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Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008



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.



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

Ran down to the Jr. High with Karen and Carolyn for some simple speed work.  Carolyn has never run track.  Karen used to run 800m in high school.  I haven't done any speedwork this year.  So plan was to keep it simple.  Ran 2.25 exactly to the track for warm up.  I wanted to run 5x800 with 400 recovery.  Karen was short on time since we didn't get out till after 7am while we were visiting with Wendy whom we couldn't convince to join us.  (It must've been me, the CRAZY running granny's bad influence!) :)

Anyway, we ended up doing 4x800 with 400 recovery.  My 800s were 3:40, 3:39, 3:45, 3:45 and my RI were around 3:00.  Ran Karen home immediately after.  We did walk up the hill on Center St., legs were jello! :)

The demolition of the bathroom started!  Tiles, walls, glass, sheet rocks, shelves, sinks, tub are all being blasted away!  My master suite is a war zone!!!  Aaaarghhh!!!  Water heater guy coming on Friday!  I need to run away!!! :)

Elixir 5 (charcoal) Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Carina on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 13:14:29 from

Speed work seems to have that Jello effect!! Way to go getting it done. Honestly the track gives me anxiety!

From RAD on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 19:50:17 from

Glad you were able to get out for a little bit today! Next week you can escape all week to PC, right? Do you have the condo the week before the marathon?

From Teena Marie on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 20:07:41 from

Love you Love you Love you!!! :)

From Nancy on Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 08:50:29 from

You are fast at speed work. Remodeling makes such a mess but it is worth it in the end.

From Kelli on Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 14:24:03 from

Hope the little remodel goes faster than you think it will! Good to see you yesterday! Sorry you were to full to enjoy some Frogurt. i have issues, I am NEVER too full for that!!

From Rhett on Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 17:35:46 from

Hopefully your remodel will go much faster than my house dissaster which still is not finished. I'm sure it will be all worth it when you are finished. A few years ago, Doone and I did a major remodel of our master suite and it is our little sanctuary where we go to get away from the chaos of life.

From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:14:51 from

Awsome 800's.....

From Smooth on Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 20:42:53 from

Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

Rhett ~ I'm glad to hear you and Doone had a *little sanctuary*. Hope your house disaster is nearly over. Our remodeling is barely in the *destruction* stage...will be happy if it gets done by the end of the year!

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