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Cottonwood Heights,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 17, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Pony Express 50 miler  2009   13:19

*** 50K PR is 7:11 Red Mountain 50K  2010

Red Mountain 50k 2008

   Goblin Valley 50K (twice)

Antelope Island 50k


24 hours of Moab (dropped out at 42 miles)

Antelope Island 25K

***  Marathon PR is 4:50 (St. George)

14 St. George Marathons

Portland Marathon

2 Ogden Marathons

2 Park City Marathons

Top of Utah

*** Half Marathon PR is 2:18 (Bryce Canyon)

Hobble Creek Half

Provo River Half

Salt Lake City Half

Bryce Canyon Half

Painters Half

Short-Term Running Goals:

I did it!!!  Pony Express 50 miler!!   13:19 !  Oct. 16, 2009

 2011 Race Calendar:

Feb. Aloha Race - Honolulu

April Red Mountain 30K

April  SL Running Co. 5K

May Running with Angels 5K

July Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Aug. Park City Half Marathon

Oct. St. George Marathon

Sept. Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon

Provo Halloween Half Marathon

Nov. Mesquite Half Marathon

2012 Race Calendar

Jan New Years Revolution Race at Oval (14 miles)

April Red Mountain 30K

July Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Aug. Park City Half Marathon

Oct. St. George Marathon

Oct. Halloween Half Marathon

Nov. Mesquite Half Marathon

Dec. Honolulu Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay fit enough to run marathons all thru my life


I started running at age 40 (14 years ago!)  I am married to Harold, he is a super supportive husband and we enjoy running and biking the trails along the Wasatch Front together. Between us we have 7 children and 9 grandchildren.  I am really having fun trying new races in scenic parts of Utah, I am a newbie in the ultrarunning world, I am slow, but love everything about it!  I have a lot to learn,but I am enjoying the journey.  

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Took Odee out for a one mile walk, I am still very stiff!! 

Okay, it is time for an adjustment on my running schedule and game plan.  I have decided not to run UVM unless I drop 10 pounds and feel like my fitness level has improved. Ogden was a huge wake up call for me.  I really want to complete the slam so I am going to be very focused, so hopefully I will finally get these 10 pounds off that I have been working on for 2 years.

I am also not planning on the OV50.  50 miles of road running would kill me.  So I am taking that one off my calendar and I will not add anything else until I am in better shape. 

I am not even depressed about this, I feel like I am just being sensible and adjusting as my conditions change.  Who knows what I will feel like after St. George, maybe I will plan a 50k, just not sure, but I think a 50 miler is not in the cards.

Whew, that was a relief!  I am not running all week, I am going to enjoy my recovery time!  Next weekend Harold and I are back packing in Southern Utah, so I need to rest up!

From Kelli on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 16:01:15 from

Yes, you do need to rest up!!!

You are very smart. You know what you are doing. Keep it up. And, once again, let's lose those last 10 pounds together. I am still not going to weigh more than once a week, but I am eating good. I could feel my back fat jiggling while I ran Saturday and it kind of made me sick! I need to get the top half of my body to match the bottom!!!!

From leslie on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 17:47:22 from

Okay, girl, let's do it!! I feel very determined, I really want to do UVM, but refuse to do it pudgy! I could feel my butt jiggle too, enough is enough, it is time for extreme Biggest Loser attitude to kick in. I have had a perfect day, and will continue to do so until it is off!!! Let's do it little Kelli!!!

I am off to check your blog to see how you are doing today

From leslie on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 17:55:23 from

Kelli, I got on the scale, I am back up to my highest point, I am going to weigh myself pretty regularly, because I am on a Nazi physco mission now. I think the last few weeks I have eaten so well I have lost most of my junk cravings, now it is fine tuning and reducing portion sizes all the little details I need to focus on. I am very optimistic and determined!

From Kelli on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 22:15:44 from

Just do not become obsessed with the scale. I love not weighing at all, but once a week is working. Up until the week before the marathon i was dropping weight pretty well. Then I got hungry and had cravings and went a little out of control. i did not weigh last week because I did not want to know! I will this Thursday, it could be scary, but it is time to kick myself in the butt. No more cookies every day, only every once in a while!

I have been a saint as well. I can usually make it to Wednesday or Thursday before I fall apart!

From marion on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 17:31:26 from

I'm in too! I want 10 gone for UVM too! (but I am gonna run it even if I am FAT! ;)


From leslie on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 17:36:22 from

It is your first marathon, you must!! I am going to use UVM as a bribe to help me get this off once and for all. I am drinking a green smoothie as we speak, Collard Greens, Kale, spinach, mixed berries, protein powder and ground flax seed. If I close my eyes, it is not that bad, sorta...

I have 2 down, 8 to go.

From marion on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 17:40:54 from

Good girl! I still have the 5 I picked up at the 1/2 I need to shed. Why must I always go WAY up!!!????? I am peeing a TON today, so maybe it will be gone tomorrow :)

From leslie on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 17:45:10 from

keep on peeing!!! Pee for me!!!

From leslie on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 17:47:12 from

I haven't figured out how to NOT GAIN after a race. It is sick and wrong that you can not pig out after all that training and work. It is just not right.

From Kelli on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 18:07:02 from

Add blackberries galore----they take away the nasty taste and color!

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