April 2022 Run Family

Before we race, we like to do a “Family Photo” if we can. The Marathon Maniac/Half Fanatic Run Family can be found at races all over the country. Here are some of the run family sightings from April 2022 Marathon Maniacs at the Boston marathon At Garmin Olathe Marathon/Half marathon in the Land of OzContinue reading “April 2022 Run Family”

Running the Indy Mini

Joanne Blatchley (HF14845) Mini Indy 500 – Indianapolis, IndianaThis weekend brought me to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Mini Indy Marathon Weekend.The expo was held at the Convention Center and was very well organized. Prior to entering the actual hall you’re greeted by a Mini Indy arch sign.You head to the back of the hall forContinue reading “Running the Indy Mini”

Two in Two

Gregory Rouson (HF8068, MM12723, DA2354) Lifetime half marathon #173…DONE!!! It was wet, and rainy, and a trail half. That’s about it Lifetime half marathon #174 and Cambridge Crab Run Half Marathon #2…DONE!!! Immediately after crossing the finish line and stopping my Garmin, I uttered the colorful phrase “What the f@$k?!?!”; I finished eight minutes slowerContinue reading “Two in Two”

Running in Yosemite

Tina Torun (MM15672, DA3665, HF16109) Medal Monday and I was super happy to start a little earlier, run fast enough and to acquire my Yosemite Half Marathon medal. A lot of folks run it for the PR. I enjoyed the scenery and going to see Yosemite park afterwards. Vacation Race do not take place inContinue reading “Running in Yosemite”

Running the OC

Eddie Hahn (MM184) I was born in Fullerton California in (Orange County). (My parents moved to Oregon when I was 5). After a career as an active duty US Army soldier, I moved back to California (2006). I first read about the OC Marathon in Marathon and Beyond Magazine and identified it as a greatContinue reading “Running the OC”

Titanium 50 State Double Agent

Congratulations to Hank “On the Hill” Lopez (MM14004, DA3029, HF 16561) who recently completed multiple pinnacles of running over the last year. Leveled up to Titanium (10 stars in Marathon Maniacs) in October, 2021 Leveled up to Sun (Half Fanatics) in April, 2022 Leveled Up to Everest (Double Agent) in April 2022 Hank also completedContinue reading “Titanium 50 State Double Agent”

Celebrating at the Derby

Joanne Blatchley (HF14845) – I walked the Mini Derby this weekend. Yes I said walked. A few of us have the Indy 500 next weekend so we took it easy with this race. This was my 50th lifetime half marathon celebrated on my 50th birthday weekend. We decided to avoid the rush and pick upContinue reading “Celebrating at the Derby”

Marathoning in The Land of Oz

Brian Johnson (MM8807, DA707, HF7287) Marathon Distance or Better Race 33State 18 (Kansas)Garmin Olathe Marathon in the Land of Oz. This year’ s theme was “The Wicked Witch of the West” Let me say this…my word it was windy! The race took place at the Garmin World Headquarters in Kansas. Winds were a constant 20Continue reading “Marathoning in The Land of Oz”

World’s Okayest Runner.

Katie Applegate (HF18527) – When I started running less than 3 years ago, my goal was to finish a half marathon. I was adamant that I would never want to run a marathon. But then life kept throwing curveballs at me and I told myself I needed to run a marathon to prove to myselfContinue reading “World’s Okayest Runner.”