Monday, August 23, 2010

ET Midnight Marathon - Marathon #72

I love ET Marathon! This was my 3rd year. It's so much fun and this year there were over 950 runners! It was a beautiful night and the stars were out. No really the stars in the sky. The weather was perfect and no altitude sickness for me this year. Yippee! I finished 6:52

Meet Tony "Endorphin Dude". Two years ago Tony lost over 50 pounds! He was overweight and diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension. Tony started running half marathons and taking his health serious. Today Tony is drug free and loving life! Tony has set a goal to become a Marathon Maniacs! Watch out Maniacs here comes Tony!!!

So many Maniacs!

Everyone was happy and excited!!!

Some of us were in costume.


Catch the star that holds your destiny - the one that forever twinkles with your heart. Take advantage of precious opportunities while they still sparkle before you. Always believe that your ultimate goal is attainable as long as you commit yourself t it. Though barriers may sometimes stand in the way of your dreams remember that your destiny is hiding behind them. Accept the fact that not everyone is going to approve of the choices you make but have faith in your judgment. Catch the star that twinkles in your heart and it will lead you to your destiny's path. Follow that pathway and uncover the sweet sunrises that await you. Take pride in your accomplishments as they are steppingstones to your dreams. Understand that you may make mistakes but don't let them discourage you. Value your capabilities and talents for they are what make you truly unique. The greatest gifts in life are not purchased but acquired through hard work and determination. Find the star that twinkles in your heart for you are capable of making your brightest dreams come true. Give your hopes everything you've got and you will catch the star that holds your destiny.

-Shannon M. Lester-

Yolanda "Walking Diva"


  1. YAY!!! I made it into Yolanda's blog! Woo Hoo!!!! I had so much fun this weekend. Thanks for saving me three times, once at the 8 mile mark, then again at 20, and finally at 25.

  2. Yolanda you are awesome!! Do you remember us! we met at the Orange Curtain 50K I think 09'.
    Marc and Tanya

  3. Great write up. I love all things make me really want to run this race. I think it has really exploded in popularity! Great job!