Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Big News...I'm in!

I'm in the Chicago Marathon, that is!!!
I'm SO excited!! I'll be running for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.
I have to give a shout out to my friend, Amanda, at TooTall Fritz. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be doing this. I had thought about it, but not seriously, until she asked me about it. She recommended I run for RMHC, and offered to let me stay with her the night before. How could I turn that down?? 
This is just a dream come true, something I never ever thought I could do!!


I just have to brag on my amazing husband for a minute. :) After he found out I was in, he posted this on my facebook:
"You are a constant source of faith and hope for those that never believed that they could accomplish and exceed a goal in their life...You are SO strong, SO passionate in your pursuit of what you want...I will always be the voice in your ear saying, "If anyone can do it, Katie, you CAN!" Don't stop running after your dreams because you can have whatever your heart desires! I am so proud to call you mine..."
He is the most supportive, loving, encouraging man in the world!

I took another Spin class last night, it was much better than the first one! I sat near a fan, adjusted my seat right, the instructor was awesome- it was perfect!!

QOTD: Are you running the Chicago Marathon, or know someone who is?






katie

40 comments:

  1. You have a very supportive and loving husband indeed. Good luck! You can do it.

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  2. Congratulations!!!! I have heard so many awesome things about the Chicago marathon. In fact almost everyone I know that is a 2x+ marathoner has had a PR there. Excited to see your training as you are already doing AWESOME!

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    1. Oh, that's good to hear! By that time it'll be my 2nd marathon, so I hope that's the case for me too! Thanks, girl!

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  3. Very exciting and your husband's words are very sweet! So many bloggers will be running it!

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    1. I need to find some other blogger's who are running it! Thanks, Abbi!

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  4. Very cool!!! Your husband is amazing :)

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  5. Congratulations!!! Just signing up for something like this is an amazing rush!

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  6. Awesome that you are doing this and staying with Amanda! I hope to be around that weekend and meet you! Your husband is so sweet :)

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    1. Oh, Kim let's make sure and meet! That would be awesome!

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  7. YAY! Congrats! and what an amazing husband omg... does he have any brothers in their late 20s! ha!

    your blog is super super popular but I nominated you for a Liebster award! its pretty fun- check it out here! http://www.runningaragnar.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Lol, he doesn't have any brothers! It is too bad, because he's amazing!
      Thank you for nominating me!! :)

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  8. WhooooHoooo!! Of course, you can do it! And your hubby is super supportive, good for you both!

    I can't wait! You will love running for RMHC! Great chairty and they support and treat their runners like VIPs. :)

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    1. I can't wait either!! It'll be an even better experience because I get to run it with you!

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  9. Yay!! So excited for you!! So sweet of your husband, too. And I'm glad to hear that spin is growing on you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I'm glad too, spin is definitely addicting!

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  10. That is so exciting!!! Congratulations - you are going to love it!

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  11. So excited for you!! I am not sure were I would be without my supportive husband!! So happy for you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Having a supportive hubby makes all the difference in the world!

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  12. I have a few races on my bucket list for the next year (or two) New Orleans, Chicago, and the NYC Marathons. I worry that Chicago will be a lottery next year and I won't be able to get in. Maybe if I run for a group like you are doing. Cannot wait to hear about your races experiences.

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    1. I'm pretty sure it'll be a lottery next year too. But I plan on always running it with a charity, guarantee entry! You should do it next year!

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  13. Hi
    I'm Debi from Adorned From Above. I'm so happy you came to visit me. I'm now following you and would love to have you join our blog hop. Have a great day. Here is the link for the blog hop.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_12.html
    Debi

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Debi! Love your blog!

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  14. I am visiting you via the Aloha Friday Blog Hop and following you now. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a great giveaway and would love for you to enter :) You are a true inspiration. Good luck with the marathon.

    http://mydreamcanvas.blogspot.com/2013/03/win-giftcard-to-pottery-barn-world.html

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'll be right over! :)

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  15. Congrats! I am training for my first ever marathon, in San Francisco, Thanks for linking up with us in the I Love My Post blog hop!
    XO, Rachel
    With Love, Rachel

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Congrats to you too! xoxo

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  16. That's so exciting! Congratulations on signing up to run for Ronald McDonald House! That's a wonderful charity.

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    1. Thanks, Suz! Yes, they are an awesome charity!

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