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Location:

Rexburg,ID,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

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

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:

Relax and enjoy running

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

9+ mile run

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Officially race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

14+ mile run

Run a marathon

Personal:

I ran Cross Country and Track at Southern Utah University for almost 3 years then transferred to Brigham Young University—Idaho where I am currently enrolled. I also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 851.63
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 334.45
Total Distance
38.00
Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 38.00
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Total Distance
5.50

Today I ran along Foothill all the way to the drinking fountain. I didn’t feel great, I was really lightheaded and my vision started going black a couple times. I stopped and walked for a little on the way back because I was a bit worried I’d pass out. I think it was probably the heat, I might’ve been dehydrated.

I had a crazy dream last night- a mix of still running with my team and needing to perform well in a race except I was pretty sick (Coach wanted me to do a stress test as a workout the night before), flying on a plane about to go through a war zone, evaluating an injury like an athletic trainer (it was a broken leg) then having my supervisor come and yank on his leg, then getting to BYUI and almost getting kicked out of a class because I got a C in Calculus at SUU- one point too low, but they let me in after I told them I was a transfer student (say what?) It was kinda stressful and random. I think maybe I’m a little anxious about school starting again? Lol. Classes start in exactly 2 weeks from today

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.50
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Total Distance
4.50

Cemetery run

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.50
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5.00

I went over to my parents house this morning after my job to mow the lawn and start going through my stuff to see what I should get rid of, what I should leave at my parents house and what I should take to Rexburg. While I was there Millie came up to me and asked all excitedly if I could take her and Tessa running. It was cute, I’m surprised haha. I expected them both to not like it because that’s how most people are about running. Haha, anyways turns out Tessa didn’t want to go but Millie was really excited. She wanted to go farther than last time so we ran to Bonneville Elementary and back. She wanted to play on the playground for a minute once we got there so I let her. Haha, the first thing she said as we started running again is “don’t tell Tessa we went to Bonneville. Then she’ll get upset and want to go.”

Just as we were getting close to home Millie asked me when I first started running. I told her I started when I was 14, so two years older than Hattie is right now. Then she told me Tessa was going to do a running competition. Not going to lie, I was surprised. I got excited because I’ve always sort of expected all of my sisters to stick with soccer. Tessa is very athletic too. Like she’s crazy good at a lot of things- dance, soccer, gymnastics and more. Anyways, I was like whoa that’s awesome! It made me really happy to think that she might choose to run. I asked my Dad about it later and he said it was just the school fun run, they can walk if they want. I was a bit disappointed it wasnt something else, but they’re both 7. They have a lot of time to figure what they’re most interested in and I want them to do what they want to. But it’d be really cool if one of them chose to run. Anyways, Millie proceeded to tell me she wouldn’t be doing this “running competition” because she wouldn’t win. She wouldn’t get any trophy’s. I thought of the trophy’s in my parents basement I’d won from local road races and given to Millie and Tessa to play with, that was most likely what she was referring to. I then told her that running isn’t always about winning, it’s about having fun. You do it because you like it!

I’ve been nannying and babysitting a lot this past month. I applied to a nanny job in Rexburg today. I’m surprised at how excited I got when I saw it worked with my schedule and how much I want it. I’ve been thinking a lot about family this week for some reason, like yeah I’m good with kids and I’ve always wanted to have a family of my own someday, but I re-analyzed if I still wanted it or if I just thought I wanted it because that’s always been my plan. This conversation with Millie confirmed it. Yeah, kids can be frustrating at times, but I love my sisters so stinking much. I’m old enough to have watched them grow up from infants and I remember it all. And I love all the kids I watch. Jake does this cute thing where he’ll exclaim “HI!” And then I’ll say hi! and then he’ll say it again and it keeps going back and forth. And he always blows kisses and this morning wanted to give me a real kiss as I left. Oh my heart. And then Tommy I nannied when he was 4 months old, now he’s 2 almost 3 and has a little brother Jack who is 4 months old. Tommy’s a ball of energy and Jack is the cutest chubster. I also nannied Sam when he was 1 and Liam when he was 4, now Sam is 4 and Liam is 7. I’ve watched them a lot lately and they’re just the cutest kids. Anyways, sorry rant over :) I’m pretty far from having a family at the moment and I won’t be getting married anytime soon, but I’m getting family hungry :) psht I gotta focus on reality- school :)

VA loop today :) didn’t run yesterday or the day before, I wanted to but I pushed them both off until the evening and then got busy with other stuff :/ I should start waking up earlier and run in the mornings. 

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.50

Cemetery

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

Cemetery run, 7:39 average. It was quite windy. It felt harder than I thought it would, I pushed it a bit. 8:00 pace feels much better lol

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
10.50

Today it was 55 and rainy, it felt sooo nice compared to the 90+ degree heat. I decided I’d go for a longer run today, didn’t exactly plan on 10.5 miles but that’s what it turned into haha. I took Imperial to 3300 S then up to Wasatch and along there for a little over a mile. Then turned and went back the same way. I turned because of a rather large lightning strike, that’s when I was like ooookay maybe I should head back now so I don’t get struck by lightning. Good news- I didn’t :)

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
4.00

When I first started I was like uhhhh my legs. They were pretty heavy today. Most definitely from yesterday’s long run. But to be honest it’s kind of satisfying. They haven’t been heavy or sore in a while, it makes me kind of want to work harder and run farther

Anyways, I went slow today because I don’t want to overdo anything. I’ve gotta give my legs time to recover. Thought about going longer too but decided against it for the same reason. Although yesterday’s run was just over 10 miles and I used to do that every week (or back in high school every day), I need to build up more strength before it can become a regular thing.

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Moving day, no running. Didn’t have time! Also I went to “Get Connected,” basically BYU-Idaho’s orientation, and I walked all over campus trying to memorize it. By the end of the day I knew my way home from the Hart building without looking at a map #progress

Also, I’m so happy I came to BYU-I. It’s amazing. I know classes haven’t even started yet, but I love everything about it. SUU was fun, but it really doesn’t compare. There’s just something different about BYU-I. Maybe it’s that I’m now in a culture where we all share the same values and are centered on the gospel. Maybe it’s that BYU-I is bigger than SUU. Maybe it’s that I finally feel at home at a college. I love the atmosphere, it feels like I’m back on my mission almost. Everyone’s got your back, we uphold the honor code voluntarily, we all chose to be here, and quite honestly it’s amazing to be at a church school. President Nelson posted on social media that he’ll be at BYU Provo and will talk directly to the youth on Tuesday, that he felt prompted to. I saw that and I was a bit bummed because I have a class during that time, but I thought I’d just watch it later on churchofjesuschrist.org. Then president Eyring (Henry J Eyring, president of BYUI not Henry B Eyring lol) announced to the faculty and all the new students at Get Connected that an email would be sent out later that instead of the regularly scheduled Tuesday devotional (happens weekly) we’d start earlier and tune in to President Nelson’s message at 11:05. Any 10:30 classes will be held before then. It was a huge surprise to me, that never would’ve happened anywhere else, definitely not at SUU. It’s like everything I’ve wanted, I already love it here :)

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Total Distance
38.00
Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 38.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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