Charleston Marathon Re-Cap

#1 I have officially joined the "I love Charleston!" club.  I love it.
#2 I, however, did not LOVE the Charleston Marathon.  BUT I did survive it.

The Good:
  • I traveled to Charleston with my BFF Susan.  Turning the whole weekend into a girls'
    weekend is the best idea I've had in 2015.
  • I had the support of my dear running friends from the Covington YMCA and actually got to run more than half the race with at least one of them.  That was a real morale boost.
  • I finished the race.  Yes I did.
The Bad: 
  • The lead cars in the race actually took us the wrong way which added almost .2 miles to the course.  Point two miles may not seem like much, but if you've ever run a marathon then you know it counts.
  • Though I started strong and ran a solid first 20 miles, I hit that "wall" hard.  The last six miles reminded me why I always say I'll never run another marathon after I finish one.  It hurts.
  • I did not make my first time goal of 3:30, which would have positively guaranteed me a spot in the Boston Marathon.
  • I did not make my second time goal of 3:33, which would have almost guaranteed me a spot in the Boston Marathon.
  • I did not make my third time goal of 3:34:54, which would have beaten my previous marathon PR (personal record) and technically qualified me for Boston again.
Back to the Good:
  • I did not die.
  • I had one friend to meet me at mile 25 and push me (not physically, but with words...just to be clear) to the end.
  • I finished the race. (Had to say that again.) :)
  • I had some great friends waiting for me when I got there.
Overall, it was a great experience.

The girls' weekend will definitely be repeated.

I am sticking to the half-marathon next time.  I am.

Sun...burning the retina.
I know I'm a nerd.
Smiling again at the end.

"Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you." -Acts 13:38

I've got good friends...and I've got the Best Friend.  Just spreading the word.


  1. Congrats Katie- that's awesome! Great post. :) Sharon

  2. Thanks Sharon! Just now noticed I had a comment. :)


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