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Marathon Training: The Final Countdown!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Two weeks ago I ran the farthest I've ever run. 20 miles. It was the hardest thing I've ever done next to childbirth. At one point I cried. My running partner cried. It wasn't so much the mileage that got us down, it was all of the circumstances that surrounded the run.

Look at that line of orange! TWV representing!

Getting an inspirational talk from Rusty Funk. See my pink hat on the far right? Lol

The Team World Vision team praying before the 20 miler.

After running 12 miles we felt great.

Then we came upon a bridge that needed to let sail boats pass. We were stopped for 25 minutes. During this time we stretched and tried to move around, but the damage was done. Lactic acid had built up and my feet swelled up terribly. It didn't help that I had doubled up on my insoles to break in the shoes. The next 3 miles were difficult. It was like two separate runs. We had been in a groove but now were starting over again. At mile 15 I tossed my extra insoles.

Kind of like how life throws is surprises, how we all walk through storms and valleys. It's how we get through it. During that long run we prayed, ceaselessly.

Both for others, and for ourselves. We reached out for prayer. And although we got lost at mile 19 (the volunteers marking the way had left because we took so long with the bridge incident) we DID make it.

And I have no doubt that we will finish the marathon strong, and cross that finish line changed. Everything shapes us. It's all for the good of those on need of water, and to get us closer to His on our walk, and run, with Him. Please keep us in your prayers next Sunday, 10/13. We should cross the start line around 8:20 am. If you are in the area and would like to come out to see us along the route, send me an email at kathy_kubik@hotmail.com.

To watch a video of my team and why we are running for this cause please click the link below:

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    So incredibly proud of you--awesome job!
    1676 days ago
  • RUDITUDI2000
    Awesome job with this 20 miles! I am sure the marathon was amazing. emoticon
    1681 days ago
    Good job! emoticon emoticon
    1683 days ago
    Good luck on Sunday!!! I will be volunteering passing out water at Aid station 9 and cheering you on!!!
    1689 days ago
    You did it in spite of the obstacles! That is so awesome. And I love the way you have turned it into prayer time. I know you will rock the event! Praying for you!
    1689 days ago
    I will be keeping you and the other runners in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you all the best.


    1690 days ago
    I am tearing up! You are so amazing. I am going to try to get up early enough to text you...you'll be finishing before I'm up my time but I need to set my alarm so I can support you! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1690 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    You are such a rock star in my book! You did it! You made it to the finish line. I am very proud of you. On Sunday at 8:20am, I will be sure to say a prayer for you and your running crew. I must say, most of all, I love your expression of faith in our Mighty Lord and Savior.

    Press In and press on my sister in Christ. Make it happen!
    1690 days ago
    Awesome job--I can only imagine how tough it was to get going again after that long a wait! In my first Portland RnR Half Marathon, we were stopped by police to let traffic pass for about 5 minutes at about mile 8, and it was tough to get going again even with that little break, everything was starting to stiffen up. You are going to ROCK that marathon; I'm so proud of you and excited for you!
    1690 days ago
    A tough run but you persevered and pressed on and did it! God is with you and even in difficult circumstances you can do it!

    Your video is inspiring. What a wonderful cause! I would love to run for them.

    Was hoping to see you more in the video!

    All the best on your race. Wish I lived closer. I'll be thinking of you, will pray for you.


    1691 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    You two are awesome. I will follow the run online if I can. Post to FB if you are able (or have DH do it!)

    1691 days ago
  • AMBER281
    You are an amazing and strong women who is truly inspirational!
    You running all these miles not just for yourself but to help and pray for others speaks volumes about you as a person.
    I wish you all the best next Sunday and I will be looking forward to hearing all about it.
    1691 days ago
    Wow, you are amazing! I can't imagine running 20 miles let alone 26.2. I know you will do it and I know you will be awesome!!!
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    1691 days ago
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