Saturday, December 29, 2012

Operation Jack Marathon - 12/26/2012

Los Angeles California
Operation Jack Foundation is an organization that helps people raise money for the autism-related charity of their choice while participating in the event of their choice.  Always great to see Louie on the course. I finished my 119th marathon of the year in 6:17:23.
We are rock stars and we know it!

 I made the Guinness Book!

End of the World Marathon - 12/21/2012

END OF THE WORLD MARATHON #116 - 12/21/2012
Humble Texas
Over 100 Marathons in a Calendar Year Club. We all ran over 100 marathons this year. Steve Hughes, Jim Simpson, Yolanda Holder, Larry Macon and Vincent Ma. 
The course was four loops on hard packed dirt roads, sand, and grass through the woods and around the lake.
Very nice to meet some of my Facebook friends
Maniac of the Year "Miss Angela"
End of the World Marathon, Day After End of the World Marathon and Apocalypse Survivors Marathon was the end of eleven consecutive days of marathoning!

Hoover Dam Marathon -12/15/2012

HOOVER DAM MARATHON #110 - 12/15/2012
Boulder City Nevada

Hoover Dam marathon was so much fun!  East Coast meets West Coast. Paul from the East Coast celebrated Titanium Level - 10 Marathon Maniac spinning stars!
Mr. Titanium

 Miss Liberty Lady Marica
Enjoyed walking a few miles with Karen...
I finished 6:21:25 (photo courtesy of Giovanni)

Honolulu Marathon 12/9/2012

HONOLULU MARATHON #107 - 12/9/2012
Honolulu Hawaii

 I broke my own Guinness World record for "Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year" by a woman.  Wow!!! 107 marathons/ultras.  My DREAM is to break my own record with a GOAL of 115 marathons/ultras and I could not have done it without a DEADLINE, December 31, 2012.  New Guinness World Record "120 marathons/ultras" Run in a Calendar Year!
New World Record!
Hawaii News Now

Death Valley & High Desert 50K 12/1/2012

Death Valley Marathon #105 - 12/2/2012
Death Valley California
Death Valley marathon #105 of the year.  Wow I'm getting close to breaking my Guinness record. This trail marathon runs on gravel road from Beatty, NV through the beautiful and scenic Titus Canyon.  The weather was good and no wind this year.  I finished 6:12:51.
Spectacular Scenery
Titus Canyon
Always fun seeing Deo MM #22
HIGH DESERT 50k  #106 - 12/2/2012
Ridgecrest California
I tied my Guinness record!  The course was a loop route over rolling desert terrain on jeep roads, single-track trails and sandy washes over the Spangler Hills.  Scenic views of the Southern Sierras but brutal and fierce winds!!!  I finished 7:56:40

Brutal winds...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Seattle Quad - 11/22/2012

SEATTLE QUAD - DAY 1 -11/22/2012
Wattle Waddle Marathon - #101
Seattle Washington
(photo courtesy of Takao Suzuki)
The Seattle Quad is 4 marathons in 4 days in 4 difference venues.  The Wattle Waddle Marathon was held at Gas Works Park in Seattle.  The course was pretty, scenic, and it didn't rain.  I finished 6:09:28.
I had the pleasure of seeing MM "Gear Guy" Ray Shaw...
It's always fun with Larry and Leslie...
SEATTLE QUAD - DAY 2 - 11/23/2012
Wishbone Trail Marathon - #102
Gig Harbor Washington
OMG!  It rained all day and I swear we were cold, wet, miserable and unhappy!  Please don't let this picture fool you.  Wishbone Trail Marathon was held in Gig Harbor's beautiful Crescent Forest. I finished unhappy in 8:10:00. read it right over 8 hours. It was brutal!!!...Four loops of 6.5 miles and each loop the puddles became ponds and the ponds became lakes...I was so freaking miserable but I finished.
SEATTLE QUAD - DAY 3 - 11/24/2012
Ghost of Seattle Marathon #103
Seattle Washington
Seattle Quad Day 3 was much better than yesterday and it didn't rain.  I got my "happy" back. The race was held at Seward Park in Seattle and I finished 6:24:00.
SEATTLE QUAD - DAY 4 - 11/25/2012
Seattle Marathon - #104
Seattle Washington
Seattle Quad Day 4, Seattle Marathon.  Yay!  I did it!!!  I finished in 5:47:01...My best time of the 4 marathons.  My body got stronger and faster.  Three more marathons to breaking my own record at the Honolulu Marathon December 9, 2012.
I felt jazzy and strong...
I love my bling!!!
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Guts to Glory Double Marathon - 11/17/2012

