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Flashback: The 2012 New York Marathon, The Marathon that Never Was!

The 2012 New York City Marathon was supposed to be Marathon number 32 in my streak of 52 marathons in 52 weeks, but it turned out to be, “The Marathon that Never Was.”  Now some 40 marathons later, we’re back and still going strong. 
Marathon 96, in my new Purple ASICS!

Marathon 96, in my new Purple ASICS!

Here’s a great example of what my life was like during the 52 marathons in 52 weeks, although this example is a little extreme.  Take The 2012 New York City Marathon. You may be thinking, there was no New York City Marathon in 2012.  That is correct, because about 1 hour after we landed in NYC and checked into out hotel; we found out, due to Super Storm Sandy, the marathon was cancelled.  Now what?  To keep the streak alive, I had to run a marathon that weekend.  I wrote about my New York Marathon Experience in my blog titled:

The Marathon that Never Was!

“It started as an exciting adventure, which quickly took a sharp turn.  As super storm sandy slammed down on the east coast, it took a piece of my heart along with it.  For me, I went to New York to run, along a with so many others, to show the American people that we are a courageous people in the face of heartbreak and recommit to hope and possibility when things are the hardest.  But it wasn’t meant to be.  We arrived on Friday at JFK.  In the cab ride to our hotel our driver was telling us all the horror stories going on.  Generators and back up generators were sitting there, not being used, and in place for the marathon.  Meanwhile there were still millions without power and shelter and some without food.  My heart sank.  As we got closer to the hotel I saw a two mile long line of cars waiting for gas.  Then I see a hanging crane dangling over the city streets. Wind had broken the massive steal crane, dozens of stories above the city streets.  If not for the wires holding it, the top of the crane, dangling 100s of feet above, would have crashed to the ground. The streets were barricaded off and no one was allowed within a block or two. I sank deeper into the floor of the taxi.  What other horrors were we in for, I wondered?  We arrive at our hotel and get a quick bite and we are ready to head to the expo for a great opportunity and interview with Poland Springs water.  I had CBS/KCAL news following my marathon adventure in New York, which quickly became more interesting to them because within just minutes after we arrived at our hotel, we hear a rumor that the marathon was cancelled.  The rumor quickly became a reality and honestly my first reaction was a sense of relief.

The next thing I did was order a drink and console friends.  There was a young woman, who had also just arrived, and similar to us, also had not been to her room yet.  She had come all the way from London to do the New York Marathon. Ouch!  She was horrified, in a sad and quiet way.

Now I had to figure out the next plan of action.  Quick find another marathon!  I called friends, posted on Facebook, someone please register me for the Santa Clarita marathon in California. I knew it was on the same day as New York. Next, get a flight home.  Called my travel agent and we booked the first available flight, back to LA, the next morning.

We made the best out of our 12 hour stay in NYC.  I had a big press conference with the New York Roadrunners and a photo shoot which had all been cancelled.  A fantastic article in the official program was printed in mass.  Thousands of them, that no one got to see. L It would have been huge for Pancreatic Awareness.  We then had a nice dinner with David’s family, snuck into Central Park and did a quick bandit run.  The finish line had mostly been erected, but now completely abandoned.  With absolutely no one around, at night, in minimal street lighting, we ran the finish line of the New York Marathon.  Somehow, with no one there to give us a medal or even notice, it still felt good.  There is something special about a finish line, even one not fully assembled.

Sneaking into Central Park to run through the finish line ;0

Sneaking into Central Park to run through the finish line ;0



Early next morning we hop on a plane back to LA, with little to no sleep.  Once arrived, we immediately drive to the Santa Clarita marathon expo to register.

After another few hours of sleep, Sunday morning, I am off and running the Santa Clarita marathon, #32 of 52.  The 52 lives on and the people of NYC were heard.

On the way to my marathon I heard that thousands of marathoners were on the ferry to Statin Island, to help out the now homeless and displaced.  Though the storm had destroyed the hopes of the marathon, the marathoners had brought a little hope to those in need.  That made my heart sing.

Santa Clarita marathon was hot and fun. It was not NYC.  We had 500 marathoners vs. 50,000.  I ended up running 28 miles.  At mile 14 I went back to help out a friend who was ready to quit, which gave me the extra miles.   This marathon adventure was a bit crazy, but nothing as hard as the fight against Pancreatic Cancer.

