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Cedar City,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High School

800m-2:23.47 (Pine View Invitational)

1600m-5:12.39 (Pine View Invitational)

1 Mile- 5:12.97 (Arcadia Invitational-sea level)

3200m-11:08.34-altitude (Utah 4A State Championships), 11:03.68-sea level (Arcadia Invitational)

XC 3 mile- 18:42

XC 5k- 19:37


XC 5k- 19:00 (UNLV Invite)

XC 6k- 22:25 (UC Riverside)

SUU Road Race (4 miles)- 23:30

Local Road Races

5k- 18:40



Short-Term Running Goals:

18:00 5k

5:10 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

17:30 5k

5:00 Mile

Go to Nationals

Run a marathon (after college)


I run for SUU and I'm going into my third year. I took a year off between my first and second years to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. NCAA eligibility-wise I’m a redshirt sophomore and I’m majoring in Exercise Science.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 77.91 Year: 1397.88
Flats Lifetime Miles: 50.00
Spikes Lifetime Miles: 10.35
Adidas Adizero Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 551.05
Adidas Boston 6 II Lifetime Miles: 607.21
Adidas Boston 6 III Lifetime Miles: 477.75
Adidas Boston 6 IV Lifetime Miles: 410.47
Adidas Boston 6 V Lifetime Miles: 434.41
Total Distance

I tried running :(

I did 2 grass laps with the girls, and it felt great to be running again!!! Towards the end of the 2nd one though, I could start to feel the pain. But I didn't pay much attention to it and assumed it was just my mind getting the best of me. Then we took a break, and did speed changes. I felt great, I was in front, right where I was supposed to be. Then I felt my foot hurting again, and thought "oh no" and laid off a bit. Abigail passed me, I tried to speed up and go with her, but it was too much. I also felt so out of shape after that!

The workout was a 1000, 2 800s, and 4(?) 400s. I told Bill before we started that it was hurting, so he gave me a slower time. I wasn't happy that I couldn't do what I wanted, but I knew it was the right thing to do. So I was placed in a group with Sarah. So I just knew that I needed to stick with her. I started out great, I was right behind abigail the whole first lap, then on the 2nd my foot started to hurt again. With about 200 left, the pain in my foot and my out-of-shape-ness combined to be too much. I slowed down, and Sarah passed me, making me lose it mentally, and practically jogged the last 100. We were supposed to jog 1 1/2 laps, I got 1/2 of one done when Emily asked if my foot hurt, and I said yes, so she said to stop. So I did. 

Bill said to judge if it was mental stuff or if my foot really was hurting. I put weight on it, and yes, it hurt. Not as bad as the day I stopped running, but it was still hurting me pretty bad. It hurts in both places now, top and bottom. I told Bill it DID hurt, and the thing he told me was the thing I did not want to hear, to stop running. 

You know, I'm really upset about this. I thought I would finally be able to run, but no. Every time I watched the girls all come around the track, I was reminded that I was once there, and that if I weren't injured I would STILL be there. I'm not gonna be able to race at Pre-Regions. Back to the stupid pool. 

Asics Miles: 2.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Tomy on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 20:53:07 from

Don't despair, Sarah. I have been down this road before too; more than once even. Make sure to get those pool workouts and whatever else Bill tells you to do in so that you will have an easier time coming back when your foot heals. Give it some time and above all stay POSITIVE. What I have learned most about running in the past 3 years is that it truly is a mental sport. If you stay positive and take care of your injury, I guarantee you will have a swift recovery.

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