MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER - Marathon Maniacs

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MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER - Marathon Maniacs

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

Little Rock Marathon 2-5

Maniac Poll 4

Los Angeles Marathon 6

Pacific Rim ONE DAY Run 7-9

Social Networking 9

Dizzy Daze Endurance Runs 10-12

Half Fanatics 12

National Marathon 13

2011 Maniac Reunion 14

Bataan Death March 15

Tell Me Your Story 16-18

Report from InSane AsyLum 18

The Marathon Show 19

Promotions 20

Coming Up in April 21

New Maniacs 22

Discounts 23

Note from the Editor 24

Rhetorical Revelations

from “The Rev” 25

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Volume 8, Number 3

SEE PAGE 16!


Paige Vaiden Mucha and Nancy Oh

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Elaine Green

Meg Hays and Gaye Walter

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Pre-race Maniac dinner!

Dave Mari met up with

Pam Oliver (from Fox

Sports), she ran her first

marathon!

Dan Ratliff

I think Dave made a

new friend!

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Arkansas State Capitol

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Little Rock Marathon (3/6): Rudy Acevedo, Alison

Acott, Deanna Alvarez, Linda Ambard, Andrea Amend,

Glen Anderson, Francisco Javier Aranda, Chris Baker,

Dawn "TronWife" Benz, Raj(RunningYogi), Annette

"Crash" Blanton, Arland "Arkansas" Blanton, Trina

Bright, David Bucklew, Lisa Cao, Claire Carder, Ewell

Condron, Lee Condron, Mindy Coolman, Connie

Corbett, Edith Crawford, Morgan 'Baby Cougar'

Cummings, Scott Dahl, Bjoerg, Alicia MM Diva #3, Jim

Evans, "Pretend this is Real" Jen, Rick Franks, Frank

Gainer, Jesse "Thunder" Garrett, Charles Gattin, Clem

"Mara-Hawk" George, Greg Glennon, MM Diva # 2,

Nina Grado, Kim Gray, "MM Diva #5", Scott "Flying

Duck" Griffith, Jeff Hager, Matthew Hamidullah, Ross

Hamilton, Michael Harmon, Doug "Carebear" Harrison,

Will Hayes, Meg Hays, Greg "Caterpillar" Hennes, Tala

Hill, The Shoe, Steve Hughes, Becky Humes, Donna

Jacobs, Kristine "KJ" Jahn, Darrell James, Brian "Jesus

Freak" Joachims, Cathie Johnson, Troy Johnson, Robert

Kazar, Valerie Kilcoin, John "Mad Hatter" Kinnicutt,

Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, Lia Kinsey, Guy Klarfeld,

Dagmar Knudsen, Mark Kramer, Gary 'Cougar Bait'

Krugger, Paula Lee, Steven T Lee, Matt (Limp Bizkit)

Lengel, "Dancin Donna" Loud, Ed Loy, Richard

"Rickymac" MacLean, Tracy "Trixiemac" MacLean,

Kristin "Mud Dauber" Malek, Sue "Italian Stallion"

Mantyla, Dave Mari, Letty Marino, Nick Matthews,

Terri Menghini, David Meroney, Steve Metcalf, Linda

Elaine Green

Moody, Maggie Mount, Mike Nasiatka, Andy

Naumann, Terry Nelson, Mark Niblo, James

"Hurricane" Norris, Nancy Oh, Thomas "T.O." Okazaki,

Tina Orndorff, LOruns2cureNF, Lynn Palmer, Neil

"Infantry CPT" Paulson, Joel "Warrior" Perez, Richard

Pye, Pascal Radley, Glen Raggio, "Captain" Dan Ratliff,

Scott Richardson, Matthew Richter, "Lyle, Lyle

Crocodile" Robertson, Michelle "Running Reporter"

Rupp, Gary Schancer, Sonja Schnautz, Bill Schultheis,

Vicki Schumacher, Chip Southern, Johnny "The Animal"

Spriggs, Melissa Taylor, Greg Terry, Kevin "Pork Rice"

Terry, Big Al Thomas, Charlie Viers, Michelle

"Marathon Mama" Walker, Luke Welvaert, Lygea

Welvaert, Nancy Wentink, Steve "Half Nakedman"

Dagmar Katral White, Eddie Yoakum, Jonathan Young, Rob (Rocket

Man) Young, Stephanie Zehr

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Lisa Cao

Marla Wiggins

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Pascal Radley

Kristin Malek

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Elaine Green

Each month there will be a “Maniac poll”. This poll will be posted online. Please

take a few moments to answer this poll. I will post the results in the next

newsletter.

This month’s question: Have you ever run an ultra marathon?

