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July 22, 2018

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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

Hadn't run a single step all week.  So when Wendy invited me to run 13 miles with her and Stephanie starting at 6am, I happily accepted.

We ran on MCT from the Canyon Rd bathroom in PG to Orem.  I picked up the pace a tad on the way back, stopping to gu and drinking at the fountains. Quads still a bit tight.

AP: 9:57 (10:24, 10:20, 9:56, 9:56, 10:13, 10:28, 10:24, 9:48, 9:34, 9:30, 9:35, 9:28). 

Foam roll and stretch. 

***I am so slow these days!  I seriously need to loose these 10-12 lbs, get more sleep, eat healthier, do some core strengthening exercise.  I am back at the level I was when I first started running 10 years ago.  Back then my goal was to be able to run a 10 min mile.  It took me over a year to reach that goal.  My first marathon in SG 2005 was 4:38.   Now, I need to run 9:55 AP at SGM in order to BQ.  I know it's not going to happen.  But I can work at it over the next 6-9 months or even a year.  Right now, my priority is my hubby.  Racing needs to take a backseat and I am totally at peace with it! 

As for reciting the Living Christ, I have the last three paragraphs left.  I am certain that I'll have the whole thing memorized before I turn 60 next month! :)

Best part of the day was watching (with hubby) BYU beat Boise State,  another nail-biting last min. miracle pass topped off with an interception TD.  Disappointed though at one of our RMs who got a personal foul...what's the matter with my Poly boy?

Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Rhett on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:04:35 from

I'm glad to hear you and Larry had fun watching another miraculous BYU victory. That sure was fun...again. Nice running. I'm sure you will have a blast at SGM no matter how fast, or slow, you run it.

From Nancy on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 20:14:28 from

Nice run. I can only dream of running that far. I have to be happy that I can at least run 3 slowly. That was a great game. If I knew how to put pictures on here I would post the picture of my daughters triplets in their BYU outfits.

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