Each Day Is a Gift

Week starting Mar 06, 2011

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesSmooth's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

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.

 

Personal:

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
46.0013.006.000.0065.00
Inspire 5 (4) Miles: 23.50Elixir 5 (charcoal) Miles: 16.00Inspire 5 (5) Miles: 25.50
Night Sleep Time: 30.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 30.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

Nice and EZ with Karen.  My knee was and is still bugging.  Karen's achilles was bugging.  STINK!!!  

Saw Wendy with a mile to go!  Took her home to find some ski boots and skis for her.  She and her honey are skiing on Wed.  I'm jealous! :) 

Spend the afternoon taking Steven to get his Typhoid immunization; then shopping for mission clothes and stuff.  We are now broke! :) 

Inspire 5 (4) Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.006.000.0016.00

16 MLR  TT: 2:22:47

3 mi warm up.  TT: 28:43 (AP: 9:34).   Ate 3 Powerbar chews & water (30 sec.)

4 mi hills.  TT: 38:29 (AP: 9:36).  Starting at 2%; finish at 10% (increase 0.5% every 1/4 mi); starting pace @ 9:40; finish @ 9:22.  Ate 3 Powerbar chews & water (45 sec.)

6.2 mi tempo.  TT: 51:04 (AP: 8:13)  Pace: 8:34, 8:27, 8:20, 8:13, 8:06, 8:00, last 0.2@7:03.

2.8 mi cool down at mp.  TT: 24:41 @ 8:34, 8:49, 8:57. 

****

Jeff came home mid morning sicker than a dog...chills, fever, aches.  Thought he got over it couple weeks ago.  Man, now Steven is home for Spring break, hope he doesn't get it, especially since he's on the expensive Typhoid vaccine. 

PM:  foam rolled the gnarly knots out of the legs!

Elixir 5 (charcoal) Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Woke up to stiff achy body.  With a busy day and limited time, it's just easier to lace up the shoes and head out the door rather than drive to the LC to use the elliptical. 

36F, cloudy, breezy.  Both knees were complaining, right more than left.  Stopped couple times to stretch.  The SR92 express hwy construction is progressing along.  There was a huge machine making this loud pounding sound along the canal at the Center St. bridge, very annoying!  Wish I was running w/ music! 

Speaking at the L26 Ward R.S. birthday dinner tonight!  I am nervous!

Inspire 5 (4) Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

The talk in the L26 ward RS last night went well.  I am so impressed with the whole event.  We used to be in the same ward years ago and I was the RS president.  Even though they live within 0.5 mile from me, I hardly ever see these sisters after our ward was split.  The love I have for them is still there even though I forgot some of their names!  :)  I am so grateful that I belong to this greatest, oldest women organization in the world, the Relief Society.  After the dinner/mtg. we lingered and visited! 

Wanted to run 12 miles this morning,  only had time for a quick 5 miler before heading to the temple, luncheon, picked up Steven's roommate, hemmed up Steven's temple pants, cooked soup for my ward RS birthday dinner...etc.etc.  My ward's RS dinner/mtg was very simple.  We worked on quilts afterward.  

Inspire 5 (5) Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Got home late last night.  Had a restless night.  Hubby woke me up with the sad news of the earth-quick in Japan and tsunami coming to Hawaii.  Laid in bed trying to sort out the sadness while taking stock of the body's aches and pain...sore throat, swollen glands, congested sinuses and very achy stiff joints.  Figured it would do me good to *run* it all off! 

My SSF called just as I was lacing up the shoes.  Should have taken the cue to stay in.  It was a miserable run...gusty, chillin' headwind.  The sun was deceiving...only wore a long sleeve shirt, wish I had a hoodie to cover my head/ears.  It was an hour of hacking, spitting (which I rarely do),  dodging tumbling weeds...so much for trying to *run it off*!!!

Frantically trying to call my relatives!  Hope my niece and her husband are okay in Hawaii!  Another busy day awaits!  

