Disney World Marathon- Here I Come!

The Final Hours...
Jan 07, 2012 by Kristin Abhold

In less than 24 hours, I will be running the marathon course through Walt Disney World, in Orlanda FL. I'm so excited to be here in FL surrounded by thousands of other LLS TNT runners.. there is literally a flood of purple t-shirts everywhere I look.

Thank you to all of you who have donated to this great cause, and if you haven't yet, there's still time!

After being here witnessing all the excitement and fun of just the pre-race activities and events, Nate and I are already hoping to come back next year :)

Huffing for Stuffing
Nov 28, 2011 by Kristin Abhold

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!

After going to physical therapy for a couple weeks, my IT band is feeling much better. In fact, I ran the 5th annual Huffing for Stuffing with no problems at all! It was a great race to make a come back to actual running rather than just pretending to be Lance Armstrong on the exercise bike - not only did I get some exercise in before stuffing myself with turkey and pecan pie, I was joined by over 2600 other racers in the 5k!

As an added bonus, I received my TNT racing singlet in the mail this week. I'm excited that the race is getting closer but I'm also getting more nervous :). Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, it means a lot to me to have your support and I know it means a lot to the families who are receiving better treatment because of your donations.

Exercise Bike, You're My Only Friend + Race updates!
Oct 24, 2011 by Kristin Abhold

Thanks to everyone who's donated so far! I've reached 54% of my goal!

In great "Kristin" tradition, I've managed to over-train and injure myself so my training has consisted of running about 2 miles a week with the rest of my training being made up on the exercise bike (Talk about boring). I'll start Physical Therapy twice a week - hopefully my IT band syndrome will calm down and let me get back to running!

On Friday, September 30th, Nate and I ran the Bozeman Oktoberfest 5k race - although it was a tough race coming back from running the Marathon on Sept 11th, we did pretty well! I took Women's 3rd place and we both got a free beer to celebrate the race!

The next day, Nate and I ran the Wolf Creek Relay with our team members Megan and Lindsey! In total, the course is 28.2 miles split into four 'legs'. It was the first time anyone on the team had run this race and it was a blast :) Definitely going to do this race next year!

Both Wolf Creek Relay Teams!

Marathon Pics!
Sep 23, 2011 by Kristin Abhold

These were taken at about mile 3...that's why we look so happy still! :)

There were more pictures taken further into the race but we're still waiting to see those- will upload them soon hopefully!

Bozeman Marathon
Sep 23, 2011 by Kristin Abhold

T- Minus one week until the Bozeman Marathon! I signed up for this event as a way to get familiar with the 26.2 mile distance and therefore feel even better about my race at Disney.

I'm feeling a little nervous at this point, but I'm excited to try a distance that most people are either terrified of or think is ridiculous to run. Frankly, those thoughts have crossed my mind during training also.

I'll update the page again after the race with pictures and times!


WE DID IT!! Nate and I completed our first full marathon on Sept. 11th! What better way to remember those that were lost and those that have lost so much. I think we could've trained a little better to be more prepared, but in the end it was the will to finish that got us across the line. Our official times were 4:24:55 and 4:24:56. Not bad for our first 26.2 miles! Thanks to everyone who encouraged us through training and my early morning nervousness before the race!

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Supporter Comments

    "Good luck Kristin!"

    Dave and Karen Sisler

    Tue Aug 16 05:59:08 EDT 2011

    "My best friend's brother (and good friend of mine) Dane Nelson, died from blood and bone cancer at the age of 35 and my father past away due to several different types of cancer which spread throughout his body. Thank you Kristin for raising money for such a great cause! God Bless You and certainly good luck! Bret "

    Bret Friedrich

    Mon Nov 28 12:24:53 EST 2011

    "Good luck Kristin!"

    Andrew Fox

    Mon Nov 28 01:04:07 EST 2011

    "Thanks Kristin! Run hard!"

    Sally Laird

    Mon Nov 28 02:37:25 EST 2011

    "Congrats on your 1st--best of luck with your fundraising!"


    Wed Sep 21 11:34:05 EDT 2011

    "Kristin, We wish you good Luck. Love Tam, Eric & Kayden "

    Tam Garrett

    Wed Jul 13 06:36:46 EDT 2011

    "Kristin - Thank-you for your hard work training for this Marathon....It is such a great event. I did the Alaska event in 1998....in memory of my Father."

    Sidony Stone

    Fri Dec 23 09:59:58 EST 2011

    "I'm proud of you Kristin!"

    Jeannette Abhold

    Sat Dec 03 06:03:59 EST 2011

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