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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

53 marathons, 5 times Utah Grand Slam finisher (division winner twice).

6 Bostons (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

Two 50Ks, one 50 miler (Pony Express).

A handful of AG wins in all distance races.

Marathon PR: 3:57:09 (Boston'08)

Half Marathon: 1:48:41 (Bryce Canyon '11)

10K: 47:50 (Spectrum 10K '09)

5K: 22:31 (Nestle 5K '08)
 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Loose the weight (10-13 lbs) I gained on my mission.

Get back to running marathons after having been away from it for a year.

Finish SGM 2014 healthy. (It will be my 9th SGM).

BQ again (did it at TOU) and run Boston in my 60s.

Run 60 marathons at age 60. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run happy and healthy all the days of my life.

Personal:

I'm 59, retired RN, happily married, Nana to 8 beautiful grandchildren.  Picked up running in 2005 at age 50, to stay healthy so I can take care of my hubby who has AVR and MVR in 2004 and End stage RF in 2014.  We have 6 children (1 daughter, 5 sons) who are kind, hardworking, caring, wonderful people... Wish they live closer to us!!!  :)  :)  :)

Miles:This week: 14.00 Month: 110.75 Year: 1334.40
Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Lifetime Miles: 48.00
Inspire 9 Lifetime Miles: 368.71
Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 467.65
Altra Lifetime Miles: 218.20
Inspire 10 (UK) Lifetime Miles: 369.05
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Got home from picking up Sireesha and Sudhakar (from India) at the airport past midnight; didn't go to bed till after 1am.  Hubby could not fall asleep and his restless legs were causing havoc, the cycler alarms went off a few times.  Needless to say we had a sleepless night.  Crawled out of bed to run with Karen, Leslie and Wendy.  So so so tired!  Could not run faster than 9:45 pace.  So grateful for friends who are patient with me. 

Poor Sireesha was vomitting and could not keep anything down.  Hopefully it is just the time change and cold weather and she'll be alright.  It was so good to have her and her husband (of 2 months) here.  This is her first time to America and it's been a year since she finished her mission in Australia.  Not a day goes by that we don't think about our missionaries! :)

Altra Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

Hubby slept so well that he did not hear the cycler's alarms 3 times last night.  Between getting up to tend to the alarms and his constant restless leg syndrome movements, I got very little sleep.  I reluctantly dragged my tired body out of bed when Leslie's texted me for our morning run. 

Midway through the run on the flat MCT, I was chatting away and suddenly my heart went into tachycardia and a dark circle closed in on my vision.  I stopped running and alerted Karen and Leslie.  I then sat down on the ground and put my head between my knees.  Karen was about to run to a house to call 911 and I assured her that I just need a min. to get my heart rate settle down.  It happened briefly on Sat. when I was running at a leisure pace by myself.  At that time I just slowed down and breathed deeply and the arrythmia subsided.  I do not like these tachycardia episodes.  I have had 5 or 6 of these the last few years.  It leaves me feeling drained and wiped out.  Anyhow we walked a bit and then resumed running. 

Busy day today getting the house cleaned and guest room ready.  We are picking up Sister Penumaka (now Seerapu) and her husband from the airport tonight.  They're taking a 28 hours flight from India.  So excited to have them here and to witness their temple sealing Fri. night. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today.  Spent the morning at the peritoneal dialysis (PD) clinic getting trained on using the cylcer (a machine that does continuous peritoneal dialysis).  Hubby currently does PD five times a day at home.  The PD procedure is called exchange (draining and filling of fluids from the peritoneum) and usually takes 30-40 min. each time.  The cycler is programed to do 5 exchanges within a span of 9 hours.  So this enables him to do the PD at night while he sleeps, and he just needs to do one exchange manually during the day. 

Today also marks the 8 month anniversary of hubby's emergency craniotomy in Sydney Australia when he was serving as mission president.  It is also transfer day in our mission and many of our sister missionaries, who we received 18 months ago into our mission, are returning home tomorrow.  If we were not released early because of medical emergency, this month would've marked the half way point of our mission. 

Our mission, though lasted only 10 months, was a gift from our Heavenly Father.  Our lives are continued to be blessed and we continue to love our missionaries.  :)  We are so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ.  We marveled at His infinite love and amazing grace given so freely to all mankind.  The redeeming and enabling power of His atonement is real and we feel that power in our daily life.  I am so grateful for His gift, the gift of eternal life! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.003.000.000.0014.00
Altra Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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