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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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Mizuno Precision 11 (orange) Miles: 18.89Brooks Pureflow Miles: 18.45
Night Sleep Time: 34.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.50Weight: 0.00
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seriously funny-- the new shoes, which I am sending back, I wore for the first time at the Halloween Half made me work muscles that have been in hibernation since the last time I did 100 squats!!  I  was more sore than after the SGM in my quads and inner thighs and my dang feet!! My feet were creaky and joints were aggravated.  The shoes look cushioned but I can tell you they are not!!  oh my.  I knew in the first few miles of the run Saturday that I was going to have to run comfortably hard and not push it at all in order to not risk a complete massive injury.  I concentrated more on form and effort since I didn't look at my watch for 10 miles.  That is self control for me!!  Well, I would have had to press a few buttons to peak so that made it easier.   Instead I looked ahead and thought about where I was going.  It was hard to get muscles in hibernation to pick up the slack so I must say I was glad when that run was over!!  Walking back to the car was painful-- my feet were sooo mad.  So obviously the shoes are going back.   They are Brooks Ghost 5s.  I got them on Ebay.  I suppose I could see if any of my co-workers would want to buy them. They would make great work shoes!!  and probably great running shoes if the person wearing them had fatter feet.  Mine are bony and skinny.  The size was slightly big too and my ankles were slipping out of them.  Oh well. Live and learn.  Thankfully I was not racing.  I like a good challenge so that was good enough for me at the moment.  Today I ran with my watch in time mode only and hid the time from viewing.  I ran what I felt was 8 miles and got back I was at 7.83 miles so I just ran 1:30 minutes more and got in 0.2 more miles.   It was without music in the cool crips fall air mostly on sidewalks.  Man was I sore, like an ol' lady!!  AP 8:36 for 8:03 miles. 

Mizuno Precision 11 (orange) Miles: 8.03
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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nothing but work for 12 hours. 

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3ish   miles this morning.  just couldn't get out the door as planned at 430am.  reverting back to my old ways.   I was reading my blog from when I first joined in Aug 2008 (four years really??)  and totally laughing at how I was running only 28 to 34 miles a week!!! hee hee!!  I have come a long way!!  That is pretty much how many miles I ran when I trained for my first marathon in 1995.  LOL.     I used to not care about skipping days at a time.  It is time to not care for a while!!    I finally got out at 510am when time was NOT on my side any longer--  I ran 25:47  and called it good.  Probably 3  miles as I was rushing at the end when I ran out of time to drive to Utah Valley hospital form my 6am shift!!! 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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okay so i put on my ol' brooks pureflow cause i am trying out shoes like i should be a wear tester....i just can't find the perfect shoe.... well I got a new pair of brooks pureflow in the mail yesterday (not the ones I wore today, they are black, the new ones are purple ).   Okay so I put them on and walk around and do a few jogs in my house....I am so lovin' them.  THEN I look down at them--- something doesn't look right--- welll I got them for 59.99 on ebay for being worn once and they look VERY much brand new-- now wear on the sole at all--- not sure where the person wore them-- anyway-- the fabric on the toes is the same color but the pattern is different on each shoe!!!  It's like having fabric you cut for a bathing suit in one continuous strip for both shoes so the shoes don't look the you get what I am saying??  Of course I couldn't wear them today... I need to talk to the store that sold them to me... factory defect??? not sure.  will look at Kim's to see if it just how they make the shoes.  Otherwise they felt sweet on my feet.  I am a symmetrical kind of gal so not sure if I can take the assymetry which is weird cause I am not symmetrical in my body at all!!   Meant to guess that I was running 12 miles today (no pace just a running clock I looked at occasionally).  Apparently I was running faster than I thought--  cause I went over .38 miles.  AP 8:17 (thought it was about 8:30 to 8:35) for 12.38 hilly into Cedar Hills miles all over up and down!! lovely fall weather at 9:40am. 

Brooks Pureflow Miles: 12.38
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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daughter couldn't sleep again so she climbed into bed next to me.  slept okay nonetheless.  slept until alarm went off at 715am.  got kids out the door and drove two to school and off I went running after a bowl of oatmeal with apple slices.  no sugar.  i am trying to come off sugar yet again.  it is making me achy and tired.  this run was not easy.   legs felt sluggish.  i am sure 12plus miles yesterday in shoes i haven't worn running in a while contributed.  ran a hilly route with some really good climbs.  luckily i ended on a good downhill but my body was so achy it didn't help my speed at all.   Ran in time mode again.  Wanted 10.6 miles and when I got home and reset my watch I had run 10.86 miles.  Phew!!  AP 8:18 pace.  No wonder I wasn't really going too easy pace I guess.  I thought I was.  I like this new effort based running.   btw EVERYONE I NOW HAVE TEXTING!! YUP I MADE IT LONG ENOUGH without it.  I just can't wait to text all my friends now and bug the heck out of them!!! :D   LOL.   smiley face.  ; D.    PS  LOOK at my MIZUONO orange mileage--- almost 600 miles baby!! they have absolutely NO traction left on the toes!!

Mizuno Precision 11 (orange) Miles: 10.86
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
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easy tired miles before work at 445am-- 8:30 AP.    weather not too bad. 

Brooks Pureflow Miles: 6.07
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Mizuno Precision 11 (orange) Miles: 18.89Brooks Pureflow Miles: 18.45
Night Sleep Time: 34.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.50Weight: 0.00
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