My 180 Races

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When I started running in 2009 I did so lose weight. I was over 400lbs, miserable and no vision for the future. Pretty crappy situation to say the least. You can read all about that here.

I started step by step with no distance in mind. In 2010 my personal trainer challenged me to train for a 5K, which was HUGE for me. But, on September 18, 2010, I ran my first 5K at my college’s homecoming weekend. It was hilly, it was painful, but I did it — and I was hooked!

The drive to do another 5K came from wanting to do better than my first race. So, I trained harder and ran another 5K the next month. This drive to improve and challenge myself took my sights from 5Ks to 10Ks and eventually to a half marathon.

I ran my first half marathon on July 23, 2011 in my hometown. Though I had trained and was well prepared, I remember standing at the starting line petrified of what was ahead of me. Yet, I did it. It was difficult, it was hot, but I did it.

After a number of other half marathons a year later I found myself at the starting line of the Deseret News Marathon attempting my first marathon. Like my first half marathon a year earlier — it was difficult, it was WAY too hot, but I did it! This just drove me to keep going.

So I made a goal for myself — I wanted to run 180 races (over 13.1 miles) before my 40th birthday. At the time this seemed like a daunting, but doable goal. At this point in my weight-loss journey I had lost 180lbs. thanks to the 180 degree turn my life took thanks to running. The race goal number made sense.

Over the years I have ran numerous half marathons, a handful of marathons, a bunch of relays and trail races — including my first 50K ultra marathon in November 2015. I am currently training to complete my first 50 mile ultra marathon this upcoming October.

Running has given me a voice. It has dared me to dream. It has challenged to me test my limits and stretch beyond my comfort zone. This new mentality has carried over into my daily life. Running truly is a metaphor of life.

People sometimes ask how I keep myself going race after race. And, my reply always goes back to the beginning of my running journey — “I just take it step by step.”

Dare to run your dreams.
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RACE TIMES

