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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: 40.76 Year: 1261.24
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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seriously not GOOD this PF problem is a REAL BUGGER!!!  Think a steroid shot will be the way to go since the pain did go away greatly while I was on oral steroids a week ago.  Ever since coming off the taper the pain has gotten worse and worse.  Totally BUMMED!!!   So if any of you know a good sports med Dr. (not too pricey) let me know soon.  I know I have heard some names mentioned before but didn't commit them to memory.  Thanks!!

Decided after going to the Dr. for my daughter Courtney--- high fever, sore throat, headache going on 50 hours.  STREP!!! darn it.  She is not well at all.  Tucked her in my bed to watch a movie then went off to hurt my heel some more.  Funny thing if I ran with my toes curled for several strides then ran "normal" it didn't hurt for a while, then it would return.  Ran easy.  Last of the good weather for a while-- so I have been told by the weatherman.  Left at 10am.  8.11 miles @ 8:19 AP.  So getting tired of running in pain.  Enjoyed the scenery though.  Halloween is great fun!!  Went to my kids' parade.  Courtney stayed home from school of course.  She is bummed.  She got a penicillin shot so hopefully she will feel a little better by tonight!!!   

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apparently YESTERDAY's run was not good for foot AT ALL nor walking around for three hours halloween evening and all day at work for 13 hours.....luckily it is cold out now but a run this morning would have been nice in the warm prestorm air but .....because of my foot it wouldn't have been worth it.   I will my TRY my uttermost hardest to NOT run for over a week.  This foot problem is going no where and I will  probably ask for a bone scan to still rule out stress fracture.  The pain is getting ridiculous.   IF this is PF like I suspect however --- PRETTY FRUSTRATING condition.  It is messing with my form and all my other muscles are getting additional workout trying to figure out how to run with a hurt foot.  My metatarsals were not forgiving for my brief moments of running with curled toes.  That has to stop since then  I would end up with fractures there!!  So here I go--- JULIE C is NOT GOING TO RUN FOR A WEEK.  Runners not so anonymous statement!!   BUT IT HAS TO HAPPEN dang it..... I can't believe this!!!  but when the pain over rides the fun of running it just has to.   I am going to start swimming and lifting weights, possibly cycling.  And I will probably get a wicked core for eating all the chocolate I am going to eat in my sadness!!!

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slow at work so I was cancelled   : D.  So....I decieded to go to the cycling class at 6am class.  Well apparently it was just me and an old guy with the instructor.  A pretty popular class going on next store apparently so this one not so on Wednesday mornings.  Fine by me, personalized training : D  and since I haven't cycles in eons it was nice and HELL- o WORKING IT BABY!!  Still don't know how to match cycling with running.  Probably over did it.  Then I did planks 60/60/60  x 3 like Kelli and Rad yesterday.  HOLY FLIP!! I was certain I would not be able to finish the last set but somehow I managed!!  Came home and found my daughter still very ill with strep even after the shot (she also got a rash from the penicillin) so she was sleeping.  I went downstairs and did my pushups--- 12, 10, 8, 8, 12 = 50.  So of course THAT wasn't enough (and since I just bought a pass to the rec ctr)  I had to try a muscle mix class that TOTALLY WHIPPED my butt.  However the instructor was impressed at how well I did (the class was full and I was in the second row).  I was one of the fitter ones there aerobically--- but the KICK BUTT MOVES were NOT easy.  Of course she added weights and this ridiculously TIGHT stretch rope (I got the hardest level, blue, because everyone first grabbed all the easy ones before I could find out which one I needed).   OOOooooooo baby  I probably won't be able to get out of bed tomorrow.  We worked EVERY MUSCLE!!    LOTS of squats!!!   NEWSFLASH--- I read a great article on PF and found out that the shoes I have been wearing for the past three months are probably the ROOT cause of my PF (besides running a lot in them).  They DON'T pass the FLEX test.  You take your running shoe and bend at the forefoot and if the shoe bends BELOW the metatarsals it is VERY bad for overpronators and will cause PF.  Well,  I have run in mizuno precisions for over a year and have had two of the pretty hawaiin ones, then two orange and NOW two japanese ones.  The first FOUR pairs PASS the flex test for being GOOD for me but the NEW precisions (supposed to be just different color, not made differently)  COLLAPSE COMPLETELY almost in a COMPLETE BALL FORM!!  HENCE why when I bought my pair just before the SGM I noticed the heel pain within a few runs!!!!  SERIOUSLY NOT GOOD.  So of course I am going to let the MIZUNO company KNOW HOW I FEEL about their shoe!!!   I have been running in this shoe even while injured the last four weeks so of course I am getting NO BETTER.  Basically,  I am NOT wearing them again.  I actually wore the two models ago pair to cycling today and to muscle mix class.  Here I was thinking I had been crumbling to pieces and the solution was a minor fix--- MY SHOES!!!!    Go figure.  It just didn't make sense that I got this injury so quickly after YEARS of running without one. 

