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Kelly’s Marathon Recap

by Meghann on January 12, 2010

Good Morning!

I have an early morning meeting and in my absence I thought you would enjoy taking a peak at my sister’s marathon experience.

(Warning: Have some tissues near by! This video may bring on some tears) ๐Ÿ™‚

Isn’t my sister amazing?!?! I am so proud of her!

1 Nicole January 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

Before I watched it I thought, oh I won’t cry, but I was definitely tearing up at the end!! Congratulations to both of you. It’s so inspiring!

2 madisonruns January 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

“Crying is for half-marathoners”

Ha! Love it. Great re-cap! I miss reading Kelly’s blog!

3 MegaNerd January 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

hehe oops… i didn’t really mean to say that!

4 Olivia January 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

Thank you for posting this! I love how honest and forward Kelly is here. You all are a huge inspiration! Congrats again & again!!!

5 MegaNerd January 12, 2010 at 8:24 am


You made me tear up!!! I was so sad when we all split up. I’m so proud of you for finishing and staying tough! You did amazing, be so proud!

Love you!!

6 Niki Jackson January 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

Wow, I am so glad you filmed parts of your marathon experience. It was so great to see and very inspiring. Great job! Niki xx

7 Roselyn January 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

Extremely inspiring and I did tear up! Congrats to you both. ๐Ÿ™‚

8 maren January 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

aw congrats kelly! miss your blog!

9 Erin January 12, 2010 at 9:10 am

Kelly, that was awesome! I loved following along. I totally teared up too. Way to go, girl!!

10 RhodeyGirlTests January 12, 2010 at 9:16 am


11 megan January 12, 2010 at 9:24 am

what an awesome video! Congratulations kelly. i loved following along. You did awesome!

12 inmytummy January 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

That’s great! Congratulations Kelly!

13 Katie @ LifeDiscombobulated January 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

Congratulations to all!!! What an awesome accomplishment! Although… “Crying is for half-marathoners”???????? Ouch! Us half-marathoners are pretty tough, too!

14 Britt @ Runnerbelle January 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

That is awesome!!! You can definitely see how the miles can break you down after awhile and it becomes a mental challenge. How amazing to capture her first marathon all on video, I don’t think I could have done that…. I probably would have been swearing by the end. ๐Ÿ˜‰

15 Sam January 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

Great job Kelly!

16 Danielle January 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

Congrats!! This is so inspirational

17 Becky January 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

Cool video! I miss reading Kelly’s blog – is there a way to contact her to get access to it again? Last time I tried to look at it, it said it was protected. Thanks and hope your legs and back are feeling better!

18 Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

yay – thanks for sharing, it’s nice to see some of Kelly again!

19 Joane January 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

Wow that was amazing! I was really feeling her pain. I’m happy for you guys! Way to go!!!

20 Casey January 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

YAY for Kelly! I miss Beneath It All, so this is great!! Again, congrats to you both!!!

21 Anna January 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

SO amazing!!! Very inspirational!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

22 kristin January 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

what a great video! congrats to both you and kelly!

23 Leah January 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

Aw! I’m so proud! This totally made me cry! It is interesting watching her go from super chirpy albeit cold to completely worn down. Pretty much reaffirms that I never want to do a marathon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

24 Niki January 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

Congrats Kelly!! You did awesome girl!!

25 Jaime January 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

OK, you were right. She totally made me cry.

You girls are awesome.

26 Laura @ Food For La January 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

She is so great! I loved the “whoo” after every comment. Definitely very inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

27 Kim January 12, 2010 at 10:51 am

Nothing like a good inspirational tear up video to get the day started. Way to go Kelly!!!

28 Erin January 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

Awesome and inspiring!

29 Anne P January 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

Aww love the video ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job Kelly!!

30 Amanda January 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

This makes me want to complete a marathon! Great job!

31 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

this was amazing to watch…thank you for sharing! she is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

32 Allison K January 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

I cried too! That was amazing. Way to go Kelly!

33 Molly January 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

Good job Kell! YOU DID IT! Good job pushing through ๐Ÿ™‚

34 Whit January 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

Yay Kelly! ๐Ÿ˜€

35 biz319 January 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

Yep, I teared up at the end too – way to go KELLY!! And I would be with you – once is enough! ๐Ÿ˜€

36 kirsten January 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

Way to go Kelly!! You did awesome!! ๐Ÿ™‚

37 Allison January 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Oh Kelly!! Amazing! Teared up at my desk at work… embarrassing… haha. What an accomplishment, you have so much to be proud of. Thanks for sharing that with all of us. Miss your blog!!

38 Kimberly January 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

WTG Kelly!!!! You did a great job!

39 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) January 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I started tearing up when the start of race fireworks went off at the start of the movie. Rock on Kelly – you did awesome!

40 Tracey @ tropicalhappiness January 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Great job Kelly! Congrats on finishing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

41 Jessica @ Jessica Balances January 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Awesome job, Kelly!!! It’s so good to hear from you again. Congrats on your first marathon and thanks for sharing that video with us!

