Take Me Home Country Roads

We're on our way back from West Virginia.

We had an amazing time.
Marathon 22...hog tied.
Marathon 23 in 2 weeks.
The Hatfield and McCoy Marathon was top notch and one I would recommend to everyone.
The RD...the best.
The pasta party...a hoot.
The course...beautiful.

Let's start with the pasta party:
We pray before dinner.
The RD runs down the list of how many people were from each state and everyone stood up or hoot and hollered when their state was called.
We were the only 2 from Kansas.
Throughout the rest of the evening and all day during the marathon we were known as "Kansas". It was fun to have people come up to you and say, "hey Kansas, how are things going?"

The RD was in the midst of spouting out some things when he looked up and saw someone he recognized. He remembered the guys name and called it out. This particular guy had run this marathon back in 2003. How in the heck did he remember his name? And the year it ran it?
The RD was fantastic!

We sat across from a lady who was recognized for running all 10 of the Hatfield and McCoy marathons. I then asked her how many marathons she had run. In a very humble voice she says 275 marathons. I then prodded her, that is in a 12 year span! She's done twenty 100 milers! She said she is most proud of the two 100 milers she ran that were 1 week apart! WOW!! I wanted to bow at her feet. Not just because she is a running goddess, but to see how many toenails she still had left!

During dinner (which was free) two actors portrayed the story of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. Very informative and funny. We actually ran by many of the famous landmarks of the feud.
After dinner, they even drew numbers for all kinds of party prizes.
It was a great night.

Everyone should put this on their schedule for next year.
This is a GOTTA DO marathon.


  1. Sounds like fun. Can't wait to see the pictures! Have a great weekend.

  2. Sounds fantastic!! You going to try to catch up to the lady who ran all of those marathons? You must be getting close! ; )

  3. definitely sounds like a must-do! can't wait to hear more about it and see the pics. that woman is incredible!!

  4. Glad you had a nice time. Can't wait to read the full report.

  5. wow that sounds amazing Kansas! can't wait to hear more about it! I think we might do like a girls afternoon or eve on the 20th if you and stephanie or karen are interested??

  6. Huge props to that amazing running woman. You make this race sound great, can't wait to read the report!

  7. #22 - you are amazing!!! glad you guys had such a great time!