Listen here left foot.

We're not messing around with no stinkin' stress fractures or whatever else you've got in mind this year. I'm officially signed up for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon and with this blog as my witness, iamrunningthirteen(pointone)miles on May 8, 2010.

Last year I signed up to run while fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It was an extremely rewarding experience and I was blessed with meeting Luke. <-- Seriously one of the brightest smiles I've ever encountered. And I'm still humbled when I recall the generous outpouring of support from my family and friends. Seriously. You all rock. But I decided to just run this year. After all, of the two goals I set for myself on this journey last year, actually running 13 miles is the one I didn't accomplish.

OhWait. You mean completing the online registration wasn't the hard part? Shoot. S'pose I should now begin the search for my training schedule and shake the dust off my running shoes.

Any other you a first-timers out there? Or is running the Mini on your check list with grocery shopping and going to the dentist?


  1. Renee3.12.09

    you can do it Karissa (and your left foot)! We are so excited for you!

  2. We are excited that you are planning to run the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in 2010!! Follow the 500 Festival on Facebook and Twitter for updates, training tips, and race information! GOOD LUCK!!

  3. Nicole7.12.09

    Go Karissa, you can do it girl. If i was in indy, i would do it with you!