Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BAA Half Marathon

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father...
Run for your children, for your sisters and your brothers...
So you better run!

{Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over}

I did it!! I ran a half-marathon! In the pouring rain!

What an experience. 200+ miles of training culminated in an amazing race day.

I never let the forecast rain get in my head and even fended off a cold all with my eye on the prize - crossing that finish line!

I picked up my bib and shirt on Friday and the reality set in. Mom came up to cheer me on and come Sunday am I knew I was ready.

Running for Dana-Farber was amazing, I raised over $2000 and as a team we raised $760,000 for cancer research. I signed up to run this right after my uncle lost his fight with cancer and knowing that the money is going to help end this disease powered me through.

I got started, just ignored the rain, and just ran. There were some brave souls along the way to cheer us on in the rain and I even went without music because my headphone's bluetooth wasn't liking the rain. The miles really flew by and I never felt tired or ready to give up. I actually only stopped for all of 1 minute, if that. I just ran.

A coworker and his running club were handing out water at mile 11 and I rehydrated with the help from a friendly face knowing I was 2 miles from the end.

It ends in a stadium and I ran in and just sprinted to the end. Never had I been wetter or as proud of myself!

What a day, what an experience.

I even finished within my goal time range --- 2:21:40!!

I will for sure do that again!

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13 thoughts on the matter:

Tom said... {Reply}

Congrats! I'm glad that all your hard work paid off for this good cause. Thanks for joining in this week, hope to see you again.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Good for you! What a great accomplishment!

Susan Steen said... {Reply}

I'm so proud of you! Never giving up, and so much training--Way to go!!!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

You did great even despite the rainy conditions!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

That's awesome... well done!!!

Taz + Belly said... {Reply}

Yay!!! How excited are you?! My last long race was in the rain and I thought it would hinder me, but it was actually kind of fun. Congrats, friend!

Chere Mama said... {Reply}

That is awesome. Congratulations!!!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

you did it!

Nicki said... {Reply}

A wonderful testament to perseverance, focus and determination. Well done and many congratulations.

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Congratulations Tamar! Way to go girl!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said... {Reply}

Congratulations! All your hard work paid off and you contributed to a very worthy cause!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Well done Tamar, great running. i have been meaning to stop by all week and see how you went!! So busy painting.. Great time too :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said... {Reply}

Way to go! Congratulations! I have only ever done a 5k! COuldn't imagine doing a half marathon. 11 miles is a lot.