I had a great race this morning! I wasn’t even sure I was going to run this race or not until my alarm clock went off this morning and I woke up excited to run. I am really glad I did.
Rachelle (in the back, she peeled off to the side for the finish… wasn’t running the race but saw me at mile 7 while she was out on her run and then somehow I convinced her to pace me for the rest of the race;) pushed me big time. I am really thankful for her!
PS turns out my coach really knows what he is doing with this whole training program that he has me on.
1:25:29…. average pace of 6:29 and first place woman. Hope you are having a great Saturday and I will have a race recap up in the morning.
Everyone else has already said this, but congrats x 1000. You are so fast and determined and strong. Continue to fight fiercely, girl!
Woo hoo! You go Girl! All those miles that you have put in have paid off… And the best part is that you haven’t lost your joy of running which is the coolest thing ever! You totally inspire me.
I had to give up my half marathon training due to lingering injuries… this makes me want to start again RIGHT THIS MINUTE. And I’m sure I’ll definitely be right there at 6:29 miles, too! :D
Congratulations! That time is incredible!
You are amazing- I’m so proud of you!
I saw this shortly after you posted it when you had like, 15 comments on it. I for some reason didn’t comment on it then, but came back to it tonight for several reasons
1. You look so fierce in that picture!! Such determination, focus and love is showing
2. It’s so awesome that it makes me so happy
3. It’s such an inspiration
After 170 comments, i considered not saying anything, because did i really just need to be the 170th + person to tell you how awesome you are? And then i quickly realized that of course i do! You deserve each and every congratulations. You’ve earned it! I hope you know how awesome you are. Your an example of hard work, and love.
Add me to the chorus of “congratulations”! You’ve obviously been working hard and it’s paying off. :) You’re inspiring me to train even harder for my next marathon!
This made me smile so freaking much. Good job, Janae. You are amazing and inspirational in so many ways.
You are amaze. Way to go, sista. You rock and you deserve it.
Congratulations!! You look so intense! Also, you’re totally hovering in the air in that photo and should probably get that checked out by a doctor.
Damn girl. You killed it!
holy crap you are fast. you are a fierce athlete!
You are going to be an elite runner before you know it :) WTG, you are so awesome and a testament to the fact that hard work and dedication pays off.
That’s fantastic, congratulations on the new PB! Great picture too, you look so focused and Rachelle cheering you on in the background is really nice.
Now you totally deserve some cookies :)
You are amazing! I’ve been reading your blog forever and you really are an inspiration. Brooke is a very lucky girl to have such an amazing mom in her life. You’ve proved today with hard work and determination you can achieve our goals!
You go girl! You’re my running inspiration:)
I’m so stinkin happy for you! You deserve this and much, much more. Spring is coming, Janae. Big proud hug to you.
Congratulations! I’m so excited for you. I can feel that sub 3 hour marathon in your near future! You’ve worked really hard for this – enjoy it! xoxo!
finally delurking (after 2 yrs!) to let you know how amazing i think you are! Great photo – you look determined, fast, and inspirational. Just shows us that we’re actually stronger than we think.
Holy crap. You’re incredible. My half marathon PR is almost an hour past that;) but wow, you really inspire me to keep on trying and improving!
This photo shows such a different side of you, Janae – a tenacious, strong, fierce side that exists beyond your huge smiles and ice cream cones.
You are such a powerful person, you have ambition and drive and motivation, and I don’t know you but I just felt like it was the right time to let you know that you are an inspiration to many people for reasons that go far beyond running.
You are a fierce competitor, a loving mother and an incurable optimist. There’s so much to be proud of! Good job.
Louise @ ladylouinrunners.blogspot.com.au/
Congratulations!!! You are so inspiring to me and you have motivated me to run again. I’m even running in a half marathon in December :)
Congrats Janae! Awesome race. You are such an inspiration. You have been working so hard. Super proud of you!
Emily @ Running for Boston
Girl, you are AMAZING! You inspire me to wake up and get off my butt and move. I dream of being as strong as you are. Congratulations!
What an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations.
Wow! This is AMAZING! You go girl! I have been reading your blog for several years and absolutely love it. You are such an inspiration to so many people.
Janae! You rocked it! I am so happy for you!
You are so inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for how strong and determiñed you are. It makes all of us women athletes better.
Congratulations. I would not hesitate to call you a world class runner.
woot! get it gurl! :)
Janae, we already know you are such a beautiful person both inside and out, but this picture, my gosh you are gorgeous!!! You look like a woman on a mission for a PR and you got it!! Love love love it!!
Crissi @ runninggirlrn
Congrats! You are such an inspiration to all of us blog followers!
Awesome AWESOME awesome job!
You really rock!
Your amazing!!! Congrats! You inspire me more than you know!
Karien @ Running the Race
Congratulations!! Awesome time and awesome picture!
Kari @ Running Ricig
Holy smokes! That training really did pay off! Congratulations, Speed Racer!
Oh my word!!!! That is an amazing time lady! YOU are amazing.
Holy crap, that’s fast!! You rock!
congrats on such a fast PR!
SO awesome!! You are definitely serving as a huge inspiration for me right now, as I train for my third half-marathon! Thank you!! :)
Love that you actually do have a serious face because I figured you just looked calm and smiley through an entire race lol. Congrats!!
All your hard work has paid off!!! Great job on the PR and first place!
I just re-read this post! Janae, you are AMAZING. The look of determination on your face in that picture is SO inspiring. Keep running, keep dreaming, you’ll reach all your running goals :)