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Friday, March 29, 2013

Run the Bluegrass and a Sweet Friend!

Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be running my 3rd half marathon! I've ran a lot of virtual half's, but this is the real thing!

 It's called Run the Bluegrass, at the Keeneland horse park in Lexington.They say it's one of the prettiest races in the US, but also very hilly! They even said don't expect to PR at this race! That scares me a little...
 But, I'm going to plan on getting a PR anyway! My last half was in November, and I got an 18 minute PR! I'm not expecting another one that big, but I would like my time to be 2:20 or less. (First one was 2:43, second was 2:25) I've done LOTS of running since then, at much longer distances, so I'm hoping my time will be faster! It's also FINALLY supposed to warm up Saturday- which I am very thankful for!!

Tuesday night I finally got to meet the beautiful Brittany!


We had been blogging buddies for awhile, and it finally worked out for us to get together! We took a spin class and then went for froyo! (She was so sweet to indulge my froyo addiction)

Very, very rarely have I met someone and felt an instant connection, and had that feeling of being so comfortable together, and feeling like we've been friends for years. That's how I felt with her. We have so much in common, it's amazing! I can't wait to get together again!


Are you running or racing this weekend?





katie
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  1. Good Luck tomorrow!!! I considered this race instead of the Derby, but heard that it is hilly!!! LOL Reason I chose the Derby half!!! I would love to run it though just for the scenery!

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    1. Oh, run it with me!! We can motivate eachother!

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  2. Hope you have a wonderful race! Sounds beautiful with hills, horses, and countryside. Happy Easter too.

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  3. That race looks like it will have amazing views. I hope you have an awesome time and enjoy every minute. :) I'm running my final 1/2 of the season tomorrow. I always find it ironic that my racing season is virtually over with just about the same time my Northern friend's season is starting.

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    1. I'm sure it will be beautiful! That is funny that your season is ending, and mine is just starting! Have a great time at your half tomorrow!

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  4. Hey good luck tomorrow.. That froyo looks amazing. Can't wait for all these snow to melt here.

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  5. That is fantastic you met a blend and hit it off. I love meeting bloggers that I talk to a lot :) Good luck tomorrow! You're goin to do great!

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  6. Good luck tomorrow! You're going to do great! I can't wait to read about it :)

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  7. Good luck!!
    I am not racing this weekend, but I am amping up for a 1/2 later this spring. Oh and that froyo? Looks so good!!! Have a great weekend!
    Cheers! Tara

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    1. Thanks, Tara!! I can't wait to hear about your half!

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  8. Good luck at your hilly race!! GAH I hate hilly races, but they make us stronger right!! SO jealous you got to meet Brittany, she seems like SUCH a sweetheart!

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    1. Thank you! I just have to remember the hills are making me stronger and are good for me. I don't like 'em!! Brittany is a doll!

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  9. Good Luck and have fun. Looks like a great race to be a part of!

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  10. I'm hoping to do at least one race this weekend for the Jelly Bean Virtual race series. Let's see if I get off my ass and get out there.

    Hope you're having (had?) a fabulous race! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

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    1. I hope you did your race this weekend! I'll go read to check up on you! ;) My race was awesome, although I'm still sore from all the hills!

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  11. You just made me cry!! :) You are too sweet. I feel the same way. I swear that we were meant to be in each other's lives. I can't wait to hang out again!

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