2009 Completed Events

Below is a list of events I completed during 2009. Some good, some bad and some...very ugly. Whatever way I crossed the finish line, it was worth every step, sweat drip, smile, pain in my ass and tear drop that fell.

TA DA!!!!...(Click on the link to see the race report)

12.06.09 RNR Las Vegas Marathon
Bass Pro Shop Marathon
10.25.09 Blue Springs 50/50 Marathon
Detroit Marathon
Patriot's Run Marathon
09.07.09 Heart of America Marathon
09.05.09 Royals 5K
08.15.09 Mayor's OP 5K Farmstead Stampede
Susan G. Koman 5K
08.02.09 Cider Mill Century Bike (53 miles)
06.27.09 RNR Seattle Marathon
06.13.09 Hatfield and McCoy Marathon
05.31.09 Lone Star Century Bike (54 miles)
05.17.09 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
Lincoln Marathon
04.18.09 Frisco Fifty Marathon
04.04.09 Olathe Half Marathon
01.11.09 Walt Disney World Marathon

01.10.09 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

****12 MARATHONS****/2 Half Marathons/3 5K's/2 50+ Bike Rides

What a year! Besides running 12 marathons for the year I:

  • Ran a Half Marathon and a Full Marathon back to back on the same weekend (Disney)
  • Ran 2 Marathons within 5 days of each other (Heart of American Marathon on Monday and the Patriot's Run Marathon on Friday)
  • Ran three Marathons back to back weekends (Detroit, Blue Springs 50/50 and Bass Pro)

There are times I sit and think anyone could have done this. Then there are times I sit in amazement, wondering how I did what I did. I feel very lucky to have accomplished this goal. To have stayed healthy. To have such great support from friends and family. To have been able travel to so many great places. I have to say, I'm not the fastest runner by any way, shape or form. And a lot of these marathon finishes were ugly. But... I got up, got out there and I crossed that finish line.

There are only a handful of people I know that have completed 12 (or more) marathons in a years time. And knowing the strength and endurance of 3 of them, I have to say I'm in pretty awesome company. And, of course, there are those of you that have run 100 milers, 24 hour adventure races and Ironmans that totally amaze me and are much tougher than I could ever dream. But...everything is relative and means something different to each of us. For me, I remember when I ran my first 5K. What a goal that was. Now here I am, just a few years later running marathons. Just get out there...have fun...do something good for yourself...and push yourself to your limits...and beyond, sometimes.

So...what's the goal for 2010? Doug says we should run 2 international marathons. Which...we already have planned-so that's not much of a 'goal'. I think he's trying to make 2010 a little easier for me than this year. I could overachieve and see if Laurel or Marci will house us for a third :).

But until January 1st comes, I'm going to savor my 2009 accomplishment and dream of what 2010 will bring.


  1. Absolutely!! My home is teeny tiny but there is always room for the two of you! xoxoxoxo

    Congrat's on an amazing year Kim, you never cease to amaze me. Wishing you, Doug and of course Ms. Mols a very Merry Christmas and you just never know what 2010 will bring.

    Much love,

  2. Fantastic year Kim! I can't imagine what 2010 will bring for you but I'm sure it will be adventurous for you.

  3. You are amazing!!!! You should be sooo proud of yourself!!! So glad I have gotten to hear about all these races and I can't wait to hear about yoru adventures next year!

  4. You have had a most amazing year! You really have done alot! Hope next year is even better for you!

  5. What a huge year! I don't know how you do it. Two international marathons sound wonderful and fun!!

  6. you are a racing machine! '09 was definitely awesome for you. i was worn out just following along in your 900 marathons ;)

    two international marathons?!? would you like to adopt me? lol :)

  7. I remember reading your blog at the beginning of the year and you seriously are such an inspiration to me! I remember when you won my 1st giveaway! :) Great job on so many accomplishments! You totally proved that you can do anything you put your mind too. Great job Kim and happy Holidays to you and doug!

  8. What a year! You have a ton to be proud of. I can't wait to hear what's in store for 2010, but for now, enjoy the reprieve and some serious savoring.

  9. Girl.... you are my hero... I am def inspired by you. I ran 5 fulls this year... hope to make it 6 or 7 in 2010 and same day 12 in one year like you. Seriously.... You rock.
    Merry Christmas!