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March 2009

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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 took Odee down to the PR trail and did a slow easy run.  I am still feeling the aftermath of my California run. 

Looking forward to lunch with Maurine at Paradise Bakery!

Decided I must be faithful about my muscle-up class, I am so wishy washy, I really notice it since I have been on the blog and see how consistant and dedicated everyone is. I need to get a fire under my butt, I am too much of a coaster! 

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Went to muscle-up this morning, and then did 4 miles up Bengal Blvd and along Danish  Road.  51 min. AP was 12:48, and now I am heading off to a yoga class with Ardath. 

I am hoping to make Tue and Thur. my cross training days and get in a short little run too.

Happy Running and  a great day to all!

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I did a route this morning that I haven't done in awhile, it is very hilly, I go down by the Cottonbottom and up past the Old Mill and up to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, it was warm but very windy.  I will have to work at getting my pace faster thru the spring, I did a bit of walking.  

6.32 miles    AP 13:13

Tomorrow is week #8 of the weigh in, if I have a perfect day I should be down, the scale is looking good if I can just hang on!

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Bummer!  Maurine and I were going to do my Old Mill run this morning, but when I woke up to 3 inches of snow on the ground I canceled.  I ended up going to the spa and doing 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill. I skipped out on my muscle up, just wasn't in the mood. 

As for my biggest loser contest I am down one pound from last week.  This is week #8 and I am down 4 pounds.  Nothing to brag about, but better than gaining!

I talked to my best freind in Hawaii yesterday, I would give anything to be sitting on a beach drinking a pina colada (virgin of course)! Maybe next year I will do the Honolulu marathon or the Aloha Run.  Something to dream about.

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I did my hilly Old Mill route, the temp was 34, blue skies, the mountains were gorgous, perfect running conditions.  I beat my Wed. AP of 13:13

Today  6:29 miles   1:20  AP 12:51

Off to a busy day, have a great weekend!

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I could feel myself getting sick yesterday, it got worse thru the night, I am taking 2 days off of running.  I hope you all enjoy your long runs, I will be anxious to hear about them!  Have a great weekend.

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Still sick. Dang it. Looks like a day on the couch with Pope Joan!

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Still sick.  No voice.  I am going to juice some carrots, celery, spinach and apples today, and drink tons. My chest is very congested.  YUCK.

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I am going to see the doctor today, I feel worse this morning.

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This is so dumb. I never get sick, so I am really not handling this well.  The doctor said it is viral and to rest up and drink lots. I am following orders.  I am hoping by Sat. I can get out and run a little.  

My biggest loser contest weigh in was today and I was up a pound, not surprised.

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I am starting to feel better, I have been thinking this morning how good my feet and legs feel.  They really haven't had  a  "week off" in several years, I haven't taken any Vit I and my PL seems to have gone away.  I think this has actually been a good thing for my body to totally rest for a week. Not only do I feel better and rested, but it has made me appreciate how much I have missed running and how much I would like to do better at it, I will never be fast, but I would like to be stronger and  to be able to hit more 10 min. miles in my training and races.  That sounds wimpy to most of you on the blog, but 10 min miles for me would be just perfect.

I am looking forward to a run with Maurine tomorrow on the Parkway, SLC Running store is having a training run for the SLC marathon, they are doing a 18-20 run, with aid every 2 miles, they said it is open to the running public. I can hardly wait!!  Let us know if anyone wants to join us.  They said the start is at the 5400 S. parking lot between 7 and 7:30.

Oh, and if you need a good book to read, check out Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross, it is a great read! 

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THANK YOU MAURINE!!!!!!!!!!  This is my first run in 8 days, it felt so good to be back running. The parkways was buzzing with people, SLC Running Store had a group run and so did Team in Training, so there were lots of runners, and water stops almost every mile or two.  We had fun visiting with a few runners at the water stops.  Maurine had to run circles around me, I SO appreciate her  letting me run with her.  I had a wonderful time, my chest is stilll congested, but my legs and feet felt rested.  I started having just a tad of pain in my right knee a 10 1/2 miles, so was glad to stop at 12.   I think I am as excited about Maurines 50 miler as she is.  Only two more weeks!!!!   As of now it looks like I will pace her the last 17 miles.  How fun!!!!