Lyle Robertson

James Norris

Please vote online between now and May 5: http://www.marathonfreak.com/maniacpoll

Scott Richardson

Letty Marino

Jonathan Young

Last month’s question: Assuming that you have to wear a

Maniac shirt/singlet, which is your favorite?

The “signature” yellow singlet is still the most popular

shirt/singlet among Maniacs. Of the 91 votes 51% would

wear the signature yellow singlet. The black and white

singlet, flashy singlet, red shirt and pink Divas shirt all came

in second with 8%. Thanks for voting!

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Guy Klarfeld and Neil Paulson

Donna Loud

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Janet Marshall

Clem George

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Elaine Green

Darrell James

Annette

Blanton

David Bucklew

Michael Hsu

Donna Jacobs

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Marathon Mitch, Violeta Lopez

Karen Wang

Somebody locked up

DEO!

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MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Los Angeles Marathon (3/20): Roger Adams, Hector Aleman, Ashley Andersen, Howard Audet,

John "Pony Espresso" Backman, Andre Boulais, John Bozung, John Breding, Kirk Budds, Lan Bui,

Ryan Cavinder, Min Chae, Marathon Mitch, Jon Chernila, Alexander "Neomedic" Chin, Martha

"Ginger26.2" Corazzini, George Cornett, Sara Croft, Haywood Crowder, Lauren Dean, Lori Denton,

Doug Dominey, Randy Donaldson, Ed "Mad Hatter-Fancy Pants" Ettinghausen, Jim Fox, Guillermo

"Wil" Godinez, Irlan "Unstoppable Girl"Hebner, Eddie Hahn, Paula Hamilton, Emily Hansen, Joshua

Holmes, DEO, Buddy Jones, Joseph Kennedy, Karl "Twin" Kisch, Ethel Marie Kitching, Patti "pk"

Krebsbach, Henry Kuwahara, John Lafayette, Albert Licano, Violeta Lopez, Dan Margolis, Dave

Mari, Carla McAlister, Holly Miller, Jessica "Wabbitz" Montoya, Rocco Morales, Dana Mosell,

Jeffery "Maverick" Nakasone, Warren Nickerson, Satiro de Oliveira, Karen Osborn, Joseph "Jo Jo

Starbucks" Reilly, Silver Rivas, Rian Rosenthal, Nadia Ruiz, Terri Scadron, Cat. Schwartz, Louie

Soriano, Chuck Struckness, Joseph "The Marathon Show" Taricani, Peter Thorne, Dolores Valencia,

Jimmy Waki, Michelle "Marathon Mama" Walker, Karen Wang, Mike Westlake, Marina 'vasolina'

White, Raye Winsor, Li-Chym Wu, Ely Yaron, gohmdoree, David Yung

Irlan Hebner

Marathon Mitch, Violeta Lopez,

Eddie Hahn

Patti Krebsbach

Ed Ettinghausen

Joe Taricano

broadcasted the

Marathon Show

while running the LA

Marathon, but lost

all his audio due to

the rain!

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Lisa Bliss won

with a new

female course

record of 118.25

miles!!

Scott Krell

Cyndie

Merten

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Heidi Perry

ran 150k!

Gail and Bret Henry ran 51 miles each

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Elaine GreenDebbie

Bosilevac

ran her

first

100k!

Linda Walter

Marc Brewer, Cyndie Merten and Steve Walters

Tony Covarrubias and Shawn McTaggart

Monte Pascual

Heidi Perry

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Ben Blessing

Mike Lynes

Steve Stoyles ran 100 miles!

Bart

Brewer

(son of

MM#335 &

#889) took

most of the

photos at

Pacific Rim.

A special

thanks goes

to him for

these great

photos!

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Steve Walters sported a tutu

for 20 miles to raise money

for charity!

Seth Lyon

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Pacific Rim ONE DAY run (3/19-20): Jenny Appel, Rose Bak, Ruth Balf, Marc Brewer,

Tony C, Jodi "JoJo" Cullen, Mark Dahlby, Andy Fritz, Gail "Detour" Phillips Henry, Rob

"Rattler" Hester, Scott Krell, Andy Lin, Seth Lyon, Shawn McTaggart, Cyndie Merten,

Jess Mullen, Pete Nicholson, Monte Pascual, Heidi Perry, S, Trava Pastrana, Marilou

Russell, Steve Stoyles, Rob Stretz, Linda Walter, Steve "Marathon Freak" Walters

Just a walk in the park!

Elaine Green

Jenny Appel

ran 101 miles

Rose Bak ran her first run of more than 50 miles with 62 miles!

Jodi Cullen and Debbie Bosilevac

By running 100 miles

for three straight

years, Lisa Bliss won

the “Wildman

Award”!

Tim Englund and Lisa Bliss and

their awesome crew!

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Steve Walters ran 110 miles

during the 24 hours and in the

process raised about $2,800 for

Operation Jack and those

affected by autism!!

