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December 5, 2010

And I’m Off. For Real This Time.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 09:00

Slow and steady wins the race.  Except in a real race.

Skinny Runner (or at least I stole this from her blog at some point)

From google images.

A perfect likeness no? Except I don’t have blue eyes. Oh well.

Oops if you thought this was one of those quickie how-did-I-do posts. It’s not. Because I haven’t run the darn thing yet!

But I am ready to ROCK.

This is scheduled to go up at 0800 CT.  AKA I should be starting to run and racing and attempting to hit that puke threshold.  Hopefully I can make it the whole 26.2 miles before that happens 😉

I’m not quite sure what to think or feel  because, given I signed up for this race 5.5 weeks ago, I’m not quite sure what to expect. That said, I think that my training has been great and stellar and “money in the baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank”.  Obviously there is the potential to do VERY well.  It’s just how I’ve been rolling this fall.

I wrote a bunch of paragraphs about this race being a way to meet people that I’ve only known through RW and blogging and play catch up with those that I’ve been fortunate to already know.  And how the end goal is to HAVE FUN. So no matter what actually is going down right now in Dallas, TX that is Mission Accomplished.

But then I deleted it.  Because, while I know that I’m having fun on this trip (Of course I could be miserable right now and it could be snowing or hailing or tornadoing.  In which case the RR should be lovely to read when I get back to New England hahah), and I just wrote the end goal is to have fun, let’s be honest here.

At this very moment the goal is to race until I feel like I’m going to puke, remember?

The trip can be about fun and hanging out but this race? Puking. And I think the puke threshold is about a 7:30 pace (which is ~3:16 marathon, a better seed for Boston, automatic qualifier for NYC and a PR.  I dream big, no?).  I don’t know if I want to be right on that account or not. Puking isn’t very fun.  Or sexy.

To wrap up a rambly post: this race’s tagline is “Run the Rock” I was going share some type of song that was a pop pump up song referring to rocking.  Instead  I will share this lovely gem.  I actually began the outlines of this post earlier this week and, while driving to work one day, I heard this song.  And though EFF YES.

Let’s hope that Texas (and WR) is going to bless me


  1. get it girllllll! and HAVE FUN 🙂

    Comment by katy — December 5, 2010 @ 09:07

  2. Put the hammer down! 🙂

    Comment by goingfitness — December 5, 2010 @ 09:08

  3. GOOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!! You will be amazing – Can’t wait to hear about it!!

    Comment by mealsformiles — December 5, 2010 @ 09:22

  4. Good luck…It is a good day to PUKE!!!

    Comment by Richard Blalock — December 5, 2010 @ 09:42

  5. Good luck!

    Comment by Matt — December 5, 2010 @ 09:56

  6. Run ’til you (almost) puke! Seriously, that’s how I know I’ve had a good run. Now, my puke-inducing pace is a good bit slower than yours, but I’m working on that! Run your little heart out AND have fun – a tall order but I think you’re up for the challenge! 🙂

    Comment by Terri — December 5, 2010 @ 10:33

  7. Run on! And if you do puke, you’ll be running so fast that it might harden with velocity and injure someone behind you. Be kind and aim sideways.

    Comment by specialkphd — December 5, 2010 @ 10:40

  8. Run Fast!! Good Luck!

    Comment by Megan — December 5, 2010 @ 11:37

  9. You probably are already done by now…hope it went well. Hope you puked..after the finish line!

    Comment by J — December 5, 2010 @ 12:07

  10. ok, i’m a little creepy but i looked you up in the results…and so i want to be the first to give you an ENORMOUS CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! holyshiiiite girl!!! you must be thrilled. GREAT race, can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Comment by hurdlingham — December 5, 2010 @ 13:31

  11. WOAHHHHHHH! I creeped your results too…..YOU ARE RIDICULOUS!!!!! seriously i am in awe about how amazing of a runner you are. amazing, amazing job. Now, share your secrets! hahaha

    Comment by Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) — December 5, 2010 @ 13:38

  12. 3:09 – You are a BEAST! Congrats 🙂

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — December 5, 2010 @ 15:01

    • Aw, don’t post the time!! That ruins her news!

      But anyway, CONGRATULATIONS KARYN. That is awesome.

      Take tomorrow off. 😉

      Comment by Alex — December 5, 2010 @ 18:27

  13. you are amazing!! congrats 🙂

    Comment by sarah (the SHU box) — December 5, 2010 @ 15:04

  14. Where’s the fire extinguisher, they are going to need on the marathon course at Dallas! Fantastic run!!!

    Comment by Richard Blalock — December 5, 2010 @ 15:33

  15. OMG I just saw the results, you did AMAZING!!!! Congrats speed demon!!!

    Comment by Ada — December 5, 2010 @ 16:49

  16. Holy crap you are AWESOME!!! Congrats!

    Comment by Marcia — December 5, 2010 @ 18:42

  17. Way to go, Big M. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Comment by Chelsea — December 5, 2010 @ 20:40

  18. Hell yeah!! You go, Karyn! You ARE gonna ROCK!

    Comment by sophia — December 5, 2010 @ 21:04

  19. I cannot BELIEVE how much you rocked it today in that enormous crowd. So glad to meet you, even if only for 10 seconds!

    Comment by Lesley @ — December 5, 2010 @ 22:28

  20. Love the goal of racing like you are going to puke! Awesome!! Can’t wait for the recap!!!!!!!

    Comment by janae — December 5, 2010 @ 22:58

  21. Pardon me, but HOLY SHIT. Just checked the results. Guess the tapering did something!!!!

    Comment by sarah — December 5, 2010 @ 23:17

  22. I heard you rocked the race today!!

    Awesome job 🙂

    Comment by Karen — December 6, 2010 @ 00:17

  23. Woohoo you go girl!!

    Comment by Heather @ Side of Sneakers — December 6, 2010 @ 10:21

  24. I am getting impatient….I need results:)

    Comment by janae — December 6, 2010 @ 10:23

  25. I know it’s in you to do it and NOT puke!

    Comment by Shelly — December 6, 2010 @ 11:07

  26. […] lettuce or whatever else to it.  So good.  I also baked cinnamon apple muffins that I stole from marathonmaidens blog back in December and was in love […]

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