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Don't Stop Believin'

I have...
  • a cold that has hung around for two weeks and came with a cough that sounds (and feels) like repeated attempts to hack up my lungs.
  • a headache almost every single day from a new medication I am taking.
  • a forecast that is warmer than I would like.
  • a few excuses to not push myself and reach my goals on Saturday.

I also have...

  • two awesome little girls and an amazing, supportive husband who will cheer me across the finish line.
  • a cousin who is making the trip to St. George to show her support.
  • a brother and sister-in-law who are holding down the fort at home (aka taking care of our Rowdy boy) so I don't have to worry about anything once I head south.
  • an aunt and uncle who are graciously inviting us into their home, which will make the entire weekend easier and more enjoyable.
  • the experience of one marathon behind me.
  • another year of running under my belt since that marathon.
  • the knowledge of what my body can do and push through, after a year of dealing with IT band issues and a shin pain.
  • all the reasons I need to push any excuses aside, think positive, push myself, do my best.

RUN: My goal is a new PR (first marathon race report here). Anything more than that is just icing on the cake.


  1. Go get 'em, girl!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. you are ready... it's icing on the cake! good luck!

  3. Best of luck. You will do just fine!

  4. You are going to do great! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  5. Good Luck! Hopefully the stars align and you knock a bunch of time off of your PR. Looking forward to your RR.

  6. I hope you have a really great race! And I love your outfit deliberations. My husband says it's just a big fashion show but it really is important. Like the skirt issue for example. Have fun and good luck!

  7. I've found that running 26 miles or so does wonders to clear out your lungs, hope it provides similar therapy for you.
    Read through last marathon's report, with your experience, I know you'll achieve your goal and then some.
    With family cheering and at the Finish, you'll have all the motivation you need when your body is in need of that extra push. And remember if you hit a tough patch - mind over body, you can do it.
    Have fun!

  8. Good luck!!! Can't wait to hear all about it on Monday!!

  9. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well! Good luck on the PR!

  10. Hate that your feeling bad, all the more reason to get done quick.
    Good luck, looking forward to the recap


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