Andy Lin

Andy Fritz

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Marilou Russell

From Facebook to Twitter, the Maniacs have a presence in the world of social

networking. Whatever social network your prefer I’m sure the Maniacs are there,

so check them out!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8904689204

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1843119/

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/marathonmaniacs

Twitter: http://www.marathonfreak.com/mmtweet.pdf

Dailymile: http://www.dailymile.com/groups/1403-marathon-maniacs

RunningAhead: http://www.runningahead.com/groups/MMs

Jim Scheer

Jess Mullen

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Elaine Green

Fenny Roberts

Ryan McKnight

Jodi Cullen

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Sam Thompson

Tory Klementsen

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Jim Boyd

Jules Mann

Susie Ro

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Dizzy Daze Marathon/50k/100k (3/26): Jim "Ol' Jimbo" Boyd, Adrian Call,

Francesca Carmichael, Jonathan Clark, Tony C, Ted Eckert, Andy Fritz, Mo

Gillis, Matt Glew, Martin Gordon, Margaret Gorog, Rick "Road Kill" Haase,

Matt "Pooky" Hagen, Jill Hudson, Starrla Johnson, Tory "Teechur"

Klementsen, Ashley "rogue wave" Kuhlmann, "MMKuhl", Andy Lin, Tim

Lofton, Stevie Ray Lopez, Mike Mahanay, Kristin Malek, Jules Mann, Ruthie

Meraz, Cyndie Merten, Little Leslie, Heather Myers, Monte Pascual, The

Programmer, Lisa "Cupcake" Reid, S, Trava Pastrana, Katie Robinson, Tom

Scott, Takao Suzuki, Shawna Tompkins, Linda Walter, Steve "Marathon

Freak" Walters, Dan Whitaker, Casey Wilkin, Marie "Not Betsy" Zornes

The Kuhlmann Crew!

Elaine Green

Francesca Carmichael Jill Hudson

Monte Pascual Margaret Gorog Lorie Alexander

Steve Walters and

Nic Plemel Jon Yoon Tony Covarrubias

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Paige Denison

Katie Robinson and Jessica Bienvenue

Lorie Alexander

checking her

swollen foot

AND FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO

TURN IN THEIR PHOTOS AT A

LATER TIME (I will ALWAYS accept

your photos!) - 26freak@gmail.com

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Daniel Kuhlmann

Nic Plemel

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Lisa Reid

Elaine Green

Mike Mahanay

Marilou Russell

Kristin Malek

Ashley Kuhlmann and Tony

Covarrubias each ran 100k

Jon Yoon

Takao Suzuki Adrian Call Stan Nakashima

Linda Walter

Diane Robinson

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Ashley

Kuhlmann

ran her first

100k

Stan Nakashima and Rick Haase

HALF

FANATICS

HALF- M AR ATHON C R AZY

Robert

Lopez

Tired of running marathons and ultras (HA!!)? Need to

back down on that weekly mileage and concentrate on

getting faster? Then join the Half Fanatics

(halffanatics.com). There are currently over 800

members in the Fanatic Asylum, and I’m sure you’ll

recognize a few names in the group. So jump on the

bandwagon now, get your qualifying races in and join

this new, zany group!

www.halffanatics.com

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Marathon

Maniacs

running half

marathons…

YES, it’s true!

Tom Scott

Elaine Green

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Ted Eckert

Tony Covarrubias

Mike Kuhlmann

Barry Hopkins

Half Fanatics at Publix Georgia Half Marathon

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MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

National Marathon (3/26): David Aldous, Stephanie "MM Diva #1" Arango, Carrie Baker, Pete

Bartels, Raj(RunningYogi), Cowboy Jeff Bishton, Kevin Brosi, Jacqueline "Choisauce" Choi, Connie

Corbett, Tom "Drag-on" Craven, Maria Cummings, Morgan 'Baby Cougar' Cummings, Alexis

Davidson, Tom Dente, Joel Fenlason, Ram, Elaine Green, Miranda Hafford, Steve Hibbs, Rich

Holmes, Murray Honick, Lisa Howell, John Hull, Lien James, Ray "Run Ray Run" Javier, Yoshiko Jo,

Cathie Johnson, Troy Johnson, Hideki "Kino" Kinoshita, William Kolb, Gary 'Cougar Bait' Krugger,

Kay LaBanca, Eve Lane, Steven T Lee, Albert Licano, Vincent Ma, Eric "Mann-iac" Mann, Dave Mari,

Rick Marzullo, Ed Masuoka, Vickie McDonald, Steve Metcalf, Gregory Milbourne, Bart Muzzin,

Kathleen Nadherny, Greg Nelson, Jerry Noble, Amanda, Grace & Ocean, Michael Pulley, Pascal

