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Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



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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.

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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
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Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 23.95
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Today was our first "practice," I wasn't sure what to expect! It's really chill. More of a running group than a team, but we do technically have races. Our first is Thursday evening but I have work so I can't participate :( anyways, we're team Hawks! Thursday is a mile relay. I'm not sure if every race is like that, but it'll be fun to mix things up this semester.

So the team is bigger than I originally thought, a group text went out last night and there were only 5 numbers including mine and our coach's so I thought there were just going to be 4 of us per team. We met at the track. There was another team meeting at the same time as us but we still stayed in teams. There ended up being about 8-10 of us that showed up on team hawks, I think there might've been more that just didn't show. Before we started we took a poll to see who has been running over the summer, most have been at least off and on. Today was just an easy run, we started out pretty slow. Slower than I've gone in a while, but it was team bonding time so you know I just tried not to get antsy. After about a half mile I failed that plan and moved up to the front with the guys, though still going pretty slow. First mile was 8:22. Then we started to pick it up, we'd dropped our coach and two girls that haven't been running. They were only going 20 minutes. Then as we picked it up we slowly dropped the others. By 2 miles, we were down to me and two guys named Sawyer and John. All three of us ran track in high school. Fun fact- Sawyer and I both in the past got a stress fracture in our right femur that ended up being a season ender. Say what? Anyways, John just got home from his mission 3 weeks ago so I was impressed that he went with us the whole way. Sawyer said he runs 50-80 mile weeks. We talked about running and pro runners and it was a good time. We went out 3ish then back, I did a lap when I got back then ran back home. 7:52 average

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 7.00
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Met Sawyer at the track, we went out the same way as yesterday but took a left towards Walmart and took the bike trail that goes out towards Sugar City. Sawyerís a cool guy, heís from Illinois. He ran for a D3 college for a year then transferred here to BYUI. Anyways, as sad as it is I was a little sore this morning. It feels nice though. Itís been a while since Iíve run with anyone and Iíve got to say it goes by a lot faster and is more enjoyable when someoneís there with you. And it feels good to be running a bit farther, Iím excited for workouts and such. Itís hard to motivate yourself to do a hard workout, itís easier with others motivating you too. 7:55 average

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 6.50
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Today we ran through campus to the field where tomorrowís race will be. Tomorrow is a 4x1 mile relay, though I have work so I wonít be able to race. It wouldíve been fun if I couldíve. Anyways, we ran the course- itís on a hill and has a deceiving long uphill but it wouldíve been fun too because of the downhills. Then we started to run back towards the track, Sawyer and I added on because we were only at like 3 miles. We did a large block loop around campus. Then once we got back to the track we did 4x100m strides, if it had been all together it wouldíve been a 73 400 ha. Itís been a long time since IĎve even tried to open up my stride. Then I ran home :)

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 5.83
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I pushed off my run until later which was a mistake, I didnít have much time before work then remembered I was meeting with my Bishop to renew my temple recommend immediately after and then right after that I was meeting up with one of my mission companions and her husband, who also served in our mission. I havenít seen them since my mission 3 years ago. Then it was pretty late and Iím more iffy about running in Rexburg at night so no running today.

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It was super windy today and 42 degrees. It's already getting cold here, this week it hasn't gone above 50 or 55. I felt like I was going at a snails pace because of the wind and my legs felt heavy. I'm still a little sore, my quads especially. Strange. Anyways, I went towards Walmart but followed a bike trail by the river to see where it went. It was short but pretty. Then I turned and went back. 7:50 average

Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 4.62
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I tried out some shoes I got a while back from Brent while running for SUU. It's about time for me to get new shoes and these were free so I thought why not try them out now? These are the white and blue-green adidas that look ginormous. After putting them on I realized they were 1-2 shoe sizes too big, lol. But still, the bottoms are mountains. Lots of cushion, though heavy. Anyways, they felt much softer than my others (my others have about met their end). Between the morning and afternoon General Conference sessions I went out and back towards the straw maze. 7:24 average


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Adidas Boston 7 Miles: 23.95
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