Marathon #100
Santa Monica California

Guts and Glory Marathon Finale was my 100th marathon/ultra of the year which made me the only woman in the WORLD to ever run 100 marathons/ultras in a calendar year twice!  I'm on pace to break my own record at the Honolulu Marathon December 9, 2012. I finished 6:34:32
Marathon #99
Santa Monica California

I'm getting very close to breaking my Guinness World Record for "Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year" by a woman.  In 2010 I ran (power walked) 106 marathons and broke an eight year record.  I finished Guts to Glory Marathon in 6:34:01
"You were born to WIN,
but to be a winner,
you must plan to win,
prepare to win,
and expect to WIN"
-Zig Ziglar-

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Journey to Guinness book

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Malibu Marathon - 11/11/2012

Malibu California - Marathon #98
Yay...What a surprise to see Tony Marathon Maniac #3..Tony is one of the founders of the Marathon Maniacs.  The MM club is one of the largest Internet Clubs in the world with over 6000 members and growing.  I'm proud to say I joined the club in 2007 and my member number is #638.  I have met some of the most amazing and insane runners through the club.  These runners have inspired and motivated me to be the "Marathoner" that I am today.  Thank you Marathon Maniacs!!!
Always nice to see Julie...Julie is running 52 marathons in 52 weeks to help raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer.  Check out her website.
 Beautiful day in Malibu...
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Catalina ECO Marathon 400 Lifetime Marathon

Avalon California
If you would have asked me six years ago what are your plans to do with your life in your 50's? My answer would not have been to break an eight year Guinness World Record for the "Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year" by a woman nor would it have been to power walk over 400 lifetime marathons/ultras.  Sometimes God puts amazing dreams on our hearts and if we listen to that little voice, he will make what seems impossible possible.  Catalina ECO marathon was my 400 lifetime marathon/ultra and marathon #97 of the year.  I'm on pace to break my own record.  Record breaking marathon #107 will be at the "Honolulu Marathon" December 9, 2012!!!  Hope to see you there...
It's always nice to see my friend Cat...
Good to see Andrea and Legacy runner Deo Marathon Maniac #22
We could not have asked for a more beautiful day on the island...a little windy but that's okay...
Don't let this beautiful Island fool you.  The course is run on beautiful, rugged, single track, ridgelines and breathtaking trails with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.  I conquer the "Catalina Crush" hill.  This is a famous hill at mile 19 of the marathon course.  I came, I saw, I conquered!   I finished 7:08:40

If you run Catalina Island Marathon in March and Catalina ECO in November you will receive this beautiful "Double Buffalo" medal.
Thank you Kevin and Meghan for a fun time on Catalina Island.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the time and the passion to reach for the STARS to change the world.  Believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Really Big Free Marathon - Coast to Coast Marathon

Boulder City Nevada
(photo courtesy of Giovanni)
I only had one day off after finishing 204.8 miles in six days.  I'm feeling strong and managed to finish this hilly marathon in 6:08:19.
 The course was pretty and hilly...
I'm not sure why it's called Really Big Free Marathon because it cost $50
Huntington Beach California
 I'm very excited to say that Coast to Coast Marathon was marathon #96 and I'm 11 marathons away from breaking my own Guinness World Record for "Most Marathon Run in a Calendar Year" by a woman.  I finished 6:05:08.
Fall asleep with Intention.
Dream with Desire.
Wake up with Action.
-Tone It Up-