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Just a little cheating....after waking up this morning pretty sore in places I haven't been sore in a while : D  I headed back to the rec center.    Got on the elliptical using the arms as well for 30 minutes.  HR only 130 at the highest but not sure if this is the best for my heel.  It only felt like it was pulling with some tenderness so  I went easy.  Haven't done the elliptical in YEARS!!  Did level 8 for most of it.  Sometimes 12.    Then because that just wasn't cutting it and I only had a few minutes before I had to come home and get my daughter to piano I ran 1.5 miles on the TM starting out real slow and increasing the pace every .1 to .2 miles to 7:30 by the end.  At first the change felt really WEIRD from the elliptical.  The elliptical definitely is NOT close to running that's how different it felt.    Kept the incline at 2%.  FELT really good and my PF just felt swollen not painful.  But after the run I took off my shoe at home and YUP still quite tender to the touch.  Off to the chiro this morning who will do Ultrasound to it and let me borrow his machine.   7 PM--- Cycling class with SORE butt, inner thighs etc...OUCH.  Worked up a good sweat.  Chiropracter did the ultrasound to my heel then worked my calf muscle then did laser.  My foot feels scarred up because when I walk on it it feels swollen!!  but its sore often.  BLAH.  MORE cycling for me.   Also need to get out and buy new running shoes. 

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CYCLING class last night at 7pm and up at the crack of dawn this morning and moving slowly at times but the more I move the better I move so MOVING is GOOD.  OKAY... so the week thing  (to NOT run) didn't completely happen but  I do work the weekend and getting up at 4am to run in the DARK AND COLD weather isn't appealing to me lately  (today was nice....calm before the storm) so I should be good to NOT run.  Will do a cycling class again.  It kicks my butt!!  I am so sore from all the changes.  My run on the TM at the PG rec ctr. was so funny at first.   It was like post marathon soreness that I used to get in the past but without the fatigue feeling.  My heart was WILLING.  So of course after warming up very slowly I managed an overall AP of 7:58 for 8 miles (first mile 9:14, last mile 6:40).  HOLY SORENESS!!!  DROVE home to get my daughter up and off to school.  THEN I did 60/45/45 planks x 2.  Then, 11/13/9/9/13 push ups (55 total) GUY pushups.  Oh YAH!!  THEN....arms-- biceps(2 types), triceps (two types), shoulders (3 types), bench press, pecs and rows--- 2 sets of 10-12 each.  Burn baby!! and my MUSCLES are starting to appear in a SCULPTED form!! : D.  Foot was needing some support during my run since  I wore my shoes from last Spring.  Mizuno wrote me back about my shoes.  WAY lame CUSTOMER SERVICE.  He was rude and just told me to get fitted even though I told him to try the test on the shoes (push test) and see for himself the shoe was made differently without telling the buyer!!!  We butted heads a few times in our "chatting" emails back and forth to each other. 

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ran anyway at 430am because  I woke at 4am and couldn't get back to sleep.  It began to snow while I was running.   I came back to a RED abdomen and back and chest in areas!!  It didn't feel that cold but apparently my fat doesn't insulate well.  Pace slow too because I am still sore from all the cycling and yesterday's mill run to boot.  AP 9:03 for 8.  Foot was doable.  Less pain at work while walking on it but still quite tender if  I probe it so I try NOT to.  Who the heck thinks PF should be played with? seriously it feels better NOT to massage it!!

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