Radley, Brian Rayl, "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" Robertson, Terri Scadron, Brent Schmitter, Vicki

Schumacher, Eric Setash, Myron Sidloski, Mary Signorelli, Laura Skladzinski, Mosi Smith, Elizabeth

Sparling, Alan Tominack, Robert Towne, Vamsi Valleri, Jeff "I want more stars!" Venable, Jeffrey

"Wardium" Ward, Richard Yanoski, Jr., Donald Ying, gohmdoree

Kevin Brosi

Elaine Green

Alan Tominack

Rick Marzullo

Elaine Green

Lyle Robertson

Alison Burke,

Sean Arnette

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http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

While we are still working out the details for the MM Reunion at the

Fox Cities Marathon, here is a bit of news from the Race Director:

Marathon Maniacs can get special colored bibs for all the Marathon

Maniacs that sign up for the Full or the Half Marathon. Participants

NEED to use the Marathon Maniac code when registering in order for

them to know who needs those bibs. The race director doesn't know

what colors will be available yet, but will keep us informed.

She is thrilled to have the Maniacs come to the FCM. She also said that there is a cap on the event and encouraged me to tell

you (Maniacs) to sign up early.

Hotels are listed on the FCM website, but here are the ones that have blocks of rooms of 40 or more:

Cambria Suites (also has Expo and Race Day shuttles) Comfort Inn

Hampton Inn Microtel Inn

Ashley Kuhlmann and Andy Fritz

Rob Stretz

Michael Miller

Mark Dahlby

Elaine Green

Elaine Green

Nina Grado

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Amber Alexander, Lori Sherwood, Renee Shaw

Kac Garcia

Chuck

Struckness

Aaron and

Shanan

Redinger

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Larry Macon and Dave Mari

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Bataan Memorial Death March (3/27): Amber Alexander,

Stephanie "MM Diva #1" Arango, Gary Beaty, Emily Bolling,

"Xtreme Mike", Clint "Last Again" Burleson, Marathon Mitch,

Sheryl Collmer, Lora (AZ Runnergirl) Eklund, Terry Frank, Kel

"Perky Turkey" Garcia, Shane Garling, Nina Grado, Kim Gray,

"MM Diva #5", Steve G, Michael "Mike-iac" Hagen, Arla Hile,

Mellody "Smiling Walker" Hughes, Steve Hughes, DEO, David

"Running Preacher" Johnson, Gary 'Cougar Bait' Krugger,

Michael Larkin, Vincent Ma, Tamara Mackey, Dave Mari,

Michelle Elaine "Mushi" Green Mason, Michael Miller, Gregg Mrkvicka,

Andy Naumann, Jackie Ong, Laurie Osterberg, Neil "Infantry

CPT" Paulson, Martin, Maryann "malvs2walk" Ramirez, Aaron

Redinger, Shanan Redinger, Joshua Rykowski, Michelle Schall,

Renee "Run Girl Run" Shaw, Lori Sherwood, Evelyn Smith,

Chad Spilman, Tony Stafford, Mark Stodghill, Chuck

Struckness, Kate Teichman

Tamara Mackey

Michelle Mason

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MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

This is a call out to ALL MANIACS, I want to hear your story!! I know many of you have a great story to tell. Many of you

have great stories of incredible weight loss and many of you have changed lives since you started running. I know some of

your stories, but I’m sure everyone would like to hear them too. Don’t be shy to tell the story, it will encourage us all and

give us all a little motivation.

Here is what I want you to do, take a few minutes and write out your story, it can be on one main topic or point, or it can

be a summary of how your life has changed! It can also be just words of encouragement or a thank you to the Maniacs as

a whole. All I ask is that you keep your story to 500 words or less, basically what I want is a short and simple story of how

your life is different then it was before running!

If you want to share a photo along with your story you can e-mail it to me (26freak@gmail.com).

I have set up a very simple form that will only take seconds to fill out. Click on the following link to

share your story!

http://marathonfreak.com/mm/mystory.htm

Here are some possible topics for your short story:

• How did you get into running?

• What was your life like before running and how has it changed?

• What inspired you to become a Maniac?

• Have you lost a lot of weight because of running?

• What groups or friends have inspired you the most?

• What words of thanks would you like to say to the Maniacs?

• How have you inspired others through your running?

Elaine Green

I started running in 1989 on Block Island. I babysat for a family who spent several wks a year there, and the parents were runners.

