fine, YEA!! When we got back to the car and I noticed the time on the garmin I was really suprised at the AP - 9:37. I was definately comfortable, but its a little slower than I usually do; however, after missing 4 weekends of long runs I was just happy to get the 17 in! PLUS can you really put a pace on feeling good and having GREAT company the ENTIRE run??? Nope, I'm just loving it all! I did have a GREAT negative split though. I was over a 10 mm (for a few miles) into the snow and up hills, then fell to just over a 9 mm for 6 or so, then dropped to high 8's for the last 2 - got to give myself credit for that.

I had a wonderful time meeting Leslie, Tarzan, Luzy and seeing Smooth and Marion again. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU LADIES!!! I wouldn't have even thought about running today if it wasn't for you all. We need to do this again soon!! I had to take off afterward, because I was late to get home to start work/babysitting so I left muffins and juice and sped home to get to 'work' - I hope you all enjoyed the muffins, I sure did! Ate more than I should have, as usual :)

Nike Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Saucony Miles: 3.00Nike Miles: 40.00
Night Sleep Time: 33.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 33.50Weight: 0.00
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