cross my fingers, say a prayer & run like hell

by @according2kelly on September 21, 2012

i’ve traded in my perfume for the constant scent of bengay & biofreeeze.

the blackened toenails (& a few that have been lost all together) are just a few of my war wounds.

i’m an admitted kind bar, GU, picky bars & nuun hydration addict.

the kt tape & obvious affair with my foam roller & tiger tail are just a few signs of my dedication.

my skins compression tights, go sport id & endorphin warrior bracelet have been my constant companions.

& checking the color of my pee, making sure i’m properly hydrated, has become an everyday activity.

these are just some of  the things that occur when you are training for a marathon.

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it’s crazy to think…

after weeks and months of training.

tempo runs, speed workouts, long runs – literally thousands of miles ran.

it all boils down to this.

one morning. one day. one race.

for me – tomorrow is that day.

MY day.

right now, i’m a bundle a nerves.

i am literally riding an emotional roller coaster.

happy. nervous. excited. anxious. full of worry & anticipating what’s to come.

there are butterflies in my stomach & my brain is over-thinking every possible “what if.”

& yet… i’ve done all i can.

all there is left to do is cross my fingers, say a little prayer & run like hell.

wish me luck.

12 comments
Emily
Emily

(Belated) Good luck!! You are an inspiration!

Lynn Kellan
Lynn Kellan

You run, girl! Hope it was a fun race!!

Dara
Dara

have a great time!

Eva
Eva

You are a huge inspiration! Go Kelly - you know you'll kick butt :)

delovelydetails
delovelydetails

Since you first inspired me to start running and I signed up for the DL HALF and now the TINK HALF, I have seen myself do more and more things on this list as I fall in love w/running. Thank you for being apart of that and YOU GOT THIS RUN GIRL! Congrats all on your success!

maggie
maggie

Go get em! Team Sparkle!

Caroline
Caroline

Wishing you all the best Kelly! Happy pain free fast miles... You sure deserve a great race!

Lisa
Lisa

Go Kelly! You'll do awesome! You've inspired me lately (I am writing this while sitting with my feet in an ice bath, having just finished a 10 mile run!) Go get 'em!

Sarah
Sarah

You are going to be brilliant!!! Make sure while you are running like hell, you are enjoying the hell out of running!!! I'd wish you luck but you won't need it; instead you have your training to carry you through the race. Enjoy your run :)

Heather
Heather

Good luck!!! Have a fantastic time!

meghan
meghan

Good Luck Kelly! I'm excited to hear about it! You're going to kill it! I'm headed out for 7 in the morning to wrap up week two of my first marathon training! Way to be an inspiration!

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