Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's Almost Time!!

Hello my Bloggin' friends!!  I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately...I have been consumed with getting ready for The Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday!!!!!

These past couple of months my runs have gotten longer which means the time it takes me to run them has also gotten longer....we're talking 2, 3, or 4 hours!!!!  A few weeks ago I ran my longest run at 20 miles...and honestly I thought I wasn't going to make it!

The race is Sunday, so please think of me.  I'm praying for no rain, for my left knee to hold up, and for the stamina to finish the 26.2 miles!!!

Myself and 18,000 other people will be running in look for me on TV!  


Wep said...

You'll do GREAT :)

CaraBee said...

Wow, good for you!! Good luck!

Steph said...

that's amazing that you're doing that race! bruce did it years ago and said he'd like to do it one more time (not sure if his knees would hold out!)
I'll be thinking of you this weekend!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Dang... I get tried thinking about it!

GOOD LUCK!!! GO get em girlie!!!

Jill said...

Good Luck!!

Jen said...

Good luck on Sunday. I've done two and was supposed to do another in January, but health issues kept me from training.

It is such an accomplishment and you can count yourself among a very small percentage of people when you finish.

Quick tip, that helped me a lot, even though it sounded foul at the time...get salt packs from McDonald's (have to be from there, as their salt is really fine) and keep them in your pack. You never think you're going to crave salt while running, but we had someone who passed out pretzels during my first marathon and they were the best thing ever, lol.

Also, get a massage either Monday or Tuesday. You've earned it, and it really, really helps!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Good luck!! I'll be praying for you! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Sandy Toes said...

How those legs off!
-Sandy Toes

Under the Florida Sun said...

Good luck tomorrow.

When you get back and are rested.. I left you something special over at my blog..stop by and pick it up

kroach469 said...

kathi - i have been looking at your site. we were going to show up but butch thought with 18,000 runners and 100,000 plus fans, we would never find you. i see that you finished in 6 hours FINISHED!!!! WOW!!! i am impressed but mostly i hope you are ok. i figure you feel like dying about now (at least at some point). talk to you soon about the details or i will keep checking your blog.

luv u, kathy

Anonymous said...

Kathi did it. She ran the MC MArathon. We got to see her at the 16.5 mile and then right before she turned onto 14th st bridge. She raised her arms and pumped them like Stallone did in ROCKY. Her smile was like the sun as she danced and raised her arms.

She showed alot of courage and perserverance and I'm not biased.

Her Dad.