42 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet January 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

You did SO great Kelly!!! I LOVE the beginning “we’re fu- freaking scared!” haha. You’re AMAZING! Seriously! Such an inspiration!

43 Morgan January 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Go Kelly! She had me tearing up!

44 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life January 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Awesome video!!!

45 Ashley January 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm

That was a wonderful recap of the race. I’m running my first 1/2 marathon on the Cape in February and it made me excited and also washed away my jitters! If you Florida girls can run a full in freezing weather I think I -a New England girl- will survive. Come run the Boston marathon! I live on the route and Marathon Monday is my favorite holiday.

46 Heather January 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Thank you for sharing that with us!! I love the “crying is for half marathoners” line. haha.

47 Maura January 12, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Yay! I miss reading your sister’s blog so much, so it’s great to get to see her experience here on your blog! Congrats to you both, amazing job!

48 thenheathersaid January 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

loved this. beautiful job!!

49 Laura Georgina January 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I had to rush and get a tissue after reading this–what an achievement! You two rock, and there’s nothing like racing with your sister, it’s the best kind of support out there.

My youngest sister and I recently ran a race together (my third, her first) and held hands as we crossed the finish line; I still get weepy thinking about it…

50 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I didn’t think I would tear up but wow that was emotional! Go Kelly, you rocked it!!! What a HUGE accomplishment!

51 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now January 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

So cool! Congrats to you both!!

52 Courtney January 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Aww Kelly! Thanks for filming that! :] It was so empowering to see ya beat through the stuggles and beat that marathon!!

53 Tyler January 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

she will be so glad she has that recorded years later! i’m not sure if her video makes me want to run a marathon, but it was fun to watch!!

54 foodfitnessandfreya January 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Oh my gosh, I teared up! I NEVER get that at films!! Your sister really is amazing, and an inspiration, and everything else! GO HER!!

55 Amber from Girl with the Red Hair January 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Omg what an amazing video! I loved it, that is going to be SO COOL to look back on in 5, 10, 20 years! Way to go Kelly!!!

56 Angie (Losing It and Loving It) January 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm

WOW is all I can say! So amazing, Kelly you ROCK.

I’ll be running a few 5k’s and possibly a 10k before running my first 1/2 marathon in Jamaica (well run/walk). I am so scared because I have never run before and I’ll be starting to really train soon. Your video surely inspired me. Thank you!

57 Angela January 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

wow wow wow that was incredible! So inspiring! Kelly you did amazing!

58 Monica C. January 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Wow! Great video. Made me wish I had recorded my first (and only, so far) marathon.

59 Runeatrepeat January 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Amazing job Kelly!!! You did it! It was so great to be able to watch that video and relive the race for 5 minutes, but I’m glad I don’t have to relive it for real!

60 Gina January 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Yes I did need kleenex, thanks! That was great Kelly! Felt like I was running right beside you….only a lot less painful ๐Ÿ™‚ You did great! Congratulations! What an amazing achievement!

61 Kath January 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Congrats Kelly!

62 Sam January 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Kelly I miss your blog! You did so so amazingly well, and I loved the video. I want to move to Florida so I can run with you girls!

63 cardiofoodie January 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Loved the recap!

64 Katie G January 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Congrats! That video is so motivating!

65 allijag January 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm

awww yay kelly! that was a tear jerker – so proud of both of you girls!

66 Jenna January 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Congrats Kelly! What a great video! You are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

67 Melissa January 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

amazing. i love you girls. i am sending you a metaphorical marathon hug it out!

68 Erika January 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Way to go Kelly!!! So proud of you all for doing the run…just want to give you a hug ๐Ÿ™‚

69 busygradgirl January 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Yay girls! Great video Kelly:) So awesome on the PR Meghann!

70 AprilBRuns January 13, 2010 at 12:09 am

That is an awesome recap! I felt the exact same way at the end of my first marathon. Accomplished, overwhelmed and I just completed my second one year later and am now on the trek to find both a spring and a fall marathon this year. Congratulations on your first marathon Kelly!! YOU DID IT!!

71 Julie @ Wearing Mascara January 13, 2010 at 12:29 am

That was so sweet!!!!! I loved it and definitely got a tear in my eye.


72 Renee January 13, 2010 at 12:31 am

Fantastic video! =)

73 Whole Body Love January 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

What a great video. Kelly, thanks for posting your journey. How do you still look so gorgeous after 26.2? That video made my eyes well up!

74 Jen O January 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Kelly is so adorable! I love her sweet and positive attitude through the entire race. Congratulations Meghann and Kelly!

75 Katie O. @ Fit to Wed January 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Kelly is awesome! Super funny too. I miss reading her blog!

76 TorontoGirloutWest January 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Yaaaaaaaaaaay Kelly!!!!!! You did it!!!!!!!! How insanely awesome was that!?!?

Thanks for checking up and posting the video. It’s fantastic to see how well you’re doing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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