Friday, October 2, 2009


Huh- Are you sure we want to do this!? I love this pic- describes the humbling drive!

Hey dear friends! I really wanted to post before the race- so here I am sitting next to Kristin in the pre-marathon lecture- writing to you! We got to St. George yesterday. We are staying in our friends' Mitzie's condo. It is sweet! Laying in bed last night I really felt my first feelings of consuming excitment. I don't think Adam liked hearing about it at 3 am. His response "mauuumphm". This morning we woke up and did the all important pre-marathon ritual.... self tanning. Hey- I'm not wearing those little running shorts and a tank top in front of all those people looking like casper. K is in total agreement. You know she is wearing mascara. I found a teeny tiny lipstick and put it in my pouch so as I cross the finish line- (hopefully not by crawling,) I MIGHT look a little less scary. We had breakfast at the Bear paw. Awesome.

Then we drove the course- just to scare the crap out of us. "Mother Marathon" is watching. Every time one of us says something kind of confident, the other one of us yells- STOP! Mother Marathon is listening- and she will school us! Did you know that the race course is 26.2 miles---- no seriously- It's over 26 miles. That is crazy- who would run that far? Oh....Us? Tomorrow? Uh, ok. Vacation check. Reality check. We hear you now mother marathon. We are LISTENING!

This is us already warming at the starting line bonfires- all prepped for tomorrow! There are 50 bonfires!

I want you to know I counted Suzy- there are 149 porta-potties at the start line. Crazy!

Tonight we have the big celebratory family pasta dinner. We are all prepped tanned, and packed. I really am feeling so excited that I think my heart my wear-out BEFORE tomorrow!
You know, I had forgotten before this training what a good friend running has been to me. This training has been one of the best things I have done in my life. I may have done this before, but not with these girls, or these friends cheerleading, or my family so behind me. It has made all the difference. Wish us luck in the morning!!!!


Krissy said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!! It's going to be great! I can't believe how prepared you guys are! It cracks me up a little!!!
Good luck!
Love ya!

Preston and Rachel said...

Good Luck! We will be thinking about you while you are running. Have a great day!

Sarah said...

We love you and we are so proud of you!! Congratulations!

Brooketrout said...

Kristin - I'm dying to know how it went! Full report to follow?? I know you did amazing!!

Kristin said...
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Kristina said...

Did you make it? Are you alive?! How was it!?! I tried to think about you during mile 7...but let's be honest: I was most definitely still asleep, but likely dreaming about you! I did think about you a bunch the rest of the day, however. I hope you are still alive! Can't wait to hear all about your experience!

Suzy said...

Way to go ladies! I am so proud of you!

Kristin said...

Love the post! So much anticipation!!! How are you feeling today? The quads!!! I miss you!!

Robin Fisher said...

I am waiting on the post marathon lipstick pictures :)
Congrats! Call me when you have a few minutes.