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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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Kinvara 5s Peach Miles: 5.50
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Completely NO exercise except three 3-4 milers over the past nearly five weeks (this Saturday).  Okay my family did hike Mt Timponogos on October 21 but I don't count walking really slow either.  Was such a beautiful day climbing with my kids and husband.  Until the death point where it was snowy and slippery and a ciff a foot away. Then I panicked.   My husband had to take my hand to bring me across. My kids were brave and did it without a hand.  My shoes (brooks pureflow) had NO traction and I was slipping just walking with my hands on the ground. Quite the site.  I then panicked soon after that near the saddle. Yup 10 feet from the saddle (I have climbed to the top three times in my life time, 17 and 19 years ago).  But I just looked back at the cliff I had traversed across with my family (Aspen Grove trail) and couldn't contain my fear of losing my family on the way back and for them on the way up.  Needless to say Brooke and I (14) stayed back after Brooke climbed to saddle with the other three.   I decdied we were not going to take Aspen grove back so I went back to the valley and waited while Troy, Amber (11) and Courtney (16) climbed to the summit.  We waited  1 1/2 hours.  They yelled from half way up down to us in the valley.  I was so worried about them.  I had some BAD vertigo and memories of Squaw Peak 50 and near death like feelings there.  Troy went back Aspen Grove way after he and I echoed to each other, me in the valley and he back at the saddle that I refused to go back that way and that I didn't want the kids or him to go that way either.  He refused to be without a car so he went the Aspen Grove way back and Amber and Courtney hiked down to me and Brooke on the Timoponoeke trail.   Troy met us 1/4 mile up the bottom of Timponoeke with a flash light.  He ran down the other side for three of the six miles he said.  We were lazily walking enjoying nature including deer and a PORCUPINE!!   Yikes!! But so surreal all alone practically. It was MOnday of fall break and we only saw about 15 other people total.  One guy was very impressed with Amber pretty much bouncing up to the summit.  He had just left there he told me when he passed Brooke and I on the trail and I stopped him to ask if he saw my family make it to the top.  Fun ADVENTURE!! so happy we all made it back without a scratch!!  I need to get tough agin!!

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First day back.  Felt arthritis in heel and low back.  Got to start some where.  Trying effexor to help my depression.   Learned also I am HLA B-27 positive....which is highly associated with Ankylosing Spondilits (what MichelleL has).  I have had symptoms of the disease for years...SI pains and chronic plantar fascitis and heel pain.  Go fight WIN!! :D

Kinvara 5s Peach Miles: 5.50
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