Here is a picture of me sneaking into Central Park the night the race was cancelled to run through the finish line and on the right, here I am finishing Santa Clarita that same weekend.  Nothing would stop us, not even Super Storm Sandy!


The Santa Clarita Marathon, marathon 32 of 52! We did it!

The Santa Clarita Marathon, marathon 32 of 52! We did it!

The New York Marathon will always be special, not only because of the amazing spirit and the people, but my Dad was from Brooklyn, I know he’d be proud and I know he’s still here with me.  Next week is Santa Clarita Marathon, next week!?  Here we go again!!

We Got This!

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How to survive back-to-back marathon marathons!

Just recently, I ran The Bank of America Chicago Marathon and The Rock n Roll Denver Marathon, which were a week apart,  and I guess what? I am exhausted, but I’m alive and filled with a sense of accomplishment of  completing marathons 94, 95 and 1 step closer  to 100.  Now with the New York Marathon less than 1 week a away, the question is, How does one survive back-to-back marathons?

Recovery is the name of the game.  It’s important to make sure you are getting enough protein which rebuilds muscle tissue, sleep which replenishes hormones, hydration and minerals which are also very important for recovery.

In terms of running midweek between marathons, don’t do it.   Stretching, is good, recovery takes precedent over training when you have a week between marathons. For us non-elite runners,  it’s important to slow down your pace when running frequent marathons.  It helps to take the marathons slower, you utilize less resources, which make recovery quicker and reduce the risk of injury.

I pushed it a little in Chicago to a 4:38, even while stopping to take pictures and giving out hugs on the course.  The course was super flat, so that helped. Do you know the joke about the Chicago Marathon? “What’s the biggest hill in the Chicago Marathon? … The Curb :)

Photo Op with the Project Purple Flag at mile 3 in the Chicago Marathon.  Fun!!

Photo Op with the Project Purple Flag at mile 3 in the Chicago Marathon. Fun!!


Then there was the RocknRoll Denver Marathon one week later. I knew it was going to be slow with the altitude and heat and it was just that.I finished in 5 hours and 20 minutes, with a smile on my face and a skip in my step.  Partly because I had my Project Purple Team waiting for me at the finish line, I was thinking about all the amazing pancreatic cancer survivors I was running for.

Awesome to have friends at the finish line!!!

Awesome to have friends at the finish line!!!

The Project Purple Team.  Running to BEAT pancreatic cancer!

The Project Purple Team. Running to BEAT pancreatic cancer!

Now with just a few days left before the New York City Marathon, I am getting excited, not only because it’s one of the top marathons in the world, but also because I just received my brand new kicks, for marathon 96,  my new Purple ASICS! Good thing too because the Santa Clarita Marathon is the follwing weekend.  Marathon 97 with these ASICS will be like running in Heaven!


Check out these Awesome Gel- Quantum 360s!!!

We Got This!

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Proud to be an ASICS Ambassador!

How cool is this?  I’ve been chosen to be an ASICS Ambassador!  This is the first official year of the program and I’m honored to be selected as 1 of 15 awesome people on the team.

I’ve always been an ASICS girl. During my 52 marathons in 52 weeks, ASICS was kind enough to support me on my journey. Today, I am so grateful to have them support me, as I close in on my goal to 100 Marathons, running to beat pancreatic cancer with Project Purple.

I actually looked up the word ASICS and found the name is an acronym for the Latin phrase anima sana in corpore sano which translates as “a healthy soul in a healthy body”.  I love that!!

So what helps you to have a healthy soul?  Everyone is different, for me it’s transcendental meditation twice a day and running.  Also, setting positive goals for yourself. People with goals are some of the happiest & fulfilled people I know.  It’s not about success or failure, it’s about having something to work toward.

While working toward your goal, it’s so important to stay healthy.  Take care of your body and it will take care of you.  Drink a lot of water and do what your mother said, eat your veggies. They are good for you.  Vegetables and some fruits are alkaline and you generate acids when you run.  It’s not proven, but I’ve been told cancer can’t survive in an alkaline body.   Get out ther and exercise, no you don’t have to run 100 marathons, just get going, go outside, walk, run, dance, play with your dog, your kids, and laugh.  Life is meant to be lived and having a healthy soul and body will make it that much better.

