Day 18: Caught in the Rain

by Kristen King

It was rumbling in the distance when I woke up for my run this morning, but no rain or lightning so I headed out anyway. And then sat in my warm car procrastinating for like 20 minutes as I sipped my rapidly cooling tea because it was cold and I didn’t want to get out. […]

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Day 17: I Vastly Underestimated the Impact

by Kristen King

I still keep expecting to wake up and realize that yesterday was a dream, that I didn’t really complete an entire half-marathon. And then I move, and my legs remind me that it definitely happened, and that this is actually, totally, really my very real life. How weird is this? I am a bit stunned still. […]

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Day 16: I Did It!

by Kristen King

Start time: 8:00 a.m. Duration: 2:57:28 Overall average: 13:33 Fastest mile: 10:47 I still can’t believe this is real. I keep thinking I will wake up and find it was all a dream. But then I feel the weight of this gorgeous thing in my hands, and I know it really happened.   I really […]

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Day 15: Three… Two… One… BLASTOFF

by Kristen King

It is less than 12 hours until my half-marathon and I am slightly freaking out. I can’t stop thinking about all the water I didn’t drink, all the sleep I didn’t get, all the miles I didn’t push myself — and I can’t find my GU packets that I bought specifically for the race and […]

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Day 14: “I’m a BIIIIG Pony!”

by Kristen King

I love that my long-haired beach babies not only allow us to put their hair in ponytails, but actually request it. Miles in particular loves when we pull his hair back. “Make me a pony!” he requests. And then when you do it, he screeches, “I a PONY!” and runs around to show everyone his […]

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