They were in their late 30's/early 40's and could outrun me -a 20 yr old (I'd put on those lovely freshman 15 in college). I quickly

got in good running shape. Kept it up til I got married and had kids. Stayed in shape by walking for the next 10 yrs. In Dec. 2009 a

friend asked me to run a 5K w/ her(that was my 1st race). Ran another 5K, a 12K, and decided I wanted to run a marathon. I had

always been a lone runner, but have found it much more fun to run w/ others...thus have taken to these races! Started chatting w/

another runner on my 2nd marathon (the Tri-Cities Marathon), and she was a Maniac. She encouraged me to run the Seattle

Marathon and join the Maniacs. So I did, and I'm very happy to be part of this awesome group of runners!

- Miranda Bachman (#3153)

Marathon Diet

by David Spooner (#446)

I started running to lose weight. I was up to xxxl shirts and they started getting tight so I went on a low

carb diet. I started loosing weight so I decided to start running to help speed thing along. I went to the

track to run a mile, I think I almost died. I started increasing my mileage little by little. I could see running

was changing my body. I read a story about the Seattle marathon and decided to run it. People would say

I couldn't run that far so that’s all I needed for inspiration. At mile 18 I felt awful, gutted it out and told

myself I would never do that again. I changed my mind the next day. I started eating some carbs again

and that helped. My next mission was to get to Boston and people told me I was too big to run fast

enough. It took me 16 marathons and I made it. I would see Marathon Maniacs at the races and looked at

the web site. I didn't know if I could make it in. I ran 6 in 6 weeks to get in. I have made allot of friends

from running. My goals are to Make it to the 100 marathon club(almost there), The 50 state club and run

Boston every year, And of course loose some more weight. My starting weight was 328lbs. Now I am at

208lbs. That’s why I go by marathon Diet. I want to get below 200.

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I’m going to run The Los Angeles Marathon this coming March 20th... and Elaine fromGreen there my plan is to run a full or half marathon each

month... as preparation to run an ultra marathon (32 to 50 miles) at the end of 2011.

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I started running because of my fast and stressful life, took on the big challenge of the marathon as my first

race ever, having never ran over 8 miles before that I had only 3 weeks of training and half the fourth to

achieve those 26.2 at the Los Angeles Marathon 05/25/2009.

After my second marathon Las Vegas on Dec 06, 2010 on my way back to Los Angeles had a car accident

(Dec 7, 2009) that left me with 7 fractured bones in my spinal cord from L1 to L5; L1 and L3 left and right,

kept me from running for 4 months, God knows how many times I tried to run before that only to stop after

a mile because of the excruciating pain. My doctor recommended acupuncture to help me ease the back

pain and as of today I have not needed it, my only therapy to the pain was running, started on April and

after one and a half month of hard work and dedication reached my first 10 miles focused on progression

not perfection at that point...

Took my first challenge after my accident on 05/29/10 Half marathon Long Beach Marina Vista Park.

Ran my second half marathon Legg Lake 06/27/10.

After that ran my first FULL marathon on 07/25/10 not any but the challenging San Francisco Marathon.

Followed by the Long Beach Full marathon 10/16/10.

Las Vegas Rock n Roll full marathon 12/05/2010... This was a very important run mentally and physically was going back to where I

had the accident.

Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/10. Which qualified me to become a Marathon Maniac !!!

Run in the Sun Marathon 01/30/2011.

Surf City Half Marathon 02/06/2011.

Presidents Day Marathon 02/21/2011.

I’m thankful now every day of my life that I’m alive and running again, I was given a second chance and I'm going to hold on to it, live

life. If this story helps motivate other runners or anyone to take on a challenge and DO IT! , then my purpose was done.

- Violeta Lopez (#3344)

Why I began running…..Up until 2006, I never thought I would run a ½ marathon, much less a full marathon. Originally I made this

commitment for several reasons. First, I lost my wonderful sister, Jincy “Smiley”, to cancer at the age of 39, and decided to raise

money for TNT. I believe cancer touches all of our lives and wanted to help by raising money for research. Second, I was, and still

am, grateful for my good health and still follow through with this commitment in honor of her and the pain she endured. My

sister, or shall I say, my “Guardian Angel”, keeps me motivated…there is not enough pain from running to ever match what she

went through for two years.

My son, Garrett, is my biggest cheerleader and fan! Once I overheard him telling a friend, who was asking about my medals on my

“wall of fame”, and referred to me as a “kick-butt MOM”. There is not a better feeling than for your kids to be bragging on you.

HOW COOL!!!

I have now completed 24 full marathons (Including Boston ’10 and running Boston again this year) along with many ½’s. My first

one being in January 07 and I have not stopped yet. My fondest memory is the first time I crossed the finish line. I was hooked

after that. All the pain, at the time invested, just doesn’t’ matter once you have crossed that line at the finish. The friends I have

made along the way – and the inspiration I receive from other runners is amazing.

