culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.
It was the race that almost didn’t happen. But it did, and I’m done, and I’m proud. 13.1 miles on an 80+ degree day.
Headed to Cincinnati now to watch Casey get ready to run 26.2! More to come! Thanks for all the virtual cheers – I felt them today. :)
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Congratulations Emily! I hope you recover well!
really really cool!nice job!
Congrats – I was watching your tweets and wanting you to finish, but finish well – ie not hurting yourself.
It’s done, you did it – have a great rest of the weekend.
Yay! Congratulations! Good job!
YAY! Congratulations!! And good luck to Casey!
Oh well done! I hope it was a great experience. Such a sweet photo for both of you. :)
Such an inspiration. I wasn’t feeling running today, but I’m going now because of you :)
Congratulations! Im glad you decided to run and finished! I’ve been having the same problems getting back into running post-pregnancy and have just now (my little guy is 18 months old) started to feel like I’m back in my groove and its FINALLY fun again – I didn’t think that would ever happen!
Oh my god you did it!!!! Well done! I’d say your delighted!
Congratulations! You must feel like Superwoman!
Cullen will be so proud of you :)
Good for you!!!!
yay, that’s awesome!!! i knew you’d pull it off. :)
Congrats to you! I really enjoy reading your blog–I can relate to running, your food choices your adventures in parenting. My son is just a few weeks younger than Cullen and it’s so fun reading your updates on all his tricks. Good luck on your racing in the future!
Awesome job! You are an inspiration!
Way to go mama! I saw your tweet about quitting and was so glad you didn’t. I just did my 4th and hardest half marathon and I felt like quitting for the entire second half. I’m learning that I still have a lot to learn about running and just because I ran a marathon doesn’t mean that a half is to be taken lightly. Most of your focus now is on your little one and that’s how it should be! You did awesome be proud.
Congratulations.! You rock!
Hooray! Way to go!
congrats! that is great! :)
Congratulations!! Somehow I am not surprised that you finished. :-)
So glad for you! Great job! :)
Way to go! Congrats, mama!
Yay! I knew you could do it. Good luck to Casey on his run today too. Well done Emily :-)
That’s awesome Emily! Congratulations on kicking that race’s butt. :)
way to go! looking great!
Yay! I did the mini today too. Ugh it was hot! Especially on the track. Congratulations on finishing!
Congratulations Emily! That is so awesome; you should be very proud of yourself!
Nice job, Emily! I’m running a half tomorrow morning and your story inspired me!
You rock Emily!
way to go, em! the countdown for the santa ynez has started – one week from today. dana/lynn/I are in it. maybe marci as well. kissy kissy! (p.s. I have come across some CUTE pix of you as a small child, while helping mom move.)
Whoo hoo!!! Congratulations :)
i knew you would finish! congrats!! have fun watching casey’s race!
Congrats! I didn’t doubt you would finish :-)
Wooooooohooo! I’m so happy for you. I know the mental battle….I felt the same way before my first 10km post-baby. But it feels GOOD to finish eh? :) Well done!
Awesome, you rock!
Congrats! I was running the mini as well. I saw Casey and Cullen around mile 5.5. I wanted to yell “I read Emily’s blog!” but I didn’t. Cullen is freaking adorable.
It was a rough run today for me too. I had twins 6 months ago, and while I had been training, the humidity did me in. The last 2 miles were HARD.
You are awesome for finishing. Cullen is proud, I’m sure!
congrats! i am inspired!
yayyy!! i knew you could do it. strong work emily!! congrats!
You are amazing.
Congrats on your successful race!!
Congrats! You’re amazing!
Amazing – especially with the conditions. Way to go!
Congrats. This half (temp wise) was difficult being my first half, and running my longest distance ever. I love the indy route though. Enjoy your accomplishment!
Congrats! You are such an inspiration!
Good for you! I’m so glad for you!
Great job girl, congratulations!
CONGRATULATIONS, EMILY!!! You’re a rock star!!
Hooray! And someday Cullen is going to love that photo.
What an inspiring way to start your weekend!
Congrats! I’ll be watching my sisters at the Flying Pig tomorrow!
That’s amazing! Especially with such heat. You are such a champion! :D
Yah! I thought of you as i ran this am and was hoping for that outcome!