Inspire 5 (4) Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.0010.000.000.0020.00

Woke up feeling like I was run over by a dump truck.  Could hardly breath.  Hubby tried to make me stay home.  I told him I've been planning this 20 miler with Karen for weeks.  I HAVE to run it.  I carb-loaded properly last night, ate my last bowl of noodles while watching BYU beat NM...YAHOO!!!!   So AWESOME to watch Jimmer broke his own record of 52 pts!!! :)

I was ready to go at 6:30am.  Waited till 7:30 to pick up Karen.  I felt chills so took a Tylenol and brought a blanket with me in case I couldn't finish the run then I could just stay in the car with the blankie! :)

Got to JRP at Winchester to meet Kathie, Matt, LuzyLew and Teena!  We took off at a much faster pace than my lungs could handle, wheezing away while Luz and Kathie did all the talking.  At mile 3, before turning around, my SSF let me use her inhaler.  I think it helped.  So glad the weather was nice!  Got back to the car, took another puff of the inhaler, gu'd and drank an entire 8 oz. water. 

From mile 7 on Karen ran w/ Matt looking so strong with Teena and Kathie leading the way.  Before mile 8, Karen turned back to run w/ us.  We used the rest room at the park.  When we got to around mile 11+ we kept looking for the others thinking they should have turned around already since they were planning on 18.  At mile 12.25ish Teena came running from behind,  I guess they had taken a detour.  Bid her goodbye while we went for another 0.75 before turning around.

We stopped at the turnaround (mile 13) to gu.  I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to finish and asked if anyone had any drugs.  Thankfully Luz had one Aleeve.  She graciously let me take it, saying I needed it worse than her.  THANKS Luz! :)  (So I was the drug-dealer on this part of the trail in West Valley, ha!)  Karen also let me drink her water b/c the gatorade just *burns* my throat. 

All the hydration (from feeling sick) made me need to pee bad.  I ran as fast as I could the next mile where there was a park.  Alas, the bathroom was locked, so onto the next park as fast as I could before the bladder explode.  Whadaya know, that bathroom was locked too.  It wasn't until we got to the park at mile 17 that the bathroom was open.  Thankfully the Salt Lake Running Company also had two coolers of fluid there.  I filled up one of my two flasks w/ gatorade. 

The knee and pelvis hurt the same whether I ran fast or slow.  So I took off hoping to finish strong w/ some MPs, thinking I would just run back at end of every mile to meet Luz and Karen.  I was getting into a good rhythm so I never did turn around.  I took off my fuel belt at the car and was going to go back for Luz and Karen; when I saw Teena driving up.  I felt bad that I didn't stay w/ them; but took comfort that they had each other to run with, sorta.  We stretched while drinking chocolate milk and slimfast to aid in recovery.  My only regret is that I didn't get to talk to Kathie at all.  I wanted to hear all about her Lake to Lake Relay.  And I never got any SSF time!  Stink!!!

Well, what I learned from this run is that I could never been able to finish without the company of Luz and Karen and the help of drugs!  :)  THANK YOU Luz and Karen!  You have no idea how much you helped me!  Just love you to pieces! :) :) :)

20 miles in 3:04:54.  AP: 9:14.  Splits: 9:28, 9:10, 9:03, 8:51, 9:00, 9:01, 9:23, 9:27, 9:29, 9:46, 9:47, 10:03, 9:54, 9:39, 9:05, 8:38, 8:50, 8:47, 8:43, 8:37.  Stopped at mile 6 & 13 to gu; mile 8 and 17 to void!   Drank a total of 21 oz gatorade, 16 oz. water on the run, a can of slimfast at finish.  Now icing the knee!  Going to veg in front of the TV watching BYU play SDS tonight! :)

Inspire 5 (5) Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(17)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
46.0013.006.000.0065.00
Inspire 5 (4) Miles: 23.50Elixir 5 (charcoal) Miles: 16.00Inspire 5 (5) Miles: 25.50
Night Sleep Time: 30.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 30.00Weight: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com