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November 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 was asked to talk in Relief Society about my 50 miler and cried, how crazy is that?  I think it was a spiritual experience for me.  The tears started coming when I talked about my children showing up at mile 40 to get me thru, and my son in law Paul, who is a stroke survivor, rode his bike next to me the last 10 miles and my son talked me thru though to the end.  I have really cool kids.

I just signed up for the Red Mountain 50K in Ivans, if anyone is interested in a 50k, this is my favorite.  Check out their website.  It is April 24th.

 

 

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Had a nice walk with Ardath this morning, I was planning on doing some running and just couldn't get myself motivated. I probably jogged a quarter of a mile, I felt alittle "something" in the knees, not really pain, just kind of funny, guess I am still recovering from the race.

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Muscle-up and Yoga today, plus a full work day!

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4 miles in the neighborhood, picked up the feet alittle but still walked most of the way.

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Muscle-up and Yoga, and a short walk with Odee.  I need to start running again.....any day now...... I am being a slug.

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I finally had a fairly decent run and felt good.  Perfect weather. I ran to the mouth of BCC and back. 

YAY it is Friday, football, a 5K and the kids over for Sunday dinner!

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Today was just a fun run with my kids, I paid for Jana, Julie and Paul to run the Animal Therapy 5K at Wheeler Farm, and I ran along as a bandit.  I figured $60 for a 5K was about my limit.  It was fun though and I had no pressure to do anything but just jog along.  It was fun for me to see Paul complete the whole 5k, we never know how he will feel at any given minute, so this was a big accomplishment. 

It was fun to Rachel and Lucy and her little family.  She finished the race in lightening speed and then came back to help me finish.  Rachel and I waited around with our kids in the barn to see if we could win a raffle prize, but no such luck.  It was a fun morning.

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Hiked Corner Canyon with Ardath and Odee.  Perfect fall weather!

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Just muscle up today.  

I felt guilty for only doing a one hour workout so  I did a quick run up to Bywater Park and back. 

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Today was the first day I felt like I am on way back to running again, I ran with only acouple of short walking breaks.  Ran thru the park, up Bengal Blvd and along Danish Road.  Baby Steps.....

This afternoon I am going hiking with Rachel and her kids, that will be fun. I am looking forward to that, I will adjust my miles when we get back.

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Muscle up, 4 miles and Yoga, that's all folks!

 

Have a nice day!

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Quick run up to Bywater Park before the ladies start coming!

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Went on a nice run with  Maurine on the JRP.  Harold took Odee. Winter is here, chilly but beautiful.

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I had a great run up to LaCaille and back.  Blue skies, cold fresh air, a great start to the day!  Now a pedicure and manicure and whipping up some whole wheat goodies in the kitchen. 

This route is an oldie, when Ardie and I started running 15 years ago this was one of our faves.  I have to brag about Ardie for a minute. She is 68 and fit and beautiful.  I am thinking of her today because she is sick and we were supposed to hike today, she has to get better  she is doing the Mesquite Half Marathon Sat.  She is one of my best friends and my hero.  Get better Ardie and go scout out this new course and I will join you next year!!!!!

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Muscle up, what the heck, I don't have a race until April, I can chill a bit.

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BRRRRR !  Ran from my  house to the Cottonbottom, past the Old Mill, got to try  out the new trail and then up to the mouth of BCC and home.  My fingers aren't working, better stop.

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Muscle up this morning.

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4 miles thru the neighborhood.  5 hours of work and then off to see New Moon with my girls!!! 

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I thought we were going to wake up to snow, so glad it was clear.  I had a nice run from my house to the JRP and met Harold and Odee there and then we did 3 miles together.  We checked out Winn Co while we were down there, we had fun, found some good deals.

Tonight we are going to see Kalai and Cubworld, my favorite local musicans!!!

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Nice walk on the Millcreek trail around the pond with Ardath.   She told me all about the Mesquite Half she did.  That will be a perfect recovery run for me next year after the Pony Express.

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Muscle up

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I did my Old Mill route, quite a bit of walking today, and then took Odee for a walk in the park. 

Tonight we are going to the TransSiberian Orchestra!  This is my favorite concert of the year.  I am riding down on Trax with Ardath and her granddaughter and meeting Harold downtown. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

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Maurine and Rachel ran the CHRC 5k and parked in my driveway, so I got to visit them for a bit. I walked the course with Ardath and Harold, got see lots of friends running.  What a great way to start Thanksgiving day!!!!

 

Have a wonderful day!

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Short run up to Bywater Park and back

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Started from my house, just before sunrise, ran up to Wasatch Blvd. and then headed south to Draper, ended up at the Draper Park.  Harold drove to Draper Park and walked back towards me with Odee. On our way to home we drove past In and Out and it was opened, so we had burgers for breakfast. YUM! I had a burger protein style, which is lettuce instead of a bun, it was great!  I saw 2 deer and a big buck.   I put handwarmers in my gloves and it made all the differance in the world. 

Still not sure who to cheer for today.  I went to BYU-Hawaii, but I also used to do massage for the U of U football team.... oh, well, whatever.....

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Short hike with Ardie up to the Bells Canyon Res. and round the res.  Pretty icy. I need Harold to put the screws on my shoes.  I had a nice fall on my fanny. 

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