Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hi! My name is Kailey and I decided to start my own running blog to document my training towards my first marathon in December.  This isn't just any marathon, it's the Honolulu marathon!  I am lucky to be a part of the Saucony 26 Strong Project as a cadet, training with the direction of my coach, Angela (follow her at @happyfitmama.)   That's Angela and me on the far left with our friends Mariette and Karen at the Seacoast 1/2 Marathon last year.

Angela is a pretty big deal in the blogging/running world and she was picked by Saucony and Competitor Magazine, along with 13 other experienced marathoners/social media running personalities to act as coaches for the '26 Strong Project.'  The coaches get to mentor and train 13 'cadets' who have never run a marathon before.   Angela picked me as her cadet and I jumped (more like ran around the house screaming) at the chance!  Saucony and Competitor Magazine hooked us up with awesome Saucony gear, are following our training and are flying us out to Honolulu, HI in December for our first marathon!  Pinch me!!!

A year ago, whenever anyone asked me if I had any interest in running a marathon, I'd tell them that I was perfectly content sticking with a half marathon.  A half-marathon is challenging enough....but add 13 more miles!?!?  I have to admit, I'm pretty nervous about the distance....but there was a time when even a 10k sounded like a long way.

  Over the next few months (and after), I will document my training, fun and motherhood with this guy!!


  1. WHOOP WHOOP! You are going to seriously rock this race. Happy to have you as my 'cadet.' No go run a mile or 26.2! :)

  2. I am so excited to have you as my coach!!