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April 26, 2019

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Salt Lake 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-5:10 1600m split)

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 2015)

XC 6k- 22:25 (UC Riverside 2015 - 17:55 3 mile split)

1 mile- 5:39 (Weber State Indoor 2019)

Local Road Races

5k- 18:40



Other fun ones

13.1 miles (during a run, I hope to race a half eventually): 1:38:00 - 7:29/mile

Longest run: 18.5 miles

Most miles in one day: 22

Highest mileage week: 80

Longest bike ride: 32.5 miles

SUU workouts

60% (5 miles): 32:32 (6:30 average - 18:44 3 mile split)

80% (3 miles): 18:52 (6:17 average)

5x500s: 96 (76 400 split) average

16x400s: 82.0 average

20x400s: 82.6 average

Progression run: 2 progressions, 3 laps

Road Race 2015 (3.9 miles): 23:30 (6:02 average)

6 minute test: 1688 meters (first/only attempt)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Core every day

Take pulse every morning/record hours of sleep

Improve off of my high school times

17:45 5k

5:10 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

17:00 5k

5:00 Mile

Go to Nationals

Run a marathon (after college)


I run collegiately for Southern Utah University under head coach Eric Houle and assistant coach Paul Limpf. I’m majoring in Exercise Science. I also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.18 Month: 74.68 Year: 455.19
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: 474.41
Adidas Boston 6 VI Lifetime Miles: 371.34
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 6 VII Lifetime Miles: 295.09
Total Distance

I was readmitted to the Dixie regional hospital Saturday night after a phone call to my mom and she urged me to go. This time I went to the access center in St. George to avoid the ambulance ride (my dear friend Ruthie took me at 11pm, which was so kind of her. I think I freaked out my roommates though). Anyways, then I arranged to be transferred to Uni at the University of Utah and my dad came down to St. George and brought me there. I'm so glad it worked out- Uni is about 10 times better than Dixie. They took me off of Lithium and were curious to know why the psychiatrist at Dixie put me on it (for the suicidal thoughts), it must've helped for a little bit or maybe just being in a stress-free environment at Dixie helped ease the thoughts, but as soon as I started thinking about having to go back to class and track the thoughts came right back. So now I'm here, in Salt Lake at Uni. Not sure how long I'll be here, but at least a week. Treatment plan is to stay on Prozac and do ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). There are some potential side effects like headaches, memory loss, and fatigue and on rare occasions unintended siezures so I'm a bit nervous but it'll be alright. The thought of inducing a seizure seems a bit scary but somehow it helps with depression. At this point when I've tried several medications over a couple years and none of them have worked, ECT is looking like a good option.

I had an EKG done tonight and I have bradycardia (expected since I'm a runner) and a T wave abnormality, the doctor will assess it and see if I'm still okay to do ECT. The technician said it could be nothing, but we'll see

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From jtshad on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 05:23:16 from

You are really brave and amazing to recognize and take this on with grace and to share so openly. You have people in your life who love you and are willing to help and support you. Praying for you and for God's strength to overcome your challenges.

From Jon on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 07:46:07 from

Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope you can get the treatment short term and long term you need for you to live a long and happy life. There's a saying in ultramarathons: "Don't ever quit a race on an uphill." It means that when you're tired, slowly walking up a hill, feeling terrible, you may decide to stop at the next aid station. But if you just keep going, you'll hit another downhill, start feel better, and be glad you kept racing! One foot in front of the other.

From Patrick Cunningham on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 09:51:37 from

Sarah! I haven't been on the blog for months now and I decided randomly to log on this morning and check up on the old running friends. I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through but I am so glad you are in Salt Lake getting the treatment you deserve. I agree with what Emily said a couple of blogs ago, if you need time off to recover, you deserve to take it. School and running will always be there, but recovering is more important. Know I miss you and love you and hope to see you really soon!

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