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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2011



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

I began running for my first time about 3 years ago. I remember calling everyone I knew the first time a ran 2 miles w/out stopping. I ran Mesa Falls half marathon @ 2:21 in fall 2009. I ran Salt Lake half marathon spring 2010 @ 1:54. Then I ran Missoula, MT full marathon summer 2010 @ 4:25. I was injured (IT Band) for Portland marathon (fall 2010) but went and picked up my packet anyway. Ran Ogden 4:26....

Short-Term Running Goals:

Over the next two years, I would like to improve my strenghth and speed.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I WILL qualify and run Boston before I turn 40. I just turned 36 this year ~ 


In May, 2013, I will have been married to my love, Rex, for 16years. And it just keeps getting better and better! Two beautiful daughters. Emma (8) and Ali (5). This is my ninth year teaching and I love that I get paid to do it! Running gives me energy, sanity and is simple joy for me.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 111.58 Year: 390.39
Brooks Ghost 4 Lifetime Miles: 375.94
Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Lifetime Miles: 27.00
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 383.85
Brooks Yellow Ghost 4 Lifetime Miles: 393.46
Adias Boost Lifetime Miles: 429.71
Saucony Kinvara - Blu/orange Lifetime Miles: 191.70
Salomon XR Misson Trail Lifetime Miles: 37.18
Saucony Ride 6 Lifetime Miles: 497.38
Brooks Ravena Lifetime Miles: 431.99
Ravena 5 Purple Lifetime Miles: 423.87
Asics GT2000 Lifetime Miles: 345.04
Asics GT2000 Pink Lifetime Miles: 93.48
Race: Top of Utah Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:56:04
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So lovely to have my own time with Shelley...It was cold at the top 40 degrees so thankful Gary had a blanket from the hotel for all four of us to huddle up in while waiting for an hour before the race began. Love this course as it wound its way down through the canyon... When I reached 7.5 miles my knees i-t band on both sides were screaming at me. However, I refused to stop and stretch, feeling they would lock up on me - so I pressed on. I slowed my pace for awhile, said some prayers for them not to lock up and that I could really enjoy running. After I GU'ed at mile 9 ish, I was feeling better and more energized. Again, I kept going focusing on my gait, shape and keeping it steady. The breakdown of miles and pace are as follows: 

Mile One, 8:50, Two, 8:29,Three 8:32, four 8:35 five 8:22 six 8:33, seven 8:35 eight 9:11 nine 9:00 ten 8:49 elevn 8:55 twelve 9:00, thirteen 8:32 last quarter mile plus 8:20

Asics GT2000 Pink Miles: 13.36
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Shake out on TM - too smoky to run outside...for me anyway

Asics GT2000 Pink Miles: 2.00
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Asics GT2000 Pink Miles: 5.00
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I was able to finally kick in some speed and still breathe!! 8:45 average pace

Asics GT2000 Pink Miles: 3.00
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Asics GT2000 Pink Miles: 23.36
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