Tell Your Story

One of the best things about longer races is the crowd: the DJs, the dancing volunteers, the high-fiving kids, the people with signs, the high school kids trying to sell you on their “fresh” Gatorade, the spectators in lederhosen, the guy in the dinosaur costume.  They just bring so much energy and fun and sometimes all-out wackiness to a pretty draining day.  But sometimes they have words of wisdom, too.

During my very first half marathon a couple of weeks ago, as I passed one of the policemen who lined the course, he said, “Tomorrow, you can tell this story any way you like.”  Then he encouraged us all to keep going. 

I’m sure that everyone who heard his advice took it differently.  Maybe some of them are still out there telling their friends that it was totally easy and didn’t hurt at all.  Maybe some are exaggerating their finish time.  Who knows.  But I knew exactly what that meant for me.

And this is how I choose to tell my story.

This blog is something that I’ve been talking about for a while.  It’s something that I’ve been dreaming about and brainstorming about and building up to.  All of my walking buddies have heard all about it. (Sorry, guys!) But now it’s time.

But this isn’t just a place for MY story.  It’s a place for yours, too.  It’s a place for telling our stories and sharing our ideas and suggestions and support.  Whether you were out there with me at mile 13, or you’re content to walk with a friend through the neighborhood…you can tell your story here.

If you’re here with me at the beginning of this adventure…hello!  Welcome, walking buddy!  Please take a minute to let us know a little bit about yourself!


Kristin has been hitting the trail (or the treadmill) for a walk almost every day for the past several years, and she recently completed her first half marathon. She loves sunny fall days, cushy walking shoes, and coconut caramel iced coffee from Dunkin.

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