One other memory I have from my running experience, was a practice run prior to the RNR San Antonio marathon when two little

girls saw us running and said they “wanted to be like us” (my friend and I). So we stopped and talked to them and saw them a few

minutes later running and practicing. You never know who is watching and may be inspired by you along the way…

- Lisa Short (#1394)

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I was out pulling weeds one day, feeling depressed because I couldn't play softball the summer of

1978 because of an elbow injury. along came a guy I had seen running by every now and then. he

stopped and ask if I ran. I said a mile each day. he said he needed someone to train for a

marathon with him. so I asked how far is that. his reply 26.2 miles. my reply "YOU GOTTA BE

SHITING ME". to which he said when you can run 6 miles call me and gave me his number. that

was a Friday. Sunday I called said I can do it. we ran six on Monday and I thought I was going to

die. we (Glenn Bearson and I) started running together six days a week and that lasted 22 years.

we never ran more then 13 miles for a long run leading up to our first marathon, Seattle 1978. we

said never again, three months later another marathon and the same thing, NEVER AGAIN. well

Yakima 2011 will be my 99th and hopefully Whidbey April 10 will be my 100th when I visit the guy

that got me started. Oh, and I became a maniac with the urging of Lesa Overfield # 49. I am proud

to say that after running Napa this year (March 6, 2011) with my friend Doug Jordan of Santa Rosa

calif, he was so inspired by the maniacs that he joined and is now #3590.

- Gary Otheim (#232)

I started running in 1989 on Block Island. I babysat for a family who spent several wks a year

there, and the parents were runners. They were in their late 30's/early 40's and could outrun me -

a 20 yr old (I'd put on those lovely freshman 15 in college). I quickly got in good running shape.

Kept it up til I got married and had kids. Stayed in shape by walking for the next 10 yrs. In Dec.

2009 a friend asked me to run a 5K w/ her(that was my 1st race). Ran another 5K, a 12K, and

decided I wanted to run a marathon. I had always been a lone runner, but have found it much

more fun to run w/ others...thus have taken to these races! Started chatting w/ another runner on

my 2nd marathon (the Tri-Cities Marathon), and she was a Maniac. She encouraged me to run the

Seattle Marathon and join the Maniacs. So I did, and I'm very happy to be

Elaine

part

Green

of this awesome

group of runners!

- Miranda Bachman (#3153)

The following is a statistical update on the growth of the Marathon Maniacs. It may not mean much to you, but I find it very interesting.

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Monthly Growth

Month ► Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly

Averages ► 34.4 30.4 32.4 27.7 46.6 40.8 27.9 16.0 20.0 44.6 52.9 61.1 372.7

2010 ► 105 81 90 67 127 111 78 38 50 131 171 190 1239

2011 ► 95 101 113 - - - - - - - - - 309

New Maniacs in Mar 2011 113

New Maniacs in 2011 309

Total Maniacs 3663

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Terry

Sentinella

at the Gorge

Waterfalls

50k

State MM Pct%

Washington 707 19.3%

California 374 10.2%

Texas 263 7.2%

Illinois 166 4.5%

Florida 150 4.1%

Virginia 129 3.5%

Oregon 121 3.3%

New York 106 2.9%

Ohio 90 2.5%

Oklahoma 83 2.3%

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MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

The Marathon Show (hosted by Maniac #1817, Joe Taricani) was first broadcast in June 2010. It’s a one of a

kind show that spot lights the marathon and marathon runners. Maniacs have found a safe haven with this

great show. A few times a week Joe broadcast the show live online, the shows are then made available to

download from iTunes (via Podcast). Each week Joe features a marathoner, and often does shout outs to

marathoners from all over. Another great part of this show is the “runners chat”, in these shows Joe gets

three marathoners together and does a round table discussionElaine aboutGreen many great topics. So if you have

already come across the show, please do.

Check it out and tune in! http://www.themarathonshow.com

Paul David

Jae-Byung Jung

Bjoerg Edberg, Naresh Kumar, Kino

Rob Stretz Susie Ro

Allen Thomas

Melissa Williams

On March 22, MM #1159

John Davis lost his

courageous battle with

cancer. Our prayers are

with his family and

friends, especially with

CARA and the Chicago

Maniacs whom knew him

well. RIP John....the

Marathon Maniacs will

miss you....

Nina Grado

Rob Young

Janna

McKedy

Monte Pascual

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Please let me know if you reached a higher Maniac level and want the recognition in the Newsletter!

� Titanium (10 star) Maniac: Carol Goslin

� Platinum (8 star) Maniac: none

� Palladium (7 star) Maniac: none

� Osmium (6 star) Maniac: None

� Ruthenium (5 star) Maniac: Tim Sandor, Naresh Kumar, Charles Yoo, Bjorg Edberg, Steven T Lee

� Iridium (4 star) Maniac: Laura Euckert, Kristin Malek, Leong Ying

� Gold (3 star) Maniac: None

� Silver (2 star) Maniac: Nancy Oh, Larry Kirk, Debbie Bosilevac, James Brennan, Jim O’Donnell, Ali Wheat,

John Coffey, Don Fitzgerald

Lisa Cao with Scott Jurek

Clyde Shank and Steve Kipisz

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Driving 26.2 miles, I might

as well have just ran it!!

