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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
41.000.000.000.0041.00
Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 14.50Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 6.00Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 20.50
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

FIVE WEEKS TO BOSTON!!! 103  102 days to MTC!!! :) Hubby has a sore and swollen ankle, same occurrence after a hard moguls day, or bball with the boys, or push too much on a run! So no exercise and lots of ice/heat therapy and elevation today. It usually takes about a week or two for it to heal. Karen's PF is bothering her. So strike two :(. But luckily Wendy didn't mind running a slow easy 6 miler with me on the west portion of the Murdock Canal Trail :) :) :)

Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

We attended Session 5 of the pre-seminar training at the Provo MTC with other newly called mission presidents and wives.  We learned that:  To effectively accomplish their purpose, missionaries need to use wisely the sacred resource of time given them by their Heavenly Father.  We teach and help them clearly understand the process of goal setting, planning and reporting.  Setting goals can help them exercise faith and focus their efforts.  

 

Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Easy conversational run with Karen and Wendy on Murdock Canal Trail.  Gorgeous day!

Wendy, Diane and I drove to Magna to take our 85 yo former neighbor/friend to lunch to celebrate her b'day.  What a great lady she is! :)  We drove home on the road that was part of the SoJo Marathon just outside of Copperton to Heriman and onto Mtn View Corridor.  I can't believe I ran on those roads! :)  

Had a most wonderful, special conference/meeting via conference call with Elder Zwick.  There were 8 of us new mission presidents/couples from as far as Riyah Saudi Arabia, Anchorage Alaska, Australia, New Zealand on the same conference call.  The marvel of modern day technology.  We were well fed spiritually.  We could feel the great love and charity Elder Zwick has for each of us and what great witness and power he radiated (even through the telephone)  Cannot wait to meet with him in person in June.  Our IFR, Elder Bertasso also offered many words of comfort and reassurance.  We feel so very grateful and humbled to be part of this marvelous work in this historical time of the Church.  :) 

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

Ran with Karen (Sky) down 3rd West, up on rail trail, up on Murdock Canal trail.  It was a beautiful day aside from the smell of open field burns; sure sign that Spring is here...oh, and skunk too, p-ew! :) 

Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Swam 21 laps.

Temple.  Lunch at temple cafeteria.  :)

Study and prep.  Tutoring session #3.  :)

Numerous phone calls.

Movie and dinner date.  :)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

A wonderful wonderful beautiful run on the JRP with Karen, Toby and Collette.  I just love running with them, awesome friends, great chats, gorgeous weather.  Saw migrating ducks, Canadian geese, baby calves with their mother-cows and lots of runners, cyclists, fishermen and hunters!  :) :) :) 

After Toby and Collete left, Karen and I ran 2 more miles up north.  I had forgotten how hilly the north portion was plus a strong head wind; but it was nice when we turned around back to the car.  I had not worn my Garmin since PHX marathon two weeks ago.  I wore it today just for mileage reference.  I did not look at it once wearing it under my jacket's sleeves.  I finally looked at it at the end of the run.  It showed I've run 1.25 feet in 29:19.  How could that be?  What a silly watch!  :)  Thank goodness Karen kept track with hers. I've decided that I don't need to run with Garmin or watch any more as long as I have a warm body friend to run with!  :)

Our mission photo and bio is published in today's Church News!  I think I did a pretty good job taking the photo with my own camera's self-timer device in the privacy of our home and only on 4th take!  :)

http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/63324/New-mission-presidents.html

Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
41.000.000.000.0041.00
Elixir 6 (hot Pink) Miles: 14.50Elixir 6 (black/pink) Sz 7 Miles: 6.00Elixir 6 (bubble Gum) Sz6.5 Miles: 20.50
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.00Weight: 0.00
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