I’m linking up again this month with Amanda at The Lady Okie and Becka at Sunshine To The Square Inch for their Runner’s Tell All monthly link-up.  If you remember, I’ve previously written My Running Story In 250 Words and Favorite Running Gear And Products as part of their link-up.  This month their cue was to write about your favorite or proudest running moment.


Coming up with my proudest running moment was very easy for me; well, actually two moments immediately popped into my head.  Since I’m only supposed to write about one, I’ll talk about it a little more, but I really do want to mention my other proud moment.

Last summer our oldest son Joseph decided he wanted to run an ultramarathon, but due to a busy fall schedule he didn’t want to have to train through the fall.  I suggested organizing our very own ultramarathon, and The Crusiers’ 45-Mile Ultramarathon was born!  Joseph would be the only runner planning to run the entire length of the W&OD Trail; however, we would have Cruisers placed along the trail so that he always had a running buddy accompanying him.

At the end of a very hot and long day in July, Joseph crossed the finish line with his girlfriend (soon to be fiancé ) Julie, our family friend Beth, Bill, and me.

No parents have ever been happier than Bill and I were when we ran across the finish line with Joseph.

The event was a big undertaking, but totally worth it to be able to share such a great moment with our son!  Congrats, Joseph, we’re so proud of you!

Another very proud moment in my running career was back in 1998 when I coached for the National AIDS Marathon Training Program.  I started the training season with about 120 runners, mostly novices who had never run before. Using the Jeff Galloway Run-Walk-Run Training Method these self-proclaimed non-runners built up their mileage and became marathoners.

On the day of the Marine Corps Marathon, I finished my race and then headed back to the bottom of the hill that leads up to the Iwo Jima Memorial and accompanied most of my runners (about 70) to the finish line.  Every one of my runners who started the race that morning, finished it!  One of my ladies was the very last runner to finish, but she finished!


Finishing the Marine Corps Marathon in 1998


So there you have it, two of my proudest running moments…


  • Questions:
  • What have you done that you didn’t think possible?
  • What’s your proudest running or athletic moment?
  • What’s your most memorable running or athletic moment?