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Saint George,UT,USA

Member Since:

Dec 23, 2009



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

Mount Charleston Marathon 2016 - 3:17:51

Snow Canyon Half 2012 - 1:33:30

Spectrum 10K 2012 - 43:41 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a destination marathon. 

Complete a half Ironman.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

Know when to run....


Surrounded by the people I love. Life is good.

Passionate about my family, the University of Utah -- GO UTES, almond M&Ms, mountain biking, comfy t-shirts, Survivor, friends, and (of course) running.

Physical therapist at The Health and Performance Center at Dixie Regional Medical Center. I LOVE what I do. Seriously, living the dream!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Race: The Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:44:50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Absolutely loved being in Boston. Absolutely loved that Shelbey and Blake were with us.

Had a ton of fun overall, but this was simply not a good race for me.

Did a few things wrong nutritional wise. Was on a freaking dump truck load of antihistamines and decongestants. Also, I was wearing a shoe that I had never raced in before (Hoka Hupana) since the shoe I LOVE is no longer in production.

Did okay through mile 17 when my body began to fight me. Began to cramp like crazy. Seriously, any time the incline would change my calves would seize. It seemed like I was trying to stomp them out about every 800 meters. I couldn't stop because that was worse. Ugh!

Finally crossed the finish line. Stopped to get a chocolate refuel drink and the cramping became ridiculous. I fell to the ground and a volunteer immediately approached with a wheelchair. I told them that I was fine and that I was just cramping but when I tried to stand up it happened again and they wheeled me off. Ha!!!

In the med tent they gave me 2 cups of vegetable broth. Which remarkably tasted amazing!!! I am not sure that I have ever had vegetable broth. Seriously though, it was delicious. Anyways, I was out of there in about 20 minutes when all the cramping had stopped.

The good news is as follows:

I felt AWESOME the following day! Like, I remember saying that I have never felt so good the day after a marathon.

I think I'm going to wait a while before doing Boston again though. Maybe venture out to some other destination marathons. :-)

From Tom Slick on Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 15:02:47 from

He Teena, It's but 2 months - 4 days & 15 hours till the SGM! Hows your training coming along?

From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 17:36:01 from

Ms. Teena, are you doing the SGM '17?

From Teena Marie on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 20:30:56 from

Hey there, Slick!!! Yep, that's the plan. I'm a little behind on my blog but I am still running! You?

From Tom Slick on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 11:27:11 from

I won't be there this year (2017) but I will be there next year (2018). I'm doing the Huntsville Full Monte on Sept 16, 2017, it's a two-fer for Boston. Two BQ's for one race this year!

From Teena Marie on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 15:24:42 from

I'm considering running Huntsville since I will be in SLC that weekend and need a long run anyways. :-) Have you run it before?

From Tom Slick on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 18:40:03 from

Teena - I haven't run the Full Monte before but from all the reports it's a pretty fast marathon. Smooth is going to run this one!

From Tom Slick on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 09:04:23 from

OK Ms Teena, It was good to see you at the Full Monte now it's time to enter your race report here on the FRB. I realize that you ran so fast that you probably didn't get to see much of the course but we all want to hear about your experience anyway!!!!

From Tom Slick on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 09:23:55 from

Hey Ms.Teena, you ever going to do a Full Monte or St Geo Marathon report?

From Tom Slick on Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 16:28:17 from

Hey Ms Gumpers, Where are you?

From Rhett on Wed, May 09, 2018 at 11:21:15 from

Long time no blog Teena. I hope you and your family are well.

From Teena Marie on Sat, May 12, 2018 at 12:05:32 from

I have been horrible about blogging! Horrible! But I am alive and well and enjoying life! Kids and hubby are also doing well and we are loving St. George. Bought a road bike about 6 weeks ago and a wetsuit about 4 weeks ago and decided to see if I could handle the brutal course of the Half Ironman here in St. George. IT WAS SO FUN!!! I enjoyed every single second of it. Did not drown! Rode better than I thought I would. Tanked during the run (zero energy) but seriously LOVED it!

From Rhett on Sat, May 12, 2018 at 18:19:20 from

Nice Teena. That is not a lot of time to prep for a half IM. You must be a natural. Itís great to hear that you and your family are doing well. Check in with us every now and then and give us an update.

From Tom Slick on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 14:17:30 from

Hey Ms GumpChump, are you running the SGM 2018?

From Tom Slick on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 08:19:52 from

Just checking on you, what's up, you tired of us?

From Teena Marie on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 20:13:55 from

Ha ha!! Hereís the truth ... I have a new phone and couldnít remember my password! True!

Yep, running SGM! You?

From Tom Slick on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 06:13:20 from

Iím relieved to hear that you and yours are ok and doing well. Ya know itís ok to write your passwords down in a planner as a quick reminder of what they are? There are so many of them how on gods green earth could anybody just remember them? Good to finally hear your doing the SGM, so am I. Howís the training going in all that heat down there?

From Tom Slick on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 03:39:58 from

Well Ms Teena (GumpChump) whatís going on down there in Dixie? Got any plans for October 6th 2018 that might include The local Marathon? Are you running it ? I have spoken with RAD and sheís running SGM Ď18 and of course Iím returning for my 14 run at SGM. OK woman, letís hear from you!

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