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October 17, 2019

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Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1 Mile- 5:12


XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (first and only)- 1:45:46

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Officially run a half marathon

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

14+ mile run

Run a marathon


Current student at BYU-Idaho and former runner for Southern Utah University. I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Missouri Independence Mission, also known as the Alpha and Omega mission.

I want to remember the things that brought me success as a runner and I hope to always live by them:

First off, I believed it was possible to do well and perhaps even run in college. I began by wondering if I had the ability, then I started to believe it, until one day I knew that with the hand of the Lord in my life, anything was possible.

Secondly, I worked hard. I put in the effort. I knew I would only get out what I put in. I wanted to make my dream a reality, so I dedicated myself and gave it my all.

Third, I strived for a positive attitude. True mental toughness is always looking for the positive and choosing to press on, especially when things are difficult.

Fourth, I determined to never give up, to endure through even the most painful of times. 

Running has taught me so much. I hope to continue to apply the things I've learned to everyday life and any other things that become important to me. 

Now I'm transitioning to the post-collegiate athlete life. What a journey it's been.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 61.37 Year: 965.27
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

Today President Nelson went to BYU to speak to all the Young Adults, it was broadcast in the BYUI center and also on We got out of class early for it :) it was really cool, I especially liked when he started talking about the human heart and discovering that you can basically “turn off” the heart to repair it then turn it back on again. Especially because I had Anatomy and Physiology right before, the body is fascinating. Someone had asked him a while back while he was practicing medicine “what if it doesn’t work?” His response: “It always does!” He went on to explain that truth is truth, like how the law of gravity is always constant, the law of motion, etc. They’re simply always true. So too are the eternal truths he spoke about. Anyways, great meeting!

Today I went towards SH 33 and found a paved trail that followed the railroad tracks so I ran on that for a while. After a half mile I then decided to pick up the pace a little. I settled on a quickie mile. Up to that point I averaged 7:21.

Whooowee I’m out of shape. My body isn’t used to going faster anymore. I’ve also gained a few pounds over the last 6 months, whoops. Anyways, I hit 6:21. It definitely wasn’t an all-out mile and I kept it relaxed, but it was quicker than my normal runs. Then I turned and started heading back, whooo no wonder I was surprised about hitting 6:21 at that effort, the wind had been to my back! I’d say without the wind it would’ve been closer to 6:45-6:50. At least that’s what it felt like. The wind was pretty strong so on the way back I decided to do 10x1 minute pickups to distract me. The average pace (including both fast and slow) for that was 7:39.

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 6.52
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Burt on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:46:46 from

Nice job! Good luck with your classes!

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