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Spanish Fork,UT, USA

Member Since:

Jun 11, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

My Running PR's

5k-   18:25

10k-   39:06

13.1-   1:25

26.2-   3:09:03 (Boston Qualified and 1st marathon)


I'm Lily, and I love to do hard things.


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Brooks Axiom 3 Lifetime Miles: 382.49
Adidas Supernova Glide Lifetime Miles: 287.52
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 77.62
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 430.11
Brooks Launch#2 Lifetime Miles: 211.85
Asics DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 136.30
NIke Free Run Lifetime Miles: 25.25
Nike Free Run +2 Lifetime Miles: 26.25
Total Distance

First thing this morning I stepped on the scale at the gym and I'm already down 7 of the 8 lbs. I put on at Lake Powell. It's only been 4 days since I've been home. See, that's what will power can do for a person. :) I ran 6.2 this morning in 46 minutes. Then elliptical for 36 minutes. Lifted & worked core. Good start to a beautiful day.

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 10:06:35 from

Glad to hear that the weight feel off of you!!! I am headed to the gym right now to see what the damage is for me, I am scared!!!!

Nice workout, you are dang fast.

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:12:15 from

Hi Lily. I did not comment on your post yesterday because I cannot condone that kind of behavior. I also cannot condone you letting your husband get a tattoo. :P

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:17:15 from

What, sinner Sunday 6 miler? hahaha First off that wasn't yesterday, that was Sunday. Yesterday was Monday. Unless your talking about the behavior of those who honked and yelled at me last night. To which I would say that was not my fault. I don't think the man upstairs has a problem with me running 6 miles on a Sunday morning. As long as he finds my rear parked in one of his church pews that same day. I worship him and the beautiful earth he made by running on it. So there you little brat lard Mr. Cucumber :P

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:19:37 from

Brother McCumber to you missy. LOL!

Actually yesterday as I was trying to program my sprinklers I kept thinking it was Saturday.

From KP on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:20:00 from

I agree, Lily!

Sorry, Burt...

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:20:08 from

Oh BTW, Shawn had that tatt before I ever dated him. It's a salmon- it is the symbol of the Chinook indian tribe. He's a member of it. Yep, he is like 1/8 Chinook indian. So I guess he felt driven to tattoo the 'mascot' on his arm. It kind of sucks because my kids ask him about it all the time. I don't want them tatting themselves up later on. Grrr

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:20:23 from

You know I'm just giving you a hard time, but I notice you didn't reply on the tattoo comment...

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:21:26 from

Great! You just beat me by 15 seconds on that comment. Now I'm gonna look like a 'frickin' idiot'!

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:23:16 from

Take it like a man!

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:23:52 from

KP - you're gonna be sorry!

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:24:22 from

Actually, Lily's gonna be sorry once I post that picture of her I'm working on...I mean, I took of her...

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:25:08 from

oh, you better not!

From Scott Wesemann on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:29:08 from

Sunday sinning- I am a fan

Very nice workout this morning. Running, elliptical, weights and core? I think you're pretty awesome no matter what Burt says.

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:53:48 from

Just for your info, you ran your casual 10k this morning in the same amount of time as my 10k PR. Ha. I've only run one 10k race, but that is my PR. Thanks jerk.

And I have a tattoo, just an FYI. The story is stunning and will only be told to people 'in person'.

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:56:48 from

Why didn't you tell me the story when I saw you Jun??? I didn't see the tattoo, which means it's probably on your arse. That explains wanting to tell people about it in person because you have to see it to believe it.

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:58:11 from

No sir, it is on my ankle and I was even wearing flip-flops that day you saw me.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:59:11 from

Well then, let's get 'in person' because I think I need to hear this story! I was going to be an idiot when I was 19 and get one. So glad I didn't follow through. Because on girls, let's face it, tatts just are not attractive. No offenses to those chicks who may read this with an ugly tatt :) ha

Scott- :)

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:00:50 from

Ooh, I think I do remember seeing it and judging you harshly in my mind. lol!

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:01:12 from

Jun- come run the Speedy Spaniard 10k on the 24th, and we can PR it together. I am faster now than I was a year ago- not to mention, I ran it with a sprained ankle. I am aiming for 44 min or less. If I can kick it into high gear those last 2 miles.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:02:35 from

let me be the judge Burt. You're innocence must be preserved.

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:03:13 from

Tattoos have become so cliche I wish I didn't have one now. I don't really regret getting it except for the fact that it's just the 'cool' thing to do now and I don't like being a lemming. I've had mine many a year now.

