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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 04, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

PRs: Fleet Feet Turkey Trot 5k- 19:46;  St. George Marathon  3:07:11(2013-- coming back from the dead)  Utah Valley Marathon 2011- 3:09:13 : D  1st place Master Division, 7th Overall; Mt. Nebo 1/2 Marathon 2011- 1:19:35- 2nd Overall,  first master. Ogden Marathon 3:14  (2010); 10K 2011 Speedy Spaniard 40:47.  I have run 33 marathons: 15 St. George (1995, 2006-2019). Utah Valley (2011, 2014), Eiluj (2011), Deseret News (2015, 3:40 pacer),  Ogden (2009, 2010), Boston (1996,2012,2014,2018)Top of Utah (1999, 2011 pacer), and SLC (2006,2015), Pocatello (3:40 pacer 2012),park city marathon 3:41:53 (2013), and Big Cottonwood pacer (2017,2018)and three Ultras-Squaw Peak 51.25 miler 2010 in 12:05:27 (9th woman) and  Antelope Island  (32 miler) in  March, 2011 (4th overall in 5:10:25) and in 2009.


Short-Term Running Goals:

2020 Marathon Madness

April  Salt Lake City Marathon April 18

May  Ogden Marathon  May 16

June Utah Valley Marathon  June 6 

July  Deseret News Marathon  July 24 

August  Top of Utah Aug 22 

September  Big Cottonwood  Sept 12 

October Saint George Marathon Oct 3  

November New York City Marathon  Nov 1


Long-Term Running Goals:

Marathon--  PR (3:06 or better)

10k--  PR (under 40:47)

5K-- PR (under 19:46)



Married to Troy since 1997.  We have three daughters- Courtney 21,  Brooke 19, and Amber 16 and one dog-Cocoa (15). Troy works and cook lots of yummy dinners and desserts.  Courtney is back as of Aug 2019 from 18 months in England.  Now working as a CNA and going to BYU. Brooke graduated from PGHS IN MAY 2019. Attending UVU in Fall. Called to serve in the Michigan Landing LDS church mission. Leaves Jan22, 2020. Amber plays for Olympic Montreux Premier 1 soccer team.  And is a junior this Fall 2019. I  work full time (27 years in June 2019) as a registered nurse. Currently working in the special care nursery  at American Fork Hospital.  Our family loves to camp and go to Disneyland.  

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 94.87 Year: 1141.83
Brooks Pureflow Lifetime Miles: 309.19
Altras Zero Drop (lt. Blue) Lifetime Miles: 366.29
Mizuno Precision 11 (orange) Lifetime Miles: 610.05
Saucony Mirage 2 Grey Lifetime Miles: 223.70
Nike Pegasus Charc/lime Lifetime Miles: 487.77
Nike Pegasus Grey/blue Lifetime Miles: 428.92
Mizuno Precision Pink Lifetime Miles: 479.56
Nike Lunar Flyknits RED Lifetime Miles: 893.47
Nike Lunar Flyknits MULTI GREY Lifetime Miles: 369.20
Mizuno Sayanaras Lifetime Miles: 292.58
Asics Gel Lyte 33-2 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 163.09
Altra Intuition 1.5 Grey Lifetime Miles: 55.31
Altras Pink Intuition 1.5 Lifetime Miles: 79.00
Kinvara 5s Peach Lifetime Miles: 576.20
Kinvara 5s YELLOW Lifetime Miles: 346.56
Kinvara Blue/lime Lifetime Miles: 578.77
Kinvara 5s Green Lifetime Miles: 47.31
Kinvara 6 Turquoise Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Race: Saint George Marathon #15 (26.3 Miles) 03:30:33, Place in age division: 218
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance


Sg number 15.  Very ambivalent about running Sg. Worried about a wall since hit one at bcc half trying for a 1:30 and walked a few times last three miles. Was at 6:49 avg there at 10 miles and came in 1:33:54. Not trained well for the distance.   Working full time.  Last year worked part time. No injury. The shot into symphysis pubis bone August 6 was miraculous. So that’s when training began.  Not having an injury was amazing. So nothing I had to say stop for. Except some odd breathing issues lately.  Heart rate and catching breath feeling.  Headache night before right face occipital. Right arm and down leg.  Vitamin b12 shot. Perhaps a complex. Kim can’t remember.  Kelsey got sick right after shot.  But probably food poisoning bc I was pretty nauseated the night before too and had a bathroom stop at mile 11 (8:55) when I felt strong and suddenly right after I felt weak.  I had six Gus and chanted nurse the gu to get through race/workout every 4 miles.   Two I could only take half.   Poured water over me at last several aide stations to wake me up.  No adrenaline except miles 15 and 16.  7:25 and 7:06 thought it would last and had gained on 3:25 pacer and suddenly I felt that heart rate thing again. And just ran slow after that.   Have been off lexapro since June.  Last year on it.   For anxiety. Menopause does that to a woman. And it’s been 6 years since.  It gives me a boost in feeling like I can do things so maybe I will go back on. (Not the impending doom feeling)  After race had a congested chest and productive cough.  Seems gone today. Day after.  But now left ear feels full of fluid and I have a sore throat on left side.  And headache left side.  Slightly sore lower back, left shin and bottoms of feet.  Just slightly.  Moving really well.  Feet probably from wearing  new casual shoes that are flat all day Friday.     The weather  was perfect. Not too cold with arm sleeves from Jane that I took off at mile 20 sadly.  Cause they were nice.  Never felt like I went out too fast or anything.   I felt like I should have been able to run a faster second half with more miles under my training and a long run not so far in distance four weeks ago.   Weekly miles were 28 last week. 35 two weeks ago and 35 week before. Highest week was 52 four weeks ago. Three 42 mile weeks in August.  And before that only 20s if that.   

Drove down to Sg at 10 am with Kim and Jane who ran awesomely   Well trained so expected that   2:52 and 2:46 respectively.  Summer drove  us down.  She didn’t run.  Has mono.  Melanie injured so didn’t run.  But she got inducted into the run of fame for Sg!!  Carley came to pace in Kim   But Kim was too fast  so she only went five miles with her. Poor Kelsey was too weak to run from throwing up.  Summer drove us a half mile from the start.  Ran to start by myself  Kim and Jane were up ahead.  Only 20 min til start  stood in potty line for 15 min   Gun off for the wheelchairs when got to it   No toilet paper left. Luckily Kim gave me her roll so I got that out of bag.  Ran over to gear drop  with one minute left I handed the lady my bag   Got through to start behind 3:25 pacer about 10 seconds.  38 seconds behind the clock.  Toasted marshmallow gu 3-5 miles. Raspberry 7-9.  Marshmallow 11-12.  Stinger 16-17.  Marshmallow 20-21.  Think I dropped one.  Part of a banana at mile 22.  Water Gatorade alternate  sometimes both.  Breakfast was toast with pb and oatmeal and two bites of a banana. Two salt tabs before race two at half way. 


7:51. Felt easy.


7:35  took off my winter series black shirt   Dang I like that one  





8:33  veyo  jogging slowly 



8:55  potty   About 60 seconds 
















0.3 at 7:30 pace  




Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 143.00
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