Rachel Smith Kathy Kass and Traviss Willcox

Clyde Shank, Leong Ying, Michele Smith-Harden, Steve Kipisz, Chris

Thompson

Carol Goslin

New Titanium

Maniacs!!

Brian Pendleton

Russ “I never repeat a

marathon” Smith

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bus 6h

CAR Run the Dove Marathon

Crawley 6h

Hells Hills 50m/50k

Lake Sonoma 50

Martian Marathon

Philadelphia Endurance Runs

Rockin K Trail Runs 50m/26.2

TATUR Lake McMurtry 50k

Trailbreaker Marathon

Umstead 100

Yakima River Canyon Marathon

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Athens OH Marathon

Brew to Brew 44m

CAR Rock the Ocean Marathon

Crossroads Marathon

Knoxville Marathon

Maratón de Santiago

ORRRC Marathon

Sussex Marathon

Vista View 360 6h

Yakima Skyline Rim

Thursday, April 7, 2011

North Pole Marathon

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dead Sea Ultra Marathon 50k/26.2

Saturday, April 9, 2011

American River 50m

Andrew Jackson Marathon

Bull Run Run 50m

Charlottesville Marathon

Croom Fools Run 50m/50k

Davy Crockett Bear Chase

Diamond Valley Lake Marathon

Diez Vista 50k Trail Run

Rick Haase

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Eisenhower Marathon

Enviro-sports Muir Woods Marathon

Garden Spot Village Marathon

Kings Mountain Marathon

Labor of Love 100m/50m/26.2

Mad City 100k/50k

Moab Marathon

Mountains-to-Sea Trail 50k

Winona Lake Trail Ultra 50m/30m

Sunday, April 10, 2011

4D Soaring Eagle 50k/26.2

Big D Texas Marathon

CAR Rock the Forest Marathon

Connemarathon

Go! St Louis Marathon

Great Welsh Marathon

Hogeye Marathon

Labor of Love 50k

Milano City Marathon

Mt Si 50m/50k

Paris Marathon

PCTR Skyline to the Sea 50k/26.2

Peterson Ridge Rumble 40m

Rotterdam Marathon

Southern Indiana Classic Marathon

Vernonia Marathon

Whidbey Island Marathon

Saturday, April 16, 2011

24 Hour Run for Cancer

Blue Ridge Marathon

Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival 50m

Double Chubb 50k

Dreiburgenland Marathon

Gansett Marathon

Hogs Hunt 50k

Jersey Shore Relay Marathon

Lumberjack Endurance Runs

50m/100k/100m

Moses Lake Marathon

Mellody Hughes

Ouachita Trail 50m/50k

Oz Marathon

Salt Lake City Marathon

Seaton Trail 50m/52k

SweetH2O 50k

Sybil Lundington 50k

Traprock 50k

Wenatchee Marathon

Western Pacific Marathon

Zane Grey 50m

Sunday, April 17, 2011

CAR Marina Marathon

Earth Day Challenge Marathon

Easter Marathon

Glass City Marathon

Kasumigaura Marathon

London Marathon

Maratón de Madrid

Spokane River Run

TARC Dont Run Boston

Vienna City Marathon

WSU 100k

Zurich Marathon

Monday, April 18, 2011

Boston Marathon

Friday, April 22, 2011

Elaine Green

Bletchley Enigma Trail Marathon

Gopher Attack

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Saturday, April 23, 2011

4D Squak Mountain 50k

CAR Running the Coto Trails Marathon

Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race

Chippewa Moraine 50k

Easter Eggstravaganza

Free State 100k/40m/26.2

Lake Waramaug

New Mexico Texas Challenge Marathon

PAC Skagit Valley Ultras

100k/50m/50k

PCTR Sycamore Canyon 50k

Pine Line Marathon

Promise Land 50k

Red Mountain 50k

Running for Risa

Tie-dye 50k

Two Oceans Marathon

Sunday, April 24, 2011

CAR Hoppin Easter Trail Marathon

Easter Marathon

Monday, April 25, 2011

Utrecht Marathon

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Berkshire Marathon

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes

Capitol Peak Ultras 50m/55k

CAR Arroyomania Marathon

Country Music Marathon

Delaware Trail Marathon

Frisco Fifty 50m/50k/26.2

Illinois Marathon

Jailbreak Marathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Leona Divide 50m/50k