Thank you so much to ASICS for this wonderful opportunity.  I am excited to share my love for ASICS especially at the next few marathons I have coming up Chicago, RocknRoll Denver and The TCS New York City Marathon.

“It’s a big world, Go Run It!”  We Got This!!MG_Asics_Amb (1)


Why I’m running 100 Marathons?

Why 100 marathons?

I know it sounds a little crazy, but actually so many people have done way more than 100 marathons. There are some people that have even done over 100 marathons in one year.  Yes it is true.  Yolanda Holder, Trent Morrow, Larry Macon they are all world record holders and have run way more than 100.

So whether it’s 100 marathons, 100 years, 100 miles, 100 bottles of beer, (wait that’s 99), the number 100 is a milestone and a BIG number.  I figured it would be another great way to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.  It wouldn’t be easy though, I had to cram in about 13 marathons in 6 months and give up my goal of re-qualifying for Boston, but to me this was bigger and more important.

It’s will be 100 marathons over eight years.  You see, eight years ago, I was a single mom, raising two teenage kids. I was stuck, depressed and overweight.  But instead of acknowledging that voice within, I filled the void with lots of comfort food and an array of extra-strength antidepressants, which I desperately needed at the time.

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In April of 2007, at my lowest point, my parents treated my kids and I to a week long vacation in Kauai.  When I hit the beach that first day swimming in the ocean and running on the sand something in me awoke.   In that moment, for the very first time in I don’t remember how long, I began to feel alive again.  It was if I was being reinvigorated by the energy of the sea, the waves and the sand.   While I was on vacation, I didn’t miss a day of swimming and running.  I immediately felt more positive, and confidant, so much so that I made a pact with myself to keep running with my dog when I returned home to Santa Monica.  And I kept that pact and did one better, I stopped taking those supercharged antidepressants. Running became my new antidepressant.  I simply did not need them anymore, however some do and I thank god that we have medication to help those who need it.  But with a clearer mind and a healthier body, I felt like I could take on the world!  With this feeling as my fuel, I signed up for my very first event, a triathlon.

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Just five short months after I stepped foot on the beautiful sandy shores of Kauai, I completed the triathlon.  As you can see exercise wasn’t just great for my spirit, it was good for my waistline too, I lost 35 pounds in about 5 months as I trained for this event. From the first Triathlon, my father became my biggest and most devoted fan. I thought, hey, if I can finish a triathlon and a ½ marathon, what’s stopping be from finishing a full 26.2 mile marathon?  So in 2008, I signed up for my very first marathon.  The 2008 Los Angeles Marathon.

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Don’t I look happy and refreshed?  No, I actually hit the wall at mile 14.  Ouch! I am happy to say I did finish, but when I crossed over the finish line I thought, that was truly AWFUL!  I think I’ll just stick to 10ks and ½ Marathons.  But the lore of qualifying for Boston kept me coming back for more.  18 times more, I thought the more marathons you ran, the faster you would get. I was a newbie and doing all my training at race pace, but I was still having fun, sort of.

I finally hired a coach and on my 18th attempt, I missed qualifying by 2 minutes.  I was disappointed, but not nearly as disappointed as I would be when my mom called me the next day to tell me that my father had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and there was nothing the doctors could do.


Sadly, my father passed away just 35 days after diagnoses.  I felt lost, shocked, devastated and hopeless. My father was my biggest fan, there was nothing like the joy he got when he saw me run and I wasn’t about to stop now. I had another race coming up in just 10 days after he passed away.  Anyone would have understood if I didn’t run it, but I ran that race, and YES I qualified for Boston that day, with my hands pointed to my father in Heaven and my rapture is for us both.  He was in  my heart, and I knew we had done it together. I still get chills as I tell the story today!

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After that day, one thing became very clear to me.  If your goal doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.  This was my truth, just a few years ago, my life was off course, and I lacked purpose, a north star. Running gave me the answer.  But after everything I had been through with losing my dad and learning about pancreatic cancer, I knew I needed to do something BIG.  So I woke up one morning, with this crazy, half-baked idea that I could run 52 marathons in 52 weeks.  I didn’t know how I would do it, but there was nothing that would stop me.

