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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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The plan was 5, did 2.66. My joints feel weak and unstable, and tender. They need a good rest today.

I want to stay positive, so I better stop right now.

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Just got back from muscle-up, going to fix a protein shake and then off to yoga. 

Then off to Costco. Papaya, dog food and protein powder and maybe a chocolate mocha drink at the snack bar!

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A PERFECT run today!!! I had a great yoga class yesterday that did alot of hip openers and I got my stiff legs really stretched out. I felt so much better today. Gary came over at 7:00 and we drove to Draper and ran the BST. We played leap frog a bit, so we chatted some and then had times where we were running solo, it was great. I turned around at 5 miles and Gary kept going a bit, he probably did around 13 miles to my 10. Looks like this is going to be our Wed. routine. I LOVE the trails! My joints felt so much better and I mixed it up with hiking the hills. I think the air and mountains played a big part of me feeling so good.

I am sticking to my plan of Tue and Thur being my Xtraining days, I will do muscle-up and yoga and when the outdoor pool opens up, I will do lap swimming as well. I feel really good about this schedule.

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Xtraining day!  I slept in this morning, my arms were really stiff from muscle up on Tue., I just got back from yoga and got everything all stretched out and feel great.  Now I am off to try the protein powder I got at Costco. I got the chocolate, I am going to put in berries, bananas and ground flax seed. 

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Did a short 3.5 on the trail the goes from Wasatch Blvd. to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Short and Sweet. Now I have to go beautify the world!


Have a great weekend, let's pray for sunshine!

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Harold, Gary, Ernie ,Odee an I  drove to the Draper BST trail and Gary and I took off running, Ernie and Harold were going to bike but decided to hike instead with the rain, they ended up going a mile or so and then went back to the car and went for breakfast while Gary and I ran to Corner Canyon and then onto the Porter Rockwell trail, the rain was coming down hard the whole time, actually it kept getting worse, so we called the guys to come pick us up and called it a day.  Crappy weather, but still had a fun time,  we are hoping to get one more decent long run before Ogden on Wed. and then taper.  I am not ready for the marathon, but I have done marathons in this condition before and so I will survive!

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