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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: 0.00
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
Race: Hobbler Half (13.1 Miles) 02:19:37, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Wasn't going to do this but due to "family pressure" (which is worse than peer pressure), I signed up for this 2nd annual "family reunion race".  Got up at 3:30, got to bus ride at 5:05, barely missed the last of the 5 buses then had to wait for nearly an hour for the bus to return which really irritated me...could've slept for an hour more! Grrr!  Bus got to the start with barely enough time to use the pop, dropped off the warm up clothes (which I didn't even need) and found my nieces and nephews. 

Started with my niece Karen behind the 2:20 pace group which pulled away after couple miles.  Legs are pretty tired...not fully recovered from two marathons in the last 4 weeks...not enough sleep with the family reunion/camping...family fun run around Silver Lake less than 30 hours earlier did a number on my ankles...excuses, excuses!  Gave Karen some pointers on downhill running, enjoyed the scenery.  Dropped Karen after mile 4, fully expecting her to catch me when I walked on the uphill, but she never did.  Took the Gu offered at the aid station before mile 6 turning onto the trail.  Shins started to tight up on the trail rollers.  Nice tail wind coming out of the canyon.  Legs felt okay so kept a steady pace and focused on passing runners.  Passed Karin R. around mile 10.  Getting warm, poured water on head.  Saw Josse running back for her mom.  Saw Mika with half mile to go.  Saw Warren cheering at the last turn.  Heard Lily, grandma and Larry cheering loudly as I turned onto the grass...just focused on the finish line and not tripped...haha!!!  Splits: 10:39, 10:43, 11:18, 11:02, 10:10, 11:34, 10:55, 11:28, 11:02, 10:47, 9:57, 10:21, 9:40.  I think the course is short!

So happy to see Allie, the female winner!!!  The family members did well too.  Nephew Jared won in his AG, his son took 2nd in his AG.  The little ones ran the 5Ks and a handful of them also placed.  For my generation, Roman and I are the only representatives.  We both took 2nd in our respective AG.  Gotta love these small town races.  Fun day to cap off our family reunion.  Spent the rest of the day with Eric and the grandkids at the splash pad close to home! :) :) :)

Saucony Guide 9 (2) Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Tom Slick on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:54:35 from

Cool! Now that sounded like a really neat family reunion/1/2 mary!Great race report....Hey Ms. Smooth, are you thinking about doing Boston 2018?

From Nancy on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 14:23:34 from

Way to go. You are such an awesome runner.

From Rhett on Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 09:27:39 from

Great job Smooth it sounds like you are running a lot if you had done 2 marathons in the last 4 weeks. Wow! You still amaze me.

From allie on Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 06:58:57 from

love the family reunion race. :)

smooth, it was great to see you again. thanks for saying hi -- it made me happy for real.

great job to all of the lew family, and continued good wishes to larry.

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