Congratulations! Following your race in FB was amazing! I didn't even want to go to bed to be able to stalk you some more, haha!
You are an inspiration to me. Your drive, your energy, your positivism, and your ability to convince my husband that a 50 miler is not that bad by showing up the day after in heels and looking rested, haha! I hope one of these days I am able to run a marathon or ultra with you. Next time you need a pacer, let me know. I would love to do it.
Congrats again! How are you feeling now?
DamarisMarathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
PRs: 24:57 (5K); 51:25 (10K); 42:46 (5 Miles); 2:04:31 (HM); 4:34:09 (Marathon); 8:00 (Trail 50K)
Damaris Runs with Asthma
WOW! What an amazing story and a beautiful RR. If you hadn't said it, I would have never guessed you were introverted and socially awkward. Your story reads more as a 100 mile relationship with so many people with whom you crossed paths. I loved the photos and you looked upbeat throughout ... even the grilled cheese one. I have a friend who will be running Leadville this year and I'm seriously considering helping on his crew. Your story just shows the incredible importance of support in an ultra.
2013 Goals: Train smart ... race smarter. FM 3:30 then knock off 5 more minutes 90 seconds for the BQ.
Simply amazing what the human body is capable of with enough determination. Outstanding job!
I think you're absolutely right about kind words being able to change the world.
5k 19:26 4/27/13 - 10k 41:35 1/15/13 - 20k 1:24:55 2/23/13 - HM 1:28:10 3/17/13
Upcoming - ERR 10K 5/25 - OK5K 6/8 - MS 5K 7/30 - Strider Mile 8/17 - RnR HM 9/1
You have done something I seriously, seriously doubt I will ever do. Congratulations. That's some tough shit.
Short term goal: 2:59:59 (November, 2013)
Mid term goal: Any race over 80% of top AG standard
Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life. (I started running at age 45).
running is my prozac
Wow just wow. Congrats to you. Impressive.
Impressive indeed. Much respect.
We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder.We always have the choice.
Awesome on so many levels.
- there are so many words that could describe this RR and your race and you did a great job on the race and the report.
My sister is doing her first 50 miler this summer. I am going to share your report with her.
Keep up the solid work.
”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Awesome job! When you talked about just keeping moving, it reminded me of what my ultra buddy calls "RFM," which stands for repetitive forward motion. That's easier said then done when dealing with the kind of pain that ultras bring on, and to push forward like you did must be incredibly rewarding. I can definitely understand why you feel changed after testing yourself like that.
That's tough that you're going to be venturing out on your own without a coach now, but I'm sure you know that you have the skills and tools to get yourself to where you need to be. After completing this race, pushing yourself, even in training, seems like it should be a total after-thought.
Again, congratulations on earning your buckle, and good luck in just 5 short weeks!
PRs: Marathon (2:56xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (18:31; '11)
KATRINA!!!! YOU ARE COMPLETELY AMAZING AND I BOW BEFORE YOUR GREATNESS!
You really stuck it out there--what a wonderful and inspiring race report!
Congratulations! Excellent race. Looks like you paced yourself perfectly!
What a crazy difficult, awesome achievement. Congratulations, piled on top of congratulations. Thanks for sharing so many details as well as your inner thoughts and journey. The finish line picture of you kissing Asa made me teary-eyed.
Wow! I laughed, I cried, I was inspired, I was in awe. Best RR ever. What a journey both physically and mentally. It sounds like an ultra really tests every fiber of your being. I love the pics and the personal thank you's and pats on the back. Congrats, you totally earned that buckle!
I'm happy, hope you're happy too...
Do ultras usually do the buckle thing for finisher awards?
I can't read the whole post right now - between long shifts at work. But I followed your progress on their web site, and as I commented on Factbook, your result is utterly incredible. It's just an awesome acheivement to cover that kind of distance, and to run continuously for such a long period of time.
I promise that I'll give the report a thorough read - I really want to get a feel for how the run went.
Congratulations again on a great run, Katrina!
Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)
5K - 25:25, 15K - 1:20:55, HM - 1:59:11
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