Runners Tell All – Part 2

I loved the Runners Tell All Linkup SO much last month, that THIS month, I decided to SPONSOR it… That’s right. SO, YOU can join in the fun by linking up below and see the Rafflecopter for a chance to win this month’s giveaway!

OK, so for the topic this month… My proudest running moment. Though one, guys. How am I supposed to pick just ONE?! If I had to pick a single finish-line moment, I don’t think I would be able to. Obviously I was so proud of myself after my first half, the Disney princess in 2013 (I wrote about it HERE). I wore my medal the entire day, through three airports as I trekked across the country to San Francisco. The woman working the delta counter even announced it to everyone boarding my flight from ATL. I didn’t ask her to do it, but I was so proud of myself, and loved the attention. I was so proud of myself when I finished the flying pig despite injuring myself mid-race. I wrote about it for the last link-up HERE. Doing any kind of distance race takes a lot of mental will-power, fighting through the pain was as much physical as it was mental. I know my next proudest moment will be crossing the finish line of my first FULL marathon in October (God, help me!!!!!!!!). But, One of my coolest race moments was definitely watching my mom cross the finish line of the Princess half this year. She agreed to do it with me (albeit a bit begrudgingly) probably because she felt bad that I wanted to do it so badly and no one else would do it with me. 6-16-2014 7-52-10 AM I knew she could do it, but in the weeks leading up to the race, her knee started to bother her. I know she was nervous about being too slow and being swept at some point along the course (If anything, I was the slow one!) I did a full race/weekend recap HERE.


I mean, look at that finish line photo… There I am, just trying to high five my mom and she’s totally ignoring me. I think my mom would think twice before letting me convince her to do another race. But I’m so proud of her for sticking with me for 13.1 miles. And crossing that finish line with her was my proudest running moment to date. And then I tried to feed Pinocchio some beer. 20140619-181220-65540325.jpg

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31 comments on “Runners Tell All – Part 2

  1. Hi! I’m stopping by from the link-up.
    What a fun memory! That shot of y’all at the finish line is adorable. My mom walks races, and I’ve done a half with her, but I don’t know if I could convince her to run one. Maybe one of these days.
    Good luck training for your first full! I’m a big believer that if you can do a half, you can absolutely do a full. You’ve already got the will power to train and the desire to achieve it, so you’ll be fine!

    1. I doubt I will be able to convince her to do it again! We had fun though :)

      I havent trained for any of my halfs, so I figure if I buckle down and get serious, I could train for a full. I’m already so nervous though!!

  2. That photo of you and your mom is so cute! Love it! I’m thinking about doing the Disney Princess half eventually. I’ve heard it was a good one. Thanks for sponsoring this month!

    1. I think I told her I wanted to high five her at the finish line, too! I wanted a cute picture of us high-fiving… But I think this one’s better :)

  3. I love that your proudest moment includes someone else completing a race – that’s such a way of looking at things. I love the idea of this race and I’m determined to run it one year!

    1. Definitely do it! It’s a great race for beginners too because it’s totally flat! You could convince non-runner friends to do it too because of the location!

  4. I love that photo of you trying to high-five your mom! She’s like, NOPE I got a race memory I’m making for me, get your own! haha.

    Good luck on your marathon in October! You’re going to do wonderful!

    1. She was totally in the zone and ignored me. Eventually she did high-five me, but by that point the marathon photographers had moved on to other people crossing!

      And thanks! :)

  5. What a great finish line photo! You and your mom look awesome, and all of the other faces around you guys are HILARIOUS..except for the lady in the yellow in the lower left. She looks like she is having no fun at all. Ha ha! What a great moment to share. I would love to run a race with my mom! Maybe one day…

    1. HAHA! I didn’t even notice her! She looks mizzzz. Here’s how I convinced my mom… 1- Florida in February. 2- I have a free flight for you. That’s it.

  6. That is seriously SO COOL you got to do a race w/ your mom. And I love the fact that she’s totally ignoring your high-5!! lol! A Disney race is definitely on my bucket list :)

        1. The princess is SO much fun! I’ve done it twice now. The wine and dine is next on my disney bucket list, though.. maybe in 2015! They sell out really fast, so you have to be ready when registration opens!

  7. Oh my gosh. Can I be super jealous of your finisher’s pic? I have yet to score a sweet pic like that. Congrats to your mom! I totally know what you mean. Watching my mom finish our 5k in April was an awesome moment for me. Thanks SO much for sponsoring and linking up! Loved reading about this. (And yay for marathons!)

  8. That looks like so much fun! And that is so awesome you got to run with your mom! Not many people can say that, so congrats to you both.

  9. I <3 your running story with your Mom! That is so incredibly special that you two got to run that together. Also, that awesome flight attendant who announced you ran a 1/2? AWESOME!

    Thanks so much for sponsoring the RTA this month!

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