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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: 322.10
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 Nirvana Miles: 2.70Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 53.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 53.00Weight: 0.00
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Oh my...SO stiff and sore! I really didn't think there was all that much downhill, but my quads are telling me otherwise. Shin splints are back too - I think that is the worst part of walking right now, so I'm going to stay off of any impact on them until I have no pain. Walked a bit with Kelli on the TM, had to start at ONE mph...and that was pushing it. Things did loosen up a bit and I was able to increase incline and speed. After 20 minutes I went to the bike and rode and read for an hour. Just enough to hopefully spin some of that lactic acid out! 

Still hobbling around, but it's getting better...slowly, but surely. 

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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Hauling a baby up and down stairs post marathon is probably the hardest part of this recovery business! It's hard enough to drag my butt up and down, but when you have to be responsible for another 12 pound human in your arms and you have to use the hand rail...well, it's just worse!

I am feeling a little more spry today. I actually walked off a curb and didn't have to stop and prepare myself for it first! Upstairs is near manageable, and downstairs is getting there. Walking to get the baby in the middle of the night for feedings wasn't as bad last night either.

Went to the gym and did 45 min on the bike - 11.5 miles @ L5 resistance. Had a great chat with Kelli as well. I can't hardly believe how much about the race we can still re-hash and enjoy it! :)

When she left I hit the TM for 30 minutes to finish out my day care time. Was able to start at about 2.5 mph today and could step on and off the TM without much thought. I think I finished up almost 2 miles total and I read while I walked, someday I might actually finish this book.

I need to get back to a good diet - I'm rationalizing away all those calories I burned Saturday, WAY too quickly! :)

Click HERE for the pics from the race. They're not all pretty, but hey...neither was the race!

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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Back at it. Legs felt like moving a bit today so I thought I'd start back my 'reverse taper'. 

Went to Boot Camp, which was mostly kick boxing today. Other than the jumping jacks it wasn't too bad, because it was mostly the non-running muscles and side to side stuff. Felt good to get some muscle work in. Only problem - she sent us outside to run. These were the first running steps since the marathon. A nice slow shuffle! I usually leave everyone in the dust, but it was opposite today and it felt so hard. By the third repeat of the .2 loop I was finally starting to feel it all loosen up.

Hit the TM afterward for a couple miles to round it all out. Kelli gave me the confidence to get on and get going by telling me it got better after a while. Only 2 miles, this is easy...right? I thought I'd have to start slow, but the shins felt better at a faster pace, so we kept it faster. Mile 1@9:22, Mile 2@9:05 then the last .1 was 8:34, a nice familiar pace :)

Legs actually feel better now, after running, than they have for a few days. So, I think this will give me the motivation needed to get up and run tomorrow morning. It's cool enough I might just have to wear my new long-sleeve tech shirt :)

Again, click HERE for a link to pictures at the race. 

Mizuno Nirvana Miles: 2.70
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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Okay, so last night I had a dreamy massage...oh seriously, Amelia is AMAZING! From nursing (and from carrying too much stress in my shoulders through the marathon) I've had a lot of tension in my back that I didn't notice until she started working on it. Ahhhh...SO much better today! She did a great job on the legs too, but that's a given - she always does that.

So, last night I went to bed happy and ready to get up for a 5K this morning; however, as I was walking to and from the crib last night my shin was in MAJOR pain. When I got up around 6:30 with baby, just before the alarm, I sat and debated with myself what was better - to get out this beautiful cool morning and run or to give my body a break while in pain/recovery. Well, sleep and a break won out. I hope it was the right decision.

Woke up and got to yoga - between the massage last night and yoga this morning I feel like a new woman! Shin pain isn't as bad as it was last night, I'm hoping for a good run tomorrow morning on fresh feet and legs.

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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No miles, just chillin' still. My shins actually felt a lot better this morning, but I figure if I give them one more day off I can start at 90-100% with them instead of trying to recover with them at 70-80%. 

Went to the gym and did the bike for 60 min @ L6, total of 17 miles.

Lots to do at home today, so I'm banning myself from the computer. I've spent WAY too much time on here the last 5 days.

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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I forgot how much I LOVE spin, and what a good workout it is (even though I will still call bikers cheaters when they zoom past me as I run!). I honestly want to attribute my no ITB pain during SGM to spinning while I had my SF and through the pregnancy. I really think it helped to balance out my quads and legs so the ITB's weren't over stressed. I may be way off the mark, but hey - whatever works, right?

Decided to take a 1 mile test run around the track afterward to see how things were recovering. Shins/calves are still a bit tender and since I want to be able to get back on the horse for OBX  I'm going to make sure they are REALLY good to go before I start pounding them into the ground again -roll 'em stretch 'em ice 'em IB 'em! :)

Then I hit the elliptical for 30 minutes. I really just wanted an excuse to read the next chapter in my book and since I knew I had time to myself at the gym this morning I took my book along and hid out from the family for an extra 30 minutes of me time. Sometimes that is as therapeutic as running.

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Nirvana Miles: 2.70Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 53.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 53.00Weight: 0.00
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