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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: 14.00
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
Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 45.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Another crazy busy day...life doesn't slow down for anything, even having a baby!

Up at the crack of dawn, but no running for me. I got to sit in front of the school for 90 minutes waiting to do track change...yyeeaaaa (insert sarcasm).

Didn't get full gym time, because of having to get home for 'work' and getting stopped on the way to the gym by primary stuff I had to deal with....yyeeeeaaa (more sarcasm)

45 min on the TM @ 10% grade at 3.2 mph...I think 2.3 total miles. Rushed home for 'work' and I was still late, thanks clocks at the gym for being 15 minutes slow instead of the normal 5 today....yyeeeaaa

Now I get to entertain 'work' all day and then try to get SOMETHING done around the house *sigh* I really would like just one day to sit and breathe....and maybe get ready for baby coming in two weeks!

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Lagoon day! 

Went to my doctor's apt early and she is still concerned about my lack of size :) So, she actually had me stay for a non-stress test to make sure that baby was still happy. Nothing noteworthy to report. She saw plenty of fluid, plenty of baby and he jumped around quite happily for about 15 minutes on the monitor. Doc is simply perplexed as to where all this baby and fluid and everything is hiding since my measurements aren't increasing each week. 

After having a sound mind about baby Fartlek we dashed up North for a fun filled day at Lagoon. I, of course, hung out with my 3 year old in kiddie land and we went on a few 'big' rides like the sky ride and ferris-wheel. A fun day out with the family, but I am exhausted now! My feet haven't hurt this bad in a long time. Walking and standing all day feel worse on my feet and legs than anything I've done the last few months.

So, I guess you could call this a rest day - although I don't feel very rested right now :)

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I'm pooped! Not enough sleep, I'm tired still from yesterday and then today was zoo day with the Kindergarten. Walking all over the zoo, sack lunches again and then afterward ANOTHER doctors appointment (not for me). At least I'm home now...just floors and kitchen to do.

Hopefully we'll get to the gym tomorrow, but I've got one more doctors appointment (again, not me!); however, that's then it for the day and I can come home and hopefully get something done - BEFORE dinner time! Seriously...I'd like life to slow down for a few minutes and let me relax with everything done.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I'm so far behind in life that I totally forgot to blog for TODAY :)

60 min on the elliptical @ L9

Good workout, but nothing compared to all the 'deep' cleaning I did on floors/walls/windows today. I am 100% decided that health insurance for maternity care should include a 'deep clean' of the baby's home 1-2 weeks from delivery so that both mom and baby can come home to a clean house, and that mom doesn't have to do it all!!! Do you know how hard it is to clean baseboards when you've got a 6 pound kid in your gut? More importantly, does anyone other than me even appreciate the clean baseboards?

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Went to the gym and did total body fitness. It was mostly weights and little cardio, so after wards I decided to do my .2 mile loop in order to do a mile, just one. When you're running and the only thing you think about is what you'd do if your water broke while you were running and how to take your kids somewhere before you got to the hospital and what you need to do before YOU go to the hospital, I think maybe you shouldn't be running :)

I was going to go back in and finish up my 30 minutes on the elliptical, but I had NINE missed calls on my phone. I called my hubby back, and found out I'd dropped off my Kindergartner today, and he didn't have school! OOPPPS! Can I blame this on baby brain? I forgot they have testing the next few days and no school. Ugghhh, I felt HORRIBLE! Because they couldn't get a hold of me my hubby called the neighbor and she had gone to pick him up. He'd only been sitting around for an hour! 

Wow, I really need to have this baby and get my brain functioning again and slow down a bit. I was just SO excited to go to the gym and get a full workout in this morning, priorities, right? I guess I truly am crazy!

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Got up early to run 3 miles before spin class; however, I had a wedding this morning to attend. After all the mental worry I put myself through yesterday during the run, I decided against running. More or less for the mental stability :) See...I am starting to not be so crazy anymore!

30 min on the elliptical @ L8

Spin class - it was a good one this morning! I was a little taken aback when I thought about the fact that I only have one more spin class until baby comes. One lady said to me today "when you come back I won't know what to call you, because I can't call you the crazy pregnant lady anymore." I told her she can simply call me Rachel :)

Wedding, reception (WAY too much yummy treats!), then a couple hours shopping at the baby store - mostly for fun, but I did need to pick up a few necessities. I now finally feel like if I went into labor that I wouldn't go CRAZY. Only a few more checks on the list for baby to come worry FREE!

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 45.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.00Weight: 0.00
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