* – Race Sweeper
  1. Handcart Days Half (7/23/11) 2:52:05
  2. Disneyland Half (9/4/11) 2:46:57
  3. Cedar City Half (9/17/11) 2:38:46
  4. Layton Half (10/8/11) 2:49:26
  5. Revolution Run (12/31/11) 2:55:32
  6. St. George Half (1/21/12) 3:03:38
  7. Surf City USA Half (2/5/12) 2:48:34
  8. Dogtown Half (2/25/12) 2:38:50
  9. Red Rock Canyon Half (3/10/12) 2:44:25
  10. Riverton Half, Riverton (3/31/12) 2:48:50
  11. Salt Lake City Half (4/21/12) 2:52:59
  12. Provo City Half (5/5/12) 2:39:32
  13. Ogden Half (5/19/12) 2:34:01
  14. Draper 15 Mile Trail Run (5/26/12) 4:05:36
  15. Memorial Day Half (5/28/12) 2:34:21
  16. Utah Valley Half (6/9/12) 2:29:44
  17. The Pink Donut Half (7/7/12) 2:58:02
  18. Farmington Days Half (7/14/12) 2:35:24
  19. Deseret News Marathon, (7/24/12) 6:18:23
  20. Legacy Midnight Half (8/3/12) 2:45:24
  21. Beautiful Bountiful Half (8/11/12) 2:39:24
  22. Park City Half (8/18/12) 2:33:12
  23. Rivalry Relay (8/25/12)
  24. Disneyland Half (9/2/12) 2:23:59
  25. Big Cottonwood Marathon (9/22/12) 5:39:09
  26. St. George Marathon (10/6/12) 6:06:13
  27. Utah Half (10/13/12) 2:40:03
  28. SoJo Half (10/20/12) 2:44:12
  29. Thankful 13 (11/22/12) 2:49:17
  30. RnR Las Vegas Half (12/2/12) 2:59:35
  31. Revolution Run (1/1/13) 3:29:35
  32. New Year’s Half (1/5/13) 3:11:42
  33. Shamrock Half (3/16/13) 2:56:04
  34. Winter Circuit Half (4/6/13) 2:44:31
  35. Salt Lake City Half (4/20/13) 2:28:28
  36. Provo City Half (5/4/13) 2:18:39
  37. Ogden Half (5/18/13) 2:23:15
  38. Alpine Classic Half (5/25/13) 2:32:38
  39. Memorial Day Half (5/27/13) 2:24:42
  40. Utah Valley Half (6/8/13) 2:18:37
  41. AF Canyon Half (6/15/13) 2:12:15
  42. Ragnar Wasatch Back (6/21-22/13)
  43. Farmington Days Half (7/13/13) 2:31:03
  44. Utah Midnight Run (7/19/13) 2:29:09
  45. Deseret News Half (7/24/13) 2:10:58
  46. Porters Half (8/17/13) 2:28:28
  47. Run Elevated Half (8/24/13) 2:10:11
  48. Layton Half (8/31/13) 2:47:42
  49. Nebo Half (9/7/13) 2:09:25 
  50. Big Cottonwood Half (9/14/13) 2:12:37
  51. SoJo Half (10/19/13) 2:41:44
  52. Haunted Half (10/26/13) 2:29:25
  53. Saltair Half (11/16/13) 2:48:57
  54. Thankful 13 (11/28/13) 2:37:42
  55. New Years Half (1/4/14) 2:47:34
  56. Revolution Run (1/11/14) 3:27:36
  57. Riverton Half (3/22/14) 2:35:18
  58. Salt Lake City Half (4/19/14) 3:06:46
  59. Winter Circuit 30K (4/26/14) 4:49:16
  60. Provo City Half (5/3/14) 2:19:59
  61. Vigor Big Cottonwood Half (5/10/14) 2:22:11
  62. Ogden Marathon (5/17/14) 6:12:16
  63. Boys Chase Girls Half (5/24/14) 2:30:57
  64. Utah Valley Marathon (6/14/14) 5:56:06
  65. AF Canyon Half (6/21/14) 2:24:59
  66. Ragnar Wasatch Back, UT (6/27-28/14)
  67. Utah Midnight Run (7/11/14) 3:11:31
  68. Farmington Days Half (7/12/14) 3:07:40
  69. Timp Half (7/19/14) 2:43:11
  70. Deseret News Half (7/24/14) 2:40:07
  71. Provo River Trail Half (8/9/14) 2:31:08
  72. Run Elevated Half (8/23/14) ,2:26:03
  73. Emigration Half (8/30/14) 3:15:11
  74. Nebo Half (9/6/14) 2:18:45
  75. Big Cottonwood Marathon (9/13/14) 6:42:21
  76. Huntsville Half (9/27/14) 3:15:04
  77. St. George Marathon (10/4/14) 6:53:02
  78. Pink Series Half (10/11/14) 2:45:00
  79. Haunted Half (10/18/14) – *
  80. Haunted Half (10/25/14) – *
  81. Howloween Half (10/25/14) 3:04:12
  82. The Burn (11/1/14) 3:53:14
  83. Saltair Half (11/8/14) 3:04:23
  84. Thankful 13 (11/27/14) – *
  85. Revolution Run (1/1/15) 4:34:16
  86. Dogtown Half (2/21/15) – *
  87. Buffalo Run 25K, (3/21/15) 6:07:04
  88. Lagoon Half (4/4/15) 2:57:28
