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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: 25.63 Month: 25.63 Year: 1372.44
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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Got my hunny to join the PG rec center for the month for 25 dollars.  This way he has No excuses : D and I can get some TM runs in without slip sliding away outside in the ice and snow.  Plan followed pretty closely.  3 mile warm up at 9:07, 8:33, and 8:24 at 2 % grade.  Then ran 4 minutes at marathon pace (7:13, just a guess) and 2 minutes at 10k pace (6:44, again a guess), NO recovery,  repeated  x 7.  So 42 minutes at pretty nice pace.  This is a LT run.  One mile cool down at 8- 8:13.  Troy had been waiting patiently so went home with him and then did push ups on the ball:  12, 10, 7, 7,6 (60sec rest in between) and arms--flys, shoulder press, two biceps type curls, over the head triceps, planks (two times each side x 30 seconds), front plank (x 60 sec), ended with crunches 25 to the left, right, then center.  Amen.  

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Too icy and Too cold before work and with a skiff of snow on the roads I wasn't going to take my chances biffing it and hobbling home in distress.  Plus I have this same blister that keeps popping up on my left foot.  I figure a day off would help it heal.  I was so tired when I got to work without my adrenaline rush of running beforehand. 

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10 miles at 7:46 pace on the TM at the rec center at 6am.  Had very limited time as my mom needed to be driven to the airport this morning and I had IV therapy (dose # 3) at 11am.  But I couldn't pick it up more as the festering blister reappeared even with steri strips and moleskin on top of it.  WHATEVER!!!!  What to do?  my form is suffering from trying to not land on it.  Blah!!  The TM runs started it back again so at least tomorrow I will run outside.  After I got home I quickly did push ups:  12, 10, 8, 8, 12 on the ball (2 minute rest between), flys, biceps (2 types), triceps, shoulder press, 2 sets of 12 reps each and then planks 30sec x 2 on each side and then 60 seconds front, finished again with crunches--side, center, side x 25 each.  

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Meeting up with Kim, but no Kim?  Ran back to my house.  No Kim.  How did we miss each other?  Did she call back and tell me a later time?  Nope no message on my machine.  Ran back  towards Kim's house.  Yay!!!  Kim was yelling "Julie!?"  She had accidentally slept in.  I thought since I took a slight variation to her house I somehow missed her and she was at my house while I was going towards her.  She was really just asleep : D.  Glad we got in about 7 together.  I was going to stop at 10 as I was achy from my upper body and core workout and the humid inversion air was not comfortable.  But you know me.  I didn't like that my thighs, feet and arms were very stiff  Couldn't feel the blister too much with a latex free stretch bandaid on it but I was going much slower today.  I need a recovery run.  I work the weekend however so I will have to do two early morning runs before work at 7 miles each to be at just 46 miles for the week.  Quite the decline  from last week but  I don't have time.  I have two Christmas parties after Fri and Sat's shifts at work.   AP today 8:16 for 12 miles.  I feel very achy all over and took a while for me to warm up in the shower.  Not sure why.  It was slightly warmer than last week's early am runs.  I think the inversion has something to do with it.  Not good for the body.   Nor are the sugar cookies with food-color frosting on top I ate at the  Annual Mother/Daughter Cookie Exchange at my neighbor's house last night.  Everyone brings two dozen of their favorite cookies and you leave with two dozen of the kinds you choose there PLUS she makes over 12 dozen sugar cookies for all the girls to decorate-- frost and sprinkle to your hearts content while the women socialize.  Some eating cookies others saying they are on "no sugar diets".  I may have eaten one too many. I got a sugar rush eating all the broken sugar cookies and frosting them myself.  Then I sampled from a few that were left over.  Yes I am a not so recovered sugar addict.  Some days good. Some days very bad. ADDENDUM:  Troy was heading up to the Rec center at 9:40am so I joined him. Got out of my nice post shower clothes and back into spandex and my 50 miler long sleeve cotton shirt.  I wish it were a tech shirt.  This year the race director for Squaw Peak is giving out Tech shirts in honor of the 15th anniversary of the run.  Yesterday was sign ups.  It fills in less than a day.  I avoided  temptation to signup  even though I think I could do WAY better next year with training on trails and no NIGHT shifts the week of the race.  So nice to be a day shifter again.  But there is always that what if?   I can't have another trauma to my running like that before SGM next year.  Anyway  got on the bike at the gym.  12 sweaty miles at level 10 (less than 43 minutes!!).  Pace 3:34.  Avg RPM 93-95.  When I looked over and saw old guy with a gut with his RPM at 92 and mine at 80 to start with I thought I'd better pick it.  The seat was soft but pushed me forward and ailed my back at times so had to find different positions to lay off my back but eventually got in a groove.

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430am run around my neighborhood before work.  Weather nice.  But I was tired so I just ran easy at 7:58 pace for 8 miles.  Migraine came on from the back of my head thru my shoulder hip and leg to my foot.  Burning pain.  Must be a reaction to all the sugar I guess.  Trying to eat better but I am surrounded so I give in too easily.

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7 easier miles at 8:25 pace.  Migraine lingering and I didn't get to bed until almost 11pm and got up at 430am to run before work again.  I have been moving nonstop at work for 12.5 hours.  Again today as well, even more so.  Cute babies though so makes it all worth it.  Ran into some deer, four to be exact, in my church parking lot on my second loop around, they then jumped over the fence to my neighbors back yard as they heard me coming.  Seeing a lot of deer even during the day.  I like deer.  They are graceful when they prance. 

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