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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

Ran west on Canal Trail with Wendy, Karen (Sky) and Leslie.  Gorgeous fall morning.  Then Karen, hubby and I went to the pool.  We did 14 laps (9 free style, 5 backstroke).  

Mini core.  Major house cleaning!  Hubby loves that I'm in taper mode!  :) :) :)

Yoga I at LC.  I like this class.  Lots of core, balance and of course good flexibility stuff! :)

Elixir (ski Patrol) Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Teena Marie on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 12:28:44 from


From Tom Slick on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 13:57:48 from

Enjoy your taper and then go run your butt off at St. George...Kinda wish I was going to be there but I've gotta be ready for NYC in 32 days!!!!

From Smooth on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 14:07:20 from

Hi there SSF!!! love and miss you! :)

Slickster ~ you will rock NYC!!!! :)

From The Quiet Pirate on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 14:18:50 from

All the best to you at SGM. Looks like most of my UT running pals will be there. Have a great time and enjoy your taper and your run!

....but seriously, don't do too much housework. I read an article that housework can cause stress fractures :)!!!

From RAD on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 16:30:40 from

Oh, wow! Thanks QP. I'm not doing the bathrooms this week for sure :)

Nice run Smooth! Can't wait to see you Fri/Sat! Same meeting place?

Slick, I'll miss you at SGM!! But, NYC is SO worth it!

From timp on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 18:33:33 from

awesome swimming Smooth!

From AngieB on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 20:56:46 from

Taper mode is awesome! I get so much done and I feel like a happier person hahaha. This week has been pretty nice to the week after a marathon w no running whatsoever is pretty sweet. I guess it's a sweet reward to all that hard work.

From Steam8 on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 09:58:34 from

Good luck this weekend Smooth. I will be thinking of you. My hub used to love taper mode too! XO

From Scott Wesemann on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 14:50:29 from

Smooth- You must be doing SGM. Good luck! I look forward to your report.

From Smooth on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 14:58:04 from

Tim ~ Thanks! :)

Angie ~ you definitely deserve a sweet reward after your most amazing debut marathon win. You should be on cloud nine and stay there for more than just a week! :)

Steamer ~ Hey there cute girl! How are you? I've been thinking about you! Hope you're able to enjoy this nice Fall weather with some sweet bike rides or even gentle hikes! lots of love to you!

Scott ~ yep SGM this Sat. should be fun! :) :) :)

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