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Sunday, March 20, 2011

HungryRunnerSister Race Recap

Dear HungryRunner Readers,

Janae has given me the awesome responsibility of this post.  To truly capture this beautiful experience let's start at the beginning, the night before the race.

After picking up my packet at FleetFeet, the Panda Express across the street was calling my name.  This is not the typical pre-race meal but I thought, "What the heck, the race is going to hurt anyways does it really matter if I add additional pain to my suffering?"

After the 3-course meal and fortune cookie that said, 'You will gain favors by expanding your social circle' I thought, "I am now ready."

Later that night when my stomach started hurting I realized spicy chicken is not the way to go.  Lesson learned.  If you gain anything from this blog, I hope this is it.

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As I started the race I noticed the tornado in front of me and questioned if this is normal.

Janae assured me from the side lines that it was normal and since I believe everything my amazing/beautiful/awesome/ sister,  wait Janae why are you now typing , this was supposed to be my post.  Anyways, to say that this race was windy would be a serious understatement!   By mile 1.25 and after being nailed in the head by flying debris I wondered "What in the world am I doing?"  But then I saw my wonderful sister cheering me on and I pushed through.

 

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Wait how did this picture get in here.  Sorry Janae, but what's done is done.  The picture on the right was taken seventeen years later and yes Janae could still put on the same dress she wore when she was six except now as a stylish shirt.  Okay now back to the race....

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By the middle of the race the tornado had diminished to a strong gale (is that another word for wind?) and I was feeling pretty good and confident that I could indeed finish this race.

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That is until I saw the final hill.  (Keep in mind that I had already run about 3,000 hills in this race.)   As I was approaching the final torture that my body had to endure, I saw my sweet sister standing at the base cheering me on.  Somehow knowing she was there gave me the last ounce of strength I needed to finish.

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This race taught me that I can do hard things, especially when I have the love and support of friends and family.  Thanks for reading and don't worry Janae will be back at the keyboard for the next post.

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Questions still by Rachelle-
What is the craziest thing you have ever eaten before a race?
-Panda Express.  For Janae........8 breadsticks at Fazoli's.
Would you rather run in rain or snow? or sleet or hail or ice storm?
-I ran in 'hail' yesterday.
Question by Janae, "Should my sister start a spin-off of my blog called FasterHungrierRunnierWoman?
-Yes, most definitely.

55 Comments:

At March 20, 2011 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness!!! That sister picture is HILARIOUS! so funny. Nice work on the race! Thank you for the recap!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Little Miss Runshine said...

Great race! I love your post! and yes you most definitely should start a blog!

I would rather run in snow!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Liz said...

Haha! I will read the spinoff blog!!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 9:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godnesss you to are hillarious you both brighten my day, I would love to read a spin off blog..

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Victoria Elizabeth said...

LOL I love the blog title idea! You two wonderful ladies should write a book together!

Congrats on your race!!!!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

Awesome job on the race and love the recap!!! And deffff write a spinoff blog! I'd totally read :)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

Yay hungry runner sister! i love your post!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Laura said...

Hahaha, adorable! You two are amazing together!! Congrats on a great run :-)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:23 AM , OpenID runningonwords said...

I love the sister picture! You should definitely start your own blog, although you might pick a word other than runnier. It makes me think of egg yolks.

Congrats on your race! It sounds like a really tough one and you blew it out of the water! Guess you should always eat Chinese before you race.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Britt Burns Kelly said...

I love your sisterly love. You two are darling!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Penny said...

Congrats on the race. Love the picture. Can I have some of your gene pool. You two are gorgeous. I dont think I would eat chinese before a race.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Everyday Love said...

This is great! I definitely agree with the spin off blog! The craziest thing I ever ate before a race was nothing. What was I thinking?! I just get so nervous sometimes I forgot to eat. I was cramping so bad but I lived to tell about it :)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Omigosh--I had no idea you had to battle winds like that--boo! This was a hilarious recap--I can see humor runs in the family!

The dress is picture is genius!! Kudos to mom for keeping the outfits 17 year later!!! ha ha!