  89. West Mountain Half (4/18/15) 2:47:34
  90. Provo City Half (5/2/15) 2:53:40
  91. Vigor Big Cottonwood Half (5/9/15) 2:44:42
  92. Ogden Half (5/16/15) 2:42:16
  93. Jordan River Half (5/30/15) – *
  94. Drop 13 Half (6/13/15) 2:37:11
  95. Ragnar Wasatch Back (6/19-20/15)
  96. Utah Midnight Run (6/26/15) – *
  97. AF Canyon Half (6/27/15) – *
  98. Hobbler Half (7/11/15) – *
  99. The Dam 15 Miler (7/11/15) 6:30:15
  100. Handcart Days Half (7/24/15) 3:10:16
  101. Utah Midnight Run (7/31/15) – *
  102. Timp Half (8/1/15) – *
  103. Park City Half (8/15/15) 3:11:03
  104. Run Elevated Half (8/22/15) 2:37:12
  105. Murdock 13 (8/29/15) – *
  106. Nebo Half (9/5/15) 2:40:02
  107. Big Cottonwood Marathon (9/12/15) – *
  108. Sandy Fire Station Run (9/19/15) 4:30:15
  109. Layton Half (10/10/15) – *
  110. The Haunted Half (10/24/15) – *
  111. The Haunted Half (10/31/15) – *
  112. Snow Canyon Half (11/7/15) 3:02:11
  113. Antelope Island 50K (11/14/15) 10:23:16
  114. Thankful 13 (11/26/15) – *
  115. The Bakers Dozen Half (12/12/15) 3:03:44
  116. Revolution Run (1/1/16) 5:00:00
  117. March Madness Half (3/5/16) 3:15:30
  118. Provo City Half (5/7/16) 2:55:27
  119. Ogden Half (5/21/16) 3:33:15
  120. Alpine Classic Half (5/28/16) – *
  121. Drop 13 Half (6/11/16) 2:31:14
  122. Ragnar Wasatch Back (6/17-18/16)
  123. AF Canyon Half (6/25/16) 2:53:56
  124. 13 Miles of Freedom (7/2/16) 2:47:16
  125. Utah Midnight Run (7/15/16) 3:20:15
  126. Handcart Days Half (7/23/16) 2:55:56
  127. Deseret News Half (7/25/16) 2:32:15
  128. Timp Half (7/30/16) 2:43:16
  129. Run Elevated Half (8/27/16) 2:31:00
  130. Big Cottonwood Marathon (9/10/16) – *
  131. Huntsville Marathon (9/17/16) 6:14:28
  132. St. George Marathon (10/1/16) 6:24:32
  133. Red Rock Relay Park City (10/8/16)
  134. Pony Express Trail 50 (10/21-22/16) 17:48:33
  135. The Haunted Half (10/28/16) – *
  136. Antelope Island Classic 50K (11/5/16) 9:52:18
  137. Revolution Run (12/31/16) 5:00:00
  138. New Year’s Half (1/7/17) 3:22:00
  139. Jackpot Running Festival (2/18/17) – 40 miles/12 hours
  140. Salt Lake Tri Club Half (2/25/17) – 3:08:00
  141. March Madness Half (3/4/17) – 3:06:39
  142. Lucky 13 Half (3/18/17)
  143. Emigration Canyon Half (4/1/17)
  144. Riverton Half (4/8/17)
  145. Saltair Half (4/15/17)
  146. Salt Flats 50K (4/28/17)
  147. Tulip Festival Half (4/29/17)
  148. Provo City Half (5/6/17)
  149. Ogden Marathon (5/20/17)
  150. TOSH Jordan River Half (5/27/17)
  151. Ragnar Wasatch Back (6/2-3/17)
  152. Utah Valley Marathon (6/10/17)
  153. Bear Lake Trifecta (6/15/17)
  154. Bear Lake Trifecta (6/16/17)
  155. Bear Lake Trifecta (6/17/17)
  156. Utah Midnight Run (6/23/17)
  157. AF Canyon Half (6/24/17)
  158. Utah Midnight Run (7/7/17)
  159. Hobbler Half (7/8/17)
  160. Handcart Days Half (7/22/17)
  161. Deseret News Half (7/24/17)
  162. Vigor Trail Half (8/12/17)
  163. Run Elevated Half (8/19/17)
  164. Revel Big Cottonwood Half (9/9/17)
  165. Huntsville Marathon (9/16/17)
  166. Elk Run Half (9/23/17)
  167. Team Kid Courage Marathon (9/30/17)
  168. St. George Marathon (10/7/17)
  169. Mt. View Trail Half (11/4/17)
  170. Revolution Run (1/1/18)
  171. March Madness Half (3/3/18)
  172. Buffalo Run 25K (3/17/18)
  173. Riverton Half (4/7/18)
  174. Salt Lake City Half (4/21/18)
  175. Provo City Half (5/6/18)
  176. Ogden Half (5/20/18)
  177. Ragnar Wasatch Back (6/1-6/2/18)
  178. Drop 13 Half (6/9/18)
  179. AF Canyon Half (6/23/18)
  180. Utah Midnight Run (7/6/18)
  181. Handcart Days Half (7/24/18)