Congratulations!!! You are amazing!
Way to go! Very inspirational!
Congratulations! That’s awesome!
Yay, Mama! Congrats! You deserve it. :)
Well done!!!! That’s very impressive
Sweet! You go girl! Thanks for being motivation for the rest of us too.
Congratulations that is amazing!!
congratulations – what an impressive accomplishment, emily!
Way to go! Congratulations!
Sooo proud of you!! I was cheering you on all morning! I think sometimes the half marathons that are the hardest- are the most rewarding. I ran last years flying pig and was soo sick but afterwards I was so thankful that I had finished the race!
I am sure that your husband and son are just as proud of you as all of your followers! Congrats again :)
Way to go, Emily!
Congratulations! I was there watching! My sister ran the mini this morning, and my dad and I ran the 5K before the mini!
good job girl…………..
Geez! You are AWESOME.. hope you know this!! :) I want to start running again.
Congrats Emily! I knew you could do it! :)
You are amazing!!!
Go you! How amazing! I can’t even imagine how great you feel.
YAY! So happy for you! Congrats!
Congratulations Emily! What an accomplishment! You are an inspiration.
YAY!! Can’t wait to hear the race report!
You rock!! Good job.
Congratulations!!! Cullen is bound to be athletic with parents like you two! Have a great day! :)
Congrats! Especially with all that you have going on!
Well done! Very inspiring :)
YOU rock!!!!!!!!!! What a fabulous accomplishment! Way to go and here’s to some rest!
Glad you enjoyed your come back race!
Good for you. I knew you could do it.
Can you imagine running a marathon in that kind of weather like they did in Boston last month?!? Yikes!
I hope you get back to where you were with your running… Your workouts were inspiring! :) congrats on the half and good luck to Casey today!
AWESOME job!!! Congrats!!
yay !! I knew you would do it !!
Congratulations Emily aka Superwoman! :)
The medal is too big for Cullen! Great job!
Congrats Emily!!! I have been following you for a year now and have never commented! Your such an inspiration!! :-)
Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve been feeling a little down because I’ve missed the past two long runs due to injury and illness… now my half is three weeks away, and I’m think that I may just make it after all!
congrats!! I saw your tweet at mile 9 and was hoping you would push on through!!! So happy for you!
You DID it!! Congrats!! What was your post-race reward?
Yay! Great job, you should be so proud of yourself!
Sorry you’ve been feeling ill the past weeks. What sort of stomach issues have you been having??
Congrats!!!! You’re amazing!!!
Yay! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
That made me cry! Well done you superstar! Having a gorgeous 4 month old boy myself I know how important these achievements are x x
Congrats, Emily! You are such a rock star :-)
GREAT job! Congrats :)
Congrats :D Glad you went with your gut and decided to do it! Looking forward to your recap!
Wow that is awesome! I am a new mom of twin boys, they are also 6 months!!
Congrats girly! Way to rock it!
So happy for you! So glad you ran back in and got your gear and did not quit before the start!!
Congratulations on your finish! Great feeling isn’t it?
Way to go Emily!
congrats on your finish! the heat must have been a shock coming from seattle this time of year. i have a 6 yr old and i struggled with pushing myself in running for a long time. i was ok after he was born but after i had nose surgery a few years ago and an ongoing hip issue the struggle was overwhelming at times. at one point i decided to just run when i wanted, i put away the watch,and i only did races for fun with friends and after about a year of that i got my lust for pushing myself again.
Congrats Emily! Can’t wait to hear more about it, along with Casey’s Pig experience!
Just found your blog and have so enjoyed getting lost in your posts about running, cooking, pregnancy, parenting, marriage, etc! Congrats on your latest race, the first of many as a running-mama! Cheers!
Do you find it a contradiction, or at least a difficult balance, between the yoga mind-body mantra of “listen to your body” and the marathon mentality of push, push, push (or as one of your favorite bloggers MilePosts says, “I run this body”)?
Congrats Emily! You rock. :)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! It was a huge race weekend I’m so glad you did it! I hope Casey had a good marathon too!
So proud of you :)
I ran it too…medal well earned
I’m all up for exercise and keeping fit, but those marathon schedules are full on and lately I’ve been reading about how excessive running ages, it’s also been scientifically proven…
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