I ran my first marathon in the rain and that is probably the nicest of the choices listed!! :P

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I love it! Thanks sis! You two are quite the pair. I would love to see that blog spin off. and congrats on a great race, you've got lots of good support.
LC

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Coy Martinez said...

I had a grande fiesta burrito. Just like the name, it was a "grande" mistake.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Maria said...

Brilliant race recap!
:)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

You two are so FUNNY and both so GORGEOUS!!
A HUGE well done to FasterHungrierRunnierWoman, who should defo have a blog spin off!!! :D

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Jessica Joy Daly said...

So lovely to meet another part of Janae's life! You both are so incredibly gorgeous!

FasterHungrierRunnierWoman.com would be the next hottest trend. Totally do it.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 11:57 AM , Blogger Julia said...

love this post!! so fun! the wind was definitely crazy yesterday...but you are amazing for pushing through it in that race...please start a spin-off blog! I would definitely read it :)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

Rachelle!! OMG I can't believe you did that half marathon yesterday!!! I went running not even close to that far yesterday and the WIND was KILLER!!! It seemed to always be blowing against the way I was running. Not fun, especially for race day. Good job! I'm pretty excited for my half marathon next month... I will be sure to take your wisdom for NO panda express the night before! :) P.S. I don't think anyone is supposed to be that gorgeous after running 13.1 miles. You're a babe.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM , OpenID mostlyfitmom said...

hahaha. very cute. love the sister pics.

snow vs rain? depends on the amount of wind.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM , OpenID movesnmunchies said...

AWESOME RACE!!! dang good job!!.. i would prefer rain for sure! i actually love running in the rain.. so therapeutic!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:12 PM , OpenID lolzthatswim said...

Um yes, you and your sister are hilarious! I love her recap!

I hate hills like it's my job.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM , Anonymous Liz said...

Um.. you are just as hilarious as Jenae... please make a spin off of her blog so my days will be filled with hilarious people and lives I wish I had cause you two are AWESOME! ;) Congratulations on your race!!!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Pam said...

Congrats on your race!

I fully support the idea of a spinoff blog. lol

Friday night, I was thinking I was making a mistake. I didn't have a race Saturday, but I had a long run of 11 miles. What was my fuel of choice? A Chicago-style hot dog and onion rings. But as it turns out I had one of my best long runs to date! Weird, huh?

 
At March 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

I almost peed myself laughing at those matching pictures. hahaha!

Congrats on your race...wind sounds tough. I am praying for a perfect weather day on April 30th and that all the hills in Nashville magically flatten out. Hey, a girl can dream!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

Congrats HungrySister. Spin off blog would be great. Selfishly I already have a topic for you......how to be an older/sister and friend. I have an older sister and she can be kind of bossy and competitive. I crave the relationship you two seem to have.

Worst choice before a race......eggs.....why????

 
At March 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM , OpenID evamadera said...

Great blog! loved it!
My sister and I have a pic similar to that. When we were little (I'm 3 years older) we had matching red pajama dresses and one night we accidentally grabbed the wrong ones. Mine came up to my knees and hers trailed way below her feet. In the pic she's draped all over me with her mouth open wide in a ginormous laugh. Love it!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM , OpenID antosdoeslife said...

Awesome job! Running in the wind is tough for sure! :)

I definitely prefer sunshine and blue skies but if I had to take one I would take rain or snow. I wish snow didn't have to be so cold to run in though. :(

 
At March 20, 2011 at 1:27 PM , Blogger ~Jessica~ said...

Running in the rain can actually be quite cleansing and enjoyable, so I would definitely choose that as my weather option.

And heck yes to a spin-off blog...did you post your time for the half by the way? I'm dying to know.

xxx

 
At March 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Angie said...

Congrats on you race!!!!

I love the picture of you two! That is hilarious!!!!

The worst thing I've eaten before a race is Thai food. Luckily it was just a 5K!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM , Anonymous Caitlin said...

