Monday, December 27, 2010

Operation Jack -Marathon # 105

Operation Jack was held in Manhattan Beach California. The course was a 13.1 mile out and back loop on a bike path along the coast and Marina. I finished 6:30:00

Operation Jack is an endeavor that Sam Felsenfeld took on in honor of his 7 year old son, Jack. Jack is severely autistic. Sam is attempting to run 61 marathons in 2010 to raise money and awareness for Train 4 Autism. Operation Jack Marathon was Sam's 61st marathon. Congrats Sam & Jack!!! To make a donation go to:

-William James-

Keep Believing in yourself and your dreams,
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Friday, December 24, 2010

Larry's 100th Marathon

Larry ran the Christmas Eve Marathon at Dockweiler State Beach in Southern California. This was marathon #100 and his 700th lifetime marathon!!!! I surprised Larry and came out to congratulate him. Larry finished 6:28:24

It was a beautiful Christmas Eve morning in sunny California...

Hey Deo! Marathon Maniac #22...

Khirstine, Joe, Erik and Roxanna were enjoying the beautiful day.


Know what you can and want to do in life.
Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them.
Strive to have fun every day.
Use your creativity as a means
of expressing your feelings.
Be sensitive in viewing the world.
Develop a sense of confidence.
Be honest with yourself and with others.
Follow your heart and adhere to your own truths.
Know that the more you give
the more you will receive.
Believe in yourself and your dreams will come true.
- Susan Polis Schutz-

Keep Believing,
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Zombie Runner Bay Trail Marathon - Marathon #104

The Zombie Runner Bay Trail Marathon ran on sections of the Bay Trail in Palo Alto California. We had nice views of the Palo Alto golf course, airport, and the San Francisco Bay. I finished my 104th marathon in 6:41:53

Ask, Believe, Receive - just three simple steps
to create what you want. However, very often the
second step, believe, can be the most difficult one.
And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take.
Believing is absolute faith. Believing contains no
doubt. Believing does not waver. Believing remains
steadfast despite what is happening in the outside
world. When you master believing, you have
mastered your life.
-The Secret-
A big thank you to Marissa and Phyllis!!!
Keep Believing,
Yolanda"Walking Diva"

Rodeo Beach 50K - Marathon # 103

Rodeo Beach trail 50k has beautiful views of Marin Headland, Tiburon, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Rodeo Beach is one of my favorite trail races. Mother Nature was good to me; it didn't rain on me until my last two miles. I finished my last 50K of the year in 7:41:18. "IN THE SPOTLIGHT"
Ernie from Modesto California is still going strong! I blogged about Ernie back in March, and Ernie at the young age of 64 has completed 29 events this year. Ernie's events ranged from a 20k to a 50K. He did his first double this year too, the Modesto Marathon and Oakland Marathon and finished both under 7 hours. But the most fun Ernie had this year was the Tough Mudder in Bear Valley, CA. Ernie you're having too much fun in your 60's. Keep it up Ernie!!!

If you can look at the sunset and smile, and find beauty in the colours of a small flower,
then you still have hope.
If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly, and if the smile of a child can still
warm your heart, then you still have hope.
If you can see the good in other people, and if the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull
you to sleep, then you still have hope.
If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder, and if the soft fur of a
favoured pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips, then you still have hope.
If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism, and if you give people the benefit of the doubt, then you still have hope.
If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that have touched your life, and if receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a pleasant surprise, then you still have hope.
If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and frustration, and if you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it must end, then you still have hope.
If you look forward to a time or place of quiet and reflection, and if you still watch love stories or want the ending to be happy, then you still have hope.
If you can look to the past and smile, and when faced with the bad, when told everything is futile, you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase..."yes, but...",
then you still have hope.
Hope is such a marvellous thing. It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides, but rarely does it break. It sustains us when nothing else can. It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead, when we tell ourselves we'd rather give in. Hope puts a smile on our face when the heart cannot manage. Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it. Hope moves us to act when our souls are confused of the direction. Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured and something that will refresh us in return. It can be found in each of us and it can bring light into the darkest of places. So never lose hope.
"Author Unknown"
Keep Believing,
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Thank you Micheal, Mike and Sara for a race well done!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yolanda and Larry's Announcement

I am honored to announce that Larry and I will break the overall Guinness World Record for "Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year by a man & woman" together!!! We will break the record together December 31, 2010 at Savages Seven Marathon in Ocala Florida. This will be our 106 marathon in 2010!!!