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Now some would say 52 marathons in 52 weeks is crazy and enough, and for a while it was.  However, cancer does not take a day off and I feel like I still need do more.  It is my mission. So here I am, at 93 lifetime marathons completed.  Who would have thought?  If I at 37, a person who never ran in school, could complete such a feat, there is no telling what you can do.  Our dreams are still possible.  Maybe mine came in the form of a mid life crisis, but that’s ok.  Some people go shopping, some start drinking or far worse.  It was running that saved my life and now possibly the lives of others.

While reflecting on the many lessons I’ve learned on this journey, one of the most important is to  “Always do what you are afraid to do”, but remember, whatever you do, means so much more, when you do it for someone else. Now with every marathon I run, I dedicate it to someone affected by cancer.  It’s not about me anymore, it’s not about the marathons, it’s much bigger than that. It’s about saving lives and changing the course of history of a disease called pancreatic cancer that has gone nearly unchanged for 40 years.  So live Boldly, live Big and know that you’ve got to touch your own life first, before you can touch the lives of others.  We Got This xoScreen Shot 2015-09-14 at 2.43.21 PM

I’m now running with Project Purple. The nations largest pancreatic cancer running charity. They are official charity partners with The Boston Marathon, New York Marathon and Chicago.  I’m currently over 300K in total donations, but let’s hit that million dollar mark by my 100th marathon,  The 2016 Los Angeles marathon, so we can really make a difference. Please share and donate today if you can.  Thank you xo  Click here to  DONATE






We Ran the Rock! Kona Marathon 2015

We Ran the Rock!!!

It was 95 degrees with nearly 100% humidity, on a record setting day in Kona.  But we ran the Rock or shall I say, we Survived it!!!  Despite the heat, The New Kona Marathon is better than ever! Yeah!!

Upon arrival into The Hilton Waikoloa Village Beach Resort, I was excited to see the Queens MarketPlace.  A beautifully landscaped village with shops galore, eateries and more.  Lush trees and gardens lined the streets which made me even more excited to know we would be running through there.

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We arrived at The Hilton Waikoloa Village Beach Resort and I can’t say enough nice things about it.  They just placed number 4 on Travel & Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best list for Family Travel.  I can see why, first off, it was BIG, like amusement park big. There were dolphins, a giant lagoon that fed into the ocean, water slides, pools, boats, even a monorail, yes you read that right.   Even with the magnitude of this hotel, everything was centrally located and easy to get to.  Ancient artifacts decorated the hallways within the hotel, it was like walking through a museum.

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This was one of the BEST expos I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot).  The expo was located at the convention center at the The Hilton Waikoloa Village Beach Resort , it overlooked the waterfall on the lagoon, it was breathtaking.

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Everything was so well organized, the vendors were great, including  UCC Coffee, the best Kona coffee ever.


The Big Island Running Company was there and even gave me a purple shirt. Here I am representing in Santa Monica:

Run ALoha

Also, The Kona Marathon running logo apparel was so hot they sold out within a few hours.  However, you can still get the Kona Marathon Towel with your name on it (if you registered before June 12), click here: Kona Marathon Towel

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You could feel the excitement and Aloha Spirit in the air.  It was an honor to represent Project Purple, the Nations Top Pancreatic Cancer Running Charity, Essence Water ph10,Worlds Best Alkaline Water, and take Goddess Pose photo’s with so many friends in front of the Kona Marathon Start Line Back Drop.



Race Day

Race morning we could feel it was going to be a hot one, that’s ok by me, it just means HYDRATE, adjust your pace and have FUN!  And that’s exactly what we did.


The race volunteers were there in abundance, greeting you with their warm Aloha spirit, smiles, water, GU Hydration drink and Ice.  We may have poured more ice and water on our heads, than in our mouth.  I ran with Mark Kramer, Brian Salm and Cheryl Baumann. They are all fellow marathon maniacs and Mark and Cheryl were both finishing their 50th state. We all ran together for a while, making the miles fly by (even if we were baking on the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway). We knew the ocean was waiting for us we could see it in the distance.  Plus running on part of the World Championship Ironman bike course really made you feel like a Bad Ass :)


We finished hand in hand and although it wasn’t our fastest, it was definitely very meaningful, both Mark and I have lost a parent to pancreatic cancer.  We were grateful to be there together on his special day.  We had so much fun, helped each other when we struggled and brought it home smiling from ear to ear.


