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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

3 warm up miles in 28:32.  AP: 9:30

3 x 1600 @ 5K pace w/ 800m recovery jog:

7:23 (4:55), 7:20 (4:45), 7:12 (4:40)

1.5 cool down miles in 12:25

9 mi in 1:16:52.  AP: 8:32.  Nearly a min. faster from the same workout 2 weeks ago.  Felt good to feel the heart pounding and lungs burning!

6 circuits Pfitz CSE


Going to see Lion King tonight! :)


Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From allie on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 16:57:13 from

a minute faster than two weeks ago, with a marathon in between! very nice workout, smooth. hope you have a fun time at the lion king; i hear it's excellent.

From Nancy on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 18:01:37 from

Great job with the run. Have fun at Lion King.

From Kelli on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 18:36:19 from

Looks like you are feeling great after Saturday. You really are superwoman runner.

Have fun tonight, that looks so good!

From Jason McK on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 18:44:32 from

Nice speed!

From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 19:51:53 from

So Ms. China Doll, whats your race plan for Poketella..........

From Lily on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 21:14:19 from

Hey Smooth! How are ya? Lion King? Where are you seeing that? :)

From JulieC on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 22:45:37 from

You and Amber seem to have a secret body double!!! Seriously however do you NOT need a rest after a MARATHON!! YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE!!! :D

From calliej on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 00:10:03 from

Glad you had a wonderful run!! Ya got to love it when you can feel yourself getting faster!!! You Rock!!

From Teena Marie on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 00:37:27 from

You, SSF, are amazing!

Ry and I came SO SO SO close to going to Lion King tonight. Rob had tickets for us but Ry had some church stuff to do. :)

Love you so much!

Killer run today! :)

From RAD on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 14:59:25 from

VERY impressive young lady! :)

From Smooth on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 18:18:24 from

Lily ~ Lion King, Broadway's Award Winning - Best Musical is being performed at the Capitol Theatre from now 'till Sept 26. Most amazing musical ever! LOVE the costumes, very creative, colorful, fun, awe-inspiring. The cast members sing, dance, puppeteer to this amazing live orchestra and 2 drum/percussion sets. I highly recommend taking the whole family to see it. The set is amazing complete with jungle, river, desert, cliff, stampede, crocodile rapids, sunrise, lake, wasteland, etc. Performing arts at its finest!!!! GO SEE IT!

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