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Location:

Cottonwood Heights,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 17, 2008

Gender:

Female

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


Personal:

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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I survived 2008!  I got up this morning, we had 4 grandkids sleep over and I got out before they woke up and did 5 miles. Super slow.  I am excited about my families Biggest Loser Contest we are starting today.  I am back up to my highest weight, how many times in ones life time do we have to go thru this???  Oh, well, here I go again, and I am excited about it, I am looking forward to healthy eating and living!!  I hope you all had a happy New Year!!!!!!

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I did my same 5 mile course  I did yesterday along Danish Road, alittle faster than yesterday, but not much. 

I had a great day for my first day on my Biggest Loser contest!  I am determined to do well. I am hoping to do some weights this afternoon.

I have a super busy day today, so off I go.  Have a great day!!!

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Got up early this morning and did my whole run before the sun came up. It was great, no traffic.  I took Odee around the park for a mile and then ran up to Wasatch Blvd and back. The street lights and the snow made it just light enough that I could see with out tripping. Alot of people still had their Christmas lights on, it was a real nice quiet run in the snow.

Okay, who is all in on the contest Marion suggested?  Run 6 days a week all year and then we'll have a party!   A minimum of 2 miles a day unless it is a scheduled taper for a run.  I love it. 

I actually start my Biggest Loser Contest Monday. I am excited to get into better runnning shape. 

 

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Good Morning!! I am so excited to start my Biggest Loser Contest tomorrow. There are probably about 9 or 10 family and friends that are doing it. I have to send in a before picture and my measurements and weight. It will last 12 weeks. I hope I can finally reach my goal, I never reached it in 2008, hopefully this will be a better year for a healthier me!  I am going to try to do my strength training religiously and run 6 times a week.  Wish me luck!!

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BURRRR!! It was 10 degreees when I went out this morning, I am still trying to thaw out! I ran my Danish Road route, very slow. I was thinking as I was running that with my heel problem my slow pace is a good thing, last summer when I tried to speed up with my young Running Chicks, I was miserable. So maybe I will be the token old lady that goes slow on the fastrunning blog. It is okay with me. 

Today starts the big contest. I am excited and nervous.  At some point today  I will do my fitness test  ( Tarzan did hers yesterday) and post the results and then I will also go to the gym and do my strength training.  Right now I have to run downtown to rescue my silly husband, he wore mis-matched shoes to work and I need to go save the day!!!!

Okay girls and boys, heres to a PERFECT week!  Just one tiny little 7 day period.

Evening Update!

Went to Golds Gym with Harold, Julie, Jana, and Maurine, we wanted to kick off our Biggest Loser Contest together.  Maurine and I did the 1st day Circuit Training program from the Making the Cut book by Jillian Micheals.  It was a KILLER!  I had to modify quite a few of the exersizes, Maurine is in much better shape than me (and younger!)  Then we went and did 30 min on the eliptical machine in the Cardio Cinema and watched Back to the Future, it was a lot of fun, but I would never join, I like my Cottonwood Heights Rec Center too much and it is in my backyard.  I added 2 miles to my post today for the eliptical.

I had a perfect day today.  2 1/2 hours of exersize and great nutrition all day!!! 

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First off, thanks for the lecture Maurine ( read yesterdays post) she called me out. She is right right right!!! I guess that is the reason I don't sweat, I don't want to work that hard!  I am a big baby.  Okay, I will do better!

This morning I went to the gym and did the Day 2 Circuit training, it was tough,  and I did modify some.  Then I did 3 miles on the treadmill, intervals.  The total time was 34:00. I was sweating.  I think as much as I dislike the treadmill I need to do it more and push myself, I really zone out while running  and am way too comfortable. 

After a perfect day yesterday, the scale didn't move, that is extremely annoying!!!

Tonight Harold and I are going to yoga, and we are taping the Biggest Loser and watching it when we get back. I am always inspired by that show.

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I did another treadmill run. 4 miles in 48 min. I did some intervals and some hills.  I do push myself more on the treadmill, I got a good workout.

They are avalanche bombing in Little Cottonwood, I think I will get called off work again, if that happens I may take Odee out for a hike.

I am stiff from my strength training. I love it!  It looks like I am down one pound.  That is pretty meager after watching the Biggest Loser on TV last night, but I'll take it! Baby steps.

****Went to the Rec Center tonight with Harold and did the eliptical machine for 30 min.  I added 2 more miles to my day!!!!

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Today is crazy busy. I did muscle-up, took Odee out for a little walk and now I am busy all day.  I am not sure I will get in even a 2 mile run, we will see.......

 

BAD NEWS!!!!  the Red Mountain 50K was canceled!  It was my very favorite race ever!!! 