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:06:43 from

Hhmmm, Speedy Spaniard huh? I wonder if I could pull that off. Let me see if my wife works. If not, I'll try and make it.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:06:54 from

I feel as though I'm choking from curiosity now....I've got to hear the story Jun. Someday..someway..in person. Which means another trail run? No No No, ahhhhhhhhh I need the use of my legs. :) tehee

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:08:02 from

Want me just to email the story to you? It really isn't a big deal, but I'm certain Burt will never talk to me again if I post it publicly.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:08:51 from


From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:14:11 from

True that Jun.

Poor Kelli's gonna find a bazillion emails in her inbox now.

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:18:44 from

Poor Kelli just finally finished reading the bazillion e-mails as you posted that!

I have no tattoos because it would hurt and I am a wimp, I do not run on Sunday and I have no comment on that matter (to each his own), but I would like Jun to just tell the darn story cause now I am curious. Oh, and that is very close to my 10k PR as well, which I think might have been at the Speedy Spaniard LAST year (a very good race, I might add). How people just go out and run so fast with no one chasing them I will never understand.

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:20:18 from

Yep, I just checked----45:32 at the 2009 Speedy Spaniard.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:22:05 from

and Kelli I was limping/running on my sprain just 30 some odd seconds behind you. :)

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:23:23 from

I was uninjured, so you are SPEEDY!

From KP on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:33:46 from

i want to know jun's story as well!

my inbox has just as many emails. 31 comments so far. my goodness, lily. you are popular.

From Oreo on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:12:24 from

..Lily - tell me about powell. Thinking of heading down there for a few days.. Was the wind a bother?? I think you are the speedy spaniard...

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 14:50:07 from

Oreo- you will love it there. There wasn't really much wind. And it is beautiful there. Take it you have never been there?

Correction I am the speedy senorita. :)

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:29:56 from

OK, so, here it is. No one judge me. I'm only doing this because I'm a big softie for peer pressure, especially from Kelli.


I got it on my mission. I was working over for a couple of days with a person who was going home (an AP at that). Me, him, and two others were without companions for a few days because of the way trade-offs had worked. I had two months left and had had an exemplary mission. I was serving in London at the time. They had all planned to get one and just talked me into it. I don't really regret it other than for the reason listed several comments above. I finished out my mission working super hard (that's a relative term, I was in London for goodness sakes).

The tattoo is on my ankle. It is Les Miserables - you know, the little girl with the French flag behind her. I LOVE the book. I've read it several times and am currently reading it again. I feel like I can connect with Val Jean. In any case, there it is. I really don't care. I'm a good person and I like me! hahahaha.

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:32:35 from


Okay, since we're airing our dirty laundry on mission stories, I kind of got in a fist fight on my mission.

I'm not proud of it.

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:37:43 from

Wow, I did not know that was possible while on a mission, but I guess if you all went together and did not have someone telling on you!! Funny stuff.

My brother has a tattoo (barbed wire around his upper bicep area) and he had to wrap it with tape every day while on his mission because you could see it through his shirt. He actually had it removed (for all of the reasons you guys discussed) and it looks worse. He wishes he had left it alone.

I NEVER JUDGE, unless called upon in a contests or something. Or when people cheat on their spouse blatantly in front of a gym full of treadmill runners.

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:45:31 from

LOL Kelli! Let's hear that story!

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:48:00 from

This is the best thread since apple pie! Kelli you are cracking me up bad! Don't even get me started on gym cheaters! Merri Lyns and I could go on for hours about that one!

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:48:57 from

I got your back Jun. You know I don't mind your tatt, where it happened or your story. Who doesn't love Les Miserables?

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 15:58:41 from

I love WHERE it happened, CLASSIC!

What is up with people at the gym?? Seriously, they do not even try to hide it and we know they are married to others. But it gives us something to talk about while trudge through our TM runs.

I also judge my kids on whose room is the cleanest or who is the best eater, and who deserves the biggest scoop of ice cream because of it. Sometimes I win.

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:17:34 from

Burt, while I didn't get in a fight my companion did get punched in the face . . . by a girl. And she CLOCKED him too. It was awesome.

Kelli, seriously, what's wrong with me going to the gym in a pair of spandex shorts, a wife-beater and throw-back high tops and hitting on chicks? Come on, spandex is fo all tha ladiez!

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:20:31 from

Oh, and Lily, what's up with that profile pic? It's huge. It's like you're staring into my soul and saying, "you can't run faster than me!"

And it hurts me a little because I know the picture is right.

From Scott Wesemann on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:27:31 from

This thread is blowing up. I must be going to the wrong (maybe the right) gym because I never see any of that at the AF Fitness Center. About a month ago while running on the TM I did notice that I was the only one in there not reading something church related. This is no exaggeration, but there were 7 others in there all reading one of the following:



Lesson manual

Only in Utah County.

