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!