31 of 50 states in the #50in50 done:
NEW YORK 11/4/18: @nycmarathon
NEVADA 11/11/18: @runrocknroll Vegas
PENNSYLVANIA 11/18/18: @Philly_Marathon
WASHINGTON 11/25/18: @seattlemarathon
TENNESSEE 12/1/18: @stjude Memphis
ALABAMA 12/8/18: @irunrocketcity
FLORIDA 1/13/19: @rundisney #wdwmarathon
LOUISIANA 1/20/19: @thelamarathon
MISSISSIPPI 1/26/19: Mississippi blues Marathon
ARIZONA 2/9/19: Mesa-Phoenix Marathon @phxmarathon
TEXAS 2/17/19: Austin marathon @austinmarathon
MASSACHUSETTS 2/24/19: Hyannis Marathon @hyannismarathon
SOUTH CAROLINA 3/2/19: Myrtle Beach marathon @runmbm
ARKANSAS 3/3/19: Little Rock marathon @lrmarathon
NORTH CAROLINA 3/9/19: Wrightsville Beach marathon @wbmarathon
GEORGIA 3/17/19: Publix Atlanta marathon @atlantatrackclub
NEW MEXICO 3/21/19: Dust Bowl Series - New Mexico
OKLAHOMA 3/22/19: Dust Bowl Series - Oklahoma
KANSAS 3/24/19: Chisholm Trail marathon @chisholmtrail44
MISSOURI 4/7/19: Go! St Louis marathon @gostlouis
KENTUCKY 4/27/19: Kentucky Derby marathon @kyderbyfestival
NEW JERSEY 4/28/19: New Jersey marathon @njmarathon
OHIO 5/5/19: Flying Pig marathon @runflyingpig
NORTH DAKOTA 5/18/19: Fargo marathon @fargo.marathon
COLORADO 5/19/19: Denver Colfax marathon @runcolfax
VERMONT 5/26/2019: Vermont City marathon @runvermont
UTAH 6/1/2019: Utah Valley marathon @runutahvalley
DELAWARE 6/18/2019: Mainly marathons - Independence Series Bear DE
MARYLAND 6/19/2019: Mainly marathons - Independence Series Elkton MD
ALASKA 6/22/2019: Anchorage Mayor’s marathon @anc_marathon
HAWAII 6/30/2019: Kona marathon @konamarathon
After I finished the Anchorage Mayor’s marathon, I flew down to Hawaii for the Kona marathon. I had about a week to myself before Ferdinand and family arrived to meet me and run the race. I spent time reflecting and relaxing in a condo on the beach that a friend of mine set me up in. I ate a lot of fresh pineapple on the lanai.
At the race expo I met Julie Weiss, Marathon. She ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 2012 and 2013 following the loss of her father to pancreatic cancer. There’s a lot of parallel in what I’m currently doing for the foundation. We talked for awhile and I picked up an autographed copy of her book The Miles and Trials of a Marathon Goddess: 52 Weeks, 52 Marathons.
The race was very hot and humid, as we expected. It was in the low 90s with 81% humidity.
The Kona Marathon is primarily at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. The race starts and finishes at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queen’s Garden. The course has one gentle climb.
We ran by lava fields. We ran shirtless for most of the race to try to deal with the heat.
It took us a while to finish because of the heat. We took it east - over 5 hours.
The medals were cool.
Check out the Kona marathon if you’re looking for a Summer marathon in Hawaii.
Join me on the #50in50 for the Gweneviere Mann Foundation, with many ways to get involved.
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Together we will save lives through early detection programs for lung cancer and brain tumors.
I ❤️ you Gwen.