After we finished we celebrated at the Legends of Hawaii Luau at the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel, where David and I did our Honeymoon dance :)

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I am so happy that I will be returning next year, which will make it my 5th year at the Kona Marathon.  I am beyond blessed and truly love the New Kona Marathon venue.  I hope you will join us in paradise at the 2016 Kona Marathon, June 26.

Aloha and until we meet again a hui hoi..


Registration code now available for the 2016 Kona Marathon, use code KMGODDESS and save $10 off early registration prices.  Win Win!!!   Register here

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This Kona Marathon was dedicated to Beverly, who loved Hawaii and lost her life way to young from pancreatic cancer.  We must find a cure!!!   We Got This! Click here to make a donation to Project Purple to help: DONATE









My Thoughts on this Father’s Day!

5 years ago I lost my beloved father to pancreatic cancer. So far my efforts have raised over $300,000 in research to find a cure. On this father’s day, as I think of my Dad, the happy memories, the gratitude I have for what he gave our family and the tragic loss, I wish that he were still here.  He could have been here had there been a cure.  Please donate with the hopes that perhaps next father’s day many people who have had their father’s or loved ones afflicted with this disease will still be here to enjoy a life with the friends and family.  Thank you for giving this some thought and the time it will take you to make a donation. We need your help now more then ever. The following sights will gratefully accept any donation you are able to give.  Happy Father’s Day!  In loving memory of Maurice Weiss 1935-2010.




My biggest fan.  Miss you Papa xo

My biggest fan. Miss you Papa xo


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Happy National Running Day!! 26.2 Reasons Why I Run…

1. Running gives me goals to motivate me.






2. Running challenges my inner being.
3. Running gives me a sense of accomplishment.
4. I run so I will no longer be depressed & overweight.

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5.  I run for medals.

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6.  I run to be with friends

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7.  I run to be the best version of myself.

8. I run to make my Dad proud.






9. Running heals my soul.
10. I run to beat pancreatic cancer.






11. I run for those who can’t.
12. I run for Hope.

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13. I run to inspire the world.






14. Running makes me feel Alive.
15. I run to find my own sunshine.
16. Running makes my spirit shine.
17. Running makes me Happy.

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18. I run to show people anything is possible.

19. I run to qualify for The Boston Marathon.

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20. Running pisses me off :)





21. I run to have fun.





22. I run to find inspiration.
23. I run to stop thinking.
24. I run to get places.
25. I run to cross finish lines.

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26. I run for life.

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I run the extra mile for these amazing foundations to cure pancretic cancer. Please donate if you can. Thank you! Happy National Running Day.  #GoRunItJune3 We Got This!


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Exciting Things Happening at the 2015 Kona Marathon!

As the Kona Marathon get’s closer,  the more excited I get.  I wanted to share just a few more of the amazing highlights of the Kona Marathon with you:

The 2015 Kona Marathon will be located at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. The race will start and finish at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queen’s Garden. The Marathon course has some moderate hills, never exceeding 290 feet above sea level with gentle climbs and drops. That sounds great to me!

I will be running with  one of my good friends, fellow Marathon Maniac, Mark Kramer who I met on my journey of 52. Sadly he lost his mother to pancreatic cancer. We are brother and sister in Arms.   This year he will be finishing his 50th state with his good friend at the Kona Marathon.  The 3 of us will run together, estimating about a 4:30 finish, but more importantly, crossing the finish line all holding hands, signifying that you can do anything you put your mind too, anything is possible, including finding a cure for pancreatic cancer!

What do you do when you are not running?  You shop and eat of course.  There is a fun family life style resort destination shopping experience with something for everyone called The Queens MarketPlace within the Waikoloa Beach Resort. With an exciting collection of boutiques, galleries, shops and services, plus a delightfully diverse Ono Food Court, upscale restaurants and a full schedule of free Hawaiian cultural activities and entertainment.

