Monday, April 23

Messages To Move Karie

I have some pretty amazing friends. I could write for days about these strong men and women I am so fortunate to have in my life. Inspiring and wonderful, pleasant and kind. I am a very lucky girl.

One of my friends who I have known since childhood is about to accomplish a huge thing she has been working so hard at. Karie has been training for months and months to run a half marathon. In a few days she will accomplish this amazing goal and I could not be more proud and happy for her. It is always amazing for me to watch other people achieve their dreams.

Well, I received a letter from Karie the other day asking me to write her an inspiring message that she could read right before or even during the run to keep her motivated.Of course I will! Then  I thought, I can do even better than that. I would love it if everyone who reads this post today could write something to Karie to help keep her spirits up and feet moving during this life changing event she is about to participate in. Please leave a short message in the comments section and I will send them off to her.

Thank you so much for helping my dear friend out. She is an amazing woman and is doing this for a fantastic cause.



I am grateful  for strong women in my life.

I am grateful for cold water and how good it tastes.

I am grateful for spring and hearing the birds in the morning when I wake up.


Mel said...

Great idea J!
Karie, I am so proud of you!! I've been watching as you have posted your practice runs on fb over the last few months. You have worked and trained so hard for this and we all know you are ready! We will all be standing at the finish line cheering for you in spirit!
Just imagine yourself there, arms in the air, tears running down your cheeks and the biggest smile on your face. In a very short time you will be able to say "I DID IT"!!!
You go girl!!!


Ken said...

Karie. I don't know your story but just deciding to run in a marathon is a pretty big achievement in itself. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. That sounds pretty simple but it seems to get me where I need to go and it should get you to the end of a marathon. :)

Anonymous said...


Running is not an easy thing to do. It takes a lot of dedication and perseverance. I too have read your posts and followed your journey. Like in many of life's journeys, you have had to readjust to obstacles and setbacks. The fact that you have been willing, and able, to carry on inspite of these is inspiring to me. You did not give up. You were willing to readjust and continue moving forward. Karie, the day you cross that finish line, you can know that you just accomplished an amazing thing!


Anonymous said...

Running is like breaking away the chains of restraint! It's so exhilerating and freeing!!! Run forest run!!!! Giver Karri! I'm rooting for you.
ST Albert :)

Natasha said...

I don't know anything about running a half marathon or even running to the store because I always had my ex-husband bring something home at the end of his work day. But I do know what it's like to give birth and that's a kind of marathon, so I'm going to give you the advice that many women before me gave me: Everyone poops at the end, Karri. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Amber said...

You can do it Karie! What an amazing and challenging goal; just imagine how it will feel to cross that finish line! With every step just have trained for this, you believe in this, you can do this!