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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

68 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

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 62, retired RN, happily married, Nana to 10 beautiful grandchildren.  Picked up running in 2005 at age 50, to stay healthy so I can take care of my hubby who has AVR and MVR in 2004 and End stage RF in 2014, kidney transplant on Dec 30, 2015.  We have 6 children (1 daughter, 5 sons) who are kind, hardworking, caring, wonderful people... Wish they live closer to us!!!  :)  :)  :)

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 878.63
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: 205.30
Saucony Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 8.00
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Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Miles: 13.10
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Quads are so sore and tight.  Walked with hubby.

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Attempted to run but quads still sore.  That's what I get for not training on hills.  Walked 2 miles on the TM and rode 30 min. on the recumbent bike while reading and reciting "The Living Christ".

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On our way to Moab leaving at 10am.  Got to RV Park around 2pm.  Hubby did dialysis while I fixed us lunch.  Drove to Canyonlands NP.  Hiked short distances to view the sights and arches.  Got back to RV Park around 8pm.  Fixed dinner and watched the movie Aloha.  Nice to chill with hubby.

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By the time we got done with disconnecting the dialysis cycler and breakfast, it was 10am when we headed out to Arches NP.  It was getting warm (low 80s).  We talked to the ranger at the visitor center.  She advised us to tour the Windows.  Hiked up to the North Window with hubby a half mile hike.  I held an umbrella to give hubby some cooler shade.  The heat was hard on him.  He sat under the shady part of the arch along with a group of Uni students from UK.  Then he proceeded to walk back down to the car via the Turret Arch route.  I continued on to the South Window and Turret Arch.

I fixed lunch and hubby did his mid-day dialysis.  I could not get the air-con on using the generator.  But the vent/fan works fine with opened windows in the RV to keep hubby cool.  He'd always take a short nap after the mid-day dialysis.  So grateful that he's able to enjoy some traveling.

We drove along main road of the Park and stopped along major viewpoints such as Firey Furnace, Landscape Arch.  We walked Devil's Garden on the shady part and turned back where it's sunny.  Our last stop was Delicate Arch.  Hubby made it to Wolf's Ranch and turned back.  I decided to hike up, not knowing how long or strenuous the route would be.  It was 5pm, hottest time of the day, with no shade and carried no water.  It took me 45 min to get to the Arch.  It was well worth it.  I lingered for about 15 min taking pictures and soaking in the beautiful scenery.  I knew hubby would be worried so I began my trek back to the car which took about 30 min.  I was parched by the time I got back. 

Hubby wanted to eat out instead of have me cook dinner.  So we drove to Moab and ate at Sichuan.  We had King's Seafood Special (prawns, scallops, fish, mussel, crab legs with pea pods, julien carrots, baby cucumber, water chestnuts, mushroom in a garlic chili pepper sauce).  SO DELICIOUS!  We also had Shrimp Chow Mai Fun.  We ate the whole thing!  I also drank 4 glasses of ice water...I was so dehydrated.  My legs were also very tired. 

Got back to Archview RV Park around 8:30.  Showered and watched another movie then fell asleep under a stary stary night sky. 
 

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I was going to get up early to run. But I was so tired when I woke up and hubby was dead to the world.  Knew I had to help hubby get ready, I decided to get started on packing away.  Left the RV Park around 10 and drove to Dead Horse Point State Park.

So glad we went, I had no idea Dead Horse Point is so vast and beautiful.  Some says it's wider and better than the Grand Canyon.  Also didn't know that there's a Potash Pond where salt and potassium are harvest.  If the temp was cooler I would've walked/hiked along the rims.  Hubby did mid-day dialysis and lunch at the visitor Center Parking lot, then we drove to the Point and got out to take pictures.  We stopped at a view point on the way back.

We stopped in Provo to pick up Bryan's suits and ate at Panda Express.  Got home just before 9pm.  Hubby drove most of the way as I do not like driving through the Spanish Fork Canyon!

It's been a fun trip!

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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
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