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 linkup.  Be sure to pop over to their blogs to see what they are up to, and to see who else is linking up.

This month, Amanda and Becka’s cue was…

Who is Your #1 Running Fan?It’s not as much fun if there isn’t someone waiting for us at the finish line. This post is a nod to the family and friends who get up early to chase us around the city, make signs, and cheer us on to the finish. Who is YOUR #1 fan?



When I saw the prompt Who is Your #1 Running Fan?, I immediately thought of two people; and then I thought of a few more…

My dad was always such a big fan, and supporter.  Even though he didn’t make it to watch any of my marathons, he was so proud of me.  I’d call him after every single race, and tell him all about it.  He told everyone that his daughter was a runner, and had run the Boston Marathon.  After I ran my first Boston, and got a jacket, Dad took this picture of me – from the back of course, so that he could see the race logo.


My husband has always been a huge fan, too.  He brought Daniel (Joseph had a soccer game), and his mom to my very first marathon to cheer me on from a couple for different spots.  Bill was such a big supporter that he even joined me for training runs of up to 16 miles, before he started running marathons with me!  Now that’s dedication and support!


2000 Marathon in the Parks

Now that Joseph and Daniel have grown up, they always check in to see how my races go, and have even joined me for a few races.  It’s so fun toeing the starting line with a supportive family!

And of course, the best part of being a member of a running group is the support that we give each other.  I’m fortunate to be a part of two running groups, the Cruisers and Moms Run This Town (MRTT).  Being there for each other, pushing each other during training runs, traveling together to races, and cheering each other on at the finish line is so very rewarding.  In addition to having many fans in my running groups, I hope they realize I’m a huge fan of theirs!


  • Questions:
  • Who’s your biggest running fan?
  • Who do you support as a runner?
  • Who’s racing this weekend?