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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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Nike Pegasus Charc/lime Miles: 4.12Nike Pegasus Grey/blue Miles: 10.87
Night Sleep Time: 19.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 19.00Weight: 0.00
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saucony fives.  2 miles wu 1% @ 8:00 pace.  Off tm to reset, water, stretch, less than two minutes.  THEN

1 min wu 8:00 pace

1 min @ 6:00 pace,  1 minute @ 8:00 pace (all 8:00 paces at 1%, SW at 0 %)

2 min  @ 6:15 pace, 2 min @ 8:00 pace

3:15  @ 6:31 pace, 2:45 @ 8:00 pace

4:30 @ 6:40 pace; 3:30 @ 8:00 pace

6 min @ 6:49 pace; 4:00 @ 8:00 pace

6 min @ 6:49 pace; 3:00 (not a typo, making up for wu minute as tm shuts off for cooldown at 60 min and this ladder is 60 minutes long starting with the speedwork).

4:30 min @ 6:40 pace; 3:30 @ 8:00 pace

3:15 min  @ 6:31 pace;  2:45 @ 8:00 pace

2 min @ 6:15 pace; 2 min @ 8:00 pace

1 min @ 6:00 pace; 1 min @ 8:00 pace

Then cooldown another virtual lap around the track (1/4 mile) at 8:00 pace and sometimes a little faster.  8.72 miles (not including 2 mile wu) in 62 minutes which = 7:06 AP.  Total 10.72 miles in 1:18:03.  Haven't figures that overall AP probably 7:12 (just did the math--7:16).  ALL of this felt like a doable workout.  Definitely have the paces accurate for the amount of minutes.  The easiest part was the 6 minutes at (fantasy marathon pace) 6:49 x 2 and the 6:40 for 4:30 x 2.  I made this workup out in my mind when I awoke this morning, or was it when I was drifting off to sleep??  If it weren't for my quite painful ankle/bone pain this would have been right up there with one of my funnest workouts.  Endorphins by halfway through helped me endure it all well.  DANG heel!!!  This is the injury I sustained while playing soccer with Amber--stopping her flying ball with my ankle.  Never again!!!  sorry wish I were wearing an ankle brace at the time.  Feel like I need one now.  

PM-- Family Home Evening Activity-- Rec Center.  20 minutes Cybex (elliptical) trainer varying degrees of height and resistance.  Good sweat.  One mile.  Makes me laugh.  Then 20 minutes upper body weights with some planks/squats.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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zero miles and of course my ankle is KILLING me.  And I refuse to go to the Dr.  High deductible plan. So any witch craft I will try first which to me is MORE running. That will teach my injury a lesson!!! this is still the soccer injury lingering to the Nth degree.  I told Rachelle that 99.9 percent of regular people would NOT run if their ankle felt like mine did.  Probably about 70 percent of addicted runners like myself wouldn't run either.  I would like to throw in a few explatives with this pain.  It is mesmerizing.  One thing I really need to get back on since it has been three IRON.  Last time my joints hurt like this my level plummeted from 25 to 10.  The worse pains in my joints I ever had was 2010 and my level was 5!!!  My last level was taken just after I got iron transfusions x 2 in April-- it was 62.  Ahhhh....!!!!  Amazing.  Except I already injured myself with the plantar fascitis so it did nothing for me but let me bike for miles on my mountain bike without stopping.  Worked all day.  Painters painting away with remodeling.  VERY intense headache.  Withdrawals from second day without chocolate and the fumes. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Wasn't going to run but I awoke suddenly just before 5am and thought....hmmmmm just maybe I could get in a few miles.  I tested out my ankle--- OUCH , so I stretched it for a few minutes and decided to give it a try.  I was pulled to Utah Valley Hospital and my shift starts at 6am.  I was back at 535am and got in 4.12 miles at 8:17 pace.  It was quite cold.  14 degrees but watch said it "felt like" 0.  Oh well...I hear a heat wave is on the way.  Massive fog on my drive to work.  10 foot visibility on the onramp in Pleasant Grove.  I clocked in at 6:02.  I changed at work.  No time to change at home.  Long day at work.  So very tired by the end of the day.  Troy took the kids to the rec center and I laid comatose in bed with a THROBBING ankle and very achy back.  OH YAH-- lots of stress-- after spending 1650 for our car to be fixed in late October and 600 dollars for our Ford to pass inspection (tires and exhaust) my Honda once again gave me trouble yesterday and we are without a second car.  The clutch was completely GONE.  I think the stress of all this pay out on top of OBAMA-SCARE (care) taking 100 dollars more out of each of my paychecks is really wearing on me.  Sure Bush spent 3 trillion dollars and got us into debt but OBAMA got us 13 trillion dollars into debt.  All for his idea of free medical care.  I am tired of working for those who don't even try to work.   I understand some people have issues but the majority of people---LAZY and want something for nothing.    I took a patient out who said they were on medicaid and couldn't afford a procedure on their baby boy (circ) and her mother offered to pay it.  I told my patient "that is nice your mom will pay for the circumcision (elective procedure btw)".  She said "my mom can't afford it either, she is on medicaid".  I proceeded to discharge my patient and walk her out to her car--- UMMMMMMM  a HUMMER??????? are you for reals???  a NICE HUMMER--- LIKE BRAND NEW!!!!!!!!!  a car I will NEVER ever get for myself.  Not to mention the nice clothes they were wearing.  It is hard NOT to judge. 