Larry finished marathon #98 at Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL (5:45) and marathon #99 at Fiesta Marathon in McAllen, TX. ((5:41)

What a dream come true for me. Larry's stats will blow you away! Larry makes the impossible look possible.

Special people are those
who have the ability to share
their lives with others.
They are honest in word and deed,
they are sincere and compassionate,
and they always make sure that
love is a part of everything.
Special people are those who have the ability
to give to others
and help them with the changes
that come their way.
They are not afraid
of being vulnerable;
they believe in their uniqueness
and are proud to be who they are.
Special people are those who
allow themselves the pleasures
of being close to others
and caring about their happiness.
They have come to understand
that love is what makes
the difference in life.
Special people are those who
truly make life beautiful.
-Deanna Beisser-

Keep Believing,
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

The Impossible is Possible,
Mr. Larry Macon

Tucson Marathon - Marathon #102

The Tucson Marathon was held in Tucson Arizona. The course was a point to point course that ran along the Santa Catalina mountain range. The start was very cold and by noon temperature was 81. I handle the heat well. No heat sickness! I finished 6:05:23

Karen's tattoo is too cool! Love it!


Celebrate all you are and how much you are loved.
Honor the person you are
and all you're becoming.
Be reminded of how many people
look up to you and admire
all the goodness in your heart.
Reach out and feel the happiness
others wish for you.
Do the things
that bring sunlight to your heart
and add a touch of magic to your dreams.
-Linda E. Knight-

Keep Believing in your Dreams!
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon - Marathon #101


WOW! I did it! Guinness World Record,"Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year" by a woman. 101 MARATHONS in 2010!!!

My journey would not have been possible if it wasn't for my wonderful family and friends. God brings people into your life even if it's just for a moment. I give thanks to God for giving me the strength and courage to take on such a huge challenge. I have stepped out of my comfort zone. With God's help, a little hard work, some motivation, staying focus, lots of determination, along with some persistence, I was able to accomplish my dream of "Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year by a woman".

I had a lot of help along the way. So many people played an important part in my journey.
My husband Roger - Thank you for your love and support. I LOVE YOU!!!!
My son RJ - Thanks for driving me home from Arizona...I know I will owe you for life. Love you!
My daughter Tiffany - Thanks for your prayers. Love you baby girl!
My mom - Thanks for always believing in me. I love you mom!
My brother Ronnie - Thanks brother!!! love ya...
My best friend Cheryl - Thanks for talking to me while I drove all night and making sure I reached the start line safely. It's so amazing that we can talk for 7 hours about nothing. Love you girl!
My best friend Veronica - Thanks for the phone conversations. I hope we get to meet President Obama and First Lady Michelle...Love you!
My best friend Angela - Thank you Angela!!!
My best friend Brenda - Thank you so much Brenda! Congrats Ryan on your PR
My best friend Debbie - Thanks Debbie for listening to me talk on Monday morning about my marathons. You were the only one that would answer the phone. Love you girly!
Mr. Larry Macon - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Steve, Chris & Tony - A HUGE THANK YOU! I love being a Marathon Maniac!!!
Steve & Paula Boone - I plan on finishing up the 50 states soon.
To all my marathon buddies - Hey Maniacs!!!!
To the person who has my Iphone 4...Please return it...It has all of my 101 marathons pictures!!! I left my cell phone on the chair at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday December 6th at 11:30am. PLEASE RETURN MY PHONE!!!!

Yolanda "Walking Diva" Holder

Monday, November 29, 2010

Seattle Marathon - Marathon #100




I have one word: BELIEVE