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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Nominate Me For Inspirational Runner of the Year!

I am curious to see what will happen if I make this post.

I mean, I think I am pretty awesome and I am sure you think I am pretty awesome too.
Just ask me how awesome I am. I'll tell you I am awesome
But after I noticed a tweet from a local running store, I decided that I am going to make this post and ask for you all to email Shus to nominate me (Tanya Savage) for being such an awesome and inspirational Boise runner.

That would be awesome to have!
I am a Sweat Pink ambassador.

I am a Girls Gone Sporty ambassador.

I am a FitFluential ambassador.

I am part of Team Beef Idaho 2013.

I have done quite a few races being a new-ish, 30-something, slightly overweight runner.

I think I am a running inspiration. I hope all of you think I am an inspiration too!

Thank you for all of your support! I appreciate and am inspired by every single one of you every day of the year!


  1. absolutely doing it, just a thought you might want to add your full name to the post to help folks nominate you.

    1. Ohmygosh! Thank you! How could I have forgot my name?! Sheesh. I edited it and put my name in there.

  2. Heck yes you are inspirational. Emailing now! : )

  3. I think that you are pretty inspirational Tanya- I will email now :-)

  4. You are VERY inspirational! Emailing now!

  5. So cool!!! Love this post :)


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