Back to work!

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5 miles on the treadmill, did intervals, got the mileage up to 7.1 several times but only for a minute at a time.  5 miles in 1:01.  It was tough.

Yesterday was horrible, our pipe broke and flooded the neighbors basement, this is the second time it has happened.  My favorite race of the whole year was canceled  too and I had to go to a crappy meeting on my Wedding Anniversary.  Today will be better we are celebrating our anniversary and going to the Asian Star tonight!!!! 

 

I am down 2.5 pounds since the BL Contest started! 

Oh, and yesterday I bombed out on the 6 days of running in a week contest, so lunch is on me!!!!!  How about the Cheesecake Factory?? 

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Maurine and I met in Draper and did a great run on the Porter Rockwell trail.  I had NO idea it went so far, I thought it stopped at South Mountain, we went out 4 1/2 miles and then back.  We are anxious to get back there and see how far out it goes. It was 23degrees when we started, felt great. The trail is wonderful!!!  We need to get  the bloggers out there to do a run. 

Maurine and I are trying to figure out our 2009 race calendar, it is so much fun making plans.  We are almost positive we are going to do the Sunmart 50 Mile trail run in Texas in Dec.   I have dreamed about it for years, and this year (knock on wood)  I think it will happen.  It WILL happen!!

I can hardly wait until Painters next weekend!!!!  It is going to be SO much fun!!!!

 

 

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I took Odee out to Draper and did the Porter Rockwell trail, I went south from the South Mountain bridge, I stilll don't know how far south it goes, I had to turn around to get back for work.  I love this trail!

Today is my first weigh in for the Biggest Loser Contest.  I am down 2 pounds!  I had to work hard for that, only one splurg meal all week, it is tough!  It will be hard to stay on track with our St. George weekend.

Here's to a great taper week for us all!  Stay healthy and injury free!

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Bummer!  I woke up with a bladder infection, so I am heading off to the doctor in a few minutes.  I know once I get the meds going I will be just fine, but it is a big goose egg for today!  This is just alittle to close to Painters for me, but I will get this taken care of! Rotten luck!

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I had a great run this morning!  My heels felt better today than they have in months.  I am taking a new med called Ciprofloxacin for my PF and it seems to make a huge difference. I am going to stretch the heck out my feet these next few days and ice and hopefully I will be fine for Painters.

The meds for my infection have kicked in and I feel great, things are looking up!!

I am going to focus on healthy foods these next few days and keep it light, so like Smooth says, I won't have too much junk in my trunk for Painters!  I love it!!!

6.47 miles     1:20 min.     12:21 avg. pace

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Today is a busy day, I have to do most of my Friday appts. today, so I am packed. I will be lucky if I get a mile walk in with Odee tonight.  Oh, well, this is what I have to do to get a day off tomorrow.  I am so looking forward to St. George!

OOPS!!  I just realized I gave you the wrong med. info yesterday.  The drug I mentioned yesterday was for the bladder infection.  Naproxen is the med for my PF.  It seems to  help my feet, but it is making me extremely bloated, it did say that was one of the side effects, that was another reason I didn't jump out of bed earlier to get my run in today. I had alot of fiber yesterday, that could be part of the problem as well, I better watch it today, I can't be feeling like this Sat.

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We are heading down to St. George in a few hours!  We are meeting the bloggers for dinner tonight and then running the Painters Half Marathon tomorrow.  Everyone  going down, drive safe and not too much junk food on the way down!!  :)

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Race: Painters Half Marthon (13 Miles) 02:29:25, Place in age division: 22
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Painters was a blast!  Harold and I met up with Marion, Dave, Kelli, Scott, Smooth and Pres. Smooth, Jon and Kelly and afew others, sorry I forgot all the names for dinner and visiting. It was so much fun to get to know everyone better, in real life!

The race was awesome, my plan was to plug into my ipod and enjoy the first run of the year slow and easy. I thought I would start with with Kelli and Marion and see how long I could keep up and I made it the whole way. It was SO much fun!!!  The girls kept me entertained with lots of stories, I was thrilled to be able to stay with them thru the race. It was fun to see all the fastrunning bloggers pass us by.  Jon and Kelly and Scott came back to herd is in to the finish.  Thanks guys, it felt good to know we had friends to come back and help us finish.   I don't have my computer to figure out the splits, hopefully Marion or Kelli will do a more detailed report.  I think we averaged about a 11:12 pace.   Thanks Kelli for being such a great cheerleader, and congratulations Marion for completing your first half marathon.  It was so much fun to run with you both, you are AWESOME!!!! 

Smooth where were you?  We missed you!!!!!  I hope Teena made it thru okay!

