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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
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Battle/Grove Loop with Amy Thackery. I had a wonderful time despite being sore! She was patient with my slow pace and it was mostly hiking, but I got a little jog going on the downhill after my legs warmed up and loosened up. It was a beautiful fall day with low clouds in the upper hamongogs. Oh, it was glorious! Just what I needed. We chatted about conference, families and running. Amy is such a wonderful person to run with! We are always able to talk about the gospel and strengthen each other's testimonies as we run and see the beautiful world that our Heavenly Father created for us! I wish I could run with her everyday and have her next door!

I then ran 1/2 mile with Adam to help him get his 2 miles in today. It was slow and he did 3 laps to my 2...but the legs are slowly coming back...slowly!

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I did the adjusted Shaggy Mountain loop. Went the backway out of the 'hood, up and over old flag hill, then up to Shaggy Mtn Road and then I came down Sharose and back up and over old flag hill home. It is perfectly the same distance as regular Shaggy Mountain Thursday, but I don't have to deal with being terrorized as I run through Nazi territory during daylight hours. 

Daisy came with me and had a good run too. She was much better on the road as we went home and she was unleashed than she can be sometimes, so I was glad. Didn't have to re-leash her and she could run free all the way home...we both could! :) 

It was slow as slow gets, but with recovery week I'm just glad I had the gumption to get out. My quads don't feel right. They don't feel sore...almost a zing in them like they are torn. Which doesn't make much sense to me, but whatever. I just need to take it easy and relax until they come back to me. I'm old and fragile now, I can't run endless miles like I used to! hahahaha. 

1:24 for the loop and I didn't walk any uphills. Which is always a feat for me! 

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4 miles with Kelli up the ridge on yellowfork and then down my favorite trail section! It was the perfect pace and company! I've missed that girl...a lot!

4 miles with the racecats Elite team. We started at the reservoir, up Blackridge then Diamond fork to one tree hill, then down to sidewinder and back to the reservoir. 3.25 mile and then some cool down around the reservoir to get an even 4. I was finally able to catch and pass Adam at the end. My last .25 mile was 6:20 pace! It really felt good. The full downhill mile chasing Adam was 8:01, so he was keeping a good pace as well. I took sweeper on the way up, so I encouraged the kids in the back and hung with them. It was a great loop and I loved the time with the kids! 

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Of course my Garmin died while I was running, so this is a complete guess, but probably fairly accurate. 

I tricked Adam into doing a trail run with me :) Dad and the others had left to go rock climbing and we stayed behind. I had to finish up some work and Adam just doesn't love rock climbing. So it was later in the afternoon/evening by the time we got going, but we took Daisy out and did Juniper Canyon to the hidden canyon sidewinder and then when we were about to head back (that loop is about 4 miles) I remembered that in the spring I had hid an antler I found near a rock off the trail to come back and get it later. So, I again tricked him into going a little further with me (it was at least one mile each way) to go get the antler. It was still there! It was pretty darn cool to find it! Adam was cold and grumpy I didn't let him bring his jacket, because we were running in the mountain shadow the last few miles. But, he thought finding the antler was INCREDIBLY cool, so it kind of made up for it :)

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