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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: 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
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Easy run to help release the lactic acid.   Thighs sore.  Ankles tight.  Need more support in my shoes.  Probably need new ones.   Stomach trouble at 45 minutes so stopped so as to not have accident.  Walked half mile home.

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Ran up 1100 north to canal trail and over to cedar hills and back down.  Stomach trouble again at 45 minutes.  Stopped for five then made it home slowly. What is going on?  Realize a little intestinal bug involved.  Husband having same problem.  By the way as of Jan 2nd of this year I got my husband to transform into a runner over the following months.  He has lost 45 pounds and even ran the Speedy Spaniard in 47:10!!!!!  He played soccer all summer so no other races.  He may be convinced to run a marathon but first the half.

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Losing weight without trying.  Feeling weak.  Took day off.   Need to hydrate. Was going to swim but neck pain and burning nerve pain down arm acting up.   Shoulder and other muscle aches. This is usual for me.  Chronic pain. Trying to get used to it.  Not taking anything for it.  Just being tougher than the pain most days.  If in a bind I take one half of a soma (muscle relaxant). 

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Biked 6 miles (to American Fork Rec center and back), swam 1 mile freestyle, half mile other strokes.  Improved mile from last  weeks to 30:48.  It was  a yard pool today (they alternate at AF from the 25 yards to the 50 meter length every other day, didn't know that) but swam 65 laps the guard told me made a mile.  I prefer the long pool (50 meters), lot less flip turning.   Apparently it may be good exercise to flip turn 64 times.  Timed my slow breast stoke for 25 yards (27 seconds) and back stroke (28).  Fly (22 seconds).  Not sure how good or bad the times are.  Haven't swam in several years.  Was on the Ossipee Otters swim team when I was 10 and under back in my homestate of New Hampshire.  No swim team in high school so just waited around not swimming until I decided to do a triathlon back in 2003.  The Salem one.  It was in April then and I froze so greatly that I never thawed on the bike or run.  I did come in third overall  for woman after two road bikes.  I used a mountain bike.  But because of the near death feeling of the frozen Salem pond I haven't returned.  My health deteriorated for   quite some time after that race.  The water was scary (to me).  Now I am reconsidering venturing back to the triathlon.  Is there a way to change my original template for this site back to the tri-template so I can write down miles for swimming and biking separately?  I am computer challenged.  I think since they are getting rid of softball and baseball in the olympics they should add text messaging as an olympic sport.  It is right up there with badminton and table tennis as far as hand eye coordination.  I don't text either.  So no medal for me.  Have a good day all!!!

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Tempo run.  Not really fast but not really slow for me either.  Did MY 5k I clocked around my home.  Just ran at a 8:28 pace.  Legs floppy/sore from biking and swimming yesterday.  Tommorrow is 18 to 19 so I didn't do much mileage.  I have this nagging burning pain in my right ankle on the outside.  It feels like I could tear something and then it goes away after several minutes and doing some ankle twists while trying to run.  Anyone had this problem?  It happened in last weeks half marathon and for a week before that in my runs.  Hope it is not serious.  Would hate for something to snap and give up my goal for this year at St. George. 

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Had my husband drive my friend Kim and I to a couple miles up past Timponoke (sp.) campground  at 445 am.  We started running at 515am.  Because I had to watch my daughters soccer game at 8am we had to pick up the pace after the first 7 miles.  It was pitch black at the beginning and still had to dodge at least 15 cars before getting to the fork where we turned up and ran to the Tibble Fork Reservoir potty (2.4 miles).  We then went straight down the canyon toward Kim's house in PG.  We ran 19.5 miles at a 8:24 average pace.  I am pretty sore today.  Did too much on my legs last week I think with the swimming and biking.  The night before my legs were extremely tight and sore from stretching after my brief run yesterday.  Part of what I have been dealing with physically.  I hope to figure out this fibromyalgia thing.  I am on a stict diet of avoiding possible allergenic foods (yeast, sugar, corn) and eating lots of whole grains and vegetables, taking vitamins (yeast free) and probiotics.  I have gotten a lot better.  I don't have as much burning nerve pain and numbness.  But this thing switches areas of my body  so I have to switch my training focus when it takes over my legs.  I will now have to rest several days.  I am also extremely allergic to perfumes and colognes/cleaners etc.  If anyone wears it at a race (or anywhere) and I am close by I get an immediate headache, lightheaded, labored breathing and muscle aches.  I have to stay to myself until the approaching starting time as anyone wearing a strong scent will kill me off.   The fresh, cool mountain air is therapeutic for my health situation  I would have taken it slower on the run if I had more time but still I wasn't dying at the end. It felt like a tempo run.   We ran eight minute pace for 3 to four of the last miles.  I wouldn't recommend this run on a Saturday to anyone.  The traffic was atrocious (sp.).  It was more like dodge car--ing.  Our pace would have probably been much better if we didn't think every turn we might get hit and this was at 7am.  I guess something was going on up in the canyon my husband said.  Hope everyone else had a great run!!!

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