Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Miles to go before I sleep

Matt and I are leaving in the morning for Salt Lake City. Sunny will arrive on Friday. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. My unorganized packing is done. The flowers are watered and the animals are fed.
I have a pacer for the last 25 miles now and that makes me feel better. I have never met him but he is a friend of fellow Montrail/Nathan teammate, Bryon Powell. All is good. I am happy that he is looking forward to pacing me. For those who are interested, I think that the race has a webcast that you can watch to follow my progression. I am #186. I am hoping for a 27-28 hour finish.
Good luck to all who are racing this weekend. For everyone else, do something fun, something you might not normally do. You, know, STRETCH yourself.

"Respect the distance or the distance won't respect you! It will eat you up, spit you out and make you beg for mercy"

15 comments:

David Harper said...

Good luck Kelly! I'll be checking the webcast to follow along.

Carey said...

All the best Kelly; I'll be tracking you throughout the weekend and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Carey

shawn said...

Sending you a huge hug, warm thoughts and extra prayers as you weave your way up and down the mountains! I'm nervous and excited for you. I know there is nothing you can't do. You'll do wonderful! I love you!

Christina W said...

Hey Kelly- Thanks for being so encouraging. I needed that. Good luck at Wasatch!! I know you'll do great. We'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Hope to see you soon.

Bob Gentile said...

Bryon Powell is an awesome Peep, I met him at GT100, he was awesome and not only paced the winner Andy in for a course record but went out on the course and helped out several more runners... sweet attitude!!

he will be a great pacer for you Kelly!!

I will be cheering you along this weekend ....GOD SPEED!!!

Bob Gentile said...

KELLY ur doing Great LOOKS Like about 17 more miles to go!!! Sending strong FL Vibes ur Way!!

leigh said...

nope, only 13 more to go. i am watching too!

Bryon let me use his cell phone at the end of GT100 to call my husband. that was cool!

hoping your last 13 are magic!

Anonymous said...

mom! you are almost done! i've been tracking you online and saying a million little prayers since i woke up yesterday morning! and while i was running on the treadmill at the gym yesterday, whenever i thought about stopping my workout, i thought of you and kept going...and today I AM SO SORE!!! i love you mom! miss you!
chelsea

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH........YOU DID IT!!! CONGRATULATIONS.....AGAIN!!! I have been going crazy watching the webcast.....it's fun to watch but makes me a nervous wreck! YOU'RE THE BEST, KELLY!! Anxious to hear all about it. Now spoil yourself for a few days....you deserve it!

Valerie

Bob Gentile said...

WOOOO HOOOOO Congrats KELLY!!!

Rumor is this is the second hardest ultra in the country behind Hardrock 100 ...Your SO awesome! Look forward to hearing the rest of the story & hopefully some pics tooo for us visual peeps!!

Congrats Again, what a year you have had!!

Anonymous said...

must have been a hard one Kelly. glad you are done and safe and sound! congrats! Leigh

Trail Goat said...

Kelly,
Way to fight through Wasatch. What a beast of an event. I look forward to reading your survival story.
Bryon

olga said...

My, that was hard to watch - I bet it was a gazillion times harder to get through, girl! Congrats from the heart, and waiting for the full story!

Bob Gentile said...

Hey Kelly check in Hun, with a little post hello....we want to make sure ur doing ok.

thx :-)

kelly said...

Thank you all for all your kind words and encouragement. I love you all!!