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Monday, April 21, 2014

Keep calm and countdown

I finally got to sit down today, and I log on to watch the Boston Marathon finish line. I missed seeing Meb win, but I'm SO happy that he did! It's been over 30 years since an American won! This was definitely a good year for that to happen. 

 My twinnie knew I needed to fuel up for my race this weekend, so she brought me one of her lemon drop cupcakes. This was seriously amazing.

 I remember before I ever ran my first marathon, I found finish line videos on youtube, and got tears in my eyes watching the runners! It was then I knew I wanted to run a marathon.

 This weekend was the Ky Derby mini and marathon. I had so many friends running it, but I was a spectator this time and got to hang out with Amanda's kiddo's. It was incredible watching everyone running to the finish line. But it did feel strange not running with them!

In other news... 

5 MORE DAYS until I run 100 miles. I am terrified, but excited. All at the same time.
I understand if y'all want to quit reading for the next few days because I will probably be a basket case!! 

For so long this day seemed like it was forever away. And now it's almost here. 
I can't wait! I will run (or walk) every single mile. Nothing will stop me. The pain of quitting would be worse than the pain I will be going through, so I will not stop. 

 Have you ever been a spectator at a race, instead of a runner?
 What did you do this weekend?



  1. YOU GO GIRL! You have put in the hard work training for your 100 miler, and I believe that you can do it! You are AMAZING and STRONG :D

    1. Thank you Jojo!! Thank you so much for always encouraging me. :)

  2. I watched the Boston marathon today, too! :) It is my favorite Monday of the whole year!

    And I know you are gonna rock during your 100 miler! I am so excited for you and proud of you! Just keep moving forward and know that God will help carry you through!

    1. Mine too!! Thank you so much Carie. Your encouragement means the world to me!

  3. That cupcake looks delicious! I can't believe your big race is almost here. You're going to do great!!!

    1. It was sooo good. I can't believe it either!! Thanks Suz!

  4. I LOVE lemon cake. Would actually take lemon or carrot over other flavors any day. Her cupcakes always look amazing.

  5. Good luck on your 100 miles!! You will ROCK them!

  6. You will do awesome at your 100 miler! Your strength is so inspiring! Keep us posted how it goes! I ran 14 miles on Saturday, my longest ever. I still had more in me too! I think a marathon is looking more doable. This it will be the Air Force Marathon!

    1. Wow, great job on your 14!! I totally believe you could do a full. And I'm so excited it'll be the Air Force! Can't wait to meet you!

  7. I volunteer at a triathlon every year. It is strange to not be the one out there sweating and hurting. I tend to feel a bit guilty.
    The weekend - 8 miles on Saturday morning and a quick 3 mile run between church and Easter dinner with a bunch of relatives who must have too much time on their hands because they cook way too much food!

    1. Awesome job on your weekend runs! Sounds like you had a good (and yummy) Easter!!

  8. I'm so excited for you! You've worked so hard, I know you are going to do great! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    1. Thank you Jen!! I really am excited. I know it'll be quite an experience!

  9. I'm so excited for you in your challenge that lays ahead... that you're going to SMASH!!!! Be a basket case all you want - we're here to root you on!
    I love being a spectator.. it fuels the fire to make me want to run more :)

    1. Aughhh thanks girl!
      Yes, spectating definitely made me want to run more. So much, that I just had to stop at a park on my way home and get in 5 miles. :)

  10. Ohhh that cupcake looks delicious :) I've never spectated but I've volunteered at a water station so that is kind of spectating...?

  11. Goo luck with your 100 miles :)

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