Monday, October 7, 2013

6 more days and my last long run.

Happy Monday, my friends!

  6 days until the Chicago Marathon!! I am SO excited and nervous and nauseous. All at the same time!! I'm surprisingly not nervous about the 26.2 miles, I'm confidant I can do that. It's just the thought of running with 45,000 people, being in a huge city that I've never been in, and being surrounded by almost 2 million spectators!
 But I am mostly excited. I can't wait to see Chicago up close and personal. I can't wait until mile 22 to see Chinatown. I can't wait to see all the cheer stations. I've never been so excited in my life!!!!

Ok, let me try to talk about something else for a minute. Believe me, it's hard.

Saturday was my last longish run. 10 glorious miles. It started out a little cool and foggy. It was beautiful and perfect.



As I was running I was thinking deep. I was thinking about how blessed I am to have the ability to run. And I absolutely adore it. I know people who have injuries and can't run, or people with bad knees or whatever it may be. I never want to take this for granted. I also think man, how can someone NOT love running? Lol! There's just something unexplainable about it. 



My adorable, amazing parents celebrated their 39th anniversary this weekend!
They are both still as handsome and stunningly beautiful today!

 They are just as in love as they were then. So many couples seem to fall out of love, especially after that long. But to still see them hold hands and to see the love between them, is so encouraging. Proof that it can last. It can stay fun and exciting. Even after 39 years and 9 kids. They're amazing!! 

Ok, back to the marathon...6 more days!! I'll try not to drive y'all crazy. If I do, I'm sorry I'm not sorry. :)

QOTD:
Did you run this weekend?
If it applies to you, how long have you been married?




katie

41 comments:

  1. Haha I feel ya on the pre-marathon excitement!

    I didn't run this weekend, but did my long run on Friday.

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    1. Yea, it's pretty crazy!! Great job on your long run!

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  2. I did Katie! And I set a lot of personal records! I ran 8.62 miles in 61 minutes! And I had my fastest 5K (21:27) and my fastest mile (6:33). I'm getting really excited to do my half marathon in 2 weeks.

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    1. OH MY GOSH Sydney!! That's awesome!! Wow, wow and wow. You are my hero.
      You are going to kill that half!!

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  3. Yup, got in 10 miles as well. I'm pretty sure I'm driving people crazy with marathon talk too...so excited! I'm also sorry I'm not sorry :)

    13 years for Michelle and I

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    1. Great job on your 10!! 13 years is awesome. That's a long time!!

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    2. dito to everything he just said...well except the marathon part :)

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  4. so stinkin' excited for you!! I wish I could go just to cheer you on! I have been married 23 years :) I got engaged at 18 after seeing each other for just 2 weeks! :)

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    1. Oh, I wish you could too! Ok, that's insane and amazing!! How soon after that did you get married?

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  5. My last long run was "only" 8 miles! It went well but it was so weird that it was over so fast! I go to a long run group at a small fitness studio that begins at 7:30 am. Afterward I was able to go to the Farmer's Market and there was even good stuff left! I had forgotten how many people can be there in that small parking lot where it is set up. The last couple of months by the time I finished running and drove there, there weren't many people there and there wasn't a lot left and some of the farmers were even taking down their booth. On the days of my 20 milers it was all done and gone by the time I came back through! Saturday I ran, went to Trader Joe, went to the Farmer's Market and was home and showered by the time that I was just finishing my 20 miler two weeks ago!!
    I'm also getting excited and nervous! It's hard to believe that it's already here because it seemed like a really long time away when I registered on February 19th!

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    1. Isn't that funny how we now say "only". Haha! So glad you got some good stuff from the farmers market! I love them, but haven't been at all this year. I need to go! I can't wait to see you on Saturday! :)

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  6. last long run yesterday 23K. Looking forward to taper week and sight seeing in Chicago. I celebrated my 24th anniversary in August and for our 25th we are doing the 70.3 Tremblant together (we are crazy I know). See you at the race!

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    1. I don't think that's crazy, I think that's the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary!! See you Saturday!!

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  7. Awesome ten miler! I'm so excited for you and your marathon this weekend! And your parents are adorable. 9 kids is just incredible...congrats to them!

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    1. Thanks Laura!! I agree it's incredible, I sure couldn't do that!

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  8. Well, it's not my first CHI marathon. And I am in this city every day but I still can't think of anything else!!!

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  9. I did not run this weekend, but I have a half next weekend YIKES! More then a little worried about it, not gonna lie.

    And I have been married to my high-school sweetheart for 10 years now!

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    1. Woohoo!! Girl, you're gonna do great!! I can't wait to hear about it! Congrats on 10 years!!

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  10. I TOTALLY understand those pre-race jitters!

    Last long run for me was a marathon a week ago and a whole week of no running us making e jealous of everyone who ran long this weekend :)

    10 years for me and my hubs!

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    1. I'm sure you do!! Congrats on 10 years, that's awesome!

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  11. That's so exciting!! I can't even imagine how it feels for it to be so close!

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    1. It feels cuhrazzee!! I never thought it would get here!

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  12. Congrats to your parents! Love is truly a choice-- it is hard work, but it is worth it! What a great blessing for their kids to see their love still going strong!
    EEEK--- I am so excited for you to run Chicago! What an awesome experience!! :)

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    1. They are definitely a great example for us! Thanks darlin!! I'm soooo excited too!! (As you know!)

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  13. This is my first time commenting on your blog, but after you shared about your parents I had to comment. I ran a half-marathon this weekend, and I saw a couple run/walking it together, holding hands. And I thought to myself "That's what Steve (my husband) would want to do." And I would hate that. lol

    Good luck in Chicago!

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    1. Congrats on your half!! Wow, I can't even imagine holding hands while doing it! Lol! I wouldn't like that either. Thanks Sara! Please comment anytime! :)

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  14. Awesome run!! We've been married 6 years this month :)

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