rebecca tadema-weilandt

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Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." R.W.Emerson

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips and peanut butter.

What is your favorite place to run?
Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA and the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Why do you run?
I did some running off and on in my 20s but was never very consistent. I started running again to get back in shape after having my kids. I was going for short 3 and 4 mile runs after my husband got home from work. I found it helped me relax after a day with the kiddos. Then, I did my first 5k and it was so slow, but it was awesome crossing the finish line. People were cheering...for me! I love the energy at a race and the instant connection you feel with the other runners.
Running has become something I need to do to feel like myself, to be more focused and to be a happier person. I also run to be a healthy role model for my children, something was not present in my childhood. I simply love running and hope that I will be able to do it for the rest of my life!

Where would we find you when you're not running?
Creating art and playing with my husband and kids: at home, in the yard, in the garden, at the playground, at the library. I'm at the beach and in the water all summer long.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Dan in Real Life and Adrift and Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan.

rebecca's favorites

Race Distance 13.1 (so far)
Workout Hills make me feel like a rock star!
Pump Up Song Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine