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January 2014

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

69 70 marathons, 5 times Utah Grand Slam finisher (division winner twice).

7 Bostons (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016).

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 PR: 1:48:41 (Bryce Canyon '11)

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

5K PR: 22:31 (Nestle 5K '08)
 

Short-Term Running Goals:

BQ again

2017 Races:

June 10 - Utah Valley Marathon (5:13:43)

June 24 - Morgan Valley Marathon (5:49:01)

July 8 - Hobbler Half (2:19:37, 2nd AG)

July 24 - Temple to Temple 5K (27:43)

July 29 - Timp Half (2:08:01, 3rd AG)

Aug 26 - Mt. Nebo Marathon (5:16:16, 3rd AG)

Sep 16 - Huntsville Marathon (4:48:53)

Oct 7 - St. Geroge Marathon (4:57:11)

Nov 4 - Canyon City Marathon (5:30:07)

2018 Races:

Jan 13 - St. George Half (2:19:45, 3rd AG)

Mar 3 - The Woodlands Marathon (5:01:35)

Apr 6-7 - Ragnar So. California

June 1-2 - Ragnar Wasatch Back

June 9 - Utah Valley Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run happy and healthy all the days of my life. Be an example and inspiration to my family.

 

Personal:

I'm 62, retired RN, happily married, nana to 11 beautiful grandchildren, mother to 6 children (1 daughter, 5 sons) who are kind, hardworking, caring, wonderful people! Wish they live closer!!!  :)  :)  :)

Picked up running in 2005 at age 50, to stay healthy so I can take care of my husband who had endocarditis resulting in AVR and MVR in 2004, end stage renal failure in 2014, kidney transplant on Dec 30, 2015.  Six months after the kidney transplant, we discovered that he has a rare auto-immune disease that was probably triggered in 2004 with then the undiagnosed infective endocarditis.  The doctors had to make up a name for this rare disease, Monoclono Gammopathy with Renal Significance (MGRS).  It is not curable.  After desperately trying different chemotherapies, the doctor finally found one immuno-therapy, Daratumamab, that works to treat the MGRS.  It is a miracle!!! 

Grateful for the gift of life, blessings, dear friends and loved ones!!! Thankful for the ability to move, walk, jog, and yes run!!!!

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 283.24
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Lifetime Miles: 445.97
Inspire 10 Cranberry Lifetime Miles: 430.73
Altra Provision 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 183.20
Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Lifetime Miles: 416.45
Inspire 11 (teal) Lifetime Miles: 118.75
Inspire 10 (eBay) Lifetime Miles: 44.50
Torin 2.0 (teal/yellow) Lifetime Miles: 25.35
Provision 2 (sz 6) Lifetime Miles: 55.35
Saucony Guide 8 Lifetime Miles: 40.75
Saucony Ride 8 Lifetime Miles: 278.58
Saucony Guide 9 (2) Lifetime Miles: 294.35
Saucony Guide 9 Lifetime Miles: 429.85
Saucony Guide 9 (3) Lifetime Miles: 232.30
Saucony Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Saucony Guide 10 (1) Lifetime Miles: 283.40
Brooks Ghost 7 Lifetime Miles: 29.55
Saucony Guide 10 (2) Lifetime Miles: 53.32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.000.000.000.0065.00
Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 17.00Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 6.00Inspire 9 Miles: 18.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Miles: 6.00Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 18.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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3.000.000.000.003.00

Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Ran to Oatley Park, sunny and hot.  This is my favorite running path inside the park, almost always shady, no cars allowed, gentle incline/decline.  There are markings on the pavement every 100m.  

Inspire 9 Miles: 6.00
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Total miles ran in 2013 (5 months only, was called to serve mission in Feb and pretty much did not run from mid June on for the next 12 months) 

Half & Full Marathons ran in 2013

2013 Pace Finish Place Final Time
Age Gender Overall
Utah Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KProvo, UT, US Jun 8th 10:39 Min/Mi 11 413 1,038 4:39:16
Zions Bank Ogden MarathonOgden, UT, US May 18th 12:32 Min/Mi 28 1,057 2,273 5:28:48
Boston MarathonBoston, MA, US Apr 15th 10:07 Min/Mi 112 997 1,891 4:25:16
Phoenix Marathon 2013Mesa, AZ, US Mar 2nd 10:27 Min/Mi 9 373 855 4:33:51
St. George Half Marathon & 5KSt. George, UT, US Jan 19th 9:15 Min/Mi 4 262 628 2:01:23
       
     
           
           
           
           
           

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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It's been three months since my last blog entry.  Life's been crazy busy.  It is summer here in Sydney with temperatures in the 70s-90s F and super humid.  I have not given up running yet. Some mornings I get up early and run on the TM for 30 min.  On the weeks that we have airport arrivals and departures, we leave home very early which means no running on those days. On Christmas and New Year, I ran to Como Leisure Ground.  Most Saturdays I run to Oatley Park.  I think my pace is 12mm these days :( But like I said I haven't given up yet.:)

On a bright note, our little swimming pool has taken 6 months to be fixed and cleaned, JUST IN TIME!!! We swam last Sat. and today.  It is a VERY tiny pool! :) :) :)

I have gained a LOT of weight - 12 lbs!!!  Aaaagh!!!  This has got to stop because my clothes don't fit me any more.  Hubby said it's cheaper to loose weight than to buy new clothes! :) :) :) Besides, I don't have time to shop for clothes!  I just need to eat less!  So hard though, because the food here is SO so SO delicious and SO many varieties and SO abundance. Also, I need to learn how to read the food labels...instead of calories, it's "energy" in some metric units.  Does anyone know how many calories is in an average size mango?!

Here's to a healthy, happy, fantastic new year!  Cheers!!!! :)

 

Inspire 9 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Oatley Park

Inspire 9 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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TM

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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TM

Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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TM

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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TM

Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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65.000.000.000.0065.00
Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 17.00Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 6.00Inspire 9 Miles: 18.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Miles: 6.00Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 18.00
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