Friday, January 27, 2012

On the Road to the 2012 NYC Marathon

and in the end
on dreams we will depend
'cause that's what love is made of....
~van halen

there are a few things helping me get me to the finish line.  
i have the dream.  i have the team.  i have my awesome sneaks.  i have my nike + sportband.  and i have an amazing support system from extraordinary people who have shared nothing but inspiration.

my dream....on my wall of happy

my team:
check out my page!

love my brooks, my nike sensor, and my road id
The Marathon is not about the race, its about commitment... It's not about instant gratification, it's about endurance. It's not about the thrill, it's about passion. To run a marathon, you need to not only commit to the sport, you need to commit to yourself.

my pimped out nike +, thanks to artist extraordinaire nicole

more artistic inspiration on the other side

i tweeted nike the pic of the sportband....

@nikcoyle Love this! Such a great idea.

quote from runner's world this week...kismet...
"I don't remember when I've been this nervous before. But I also can't remember when I wanted something this much."
Kara Goucher on making the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon team

a little reminder on my desk
inspirational words.... from amazing people...

i could not be happier for you. you are an inspiration to many. you have been putting out some serious mileage lately.  good for you.  i will absolutely support you.  congratulations.  i wish you all good things as you train for this amazing race. what an accomplishment.
 ~krissy m.

i'm passing an envelope around at work with your story to collect money for you!!  the note on the envelope said we all know someone is fighting cancer or has battled cancer.  my cousin just had her first chemo last friday for breast cancer.  we will support this cause!
 ~jules r.
It's great to hear you are gonna run like a savage!
~erik l.

My heart was leaping for you when I got this message!  How exciting!!!  I know that you began running casually as a way to not implode (lol, me too!), but once you get running in your veins, it can lead to all sorts of adventures...  I'm so happy for you that the road is leading you here to the NYC Marathon!  I wish you happiness and success as you train and prepare ~ mind, body, and soul.  :)  
  Revel in the journey between now and the starting line!  On that day, other forces will take over and your legs will just keep moving.
Best of luck!!!  You don't need it, though ~ you have passion instead!!  :)
~debbie g.
@nikcoyle Channel those nerves into miles! You've got this.

one mile at a time.  i will cross that finish line.  
with my dream & a whole lotta pride.


  1. Love it! I know you can do it! You are an inspiration woman~ not just to your friends but your beautiful kids are learning quite a lesson in determination. Once I get around to sitting at a computer you can count on our support!

  2. Awesome, Nik! I'm so excited for you and I love your Nike + band art work! Such an awesome idea!!

  3. I am so proud of you Nik. This is your dream, this is your passion, this is you. You go girl and we will be at the finish line cheering you in.!!!!
    Love Rita

  4. Nike Running @NikeRunning

    @nikcoyle Great blog! Keep us posted on your training -- we're with you all the way!

  5. You continue to surprise me with your endeavors and as Thoreau says - Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.Live the life you have imagined.


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