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2011 RACES

1 - Handcart Days Half2 - Disneyland Half3 - cedar city half4 - layton half5 - revolution run

2012 RACES

6 - st george half7 - surf city usa half marathon8 - Dogtown Half9 - rED rOCK cANYON hALF10 - Riverton Half11 - Salt Lake City Half12 - provo city half13 - ogden half14 - draper trail run15 - MEMORIAL DAY HALF16 - utah valley half17- the pink donut half18 - farmington days19 - deseret news marathon20 - utah midnight run21 - beautiful bountiful half22 - park city half23 - rivalry relay24 - disneyland half25-big cottonwood marathon26- st george marathon27 - utah half28-sojo half29 - thankful 1330 - rnr vegas half

2013 RACES

31 - revolution run32 - new years half33 - shamrock half34 - WINTER CIRCUIT HALF35 - slc half36-provo city half37 - ogden half38 - alpine classic39 - memorial day half40 - utah valley half41 - af canyon half marathon42 - ragnar43 - farmington days half marathon44 - utah midnight run45 - desnews half46 - porter's half47 - run elevated half48 - layton half49 - nebo half50 - big cottonwood half51 - sojo half52 - haunted half slc53 - saltair half55- thankful 13

2014 RACES

55 - NEW YEARS HALF56 - revolution run57 - riverton half58 - SLC HALF MARATHON59 - winter circuit 30k60 - provo city half61 - vigor big cottonwood62- ogden marathon63 - boys chase girls half64 - UV MARATHON65- af canyon half66 - ragnar relay67 - utah midnight run68 - farmington days half69 - TIMP HALF70 - des news half71 - provo river trail half72 - run elevated half73 - emigration canyon half74 - nebo half75 - revel big cottonwood76 - huntsville77 - st george marathon78 - pink series half79 - haunted half80 - haunted half81 - howloween82 - the burn83 - saltair half84 - thankful 13

2015 RACES

85 - revolution run86 - dogtown half87 - buffalo run 25k88 - lagoon half89 - west mountain half marathon90 - provo city half

91 - vigor bc half 92 - ogden half 93 - jordan river half94-drop13 bc half95 - ragnar96 - utah midnight provo97 - af canyon cancer run98 - hobbler half99 - dam 15100 - handcart days101 - midnight legacy102 - timp half103 - park ciy104 - run elevated half105 - murdock 13106 - nebo half107 - revel bc108 - sandy fire109 - layton half110 - haunted half slc111 - haunted half provo112 - snow canyon half113 - antelope island 50K114 - thankful 13115 - bakers dozen half

2016 RACES

116 - REVOLUTION RUN117 - MARCH MADNESS HALF118 - provo city119 - ogden half.fw120 - alpine classic.fw121 - drop 13.fw122 - ragnar wb.fw123 - af canyon half.fw124 - 13 miles of freedom.fw125-Utah Midnight Run Legacy126 - bountiful handcart days.fw127 - desnews half.fw128-timp half.fw129 - Run Elevated Half Marathon130 - Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon131 - huntsville marathon132 - st george marathon133 - park city red rock relay134 - pony express trail 50135 - haunted half provo136-buffalo-50k137-new-years-resolution

2017 RACES

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2018 RACES

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