ROCKAWAY, NJ -- "Today was another great day!"
The words from Hasbrouck Heights resident Jamie Woyce on day five of seven in her 188+ mile from in the MS Run the US ultra relay. The weather was overcast throughout the day so she logged 30 miles from her starting point in Washington, Warren County, stopping for the evening in Rockaway, NJ.
"I am getting closer and closer," said the Cliffside Park teacher and coach. "In the beginning I felt really tired and wasn’t sure what today was going to bring. But for some reason the first 18 miles went really fast to me."
At the 20th mile, the Woyce family surprised her.
"My family met me at my 20-mile mark, which was a great surprise!" she said. "I stopped for a bunch of pictures with them and then was able to run a little with my niece, nephew and brother. It was so great to see them and gave me a nice boost. Being that the weather was great (overcast) I decided to do the extra mile to get it done early."
Afterwards the group went to the Denville Diner where segment 13 runner, Courtney Kruse, was working.
"It was nice to get to see her and chat about the relay," she said.
"Shockingly, I feel pretty good...definitely better than I ever thought I would," said Woyce. "I was able to go see Drs. Doerr and Doyle today which was helpful and so nice. They are such a great group of doctors and are so helpful."
Looking ahead to Thursday's run, Woyce said if she logs "30ish miles I should end up in Hasbrouck Heights. I will be able to see my family again."
Thursday's planned route will take Woyce from Rockaway through Denville, Parsippany, Fairfield, Little Falls, Montclair, Clifton, Passaic, and into Bergen County in Wallington. She is scheduled to enter Hasbrouck Heights sometime between 12noon and 5pm.
Read more about Woyce and her motivation to run at A Sister's Love: Bergen County Coach Runs to Raise Money and Awareness for MS
Donate through Jamie's MS Run the US page.
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