Awesome race girl!!! You two are great! I hope we read more random posts from you :)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 2:04 PM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

Great race! I would love a spinoff blog- make it happen!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

awesome job!

um, those sister pictures are AMAZING!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 3:07 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

congrats on the race!! Love the matching outfitss--reminds me of me and my sistas when we were little :)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 3:11 PM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

Congrats girl!! And yes you should start a spinoff, that would rock all of our socks. Slash spicy food = never going to do that before a race. Thank you for the valuable lesson:)

Bee tee dubs you are GORG and I love your jacket! And definitely rain. It makes me feel like I'm in a movie, and it is like a shower so I feel much cleaner than I am:) But only if I'm wearing waterproof mascara. Otherwise it is just a mess!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

Congrats to your sister!! I love that sister picture of you guys. She should definitely start her own blog.
I like running in summer rain, I did my last half marathon in the pouring rain last summer, and it was actually pretty awesome!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Ah, sister, I feel for you! The night before a marathon I had spicy chicken wings and Malbec. And no water. I was so dehydrated and my stomach was soooo upset!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Oh I should add that marathon was a 20-min PR for me; it was my first BQ time so I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ;-)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

That picture of you guys in the same outfits as when you were little is hilarious!!!
Great job on the run! From that list, I'd rather run in rain. :)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

matching dress pictures... Omigosh. I almost fell off my chair I was laughing so hard. :)

HungryRunnerSister is awesome, just like HungryRunnerGirl. :) She should totally have a spin-off blog. I'd totally blog-stalk her too!

HungryRunnerSister should not have had Panda Express as a pre-race meal. ugh. I dry heaved just thinking about it.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Katy said...

Great job on the run!! I totally want to see a spin-off blog. PLEASE!! :) I am loving the sister picture! Hilarious! And you two are GORGEOUS!!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Sounds like an intense race; congrats on getting to the finish! I definitely agree that having someone to cheer you on is incredibly helpful.

I'd definitely rather run in rain.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Tara said...

GREAT JOB RACHELLE!! Congrats on finishing!!

I'm a wimp (or just not dedicated enough to running) to run in those conditions! YUCK!

That sister picture is HILARIOUS!!!! I only have a brother and we don't have very many pictures like that.

 
At March 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM , OpenID cleaneatingchelsey.com said...

You and your sister rock. I especially like the matching shirt picture. That just makes me laugh uncontrollably!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Preston and Jamyn said...

Yay Rachelle! I loved the post!! Congrats on the race! That is awesome. I'm training for my first half so you should post again and talk about your training schedule. PS I love love your running attire!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

Great job lady!! Congrats!!!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM , Blogger The Monahan's said...

I'm so bummed, because I totally live in Eagle Mountain and had no idea there was a race out here on Saturday. I guess being pregnant and crippled by the aches and pains that come with it has left me completely out of the local running loop. I could have come and cheered :(

 
At March 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

Congrats! I love the Hungry Runner Girl Sisters!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM , Blogger Effie said...

Haven't had a run yet, my first is in May.

I would have to say rain. I think hail would hurt and I don't get the other choices where I live.

Yes, definitely, your sister should do a spin-off blog!! Can't wait till she starts it:)

 
At March 20, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Running Girl said...

You rock!!
And, my first race is in April, so know crazy pre-race foods (yet).
I'll definitely take the rain over the snow!

 
At March 20, 2011 at 9:36 PM , Anonymous Jessica said...

Great job on the race! I love the sister pictures... your sister should definitely start her own blog!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 4:36 AM , Anonymous Nik said...

This post had me in tears, so funny!

 
At March 23, 2011 at 7:28 AM , Blogger SbMac said...

I love a little dessert before dinner. A few thin mints here or there while cooking always helps! As far as an amazing Wednesday...does a 2 hour delay becasue of yet another winter storm count. I guess the extra time in bed made up for the slow moving car ride to work! Hopefully the rain we are getting now helps clear the driveway before I head home!

 
At March 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats on the race

I am not a crazy eater before a race, my stomach is touchy as it is

I love running in the rain

I little sister off with the blogs, should be good, though getting over a 1000 followers is really tough to do

 

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