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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: 22.20Nike Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 41.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Alarm went off and I decided some days its more important to sleep than run...so I turned it off rolled over and slept :)

Made it to the gym and did a great step class and she had us doing a bunch of plyometrics. It was a great workout! 30 min Ab's class afterward. Good workout and now I'm ready to hit the housework! Since I'm feeling good and rested I have no excuse to sit around and be lazy :)

Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Dang that time change!!! BBK's changed meeting time from 5:15 to 5:30. I woke up ready to go and be there at 5:15, but after brushing my teeth realized I could sleep for another 15 minutes! I momentarily thought about getting there early and do extra mileage, but sleep is the theme for the week :) Set my alarm for 15 more minutes, but it didn't go off!!! UUGGHHH!! Woke up at 5:30 and busted a move to get out of the house. As I was pulling onto the main roads out of the neighborhood I remembered I forgoten my 'running/pain log' for my PT appointment at 7AM...so more wasted time turning around. I got to the HS at 6:05 and missed the group...decided to warm up on the track assuming they were just out on a warm-up mile. After I had run 2 miles I figured that the track wasn't part of their workout today and I was all alone :( Did a few high knee/butt kicks to get ready and then did ONE 4-3-2-1 repeat. I did notice the first 400 was 1:31, which I was pleased with...didn't notice the other sprint splits. Just as I finished my 100 recovery the group wandered into the track - time for me to head off to the PT :(  AP: 8:24 splits: 9:01, 8:49, 7:42 (best 5:18), 7:48(.55 miles). I really felt cheated out of my workout and my group time today - stupid alarm clock and desire to sleep!!!

Got some new exercises for the ITB strenghtening (they're kind of fun and challenging!) and things are looking good...too bad this isn't something that can go away permanently! Strengthen and  stretch is the name of the game to avoid it!

Since I felt cheated on my workout, I've wanted to go on an afternoon run, but other obligations stop me from doing that...so I kicked my butt at the gym doing weights today. It's been a long time since I've done a TOUGH workout. Did a full body workout and included 10 min hard eliptical to warm up and 15 minutes walking at a 15% incline afterward. Stretched to cool down. I'll have to wipe myself out running hills tomorrow, so I don't feel like I'm not running this week! I'll say it one more time - stupid alarm clock and stupid desire to sleep!!!!

Saucony Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I almost slept instead of running this morning...however I remembered how stinky I felt yesterday for sleeping in so after one snooze I got up and at 'em! Did my hill route up in High Country again today. Since I could use my Garmin I finished out a total of 7 miles and found out its almost 900 ft of elevation gain overall! I love the run, because when I first moved here I was so intimidated by the 'hill' just out of my neighborhood and thought "some day I'll run up there" and now I can do it! I tried to just take it easy and not push too much after my workout yesterday and knowing that BBK's are doing hills tomorrow. Kind of have to push hills, or you walk - but I wasn't trying to kill myself. I thought the pace would be a little slower, but my AP ended up at 8:46. Splits: 9:29, 9:03, 9:45, 8:08, 8:01, 8:29, 8:25 -can you tell the downhills? :) 

Came home and had some yummy Lehi roller mills whole grain pancackes (my new indulgence!) with strawberries from my garden! YEA for summer, even though I'm still cold! Hit the gym for kick-boxing, ITB stuff and ab's class. Spent the last 10 minutes over nursery time to stretch...I needed it SO bad after yesterday and today!! Now, to tackle the laundry....

Nike Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Finally got to run with the BBK's this morning. Nice easy 3 miles warm up...then the fun begins! We ran from 2700W to 4800W and back (along 9800S) I had no idea how steep that road was, until I tried to run it! Good uphill - my Garmin says it was a total gain of 948 feet (over all 10 miles), which is more than my 'hill' run! Now I'm rethinking those hills, of course they are over a much shorter period. I tried to keep up with all those speedy people, but my legs were too tired from the last few days -at least thats what I'll blame it on today :) AP: 8:34 splits: 9:28, 8:54, 8:58, 8:12, 8:43, 8:48, 8:16, 7:58, 8:16, 8:03. I slowed a little after the first mile, but my consolation is that I was able to keep the pace consistant over the next two before we started downhill. Although the elevation increased I was able to keep the pace - always focus on the positive, right?

Afterward I got to go to yoga - then spent the next 30 minutes of nursery time stretching. Ready for a rest day tomorrow so that I can pretend to run the bluffdale race on Saturday!

Saucony Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Went to the gym and did a total body class - a little weights, a little cardio- then did my ITB stuff and stretched. Taking a descent rest day for the run tomorrow.

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Bluffdale Town Days 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:47:18, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

What a fun race! I got there and helped Michelle with registration, it was crazy - so many people!! When the line was gone I ran to the start and luckily there were a couple of people behind me to delay the start a little. AP: 7:39 Splits:

1-  7:51, with 100 ft of gain. Felt pretty good, actually a lot better than Thursday! Kind of excited to see that I was in 1st place out of the women, for the first 3/4 mile then a lady passed me and I tried to catch her until mile 4.5 when I decided she was far enough ahead that she'd earned it  and I wasn't going to catch her anyway :)

2- 8:03, another 100 ft gain and starting the main descent. Passed the first guy I picked off !

3- 7:46, 80 ft descent and another 100 ft up. From the end of mile 1 to the start of mile 3 I was ready to be done....I missed the 2 mile sign and felt like I wanted to stop and those 2 miles seemed 5X as long as the race!!!

4- 7:29, nice downhill. Picked off another male runner, feeling good and realizing that I should probably pick up the pace a little because I'm feeling good and not breathing too hard - nice change from the previous 2 miles!!!

5- 7:30, more downhill. Nice and comfortable, obviously didn't pick it up...I was happy :)

6- 7:22,  mostly downhill with a little hill at the beginning. My pace here surprises me, because the downhills were faster. I think I pushed my pace to pick off the last guy I could see on the uphill, then he kept trying to keep up with me and re-pass me but I didn't let him and he finally fell back. I guess I need someone to help push me!

7- 6:38, (.2) flat/downhill. It was so fun to see the finish and know there were a ton of running friends there to help cheer me on so I had enough left to push through and I did. Plus, I could see the female finishing so I wanted to close the gap a little anyway :)

This was a great race, the hills were at the beginning and made for a nice push to get through the start then a great coast to the finish! It was also fun to finish 2nd woman and 4th overall AND I got a trophy :) I'm like a little kid...but I earned this one, it's the only one I've earned all the rest I have are 'participant' trophies! BIG thanks to Michelle for putting on an AWESOME race....I would definately run the course and race again!

Saucony Miles: 6.20
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Saucony Miles: 22.20Nike Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 41.50Weight: 0.00
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