Pacer Amy

Where are you from?

Alpine, UT

Current P.R.


Typical pace

7:20- 8:00

Number of marathons



Teacher and Mother

Favorite marathon

The Phoenix Marathon


Running, Coaching and Event Coordination

Favorite Running Food

Green salads

What are you reading now?

Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Holis

Who do you train with?

Rachel Moody

Personal goals

Complete an ironman 70.3 and 100 mile ultra-marathon, summit Kilimanjaro with my husband.



A quotation you like…

“A person’s true potential is unknown and unknowable…” Dr. Carol Dweck


Why do you run?


I use long distance exercise to treat my auto-immunity issues. I currently deal with Crohn’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease. It helps me copy with difficult health issues.

Describe your best marathon memory.


I recently completed the Squaw Peak 50 mile ultra-marathon. The scenery, sense of comradery among the trail runners and pushing myself to a new distance was an amazing experience. I completed the entire race with a deep feeling of gratitude.

Why do you pace?


If you run, you are part of a running community. Giving back provides the opportunity to lift others and help them reach their goals, which often are some where you once were.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Last fall I won a half-marathon entry to the SoJo Half. Race morning I met a local woman named Ashley who was looking for her first sub-2hour half. We chatted and I told her if she would keep right with me, she’d hit her goal. She was nervous as this was her 2nd half ever. We had a great morning chatting as we ran. I helped her earn a new PR of 1;59:25, we were both thrilled.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Running is a social and community sport. When we run as a group, the group helps carry the burden of the pace together. There’s energy and power as we unite our efforts to reach our goal and cover the same distance together.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


I believe success in running first begins in our head and not just our feet. As runners we certainly need to get out and run and put the time in training, but the words we speak to ourselves before, during and after we are running matter.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Anyone who runs should consider themselves a runner. There is no set age, body type or standard when it comes to running. If you run, then you are a runner. I also believe someone does not have to have natural talent to fins success as a runner, you simply need to be willing to set goals and consistently work hard to achieve them. I have dealt with many significant health challenges my entire life. Running has been the tool to help me cope and manage.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I have run for the organization 22toomany which seeks to bring support and awareness to veterans who are struggling with mental health issues. I have also been a race director for a local 5k  and currently am a regional coordinator for a national academic history contest (National History Day) in my community.


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