“It’s for Pop”

I had only been running for a couple of months when I promised my dad I would try and qualify for Boston. Here is how Ryan O’Leary, Sports Reporter for the Columbus Republic chronicled my story on the eve of the race where I kept that promise: Sometime this week, Kathy Yeager will stop by […]

260 Thank You’s

It has always been a dream of mine to run the Boston Marathon, but as a five-hour runner, I knew I would never make the BAA’s qualifying standards. So I decided in 2013 to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital and thus gained entry into the 117th Boston Marathon. I was at mile 22 when […]

Boston on a Five Year Cycle

We started running in 2004 and at first never thought of doing a marathon. We just ran because it was fun. However, after a few weeks we signed up for a 10k race – my first – and we really enjoyed it! Then after a while we thought: “New York City Marathon. Wow, that would […]

The sound of the bombs from the news went off in my head all night

It’s been more than a year since I ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and I am finally writing my story — before it’s too late and I forget. I have been running marathons since 2001, when I ran the White Rock Marathon in Dallas. I have since run more than a dozen or so […]

Cashing in on the “Old People Discount”

I started running at age 46 while living in Fulton, Mississippi. Since then I have been blessed with a great network of running friends who have encouraged me to keep improving. I ran Huntsville’s Rocket City Marathon in 2011 and missed qualifying for Boston by about six minutes with a time of 4:01. With more […]

I was there. I should write something

I was there. I should write something. I was there at the start when the air was alive with energy and anticipation. I was there when runners who prepared for months nervously counted down to the start of the race. I was there when it was a perfect day for running 26.2 miles, fueled by […]