 

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Almost had to cancel my run, I have a super busy day after taking off last week. I eeked out shortie today.

Harold and I are going to start biking in the evening, so I will come back with those miles later.

Have a healthy week!

2.70 AP 12:19

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Today is my cross training day. I did Muscle-up, Zumba and Yoga. It was great, but kind of odd to be indoors when it is so nice outdoors!!!

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!  I just had a green smoothie and am off for a green pedicure!!!!!!

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I did my hilly Old Mill route this morning, Maurine was going to join me and we were going to do it 5:30am, but she called last night and was not feeling well. Dang it!  She needs to get better and FAST!!  My plan was to see if I could go just a tad faster than the last time I ran it and I did.  Last time my AP was 12:51  this morning it was 12:15.  Yeah!

Harold and I still have not gone out on a bike ride after work.  We were going to ride every day  after he gets home.  I will have to think of a bribe!

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It's my birthday and I know that it will start a wonderful year of running and good health. Thanks Maurine for this entry, I woke up and saw it and thought I was going crazy, and then I remembered Maurine had my password and that she is crazy!!! Anyway, got up, and as you know it is my BD, and I decided I wanted to run on my special day instead of cross train. It was also weigh in day, so I didn't eat before hand (very very dumb....but SOO very me!) Did two miles at an 11mm and then crashed and walked/jogged the rest of the miles. BUT!!! I did drop! This is week #10 and I am down 5 pounds! I spent my morning working like a dog, but now I am done and am playing the rest of the day and hubby is taking me to dinner and giving me a massage. YIPPEE! Some cute little good fairy left me Paradise Bakery Cookies on my doorstep and I have already downed THREE!!! It is a happy day!!!  Oink! Oink!

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I am taking a day off today. All I have in my tank is sugar cookies and Thai food, not very good running fuel and my legs are a little stiff. I took Odee over to the Old Mill Resivour and walked.

Instead of a long run tomorrow Harold and I are going to take a bike ride, the goal is to see if I can enjoy it. I am afraid of riding on the road. I need to get over this fear so we don't have to haul the bikes to a trail every time we want to ride bikes.

Have a great weekend everybody!!!

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Harold and I went out for a 2 hour bike ride, oh, baby, my fanny is sore!  I could get into this bike thing I think, it sure takes different muscles, it was a great workout and great to be with my hubby. 

I am excited to work in my flower beds and then go to the Cheesecake Factory for another BD celebration.

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Woke up to 3 inches of snow and it is still coming down hard. I ended up doing 3 treadmill miles with the speed between 5.0 - 6.00

Off to work, have a great day!

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I made an attempt at exersize this morning. I got to muscle-up and realized I forgot my phone to call Snowbird, so I had to go back home and call Snowbird. I got called off. The Cliff Spa is dead. I have done 3 massages all winter, it is nuts! The winter season will end April 28 and the calling and standing by will be over. I think I am done with Snowbird forever, I wonder if Harold will still love me without a free season pass? I think it is worth a try.

I can not get myself motivated to go out and run, it is actually beautiful out,I had a bowl of chili for lunch and it is doing a little jig in my gut. So I think I am going to be a total slacker today.

Can you say LOSER?

On the bright side Maurine is coming over for dinner tonight, she is bringing her famous speghetti sauce and I am doing a salad and garlic bread. We are going to go over the last minute details for the big race. Fun!

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It is snowing again! I went to the spa and did 3.50 on the eliptical machine. Looks like it is going to be a day of tinkering around in the house. I lost my desire to tough it through the winter days, it is spring now, I am rebeling.

