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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.

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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
BIKE MILES Miles: 52.00Fargo Nikes Miles: 10.10Adidas Miles: 4.25BEANS Miles: 30.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Bike ride with Bye-wing. I felt like I could run today, but Bye-wing wanted to ride and she stole my daughter to go swimming with her before hand so I couldn't leave my babies alone and after the ride it was too stinkin' hot! I didn't want to deal with the TM, so I shall begin tomorrow! I hope I can keep up with the boys on the run tomorrow. I don't know why I think I can, but I'll just enjoy being back in the run of things.

The ride was nice and got some climbing in on MVC and the foothills of Herriman. Still can't wait for that new bike!

BIKE MILES Miles: 23.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Finally got my butt out of bed and got to the Newton's Tuesday Ten. I'm a super slow poke (especially compared to them right now!) But, all in good time. Leg is feeling better and other than the CRAZY hot temps, even before the sun comes up, it was a great run. Just need to get back into it. 

The last couple miles before the first gas station we pass all I was dreaming about was getting there and getting some ice in my bottle...it was SO hot and the sun was still behind the mountains!! So, that was my one and only stop along the way. A mile and a half to go, but I got some ice and water, the best was the handful of ice I shoved in my bra :) 

AP: 8:45 splits: 8:12, 8:27, 9:29, 9:53, 8:43, 9:18, 8:39, 8:18, 8:07, 8:26, 8:15 (last .1)

Went home and tried Fritz's cross training. Got the lawn mowed and weeds taken care of in the yard and garden by 9:30. VERY productive morning so I could spend the rest of the day inside!

Fargo Nikes Miles: 10.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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I was going to run this morning, but last night my leg was a little more achy than it has been, so I decided to just bike. Not worth over-doing it right now!! I need healing. 

Met Julie and Kami at 7:00 for a nice little 18-20 mile ride that turned into a 29 mile ride :) But, I wasn't going to complain!! Did MVC out and back then past the HS and up to the top of Rose Canyon then I headed home. Good butt time on the bike and the girls are perfectly paced for me. I really enjoyed it.  Getting windy out there, which means a cold front is coming!!! YAY!

BIKE MILES Miles: 29.00
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Drove to Moab for a short, sweet family vacation yesterday. Since it is brutally hot, we decided when we got there in the late afternoon to play in the pool. We then went to dinner and headed out to hike around 8:30 PM. Started at 9:00 PM (on 7/3) and it was still dreadfully hot, but we didn't have the sun! We did the 4.5 mile hike to Morning Glory Arch along Negro Bill Canyon. I thought the kids would think it was neat stuff to stay up late and hike in the dark, but they thought it was dumb. My oldest decided at one point we should turn around, then my oldest son got a migrane (can't blame him for that) just before the turn around and my 6 year old was mad he didn't see any snakes (lots of frogs and spiders, but we did see one near the end), my 3 year old on my back and hubby and I were the only ones that thought it was cool. Head lamps can be used for more than running! :) Good thing I've got a few of them. I thought it was fun and in spite of the headache and complaints now everyone seems to have enjoyed it.

We got back to the hotel around 1AM and we had to get everyone to bed and I finally got to bed around 2AM. My plan was just to run a short 4-6 miles along the main road in Moab, but again the hot temps made it impossible to do anything physical after the sun was up and I wasn't ready to get up at 5AM. So, I slept until 9:00...just enough time to head downstairs and get breakfast before they closed.

Then hubby and I went skydiving for our 2nd time. It was great fun...as always! I really enjoy it and wish I was rich enough to do it all the time! We wandered the street shops afterward and did dinner then headed home for fireworks. A GREAT holiday!! 

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Was supposed to go on an epic trail run with the Newtons, but stinky dog sitting ruined it for me! I was a little bummed, but I did get to sleep in...only plus side.

As I was driving home from taking care of puppy I saw one of my new neighbors and invited myself along on her run of 4 miles. I LOVED it. Leg only bugged a tiny bit at first and I felt good. Not a lot of turn over or speed, but running in no pain in an improvement. Had a great run with Steph around a 9mm. I need to run with her more!!

Then I went and did my bike fit at Millcreek bikes. I GOT A NEW BIKE!! Yipee!! A bike that actually fits me and is a bit fancy schmancy :) Okay, just a decent regular line, but still new to me and fancy.  When I got home I rode up and back rose canyon just to test it out...feels good!!!

Adidas Miles: 4.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Met a bunch of amazing ladies (all super fast for me) in Provo and ran up and back in the canyon. I was SO happy when I saw Luz there! I knew that she would take it easy and chat with me so I wouldn't be alone and play pity party run for 14 miles. 

She said she only wanted to do 6ish and had brought her puppy Sarah with her. When we reached Nunn's park I noticed we were nearly at FIVE miles. Oh no! I'd made Luz run too far. Darn my chatty-ness! She said she was fine and we continued up past bridal veil falls and then a bit later she said for me to finish my miles and she would walk and then we'd run back together. Hey, I'll take it. I just didn't want to push her after she had been returning from injury/illness. 

To keep my mind occupied I ran the triangles up the canyon (100's). One on, One off. I tried to push the pace as much as I could. With NO speed lately I was happy to see low 7s and once high 6's. I'll take it. I turned then did the same thing back until I ran into Luz again. My AP for those miles were low 8's. Felt good to move the legs again...with no pain.

We finished our run down the canyon, but by this time old Sarah was worn out...she was only going to do SIX and we were 10+ at that point. She was slow and we'd stop every little bit and wait for her. Poor girl. But, she stuck to it and with a stop in the river for a drink she made it to the end!

By the time Luz and I got back everyone but Rachelle and Michelle were gone. I had a wonderful run and wouldn't have traded it for the world, but I missed chatting with everyone else. Someday maybe I can run fast. We visited for a bit and then all headed home.

I was SO tired when I got home, but Lauren wanted to do a tri workout and my friend Kristy wanted to ride outside and with my new bike...well, hello! I slept for a 30 min power nap then woke up and got to it.

We rode bikes down to the rec center, Lauren got off and went inside to run and try out the spin bike with her new clip shoes (she is getting my old bike, we're just waiting for some parts to fix the reach for her, so she wanted to do the clips). She did spin on the bike for 45 min then ran 2 miles afterward and then waited for Kristy and me to come back.

Kristy and I rode down to 5400S on the MVC trail and then back. A few good hills, but a lot of flat and on the way home a LOT of wind! It was a great ride and I'm loving the new bike...Beans Ridley Moody (Ridley is the brand and Beans because it is the secret turbo boost power between your legs :-) Yes, I live with a lot of boys).

Lauren and I then hit the pool together and I swam 30+ min consistently which is about an Olympic distance swim in the pool for me...just under a mile. Felt good, but I can tell I've lost a lot of swimming strength over the last 8 months not doing it as much.

Then we just had the 3 mile uphill ride home. Good times with my daughter and a great full day of workout. Finally feeling back in the saddle and I felt like I deserved my rest day Sunday.

Totals: Run 14, Bike 30, Swim 1 (almost)

BEANS Miles: 30.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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BIKE MILES Miles: 52.00Fargo Nikes Miles: 10.10Adidas Miles: 4.25BEANS Miles: 30.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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