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Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

74 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:

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

June 30 - Morgan Valley Half

Sep 1 - Pocatello Marathon

Sep 15 - Huntsville Marathon

Oct 6 - St. George Marathon

Oct 20 - SoJo 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 63, 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
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Slept in this morning.  Was going to run for an hour and SwTofD for an hour.  But found out I had a meeting this morning.  So only had time for a general aerobic run.

6 miles in 56:56.  Splits:  10:30, 9:45, 9:30, 8:48, 8:30.  Walked 0.2 to cool down and stretch.  AP: 9:28.

Going to the JrHigh track tonight to help the Stake YW with a trial run for the girls.  Should be fun.  Wonder how many girls would show up and are training towards the 5K we're planning in Sept.


About 40 girls came to the track at 7pm.  Warm up one lap with the girls and leaders.  Then ran 5K in 25:30.  Splits: 8:37, 8:20, 7:58, (0.1 @ 7:08)  AP: 8:16.   It was a good tempo run!!! 

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 6.00Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 3.35
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From MarcE on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 22:40:10 from


I hope you had a great turnout tonight!

From Smooth on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 22:44:17 from

Marc ~ That's trying to Swim-Terrified-of-Drowning; an acronym coined by allie.:)

About 40 girls came. That's a good turnout considered it being on a school night and some of them already had an activity night on Tue.

From allie on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 22:47:28 from

nice mileage and great tempo run. 40 girls is a great turn-out. that's really cool. no SwTofD?!?!? ;)

From Kathie on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 22:54:59 from

Nice smooth starting those girls out at and early age! Did any of the girls run with you the whole way?

From Smooth on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 23:11:41 from

allie ~ should have SwTofD...may be tomorrow.

Kathie ~ none ran with me the whole way. I was proud of them, mostly beehives, finishing the 5K. We hope a better turn out for the race on 9/11.

From DonGardinero on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 23:28:09 from

Nice job, Smoothie!!! That sounds like a lot of fun. Boy, you are getting speedy!!!!

From Kimmy on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 23:28:24 from

Smooth, I am so proud of you getting the girls out. I am so amazed at your turnout. I bet the girls were shocked at how fast you ran that 3 miles. I tried to get my beehives to ride bikes for 3 miles and you would have thought I had asked them for their right lung.

From RAD on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 23:29:08 from

Wow Smooth, nice miles and holy cow on the pace of your 5K! Lovin' your speed...I can't wait to see what SGM has in store for your speedy 'butterfly' legs :)

From Smooth on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 23:37:32 from

Dale & Kimmy,

THANKS! The funny thing is I was probably the oldest and smallest girl there! :) They were very complimentary when I lapped them, such sweet girls!

From Teena on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 23:42:09 from

40 girls!!! Very cool.

Look at what you have started!! :)


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