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Marathon time for me is like Christmas time for most little kids. No matter how prepared or unprepared I am, the excitement is still always almost too much to handle. In a little less than 48 hours, we will be lining up at the start line of a very long, rewarding, journey. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I toe that line, the excitement is still there, along with fear, anxiety, and joy. These days I pretty much know what Santa is going to have for me under the tree at Christmas, but I do not know what the marathon gods will have in store for me come race day. The fear and anticipation of the unknown is what keeps me awake in bed the night before, as if I were a child waiting to see if I could hear Santa on the roof. Also like the little kid, I try hard to sleep because Santa won't come if he sees you awake, just as the marathon gods might not be nice to you if you don't show up at the start adequately rested. While the journey to the finish line is a little longer than the journey down the hall to see what Santa has left, the anticipation of what awaits at the end still overjoys me. Not once have I been disappointed in what awaited me at the finish line because it has always been so much more than just a few numbers on a clock overhead.
 

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go get 'em Kathleen.<br><br>
They know when you've trained bad or good. You trained good: for goodness sake<br><br>
sorry couldn't stop myself. Have a great race!
 

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Mojo Kathleen! Which one are you running?
 

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Houston, for the 4th year in a row. It will be marathon #7, hopefully lucky #7.<br><br>
My bib number is #5050...I like it, nice and round, but I'm still looking for the meaning of it!
 

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How about you kick butt in the first half and then kick butt in the second half?<br><br>
You're going to do awesome. Trust yourself and your training.
 

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Good luck KC, that number has to mean something! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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One thing that I know for sure that Santa is bringing us, is some perfect running weather. Low 40s, sunny, little wind.<br><br>
I'm thinking that it will be PRs for everyone all around. You in the marathon, me in the Half and my lil sis in the 5K. It's gonna be a fun weekend.
 

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Have a great time, KC! I enjoyed the way you put Christmas and Marathon together.<br><br>
Sounds like there will be more than one RR to read after this weekend. Good luck to all!
 

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You'll do great, KC. You have an amazing outlook, an even greater base, and the vision in place to have fun but also kick butt. Let the day come to you. Stay focused. Stay positive. Know that you can punch through whatever adversity you face just like you did not too long ago in the 50K.
 

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Bib 5050? Hmmm...how about consistent 50:50 10K splits from start to finish <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Good luck & big mojo to you kc, and have a great time while you're out there!
 

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Have a great race KC! Enjoy the day!!<br><br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Good Luck! Believe in your training <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
 

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KC, you'll do great! It's an awesome fast course!! should be great weather.<br>
Go get'em KC and Kyle & Kyle's sister! go make us proud!!
 

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KC...if you read my "weird things" that my hubby posted, then you'll see i LOVE and MUST be even too. So-your race number RAWKS!<br><br>
You've been working towards this race for a loooong time. You're ready!<br><br>
With that said...<br><br>
PRs for BOTH KC AND KYCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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