A new half-marathon pr

August 10, 2013

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.

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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.  

Jessie August 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Everyone else has already said this, but congrats x 1000. You are so fast and determined and strong. Continue to fight fiercely, girl!

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Amy August 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

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.

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Erin August 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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!

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Tracey August 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

You are amazing- I’m so proud of you!

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Mia August 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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.

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Beth August 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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!

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Sarah August 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

This made me smile so freaking much. Good job, Janae. You are amazing and inspirational in so many ways.

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Jillian August 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

You are amaze. Way to go, sista. You rock and you deserve it.

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Rachel August 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm

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.

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Crystal August 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Damn girl. You killed it!

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kat August 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm

holy crap you are fast. you are a fierce athlete!

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Emily August 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

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.

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Meri August 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm

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 :)

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Michelle August 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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!

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Alyx August 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm

You go girl! You’re my running inspiration:)

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Lily August 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I’m so stinkin happy for you! You deserve this and much, much more. Spring is coming, Janae. Big proud hug to you.

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Kelsie August 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm

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!

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Nora August 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

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.

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Alexis August 11, 2013 at 12:53 am

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!

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Madeleine August 11, 2013 at 1:01 am

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.

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Louise @ ladylouinrunners.blogspot.com.au/ August 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

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 :)

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Amy August 11, 2013 at 4:09 am

Congrats Janae! Awesome race. You are such an inspiration. You have been working so hard. Super proud of you!

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Betty August 11, 2013 at 4:15 am

Awesome job

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Emily @ Running for Boston August 11, 2013 at 5:15 am

AMAZING! CONGRATS!!!!

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Senora H-B August 11, 2013 at 5:22 am

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!

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Kristin August 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

What an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations.

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Molly August 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

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.

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Crissy August 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

Janae! You rocked it! I am so happy for you!

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Lauren August 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

You are so inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for how strong and determiñed you are. It makes all of us women athletes better.

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Maria Zimmerman August 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

Congratulations. I would not hesitate to call you a world class runner.

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Diana August 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

woot! get it gurl! :)

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Lauren August 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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!!

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Crissi @ runninggirlrn August 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Congrats! You are such an inspiration to all of us blog followers!
Awesome AWESOME awesome job!
You really rock!

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Allysia August 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Your amazing!!! Congrats! You inspire me more than you know!

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Karien @ Running the Race August 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

Congratulations!! Awesome time and awesome picture!

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Kari @ Running Ricig August 12, 2013 at 4:56 am

Holy smokes! That training really did pay off! Congratulations, Speed Racer!

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Doni August 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Woot!

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STUFT Mama August 13, 2013 at 1:05 am

Oh my word!!!! That is an amazing time lady! YOU are amazing.

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Marissa August 13, 2013 at 7:47 am

Holy crap, that’s fast!! You rock!

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april August 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

congrats on such a fast PR!

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Dylan Mary August 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm

SO awesome!! You are definitely serving as a huge inspiration for me right now, as I train for my third half-marathon! Thank you!! :)

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Tiffany August 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

Love that you actually do have a serious face because I figured you just looked calm and smiley through an entire race lol. Congrats!!

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Amanda N August 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

All your hard work has paid off!!! Great job on the PR and first place!

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Sarah October 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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 :)

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