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Member Since:

Feb 13, 2017



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

I have just recently started running.  I ran my first race on April 29, 2017  It was a 5K race in Singapore.  My time was 18:37.4.  I hope to continue running for enjoyment for a long time, and run in races occasionally.

Since my first race I have lowered my 5K time to 17:47.58 (June 30, 2017, Singapore)

And then again in August 2017 (while staying with my grandparents in Champaign, Ill.) I lowered my 5K time again to 17:19 (non-certified course, could have been longer or shorter, but probably fairly close).

I have also run 61 sec for  400m, and 2:13 for 800m.

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to increase my training and become faster.  I would eventually like to become the fastest in my age group.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would love to continue running as long as I can.


I am Vietnamese-American and I am 15 years old.  I am home schooled so do not run on a team. 

I started running in the Fall of 2016 when my mom and I were living in Salt Lake City.

 I love running everyday.

My favorite subjects are History and Math.

I would love to be a history teacher or math teacher someday.

I am currently (since Oct 2017) living in Japan because my step-father, who is an architect, is working here for 3 years on a large project.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 130.00 Year: 1210.12
Total Distance

Yesterday, my mom told me she had a surprise for me.  I was hoping it was that we would be staying in Utah.....but no.  Her suprise was more of a SHOCK to me than a surprise.  She told me she is getting remarried.   I was in shock when I heard that.  I thought how could she meet someone that soon.  Anyway, she met an architect from Seattle and he asked her to marry him and she said yes.  I don't know what to think.  She told me that he has a large house on some island near seattle.  She said that there is a guest house next to the house and that Jon (his name is Jon) said that if I wanted I could have the whole guest house for myself.  The first thing I thought was that he thinks of me as the pet daughter that he can put outside in the dog house to get me out of the way.  I am really feeling kind of depressed today.  I have a father who is not interested in me, now this.  

I wasn't feeling like running today, but I went to the fitness center anyway.  Mr. Teo could tell that something was wrong.  I told him what happened.  He talked with me about it for a while.  He told me to try and think about it from my mom's point of view.  In a few years I will meet someone and want to get married and will move out leaving my mother to live alone.  She probably also wants to have someone that will be there when I am no longer there.  Maybe I am being selfish not wanting my mother to remarry, but I just can't help not liking the idea.  I didnt sleep at all last night.  I just dont feel like doing much of anything right now.  I ended up not running and just talking with Mr. Teo this morning.

From Eugene on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 17:59:32 from

Not a lot of people would treat a step-daughter like a dog. My guess is he thinks you miss the states, and he's trying to give you what most kids dream of(living in their own house with few responsibilities).

Moving around a lot as a kid can be rough. I lived in Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Arkansas again, Canada for a summer, and finally Texas again... Before starting 2nd grade.

It sounds like this Jon guy wants to have you in Seattle(hopefully) to build a bond with you. You make it sound like your biological father doesn't care too much, even if he isn't related to you in blood if Jon wants you living with you and your mom(maybe) he's not too bad of a guy.

I hope this doesn't weigh down on you too much.

From gan on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 18:00:59 from

i can't even imagine receiving that sort of news, but i'm glad you had someone to talk to it about, because sometimes the best remedy is just venting your feelings. i agree that it would help a lot to know your mothers point of view, but it would also be fair for her to know yours. anyways, best of luck with all that, i wish the best for you! and if anything i know sleep and running can always help a little(:

From Collin Morrison on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 19:57:51 from

Hey Eva, everything will work out, just keep talking to people and don't bottle up your feelings because then they are very difficult to process. I'll keep you in my thoughts, good luck with all of this

From Eva Splaine on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 15:27:20 from

Thank you! I appreciate your support.

You guys are the greatest!

From Brandon on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 09:49:34 from

I'm sorry Eva that really sucks. I'm in a similar situation with my family, so I know how you are feeling. Don't let it get you down.

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