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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 04, 2008



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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: 18.00 Month: 79.00 Year: 79.00
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
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ICE skated to the rec center ever so carefully--  AP for "warm up"  3 @ 9:14.  Did one of those leg out and up and to the side to an almost crash slide on my back but managed to stay upright just after I felt it might be safe to pick up the pace.  Lots of black ice lurking under the skiff of a snow fall on the frozen ground.  Wasn't worth going any faster.  I tried to relax after that but I remained too cautious.  Ran 8 miles on the TM at 2% grade at AP 7:46.  One mile  acutally was at 1% near the end then I went back up to 2% sprinting at 10 mph to beat 62 minutes  (60 minute TM Cut off time with the allotted cooldown preprogramed by the rec) on the TM, missed it by 8 seconds so I had to wait for the TM to reboot to get in a few more "steps" to get 8 miles!!  ARGHH!!!.  NEXT TIME!!!      also did arms-- biceps (2 types), triceps (2 types), flies, shoulder raises, rows.  2 sets of 10- 12.  Troy wanting to leave.  He ran 6 miles on the TM!!!  I have a headache.  And my cheeks are going numb and tingly (not from the cold).  Yesterday  I put on some earrings for the first time in years and wore them all day.  I am allergic to some metals...After itching a lot yesterday, .I awoke today with puffy cheeks and a swollen eyelid.  Hence the numb cheeks.  Still no more earrings for me. 

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Continue READING to get the full jist of my day today.  Feel lucky.  I was called at 430am to be asked if I want to be on call.  I was awakened from a dream so of course I said yes.  But then I couldn't fall back to sleep.  And then I thought, I guess I can run today.  I wasn't about to run outside before work otherwise.  Apparently it was 0 degrees out.  I finally fell asleep at 530am.  Thought about doing my intended workout for tomorrow TODAY.  This way I could be on schedule with Mel and Kim.  I decided to go to Mel's gym in Lehi since the TMs there are better, albeit CROWDED (all the TMs touch each other). When I got there, I realized  I didn't have my music but since it took 20 minutes to get there I had to run SANS music for SW in a crowded gym.  First bad sign.  Started out and the TM I was on felt hard even at 8:57 pace. Second bad sign. So I decided to just go easy for the day but then I fought that thought and felt I should just get it done since I am here.  Got on a front row TM under a fan after a sweltering 3 mile warm up in the back row.  Here is what I ran:  3 mile warm up=  8:57, 8:30, 8:00 at 1 %.  Then SW 3 x 3 miles at a fast pace:  6:44, 6:44, 6:44, then very brief water break since I had no fuel or water bottle and then one mile at 8:20, then 6:44, 6:40, 6:40.  All at 1 %.  Then water break.  Then MAJOR DISTRACTION PROBLEM!!!!  I had left my TM going at 6.7  mph while I hurried out the gate to the water and back and another woman there was commenting how her and I were the only ones sweating in the cardio area.  She was glad she wasn't the only one and just as I said something like "really..."  I stepped on to MY MOVING TM AND CRASHED LIKE NO OTHER!!!  I WENT FLYING DOWN AND WAS EATEN UP THEN SPIT OUT BY THE TM.  Imagine those cartoons that you see donald duck getting flattened over and over and quacking every time he surfaced.  That was me.  OH MY HECK DID THAT HURT but I was SUPER EMBARRASSED and got right up.  I currently have about 5 large bruises-- one on my shoulder, elbow, knee, shin amd butt Not to mention the twisted lower back because I was flung sideways. OH I could have made YOU TUBE with this one.  There was even a video camera placed right at my TM.  I told the front desk to review the tape and have a good laugh or cry.  I was VERY frustrated but persevered.  Had I not just read Dean Karnazes book Ultramarathon Man and how he pushed the limits of the body I would not have gotten myself back on that TM.  After a trip to the bathroom I got back on for 3 more SW miles after a .25 mile warmup at 8:00 pace to test for broken bones.  These miles were run at 6:44, 6:40, and 6:22!!  with a sprint at the end for .1 at 5:56 pace. Cooldown mile at 8:00 pace.  A few HOURS later I felt like I was hit by a truck.  I am tender where I shouldn't be tender.  Didn't help that I lifted weights yesterday adding to the intensity.  OUCH!!!  I really hurt.  But NOTHING broken obviously.  Total body bruise makeover.  BTW all the miles felt quite good.  6:44 pace felt VERY doable for many more miles.  

