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April 10, 2014

Bayshore to Boston for TC couple

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“You do your training and you trust you’ve done enough.”

Like her husband, Kaitlyn said the plan is to just enjoy the experience.

“Neither of us have done a really big marathon,” she said. “We’ve done Bayshore several times, plus the one in Grand Rapids. But neither of us have run Chicago or New York. This will definitely be a new experience. Running Boston with 37,000 other runners, instead of 3,000 (at Bayshore), is going to be a game-changer. We’re going to go with the flow, enjoy it and have fun.”

And it’s all possible, thanks to her decision to keep running — and fight through the discomfort — in last year’s Bayshore.

“You get into the midst of a marathon and there are definitely parts where you don’t feel good and you’re thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?’” she said. “Then you finish and it kind of renews the reasons why you started in the first place.”

And are headed to Boston.

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