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May 26, 2018

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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
6.000.000.000.006.00

68F 60% humidity sunny blue sky.  Oatley Park.  

Melting waterbottle ice chunk made rattling noise on the way home causing lotsa head-turns from pedestrians/bikers!  sheberight'mate!  :)

Inspire 9 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From timp on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 19:45:32 from 99.110.188.230

Smooth! How's it down under? Haven't checked in with you in a while. I really hope things are going great.

From Tom Slick on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 09:13:09 from 69.171.160.239

Yo Ms. Smooth, so good to hear from you about your adventure down under with W/Bro-Larry. Keep catching some miles as you well know, your days in Auzzie land will be over way to quickly and you'll both be home with us again! "Be careful out there"!!!!!

From Rhett on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 09:49:22 from 67.40.94.124

Oh good Smooth, you are running and blogging again. It is always so exciting when I get a little note from you on my blog I know you are so busy. Doone says hi. It is funny how much you and Larry come up in our conversations. Have a wonderful day.

From flatlander on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 11:09:10 from 76.31.9.237

Glad to see you running and blogging a little bit. I went to a Rockets game with your son-in-law about a week ago. Nice guy, but didn't even know who he was until we started comparing notes. Small world.

From Toby on Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 19:17:47 from 74.81.235.5

Yeah for a long run today! We sure miss you!

From Teena Marie on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 18:06:53 from 65.130.247.17

Lovin' the image of your "melting water bottle ice chunk!!!" LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! :)

I'll bet you are soaking in every good thing, thought and feeling down under! :)

Keep the "ice chunk rattling strong!" :) :) :)

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