Saturday, June 21, 2014

Runners Tell All: My Favorite Running Moment

Excited to be linking up with Amanda and Beka again this month for Runners Tell All. 

I've had many great running memories over the past few years.  I'm not sure anything I've done or accomplished so far can top running my first half marathon with my brothers.

At this point in life, we were all living in different cities, but it was fun to call one another and talk about training strategies.  We only had one opportunity to go on a training run together.  It proved to be a memorable one on the top deck of our Alaskan cruise ship.  It definitely prepared us for our big run in the Windy City about a month later.

Even though we didn't run the race together as I had imagined that we would, we all ended up at the same finish line.  And we were all equally exhausted and proud...of ourselves and of one another!

These two are not only my brothers, but also my best friends.  It meant the world to me that they branched out of their comfort zone to run this race with me!  I'll never forget this hot and sticky September day when the three best siblings that anyone could have conquered the Chicago Half!

What is your favorite running moment?

Andrea :)


  1. How fun to share your first half marathon experience with your brothers! My husband and I run a lot of the same races, but he's a lot faster than me so we never run together during a race. Just knowing someone is out there and that they're waiting for you at the finish line is a great feeling.

    I can't imagine doing a training run on the top deck of a cruise ship! Now that would be tough!

  2. I think it's fun that you ran with your brothers, even if you were at different speeds. My husband and I run very different paces but I love knowing he'll be waiting for me at the finish line.

  3. How fun that you were able to run the race with your brothers. Great relationships with siblings are such a blessing!

  4. What a great moment! I have ran one race with my dad and one with my brother. Although we never actually ran together, we did cross the same finish line (like you and your brothers) and it was a great feeling. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love it! Great memory. I would love to run in Chicago so bad. hopefully some day! Thanks for linking up :)

  6. How fun! I'm so glad you all got to do this race together. Even if you didn't run side by side the whole time just knowing they were there is awesome. Thanks for linking up with us and for sharing your story.