Monday, 8 October 2012

Motivation Monday - One Day

This is it! This time next Monday I will officially be a Marathoner! GAH! T-minus just 6 days until Marathon Glory! This week is all about tapering, rest, carbs, and hydration!


So let's get PUMPED! In everyone's favourite musical fashion! I realize that LMFAO's One Day is likely about hooking up with some chick, but bear with me here, I think it works....


Sipping on this drink, have some time to think. About where I was, and where I'm at today.
So the drink I am sipping on, is...Water. I am all about Hydration this week.

But it is crazy to think that just a few months ago I was running my first half marathon and was getting ready to go under the knife. And now here we are just over 6 months later gearing up for my first Full Marathon. It has been a pretty epic 6 months. I toasted the ta-tas, got a shiny new robot heart, recovered from surgery, ran 5 races, PRed my second half marathon, and trained for my first full.

I have come a long way.

I got everything I want, but you. I might get you one day, I might get you one day

It has been a tough year. But we are almost out the other side. I have everything I have ever wanted. A great life, an amazing and supportive family, and my health. So this is it. I just need that Marathon Glory. And I am going get you! Sunday is the day!

And when it get ya, imma celebrate. Imma celebrate! imma celebrate! I'm gonna celebrate, cuz I'mma get you one day


And Sunday when I cross that finish line - after I am done crying tears of joy and collapsing with sheer exhaustion- I am gonna CELEBRATE! I am going to celebrate my life, my health, my body, and this year!
Genetics has an iron clad grip on my body, but not my spark. And crossing that finish line on Sunday means that genetics is no longer my definition. I will be a Marathoner - defined my strength, determination, and perseverance. I will reclaim my body and my life.

So Let's Do This People! Let's run 42.2km and say a good an final F**k You to Genetics! Ready?
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten



24 comments:

  1. I am SO PUMPED for you!!!! I'm running the half that day so I'll try my best to find you before the start and wish you luck.
    You've absolutely GOT this Krysten!!

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  2. Best of luck! You'll do great!

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  3. Awesome work! you've got it..you've trained hard and this will be a piece of cake, now you can just have fun with it :)

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  4. I just got chills ALL OVER my body reading this! You are SO READY!! I cannot wait to hear all about it! I won't be running the half anymore because my flight ended up getting scheduled on the same day (sad face) BUT I will be thinking of you FOR SURE and cheering you on from the sky!

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    1. AWWWW SHUCKS!! I shall miss you! xoxox

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  5. So great! Very excited for your first marathon--you're gonna love it!

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  6. You're amazing and will kick some serious butt!

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  7. Excited for you! Rest well this week... and have a great marathon!

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  8. Yeahhhh!!! SO exciting!!! You are going to do awesome!!

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  9. What will be your next challenge after the full? I know you will do great!!!

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  10. Woohoo!! Love it and love your motivation ;-)

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  11. Ahhh, Good luck!! You can do it! :)

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  12. Yahoooooooooooooo! So excited FU you Krysten! yeeee!

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  13. Ohh you are such a go-getter! I can't wait to read your recap! I'm sure you'll be smiling the whole time.

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So pumped for you!

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  15. AHH!!! So excited for you!!!! I can't wait to read all about your big day, and I'll be following along on good ol' twitter! ;) Have a great taper week, girl!

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  16. i'm ready!! i'll be cheering all the way from TX!! An big yeehaw to YOU!

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  17. I definitely have race envy, but mostly I'm just so inspired by you! You are going to kick butt at this marathon!

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  18. Sooo excited for you / inspired by you! Yes, celebrate!
    Good luck!

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  19. SO excited for you!!! Can't wait to read your post titled "MARATHON GLORY!!"

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  20. Good luck! Good luck! I will be cheering for you!!!
    Cheers, Tara :o)

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  21. You are going to be AMAZING! We are running on the same day, and I am definitely going to be thinking of you. Enjoy the final week :-D

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  22. You are so beautiful! And it's really fun reading over these posts that lead up to the marathon. You are seriously a rockstar. I love, love, love your attitude!

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