THANK YOU!! Can’t wait for @BAMCalgary

Thank you!

One Hundred Posts! Holy Crap! Thank you!

For my one hundredth post (yes, 100) I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about. I mean, how does one celebrate 100 posts? Quite honestly, when I first started blogging I wasn’t certain I’d be able to keep up with it longer than a week or so. Seriously. Between working on my own, watching a 20-month old and the chaos of life in general, it damn-near seemed impossible. Then I thought about what made this attempt to train so different. And in an effort to find the perfect topic to write about, I started looking through the stuff I’ve already said and landed in the stats page. I have to say, I was completely overwhelmed by it and decided it’s about time I thank you all for your support and encouragement. RunningKatTales has landed in twenty-five countries – unbelievable!

It has been 61 days since I started training for this half-marathon. In that time I’ve had support both on my Facebook page RunningKatTales, on Twitter and of course, right here. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for my “online” support crew, there would be no way I would have made it this far and I’m excited to see it through to completion. From comments to emails: thank you for your advice, cheer and inspiration. There are many days I don’t feel like going and I think about the crew out there training just the same as me and it gives me the boost (and kick in the butt) I need. There are lots of you I’ll probably never have the pleasure of meeting face-to-face, but I count you as friends.

Thank you to the Facebook crew who have been following along:

Kathy, Megan, Andrea, Nick, Tre Lynne, Jessica, Jason, Margot, Megan, Amy, Margaret, Brenda, Susan, Roxanne, Jill, Breagh, Jeff, Jeanette and Heather.

Thank you to those who follow along from the blog:

Evelinruns, Fstopfun, Awindowofwisdom, Lauraiancu, MarkHoodWriter, AgonyBeed, JodieB, RunnersRetailTherapy, 5thingstodotoday, RecoveryHealth, Tracy, Kristen, Lacy, Patrick, Julia and Brenda

And thank you to my online running buddies who I follow eagerly: Runninbear , Hemingwayrun,TravelgardenEat ,laughingstarsong   I have never met any of you but I LOVE reading your blogs and finding laughs, inspiration and the reassurance to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Thank you! We’re getting there!

Thank you!


I just want to thank everyone for all of the support and encouragement I have received so far. To say it’s been overwhelming is a complete understatement – from one corner of the world to another – thank you!

“Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running.” – Julie Isphording, Marathon winner