*****  I just got home and read everyones blog, my entry is not very detailed, please read Kelli and Marion's entry for a better account of our run.  I don't know how Marion can remember that much detail from each mile, it is all a blur to me.   The picture on the bottom left is of me with Lisa ( one of my running chicks from last summer) and her cute daughter Brooke that did the 5K.*****

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I have been so inspired by all of you on the blog!  After such a fun weekend, I have been all fired up to do better.  This morning I jumped out of bed at 5:30 and went over to the spa and did 5 miles on the treadmill, it took just under an hour.  I came home and got ready for another run with Maurine.  I told her we had to get above the crappy air, so I took her and Odee up to Jeremy Ranch and we ran on a dirt road, of course it was covered with snow and ran a hilly course to the intersection that takes you to East Canyon Res. It was gorgous, blue blue skies. There was hardly any traffic, we followed a river most of the way. I ended up doing 13.50 with Maurine.  I left her to go get food because she was shooting for 20 miles today.  I got some healthy grub from the Whole Foods store and went back and picked up Maurine. We were both pretty tired, no pain, just tired, now I am going to go take a shower and nap.

Today was our second weigh in for the Biggest Loser Contest, NOT GOOD!  I was up one pound.  Do you think it could have been the cheeseburger and fries after Painters and the package of chocolate cinnamon bears I ate while snuggling up with Harold on the couch Sat. night?  Oh, well, if I can't eat after a race, I don't want to race!!! I don't have a race until the contest is over, so I should be okay! 

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Yay!  A crosstraining day for me!  I did muscle up this morning and than swam 450 meters.  It is the first time I have been in the pool this winter, it felt great. I think I am going to try and have Tue and Thur be crosstraining days for awhile and see how that goes. 

Have a great day! 

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Another day in the gym, I am sick of this inversion and want to move to St. George!!  I think it is a runners paradise, in the winter anyway.  My cousin just bought a home and showed me where the key is hidden and said I can go any time.  So my question is....why am I here?? 

Anyway I did 1/2 my miles on the treadmill and 1/2 on the eliptical.  I should have stayed and worked out longer but there is a chance I will have to go up to Snowbird and work today, so I need to get all gussied up.

Yesterdays nutrition was pretty good, I think I was thinking about food too much and ate too much, even though it was all healthy choices.  Today I am working on healthy choices and portions!!!  I am going to have a good week!

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I did muscle up this morning, and that is going to be it for the day.  I am feeling real good about crosstraining 2 days a week and giving my feet a break. I will try and get a pool work out after muscle up, but today is too busy.

Oh, and it is healthier to work out indoors because we have filters my hubby said, our instucter this morning said the same thing. So everyone, get above the muck or stay indoors!  I am hoping to do another Park City run Sat., this treadmill running is  painful.

Yesterday I had PERFECT nutritition and it paid off, one pound down.  I am going for another day!!! 

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I did 5 miles on the treadmill in 59:39 min. 

The scale dropped  .7 pounds this morning

That's it folks!  Have a nice weekend. If anyone wants to join Muarine and I for a sunny run in Park City let us know, maybe  lunch after. 

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I am in the DOG HOUSE!!!!!!!

I made Maurine go up to Park City to be above the muck, she got all ambitious on me and ran from her house in Midvale to mine in Cottonwood Heights, about 4 1/2 miles of up hill.  We drive up to Park City and it was foggy and raining and cold and the trail was full of snow that was not packed down, it was like running in....in SNOW!  It was tough, thank goodness Maurine has had a big mileage week and didn't have a set number of miles she wanted to run, so I whimped out early.  4 miles and I was soaked and tired and SO DONE.  We did see a fox in the field, about a 100 ft. away from us that just stared at us, I was really surprised Odee didn't go after him. They just looked at each other,  I wonder how Odee knew not to go after him, he chases all the dogs.  Good thing, he could have had rabies or something.  Anyway,we stopped and got Starbucks hot chocolate and came home. As we drove down the canyon we saw the valley, blue skys and NO MUCK!!! Maurine is not going to let me live this one down.  We could have had a great long run on the Porter Rockwell trail and been dry and warm. Oh, well.    We got to my house and I was going to drive her home and she insisted on running home, yuck, all wet and cold, after being in the warm car, I don't know how she mustered up the will power to get out and run more.  Check her miles for the week. She is going to do SO good on her first 50 miler in March.  I feel pretty whimpy today.

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6 miles on the treadmill.  I did the first 5 miles in 55:00 min. and then took it easy the last mile. 

I just got a notice from the gal organizing the Biggest Loser Contest and they are changing the weigh in to Thur.  Whew!  After 6 days of perfect nutrition, I slacked off a bit yesterday and the scale really punished me.  I was only down 1.5  this morning. Hopefully by Thur. I will be down a little more.

