Tuesday, February 4, 2014

100 mile ultra...here I come!

Well, I finally did it. I signed up!! I'll be running the Indiana Trail 100 on April 26.
I've known for a few months that I was going to do it, but hadn't signed up. But now it's official! It's really going to happen. Yes, I'm terrified! But I am also so excited. I've been reading lots of books and even talking to people who have ran ultra's before, trying to get all the knowledge and advice I can get. Here we go!!

I didn't get my long run in on Saturday. :(
But I did get in 5, and then another 5 on Sunday and Monday, and today. I hate not getting those long runs in though. This weekend nothing will stop me.


I also didn't get to do the American Lung Association stair climb race on Saturday. In order to participate, you had to raise $100, and I was $65 short. I was SO disappointed. After my disastrous fund raising efforts for the Chicago marathon, I said I would never try to fundraise again. But when I saw that I only needed $100, I just knew I could do that. Well, I was wrong. So I'll say again, I'll never do another fundraiser! 

 The Super Bowl was pretty exciting this year, huh? Yea...
I didn't even think the commercials were all that great.
Bruno, on the other hand, was awesome!! I've never listened to the RHCP, so could've done without them. But I loved Bruno!


Have a fabo day, my friends!!

katie

24 comments:

  1. You must be young if you never listened to the RHCP!! :)

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    1. I'm pretty old, 36! I don't know when they got started. I had heard of them, but never listened to them!

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  2. I wasn't impressed with the commercials either! And best of luck on the Ultra. I totally admire people who can do that!! I will be rooting for you from Idaho =)

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  3. Awesome! I am so interested in hearing about your training and what you are reading. I'm am thinking about a 100 miler someday, so I can't wait to hear all about how it goes for you!

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    1. I will definitely keep you updated on all of that! It'll be an awesome journey!

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  4. I don't think I would be crazy about fundraising either...it certainly isn't easy!

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  5. That's great about the Ultra! Good luck with your training!!

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  6. Awesome, congrats on your choice! I'm a bit jealous, I've always wanted to run a 100 miler, but in time it will happen! I look forward to hearing about your journey and the race itself!!!

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    1. Thanks girl! I have no doubt you'll do one someday too!

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  7. Congrats on signing up!! Can't wait to hear all about it. I have always wanted to do the 3 day Avon walk but doubt I could ever raise that much ($1800) money!!! I have to agree with you.....the commercials were a total letdown!!!

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    1. I actually looked into doing the Avon walk too, I just think it sounds like fun, and for such a great cause. Until I saw that you have to raise that much money. Impossible! (For me)

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  8. Wow, I am so impressed. I can't even imagine 100 miles! You go girl! And as for fundraising, I'm sorry. It's really hard to fundraise. I don't ever do it because I hate asking people for money!

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    1. That's my problem too, I just hate asking for it. Oh well, lesson learned! Thanks Sue! :)

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  9. You are such an inspiration! I can't even convince myself to sign up for a marathon!

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    1. Aww, thank you Jen! You just have to do it, don't think about it. Think about it AFTER you signed up, that way there's no going back! :) I KNOW you could do it!!

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  10. Very exciting!!! Have you found or created a training calendar/plan yet?

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yes, I found one online, and just modified it to fit my lifestyle. I'll be doing a post soon about my training, etc.

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  11. Your Ultra sounds pretty amazing. You are so crazy awesome.

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  12. you are my hero!! you are gonna rock socks!! xoxo girlie!

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