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7 ACHING miles around the track at PG rec.  Figured outdoors and TM runs UNsafe for me.  But of course the track direction was the direction I twisted myself.  I awoke to a very ANGRY quad and burning pain in my lower back through my butt.  Along with my aching neck, upper left arm and shoulder and PINKY finger.  Yes I fell straight down in to a moving Treadmill (or DREADmill as April calls it) hands then left arm then shoulder then a twist to the right and a fling thru the butt cheek and AWAY I went.  Well that was yesterday.  Full report there.  NOW I feel very much like I took a bad fall.  BUT I decided to just start running around PG's little track (1 mile = 6 1/3 laps.  It was crowded but worked out okay.  First mile my right quad and lower back could barely move.  I was hobbling.  The more I ran the less hobbling became a problem.  The quad remained very tight especially as we were circling RIGHT.  Blah.  But I was in cruise control.  I had my music and was passing everyone dozens of times.  AP for  6.66 easy miles =  8:04.  This includes all my swerving and dodging.  It kept my mind off the monotony of around and around and around the track (42 times).  I wasn't sure how many laps = a mile until I was done and asked the front desk.   Someone on the track said 6 laps = mile but I knew that had to be false since it felt very easy.  Hence 6 1/3 laps = mile.  : D.  

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so I thought I'd go out for 10 miles.  Boy was I wrong.   I could barely make it out of my cul-de-sac.  I could barely trigger my quad to lift and go in a running motion.  It is so sore.  Like after a marathon.  Then I noticed my back pulling and my butt nerve being pressed cause part of my butt went numb.  I kept saying turn around but then I just hobbled along ever so pathetically slow to Kim's.   Said hello and then returned home limping more so since it was more downhill.  Ouch.  2.2 miles at 10:37 AP.  How's that for taking it "easy".  

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Worked all day. Can't move leg very well.  Quad very tight and back painful.  I think I messed with my disc with that fall.  Butt goes numb at times.  Burning nerve pain.  Migraine to go along with it.  Set off by lots of colognes at work.  Dang.  Came home went to the movies with my family and saw Secretariat.  Back felt better after ibuprofen and sitting in fetal position thru the movie.  

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Worked all day.    Lower right back still ailing.  Can tell hip is WAY out.  Going to chiro on Monday.  Decided to "try" running after work (7pm) in the darkness.  Nice weather however.  Quad tight then painful.  Thought maybe I should stop but kept at it. Around 4 miles it got better than reappeared pretty good the last mile.  Kept it easy.  Don't want to burst anything.  Really frustrated that my FALL ever happened.  What do you do?  Get over it.  I keep replaying the tragic fall over and over.  Man it hurt.  I can't imagine surviving a hit and run by a car.  Those people you read about that survive those hits and come out fighting hard and then run a marathon.  That is quite a feat.  I was just in a TM hit.  Minor compared to that.  But major in my mind because I was "all ready" for next week.  Now I will have to second guess my ability if my quad screams at me.  Tears.  Blah!!!  Oh well, I am ALIVE.  That's what matters.  Ran 6.1 miles @ 8:32 pace.  I don't think my heart felt that run at all.  My leg sure did.  In fact my left leg had to do all the pulling for my right.  I felt like I had two new malaligned legs on.  It was the weirdest run.  I felt like they weren't even my legs/hips.  Adjustment so necessary.   Work again tomorrow.  Good night!!

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