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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's Official " MARATHON"


Today I sent my  money into IMT Des Moines Marathon to switch from the half to the whole Marathon.  I'm excited, but at the same time very nervous. I know I have put in the training for this Marathon.  I know I will finish. Will it be as great as last year, I don't know.  I only know that not crossing the finish line is not an option.  I know the last 4 miles will kick my butt, but even knowing that I just feel it  in my heart that I'm suppose to do another  marathon. I  know if I  didn't switch to the whole marathon, I would regret it later on.  After all I have put in a lot of training miles, not to do this marathon.  I  welcome the challenge of another  marathon. Which is kind of weird for me to say, because this is so out of my comfort zone.

My running partner that ran the marathon with me last year will not be running beside me.  I will be running this one Solo.  My running partner will however,  be doing the half marathon.   I'm one lucky GIRL, because my running partner is going to meet me at mile 22, that way she can help me get through the last 4 miles, which I'm dreading.   I'm also  one lucky girl to have such a great running partner and friend..  One good thing about this marathon being close to home, is  that  I  know a couple of other people that will be doing this marathon.  So while  I'm running I will be on the look out for them. Hopefully, that will help me keep my mind off of running 26.2 mile.   "I HOPE".

Jim from 50 After 40 will be running the IMT Des Moines Marathon to.   Jim is working on running 50 Marathons in 50 States.   I'm hoping I can meet up with him, before the marathon and get some pictures.   Jim's  wife is Michael  from Slowly Tri-ing  and I hoping she will be coming to, so I can meet her.                       

Have you ever decided to  switch from doing a half to a whole marathon?

                                          Have you gotten to meet other bloggers?


  1. I'm so excited for you!! Great choice to move up - you'll be so ready! I would love to meet Jim and Michael. I've met quite a few bloggers and I've NEVER been disappointed.

  2. ahhhhhhh!!!! so excited for you! oh man oh man...wish i could be there to cheer you on but i know you will do amazing!

  3. D's family lives in Iowa so we have considered that race a few times, but not actually done it. I've never switched my race to a full, but kudos to you for feeling it and going for it!

  4. Yay!!! I am so excited for you. It is going to be an amazing experience. :)

  5. Yay!! You'll do amazing! Congrats!

    (and meeting bloggers is fun!)

  6. wow wow wow!!!!! this is huge! congrats!
    the answer to the question is NO
    well not yet anyway

  7. Awesome. That's great. I have met a few other bloggers. I hope to meet more too. Also, I changed from the half to the full for the Detroit Marathon in October.

  8. Congrats on taking the leap! You'll do great, especially knowing that you'll have awesome support in those last tough miles. I've never changed from a half to a full, the only switch I've done was going from a half to a 5k cause of an injury. Glad I still got to race though!

  9. Woo hoo! Congrats. I think it is great that you made the jump. I never have, but then I'm doing my first marathon this year. I hope you can meet Jim and Michael. They would be a blast to get to know.

  10. I won't be running, but I will be coming! I am doing the KC Half Marathon the day before, and unlike the hubby, I'm not quite ready for back to back races.

    Hope your race goes well...sounds like you have a good plan for mile 22! See you there!

  11. Congrats! You're going to do great. How fun to meet Michael & Jim - I'd love to meet them, too.


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