Here's to a great week everyone!

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It is SO COLD!  I went to the gym and did a mix of the elpitical machine and the indoor track for 45 min. I am guessing on my miles today, wasn't feeling all that "into" it this morning. I did do 60 sit ups while I was on the indoor track, and then I did  Muscle-Up.

As far as my Biggest Loser Contest goes, I have had acouple of "so-so" days, I am making pretty good choices, but I am eating WAY TOO MUCH!  Weigh in is on Thur. so I need to really make an effort to limit my portions.  I live to eat instead of eat to live.  When will I learn?

Harold and I went and did 30 min. on the eliptical tonight, so I updated my miles. We found out that Paul has gall stones, of all the rotten luck! They took a CT scan and said the brain is healing fine, or was it the crainium?...anyway, no problem there.

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5 miles on the tread mill, I focused on doing the first 3 as tempo miles.  3 miles   in 33:00 min and then I was up and down doing intervals.  I did one mile on the eliptical for a warm up.

 

Looks like  a few of us are going to meet for a group run on the Porter Rockwell trail. The easiest place to meet is  the Albertsons parking lot on 12300S. and 13th East, that way those of you from Utah County can just get off the freeway at 12300 S. and drive straight east until you get to 1300E.  Alberstons is on the right  side the of the street. The trail head is on  13th just south of 12300S.  We were thinking of meeting at 7:45, but if anyone needs to come earlier or later, we will  see you on the trail where ever.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Okay, the scale is holding at 1.5 loss and weigh in for the contest is tomorrow,I would love to get another .5 off  by morning.  Then my game plan is to try and lose one pound a week for the next 10 weeks of the contest, it sounds easy, but I have struggled with these last 10 pounds for years, it will be a miracle if I actually do it! 

For those of you following my Paul, the test showed he has gall stones , thank goodness it is not life threatening, but  still I hate to see him going thru more pain.

Maurine just emailed me, there are several trails that connect, so there are lots of possibilites for everyone.

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I woke up this morning and the scale kicked me in the teeth,  I was ticked off and in a poopy mood, only ran for 2.50 miles on the treadmilll and went down to McDonalds and got a breakfast burrito and diet coke and I am trying to adjust my bad attitude.  I am only down 1 pound for my contest. That really stinks.  This is weigh in #3 and I am only down 2 pounds. 

 

On the brighter side, I am looking forward to our group run Sat. and the PARTY!  I am not sure of all the details, between Smooth and Maurine and I we will figure out something and post it  as soon as we have a solid plan.  Everyone is doing different miles and paces, it will be fun and  wacky, we just need to make sure we all hook up at  some point.  I am still thinking at this point I will meet whoever shows up at Albertsons at 7:30 am, but I am flexible.

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4 easy miles on the treadmill this morning, I am getting sick of winter...49 days until Spring.... so I have not been outside much. 

 I am really looking forward to Saturdays run!  Maurine and I are meeting at the Albertsons on 12300 S. and 1300 E.  at 7:45 am  if anyone would like to join us!  Maurine is bringing Paradise Cookies ( Maurine, don't forget to put in a sugar cookie for me!) Everyone is welcome, you can run at your own pace and put in how ever many miles you want, just come  and run and have a cookie!! If you are planning on going let Maurine or I know so we can at least wait for you and run you to the trail head which is just  .3 miles from the parking lot. Hope to see you there!

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Maurine and I met at the trailhead to the Porter Rockwell at 8:15 since we didn't have anyone else joining us.  There is a parklot lot at the Draper Park across the street from the trail. The weather was perfect.  We started out on the PR trail and then took the first Draper Canal trail and then hooked up again to the PR trail.  We took it to the very end, at the point of the mountain. We had a stretch of trail that had really strong headwinds, but once we turned around and got past it, it was gorgous.  It felt like spring, alot of people were out today, blue skys, it was great.  Maurine got in extra miles running Odee up and down the hills on the side of the trail, she is really on a mission to do well for her big Antelope Island trail. It was fun talking with her, running buddies are the best!

I hate my new fuel belt, I have  the black one with the  green/yellow bottles, it keeps sliding down, so I pull it up like Erkle and look like a dork, and then it slides down again.  Who likes their fuel belt and what kind do you have? I made Maurine trade with me the last mile and I like hers better, she has the red one ( not sure of the brand) but I liked hers better.  I was going to buy Maurine's brand and Wasatch Running talked me into the other brand.  Dang. 

Looking forward to the party tonight, I am bringing my hubby after all. He was going to stay behind and babysit grandkids, but they are not coming, so Harold and I are picking up Maurine and all going together!!  See you there!!!!  I can't wait!!!

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