Nike Pegasus Charc/lime Miles: 4.12
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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The pain in my back and foot were really wearing on me.  Ibuprofen doesn't even touch it.  So I took 1/2 muscle relaxant and it knocked me out for 7 hours straight when my alarm went off.  I could have slept three more hours the way I felt.  I was meeting Kim and Jane so I had to budge.  Oh my heck I was sooooo tired.  I ran the first mile in over 9 minutes.  I still had my garmin in hide mode but I know where the 1/2 mile mark is.  It read 4:42!!!!  That is 9:24 pace!!!!!!  I met up with Kim and Jane at about one mile.  We ran a HILLY route of course as usual. Lucky for me Jane (15 weeks pregnant) had to stop three times to pee.  Kim had to stop two times for other reasons-- not in sync with each other.  Kind of funny.  I had no such issues EXCEPT a very PAINFUL ankle and then ALL MY joints were hurting.  Must be all the detoxing from paint fumes and a low iron.  Off to good earth today.  So without my slow first mile, my average would have been 7:35  (Kim's garmin) but instead it was 7:42 for 10.87 miles.  I honestly don't know how it was even that quick with the way I felt.  We talked a lot.  I did a lot of the talking.  I hadn't run with Kim and Jane since mid December.  Just went to the Health Fair-- BP 117/75 (excellent), Blood sugar 75 (way good!!), cholesterol 174 (wish they had the HDL and LDL totals for a more realistic viewing, under 200 is where you want to be but the HDL/LDL ratio is very important, you want more HDL).  LASTLY my body fat was 28.2% with the hand held gripper you hold out in front of you.  I have never been lower as I recall.  The lady told me it is not as accurate as it could be as it measures from the chest up where I have a good sized bust and I am broad shouldered and carry a lot of fat just above my waist.  No fat in my butt or legs.  Geez!!!  At least the reading is normal--- 18 to 30 percent-- but the high end is not a happy state for me.  I just started weight training last week and stopped eating chocolate three days ago.....maybe that will help.  Running doesn't help cause it makes me hungry for more carbs.

Nike Pegasus Grey/blue Miles: 10.87
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Time to get fat and out of shape.....time off from running....four weeks.  Ankle and lower right back asking for trouble.   the pain was just too intense but fought off tje urge to take a presribed pain killer.  tendinitis, disc, or stress fracture...hmmm or all three. 

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worked all day in NICU at Utah Valley.  Foot and back very painful.  Really bummed. 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Nike Pegasus Charc/lime Miles: 4.12Nike Pegasus Grey/blue Miles: 10.87
Night Sleep Time: 19.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 19.00Weight: 0.00
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