I did get in a fight once on my mission (remember Burt). I threw a football within an inch of my comps head and made him cry. You don't want the whole story. Ha.

This thread is awesome!

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:41:07 from

Who's blowing up who now? Wait, I can't keep it all straight! Jun has a complex about my picture which says to him that he is slow....somebody cheated on somebody else's mission comp. Scriptures, ensigns and lesson manuals are now running gear and Burt had a sissy fight on his mission. I am laughing so hard right now I am crying.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:42:07 from

Jun- I do not know exactly what happened with the giant picture. I am miss technical support over here just doing my best.

From jun on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:52:18 from

That really sums it all up well. And the picture isn't wide, just long. There is a lot of table.

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 16:59:25 from

I like how we can see her reflection in the table.

From Lily on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 17:24:49 from

Reflection, what? The things you notice Burt.

Holy shiz this is a long thread.

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 20:00:45 from

Long and pointless, just how these blogs should be in order to irritate the powers that ARE!

I see people reading the Ensign all of the time at the gym, that and cheating on their spouses (NOT wearing wife beaters, however!!!)

From Burt on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 23:55:47 from

I remember Scott. I of course served in Florida, too. LOL!!!!

Lily - You can blame Jun for the picture I posted of you on my blog.

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 00:01:17 from

Ode to Burt. Listen here son, you better run cuz I know photo shop and you won't look hot.

From Burt on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 00:15:02 from

You saw my before picture. You don't need photoshop.

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 09:45:14 from

Burt, I told you that you would be sorry like atari today.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 11:50:16 from

I can't believe such a simple blog entry ends up with so many comments and such crazy stories.

From Burt on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 12:06:06 from

I am sorry Lily...sorry I didn't draw a moustache on you!

Jon - don't hold back. Let's hear your mission story.

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 13:53:50 from

Jon the funny thing is, I think there is still plenty more crazy stories to share.

How about a joke? How many ADD people does it take to screw in a light bulb?

From Scott Ensign on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 14:39:21 from

reading the Ensign while on the treadmill is always appropriate as long as my royalty checks keep coming.

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 14:40:36 from

LOL!!!! How in the name of the good mother earth can one read while running the treadmill anyway? I get dizzy and sick...I've tried!

From Scott Wesemann on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 14:58:35 from

Some of the guys at work were just talking 'mission battle stories' and it really took a turn for the worse. Blue darts? Really? Seriously? I need to google this.

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 15:52:56 from

Have you not heard of a blue dart?

From Kelli on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:33:58 from

I think men go on a mission at that age for a reason----so their mothers will not go CrAzY!!!

From Burt on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:55:12 from

their mothers

-Grammar Nazi

From Kelli on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:56:05 from

That is twice in one week. I am losing it.

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 20:22:15 from

I think men go on missions for really one reason and one reason alone.....and I will not disclose that reason here on the FRB. ahem. :)

From Lily on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 20:23:07 from

I love how the thread keep growing and growing and the topics keep changing and changing.

From KP on Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 00:22:21 from

*note to self: must look up what an "ensign" is*

the only ensign i am aware of is the lowest level of an officer in the navy.

From Lily on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 21:19:20 from

This was the funniest thread ever! Good times on the FRB :)

From Burt on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 14:49:00 from

Yeah, this was pretty funny. What's really funny is that only one person in here is still on your Favorite's list. :(

From allie on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 15:33:15 from

i missed this party in 2010, but i enjoyed it in 2013.

OMG. hi KP.

From Lily on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 19:18:47 from

HELLO YOU GUYS! I was reminiscing on my good old fast running blog, because I think I'd like to be a runner again :( And THIS THREAD. Hilarious! I laughed so hard I cried again. But I miss you all.

From Jon on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 20:24:43 from

Hi Lily.

I have a mission tattoo story I should have shared in 2010. One of my companions had a tattoo that was a combination of the Eagle Scout medallion and the CTR shield. Talk about ironic. It was rather large, taking up a shoulder and upper arm His older brothers had the same one and convinced him to get it after he became eagle.

It's the same companion that's had me pop a huge zit on his butt, but that's a story I'd rather not relive.

From allie on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 21:57:56 from

hi lily!!

i'd forgotten about this thread but it was great to revisit. and there are so many more ridiculous conversations on here that are out of control, lol.

FRB is not like this anymore, but it's great that it's all stored here for time and all eternity. ensign and scriptures as running gear was my favorite part of this thread. miss you, lily!!

ps: i have a moose tattoo now, ode to TOU

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