Sunday, June 17, 2007

6 days to Squaw Valley, but who's counting.......?

Well, the time is almost here. The 34th running of the Western States 100 mile endurance run. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Anything can happen out there, and I hope for a good race without any major issues. At Wasatch last year, I got Rhabdomyolysis and spent a few months wondering if I would ever race again. One Doctor told me to put away my running shoes and take up another sport. I was bummed out and felt like I was drowning when I heard his advice. I didn't know what to say, and I didn't want to think of my life without running. Sick, huh?
9 months later, and here I am getting ready to tow the line of this sensational, absolutely exciting race. Thanks to everyone who has run and trained with me, and for all the support and encouragement that I have received from everyone. If you would like to follow my journey, please click here. I am number #344. Please send prayers or good vibes or something positive my way. Believe me, I will need it. Thank you all. Peace out.

14 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

God Bless you Kelly for a healthy, injury free race this weekend & bless ur support crew & A.S's who will help you as well in this awesome adventure, in the name of Jesus...AMEN!

Focus, Breath & Run with purpose:-)

olga said...

hey, get out there and run tough, and enjoy it too! I'll be watching damn computer whole weekend!

kelly said...

Thanks, Bob, oh, and AMEN to that!!

kelly said...

Thanks, Olga!!

David Harper said...

What an exciting time these couple of days! So ready to get started, but scared to death! Have a great time out there, I know you will. I'll be thinking about you, (and following along on the website).

Dave Harper

kelly said...

Thanks, Dave. I wish you were going to be out there too!!

Caleb said...

I'll be thinking of you and praying for your safety and that everything goes ok. I love you so much. You are such an inspiration and I am so proud you are my mom.

kelly said...

I love you too, Buddy. I will thank God for you while I am running. I will talk to you soon. I miss you.

Bob Gentile said...

BIB# 344 Finished 23:42:22 Ridgway Kelly
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
wooooooooooo hoooooooooooo Kelly you did Awesome, I was following along on the webcast ...CONGRATS on ur Silver under 24 Hr Buckle, U did Great!!

Look forward to reading ur race report:-)

Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Kelly I'm so proud of you... what an awesome race. You were right on pace all day. I followed your progress on the web. I am very happy for you.
Les Nightingill

doodlestreet said...

GOOD JOB!! (Shawnie showed us the link to your site..)-- Last night I tracked your run thru the woods (lions and tigers and bears, oh MY!)...and I kept thinking..."Man, I bet that girl really would love a chair right about now!"
Great Job, Kelly. That was so completely amazing...I'm just stunned.

Pam

shawn said...

Kelly! What a race! I am so very proud of you! I wouldn't have missed this race for the world! I'm so happy to be a part of it and you! Words can't describe how it felt to see you pass the finish line looking great! I love you!

your sister, Shawn

kelly said...

thanks everyone for all the support and the encouragement that I felt as I was pounding out the miles. I had a great race. Not a lot of problems, just a few minor issues.

kelly said...

Les, how are you? It has been so long since I have seen you. I hope you are well. Thanks for the note. Hopefully, I will see you on the trails one day.