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Aug 02, 1999



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I ran the Top of Utah Marathon in 4:43 after having my third child the year before. 5 K in 24:19, 10 K in 53 minutes pregnant. Survived personal training from my lovable but slightly overbearing husband Sasha for more than 8 years!!

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 23:45 in the 5k.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay thin and full of energy.

Not be an embarassment to my family full of world class athletes.


Madly in love with Sasha. We have been married since 1996 and have been blessed with seven of the most adorable and talented children : Benjamin, Jennifer, Julia, and Joseph, Jacob, William and Stephen.

All of our children have run in at least one race, including Jacob and William who did it inside the womb. I enjoy various non-running activities such as: baking, sewing, playing organ, piano and flute, painting, and playing with our  vivacious children.

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I think I need to smell about 2 or 3 whole Ragnar teams worth of smelly yucky socks for how late we stayed up last night. Sasha made the mistake of opening a can of worms with me. I'm a funny chick. If he washes dishes I take it as a personal insult and he better get out of the kitchen...I'm getting better. He asked me how he could show more appreciation...i don't know why but that was just asking for me to think of all the times he hasn't...he's fine but human. 

Soo...after falling asleep at a terrible hour I woke up about an hour later and started in with the coughing bit again. Oh....I think I'll be better by Thursday or Friday but this has been one of those super annoying sicknesses that makes you soooo grateful for your health.  Needless to say I slept in. My Bishop who is also our plumber called to see how it went this weekend having 1 operating bathroom with 12 people in the house.  I told him it didnt' bother me. I was raised in a family of 6 kids with one bathroom for the kids (my parents had a nice master bedroom which we were not allowed to use) Sasha on the other hand, although can go in the woods, is very private at home and not into bathroom sharing......hmmmmm...strange creature.

My run was harder. I have a hard time running in the day when I'm already a bit tired. Just seems my pregnant legs wear out a bit faster than non pregnant.  I had a great time this weekend hosting Lybi and James. Our kids are bored and amazingly enough taking care of my own family seems harder.  

I still wish I could have made Lybi a birthday cake. I had secret plans to surprise her with one. Man...if I had known it was her birthday today, last night would sooooo have been a surprise birthday party. Everyone wish her a happy one. :) 

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I slept in to make up for the other night and only got in 2.5. I will do the other half this afternoon. Benjamin is in the doghouse right now. What kid doesn't like making homemade playdough with his kid...he was complaining about it and after being sleep deprived for almost a week now because of this cursed cough I was none too pleased.

Benjamin decided he liked play dough after we made it and happily played for an hour...thank heaven.

I finished my run in the afternoon with the girls.  


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Got all five in this nervous system is still a little out of whack from the loss of sleep but I got them in and have had a fairly nice day. I met a lady at the library who was interested in healthy recipes...sent her to my portion of the website. 

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Did 1.5 in the morning and 3.5 in the afternoon. i felt dead in the morning but better this afternoon. I gotta rush to the kids have activities there on Thursday. later

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3 in the morning. I felt so good on this run. I think my cold is just about licked. 2 in the afternoon. I need to figure out a schedule with Sasha and his many partners that helps me get 3-4 runs a week all in the morning. It's breaking up my afternoon too much to do my runs then. I don't mind running in the afternoon sometimes but seems like it's been every day lately. Part of that was because I was sick and up in the middle of the night for the last week and a half so I had to sleep in. We'll figure something out. 

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I felt great at the start of this run. I don't know what happened on the last 2 and a half laps but I was dragging. We'll chock it up to being pregnant. I actually slept all night last night. No coughing!!! I'm going to have to put that cough in the top ten worst sicknesses (non baby related) I've ever experienced. It was AWFUL. Yet at the same time I'm grateful because none of my children got it so they weren't also waking me up....I'm VERY grateful for that. I'm also grateful in a weird way to have gotten sick because I hadn't been sick for more than a couple of days ...I think ever. It gave me more compassion for my husband and children who often get something that seems to last longer than I feel like nursing.

ugh...have to finish in the afternoon again. I don't mind except that I had some projects to work on..Sasha says he'll watch the kids so I can get something done...

Sasha took the kids for a drive and I finished my run...sort of...just didn't have the juice in me and was feeling kind of sick to my stomach. I decided that I needed the rest of my energy for the rest of the day.  Got in another 1.75 instead of the 2.5 I wanted to.  

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