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Bib is picked up.  Hydrating is occurring.  Carbs are being consumed.  Clothes are laid out.  Fuel is packed.  Logistics are set.  Body is rested.  Butterflies are most definitely fluttering.

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And most importantly, legs are ready to run!

18 weeks ago I started training for this new crazy adventure.  I took a leap of faith in myself and my body when I signed up for this race and I had no idea what to expect – but that was the fun part.  Along the way I continued to surprise myself, both physically and mentally, feeling like I truly found myself as a runner and was exactly where I want to be with my running right now.

Tomorrow isn’t going to be easy, but it will be amazing. 

I texted with my friend this morning and I told her I had 3 goals:

  1. Have fun.
  2. Soak up every second.
  3. Smile even when it hurts because I am doing this because I love it.

I think that pretty much sums it up.

This week I have been overwhelmed by the support of all my friends and family, and all of you out there reading that I have never even met. 

So thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you for all your support day in and day out over the last couple of months.  Thank you for believing in me and for cheering for me.  I have loved sharing this journey with you guys and can’t wait to tell you all about it on the other side. 

I believe there is tracking (and a live video feed of the finish) on the AR 50 website.  I am bib #235.  My twitter and facebook will probably be updated before the blog is and I am sure my crew (@Page, @kristin_running, @jojoreuland) will be tweeting updates along the way. 

See you in Auburn!

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29 Responses to Ready

  1. Carrie April 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Michelle April 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Will be stalking you all day! You are READY! So happy for you!

  3. Holly April 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Good luck!!!!! this is so awesome! what an accomplishment!! be SO PROUD of yourself!!!!! and i can’t wait to read the recap!

  4. Amy April 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Good luck Aron!!

  5. Allen (notthatlucas) April 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Try not to giggle too much during the race. The less prepared runners won’t understand. Have a blast!

  6. Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) April 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lizzy April 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    GOOD LUCK tomorrow…you will do great!! you must already be up here in Sac!
    I will be running with my team towards the Dam to cheer you AMAZING AR-runners on!! I hope I see you!! :)

  8. Marlene April 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    You are soooo ready! Go for it, girl! I’ll be watching!!

  9. Felice April 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Have a great race!

  10. Beth April 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Have a great day! Cant wait to read about it!

  11. abbi April 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Good luck and have fun…looking forward to reading about it!

  12. Chris @ Evolving Through Running April 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Absolute BEST of luck tomorrow. 50 miles … simply awesome.

  13. David L April 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Have a wonderful journey! you are ready – Enjoy every second!!

    i will look for that Clif Bar hat and give you a wave at Beals Point AND at the finish!!

  14. Ana-Maria April 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Good luck Aron! Love your goals! Go go go:) AM

  15. Anna April 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Good luck!! I’ve been following your training and will be cheering you on from Arkansas! :)

  16. Amy April 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Good luck Aron! You’ll do great. Can’t wait to read about it!

  17. Cynthia April 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    I have been following your training but haven’t commented before now. I just want to wish you GOOD LUCK and can’t wait to read your recap. It has been an inspiration to read your blog throught your training. I know you will do awesome!!

  18. Sarah April 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Good Luck Aron! You have trained hard for this and you are ready. You will do it. Have a great run!

  19. Rachel April 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    woohoo, it’s go time! i’ll be out there somewhere along the bike trail….i’m thinking between miles 8 and 15, so i’ll be sure to look for you!

    all your hard work is going to pay off big, i just know you’re going to have a wonderful race. have a great time and good luck!!!

  20. Lucy April 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Good luck! And have fun!!

  21. Jess April 7, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    Have an amazing time! Good luck!

  22. Stacey D April 7, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Good luck Aron! You are amazing! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  23. Kamaile April 7, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    You are ready! Enjoy it Aron!

  24. Pati April 7, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Have a wonderful time, Aron! The hard work is done. Tomorrow is your reward. Enjoy every second! :)

  25. Audrey April 7, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Good luck Aron! Enjoy every second of this awesome accomplishment!

  26. Carly April 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Thinking of you! I hope you’re having a blast right now

  27. Beth April 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Congrats Aron, just saw you finish on the live feed! Way to get er done!!

  28. Joanne April 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I JUST saw you finish! CONGRATS! I’m almost crying I”m so happy for you! YAY! Your first 50. Way to go Aron. :)

  29. Lisa April 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Can’t wait to read all about it!

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