After the marathon at Hilton Waikoloa Village, The Host Hotel,  is The Big Island Luau. How fun, right?  We will go there to celebrate so many things  like Mark’s 50th state,  My Honeymoon and seriously, just being alive. I’ve heard it’s an exhilarating experience, under a magical Hawaiian night-sky and swaying palms, featuring exotic dance, music and entertainment for the whole family with hula & fire dancers and a lavish Hawaiian buffet. E ‘Ai Kākou! (Let’s Eat!)

This year I will be representing Project Purple! Grateful my running continues to help the fight against pancreatic cancer with this amazing charity so close to my heart, who’s motto is “Running to Beat Pancreatic Cancer!”

Please Click here to make a Donation

Click here to register for the 2015  Kona Marathon

Remember to use code KMGODDESS to save!  

Looking forward to seeing you in the Land of Aloha June 28th!



We Got This!!

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How do I run so many marathons and not get injured?

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 10.25.55 PMThis is the question I get all the time?  How do you stay injury free?  I’ll tell you. The key to running multiple marathons back to back is all about recovery.  If you are not recovered from the first, you stand a high risk of being injured on the second.  Being sedentary is not as productive for cellular regeneration as something that will generate greater blood flow in the affected areas.  Running in water, walking, even swimming may generate that greater blood flow.   In addition to recovery, creating less cellular damage in the muscles can be important, as well. This can be done by running slower and even walking during parts of your marathons. When I am running back to back marathons, I slow down my pace by at least an hour of what I am capable of running so that I can recover quicker.

Before your first marathon, building additional strength, to support the joints, during a marathon, can be beneficial to injury prevention.  Stretching can also be beneficial to reduce tightness which could create pulling and imbalance issues.
There are many other components like, nutrition, getting enough protein for recovery, like my favorite Vega protein shakes, proper shoes, like my favorite ASICS,  getting enough  sleep and of course marathon training, but you’ll have to buy the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Marathon Training for that, written by David Levine (my husband) and Paula Petrella :)
That’s all for now.  Hope to see you out there out there on the course.  Running to beat pancreatic cancer. #wegotthis

Running Day Shoe Giveaway: On June 3rd (National Running Day), for every 100 tweets using the hashtag #GoRunItJune3, ASICS will give away a free pair of running shoes to a random winner.


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11 Reasons to Run The Kona Marathon:

I am so excited to be heading back to the Kona Marathon for the 3rd consecutive year. Kona was number 11 in my journey of “52 marathons in 52 weeks “ to fight pancreatic cancer. Since it was number 11, I am going to give you 11 reasons to run this race. My particular favorite, Number 11 was like running in Heaven ☺

1. Okay, the real obvious reason is the race is in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Even if you did not train well enough and didn’t quite have the race you wanted , when you finish, you are in Hawaii. Right? Enjoy it.Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 7.43.32 PM

2. There is something for everyone, The Kona Marathon, Kona Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5K, so bring the whole family!

3. Clean air. I just enjoy the air quality in Kona with views that will inspire you. Also, the friendly, fun Marathon volunteers and staff are great with the beautiful Aloha Spirit.Kona Finish


4. The Kona Marathon has been rated #1 Marathon in the State of Hawaii by TripAdvisor

5. The Kona Marathon is sponsored by UCC Kona Coffee. Best coffee on the planet and it will make you run faster, guarantee.
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6. This year the race will take place at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kona/ Kohala Coast


7. David and I will be celebrating our honeymoon there, come join us in our bliss.
David & Julie

8. Save $10 on your registration Half or Full, using code KMGODDESS (all Caps) www.konamarathon.com

9. The Host Hotel, The Hilton Waikoloa is offering discounted room rates for the dates of June 23 – July 3, 2015 based on availability. Book Here : https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

10. This could be you enjoying the Waikoloa Beach Resort 
after participating in the Kona Marathon Events in Hawaii sipping 
a delicious cup of UCC Kona Coffee.

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11. The Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon runners will continue onto the Queen Kaahumanu Highway and the famous Lava Fields of Kona, running a portion of the famous Ironman World Championship bike route before returning to the Waikoloa Beach Resort and the welcoming throng of spectators at the finish line. And super excited to share the finish line with my awesome friends, fellow Marathon Maniacs, Mark and Cheryl who will be finishing their 50th state.  What a perfect place to do it! We Got This!

Register today. Come join us and Run the Rock in the Land of Aloha June 20-28, 2015.  Looking forward to seeing you.