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I ran in the snow. I need brownie points or brownies. My fingers are so numb I can hardly write. This better be the last of winter, OR ELSE!! Super slow today, ran up Bengal Blvd to Danish. Not fun. oh, there was snow on the ground and snow coming down. waaaaa. Doesn't Mother Nature know it is spring for crying out loud!!!

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This morning I did a short little equipment check to make sure everything is ready for tomorrow. I wore my new Saucony gloves and my new UnderArmour jacket to see how they feel and if they will be warm enough. Odee came along, he had his seasonal shave and was bald, we did 2 laps around the park. I am happy with my new items and all ready for tomorrow.

If any of you have any cute stories or jokes that might help Maurine along the way please PM me, that would be awesome. Thanks Marion for what you have sent all ready.

Good luck to all of you at Riverton, Maurine and I will both be thinking of you! It is going to be a great day, looks like we are all going to luck out on the weather. Antelope Island could be a muddy mess, but there's not much we can do about that.

Have a great weekend!

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Today was the Buffalo Run.  I got out to the island around 11:00ish, and saw a runner from the distance that took her hat off and waved to me, I thought it was Maurine, but wasn't sure because all runners look alike from that far away. It turned out she recognized my 4 Runner and was waving to me. I found her sister Marsha at the first first aid station and since the aid station was fully staffed we decided to try to find Maurine again and see how she was doing.  We went to the 27 mile aid station and had fun talking to runners and aid station staffers, it was so much fun, all this positive energy. I met a 65 year old man that had just DNFed, but he was all smiles, he said his back was bothering him and the smart thing to do was to drop out, he has done the Wasatch 100 6 times, he said the first time he did it, his 6 year old boy met him at the finish and they held hands across the finish line and now that little boy is running ultras with him.   Marsha and I walked up the trail to a little plateau  and low and behold there was Maurine, she was walking, but there is alot of walking in an ultra so at first we weren't concerned until we saw the shoulders drop and the tears coming down.  She told us about her IT band that was giving her stabbing pain and she knew about 4 miles ago that she would have to DNF or she could seriously cause damage that could take her out the whole season.  It was hard to see her so disappointed, but she definitely did the right thing.  I was so proud of her, she trained so hard all winter and I know it was hard to have her first 50 miler be a DNF.  Now we will both be working on our first 50 miler together in Oct.  I am excited to train with her all summer and work on that goal with her.  She is such a great friend and such an inspiration to me!!!  Thanks Maurine for trusting me enough to be your pacer. I really felt lucky to have the opportunity to be the one to get you thru those last 17 miles.  It will be even better doing the whole 50 with you.  Great Job Maurine!!!!!!!  Rest up good, we have a 12 miler on April 11!

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After being out on Antelope Island with Maurine yesterday I decided I have to get a little more serious about my running. I am not going to make huge goals here and set myself up for failure, but I do plan to kick it up a knotch and try and improve. I need to shed some weight, work on my strength training and my speed. When I say speed I mean more 10 min. miles. The most important goal will be endurance for the 50 miler in Oct. I have been coasting thru the winter and now it is spring and the running season is here, I need to RUN !!

Thanks for all the motivation from all of you on the blog, it is a huge boost for me!

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I took Odee over to the Porter Rockwell trail and did some cold winter running, it was a good time. I pushed alittle harder than my normal solo shuffle and was happy with my time. I will keep pushing up my speed very slowly and try to get up to doing a 10 min mile for a 6 mile run. I would like to be able to do the RHPC half marathon at a 10 mm pace.

 

 6 miles 1:10 AP 11:53 I felt great, there were times I was below a 10 mm pace. I am excited!

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I had to go the airport early this morning and so I missed my run, I have plenty of time to go today but once I get all dressed for the day I rarely undress and get on my running clothes and go out. Lazy girl.

Julie just called, Paul had another seizure this morning and had to go to the ER, it was a small one,but scarey just the same. We thought that was behind us. They will not be joining us for our trip to Torrey for Easter now. Bummer.

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