After a 50 mile DNF, a 50 mile win and course record and 100 mile dropped down a to a 50 mile (where I just found out yesterday I took 9th place overall in - not bad considering I debated the fourth lap for 35 minutes!) it is time for me to run another marathon.
So off to the Go!St. Louis Marathon I go to take part in the 115th marathon of my life. I will also be the featured speaker at this race weekend and be signing books from 11 AM to 7 PM on Friday and from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday at the race expo.
I am also happy to announce that this will be the first expo where I will also have my new collectible posters available for signing as well. Capturing the final strides of my current Marathon personal best, the poster encapsulates everything I love about this sport: camaraderie, happy crowds, runners of all speeds, and beautiful scenery.
This race will also survive as the final tune-up for my solo running of the American Odyssey Relay. I have my crew set, a mascot joining me, a camera crew on board and just 202 miles of road in the way between me and officially retiring from running another step again for the rest of my ever-loving life. OK, I am kidding about the last part. But with two weeks left until I am on my way on this epic journey you can imagine I am a mixture of anxiousness, nerves and a desire to get this baby going.
But first up, the Go! St. Louis Marathon. Hope to see you there!
Great poster!! Happy 115th!!
Met you today! You are a true inspiration for me to meet my own running goals such as running 500miles total between May 9 and August 23 and running my first full marathon this fall on October 3rd at the Lewis and Clark marathon in St.Charles, MO. Good luck this Sunday and I will let you know how I did on my half (as promised)
I wish I could have made it to the expo to meet you today. Lots of things going on in my life and family stuff had to prevail. Have a great marathon in my city. I hope to be able to get out and cheer you on as the race goes right past my street. I am really sad to miss my first St. Louis Marathon in 4 years. I promise you this is no easy course. Enjoy it!
-Carol King...and my mom says hi from the nursing home
Have a good taper for your double century run!! I will look for you in Duluth if you make it to Grandma's Marathon.. until then I am off to my first Boston. Thanks for inspiring others along the way.
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