Bowie Rowan

@bowie·5mo ago·1:34

Today I Run My First Half Marathon!

FitnessHealthNotes to Self

"…Today is finally the day. It's 430 in the morning and soon my friends and I will be walking to the subway station in Brooklyn to run the half marathon. After six months of training, her ankle, a stomach bug, sore muscles, strained muscles, sheer exhaustion, the race is finally here. I'm very nervous. I'm super excited. I have been dealing with some foot pain, I think from a hot spot from training and some calluses.…"

#running #fitness #training


Jas (They/them) Martin

@studentlife · 5mo ago · 0:47

"…I hope you have a wonderful time. If you can, please post how it went afterwards. I'm eager to know how your marathon went. I mean, your half marathon. Either way, if half marathon, full marathon, once you get over 10 miles, it's all the same, and it's all hard. So I'm Super impressed.…"


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Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 5mo ago · 1:08

"…It's Bowie running on the hot Brooklyn pavement. Turn breath after breath. Does she make it? Does she get to the finish line? We don't know, she hasn't swelled yet, but we're waiting and we're so proud of her.…"

Wait for it… we’re waiting!


Bowie Rowan

@bowie · 5mo ago · 3:27

"…I immediately burst into tears because of how much my foot hurt, but I also felt so proud that I did it and I somehow found it within myself to not only finish while feeling this pain, but also to have all the runs that came before the race. It really was more about that consistency and showing up for myself and continuing to stick with this commitment I also need to do with my friends is really what it was all about for me.…"

We did it!


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 5mo ago · 1:21

"…Because what you described at Mile eight is not just about your physical pain, but it's about your relationship to the struggle and the triumph and that amazing combination and having that goal and knowing that there will be an end. I always find it fascinating when I think about people who are in a struggle where there is no end because it's just a lifelong chronic condition and they have to navigate a relationship forever. And you knew that you were going to end soon. And that is pretty profound.…"


Bowie Rowan

@bowie · 5mo ago · 2:28

"…I love your response because you reminded me of a mantra that sort of naturally came out of my last few weeks of training when I realized that this weird thing was starting with my foot and I wouldn't have time to, you know, like, go to the doctor or do anything serious. And it didn't feel so bad that I shouldn't run the race, but I knew that it was going to be a challenge for sure.…"

@DBPardes "I am not my pain."


Jas (They/them) Martin

@studentlife · 5mo ago · 0:09

"…Oh, my gosh. Deborah, you were one of my favorite swell people. You were so funny. I love this. And it's so appropriate. I love, love, love this. You're so funny.…"


Jas (They/them) Martin

@studentlife · 5mo ago · 0:45

"…And I know, like, I'm sure you kind of talked about this, but the goal that you accomplished and just, like showing yourself that you can be dedicated and show up for yourself and for other people must feel amazing. And I am, like, over the moon happy for you because I know exactly how that feels, and it's what I would hope for everybody. So to see you relishing that is so exciting, and I'm so happy for you. And Congratulations. Th.…"


Bowie Rowan

@bowie · 4mo ago · 1:07

"…Thank you so much, Jazz. It was so awesome to have your support throughout this process. I actually am just about to go for my first run since I did the half marathon. I took some weeks off to just kind of recover, recover and recalibrate and have just been dancing and doing yoga instead. So I'm really looking forward to going for my first little run in a while tonight, knowing that I can do so much more than I ever thought.…"


Ray Garraud

@RookieRunnerPod · 2mo ago · 1:55

"…One is the one you ran, and the other one is put on by New York Road Runners. And that's the one I ray. And that one goes from Prospect Park down Ocean Avenue to Coney Island. It's always a lot of fun. Usually about 20,000 people show up, and it was quite fun. But the last 6 miles were brutally hot.…"


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