I’m ready

It’s so strange to me that October 9th, 2011 has finally arrived. I signed up for the Portland Marathon almost a year ago. This training has been like a second job. It has been tough and I definitely learned a lot about myself. 

I’ve run 11 races in preparation and with those races (and volunteering at 1 race) I also earned my spot in the 2012 New York City Marathon. I’ve run in 25 degree weather, rain, humidity, and 90 degree weather. Logged in almost 600 miles… 

I know I’m ready for Portland.

If someone said to me two years ago, Catie, did you know you’ll run a marathon before your 25th birthday?? I would have laughed.

I used to hate running. Three miles was the max. Sometimes I wonder who this runner person is… Is this me??? 

I can’t wait to cross the finish line!! And to see my friends and family. It’s going to be so awesome!



Filed under Family, Friends, Life, New York City Marathon, Portland Marathon, Races, Rain, Ramblings and Thoughts

4 responses to “I’m ready

  1. Dad

    And your family and friends have enjoyed going through the process, too, with you and we’re all really REALLY proud of you, Catie! We can’t believe it’s now and you’ll be here in two days! Let the FUN begin! KGW’s forecast for Marathon day: Showers End; high of 64 degrees.

  2. GOOD LUCK! Hoping you have a much better experience than I did last year!!!!

  3. Good luck! You’re going to do great!

  4. What a great feeling to be so prepared!
    Best of luck to you Catie!!!

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