Minot Family YMCA Marathon and

Double Marathon

Muddy Marathon

NWTR Soaring Eagle 50k/26.2

Oxon 40m

Quicksilver 50m/50k

Shawna Tompkins

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Ryan Ho (#3551)

Steve Mackel (#3552)

Louie Soriano (#3553)

Elizabeth Ascencio (#3554)

Brian Edmison (#3555)

Paul "Pacer Paul" Carringer (#3556)

Chou Hor George Lee (#3557)

Vivian Cook (#3558)

Travis Thompson (#3559)

Allison Zelinski (#3560)

Steve Moisan (#3561)

Albert Islas (#3562)

Ewe Bee Hong (#3563)

Scott Patrick (#3564)

Carrie Askew-Walker (#3565)

Donna Palmer (#3566)

Holly Klein (#3567)

Leila Torres (#3568)

Myron Sidloski (#3569)

Carol Kuhn (#3570)

Stephen Mulrine (#3571)

Heather Gannoe (#3572)

Jason Anton (#3573)

Randy Donaldson

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Amy Stewart (#3574)

Rich Walker (#3575)

Julie Dural (#3576)

Kimberly Oehrlein (#3577)

Doug Mowbray (#3578)

Anne Jeffcoat (#3579)

Jim Kolezynski (#3580)

David Aldous (#3581)

Brent Gunderson (#3582)

Vicki Szot (#3583)

Mabel Fong (#3584)

Joe Warfield (#3585)

Gopal Kharbanda (#3586)

Starrla Johnson (#3587)

Steve Hopper (#3588)

Angela Hart (#3589)

Doug Jordan (#3590)

Sonya Himsieh (#3591)

Ria Barrows (#3592)

Sean Arnette (#3593)

Heather Whiteside (#3594)

Mike Edwards (#3595)

Thompson Law (#3596)

Bridgitte Hokinson (#3597)

Ryan Ordway (#3598)

Lacey Martinosky (#3599)

Jon Artz (#3600)

Linda Truong (#3601)

Tim Tompkins (#3602)

Intisar Hamidullah (#3603)

Debbie Stewart (#3604)

Valerie Hower with a few Oakland Raiders fans at the

Oakland Marathon

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Michael Bloom (#3605)

Robert Sokol (#3606)

Trang Black (#3607)

Tommy Black (#3608)

Rebecca-Ayme Hughes (#3609)

Emily Kooiman (#3610)

Jennifer Burns (#3611)

Rebecca Kandt (#3612)

Doug Basinski (#3613)

Jon "Pugsly" Turner (#3614)

run2thehills (#3615)

Diana Kitching (#3616)

Dan Moss (#3617)

Kenichiro Maemura (#3618)

Wendy Perry (#3619)

Teri Smith (#3620)

Corina Cervantes (#3621)

Wil Mauk (#3622)

Ayten Mauk (#3623)

Jennifer Rocha Fahy (#3624)

Lonnie Kaye (#3625)

Mohan 'Mattsaur' Dutt (#3626)

Derek England (#3627)

Becki Middlebrooks (#3628)

Jennifer Skjellum (#3629)

Lourdes

Elaine

Gutierrez-Kellam

Green

(#3630)

Joni Pinkley (#3631)

Elizabeth Trask "50 for Billy" (#3632)

John Siqueiros (#3633)

Stephanie Roberts (#3634)

Landon Dunn (#3635)

Dane Rauschenberg

with Tony Nguyen

Teal Clark (#3636)

Kathy Seastrunk (#3637)

Eve Mills (#3638)

Jacob Morris (#3639)

John Fisher (#3640)

Todd Joefreda (#3641)

Mariusz Kurzajczyk (#3642)

Erick Kuhlmann (#3643)

Rodney Bardwell (#3644)

Daniel Murphy (#3645)

Justin Rosas (#3646)

Mike Davis (#3647)

Grady Harrison (#3648)

Rick King (#3649)

Mariappan Jawaharlal (#3650)

Sandy Monson (#3651)

Nicole LeVine (#3652)

Paul Arroyo (#3653)

Steve Zaharoff (#3654)

Bob Coblentz (#3655)

Steve Scharf (#3656)

Liz Santos (#3657)

Brett Heinemann (#3658)

Derrick Hassell (#3659)

Joe Kelly (#3660)

Bill "Finish by Tuesday" Morton (#3661)

Annette Vega (#3662)

Tim Nolan (#3663)

Terry Sentinella and Kevin Douglas both won

the Badger 100 on 3/26!

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http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Elaine Green

Jeff “Boneman” Bollman (#1058)

Ever have one of those months where your job gets in the way of marathoning?? That’s been my life the last

two months and I’ve fallen behind in discount duty. No worries though. I’ll be hard at it as I start to taper for

Boston, and what better thing to do than get Maniac discounts?!? There are a few new ones added to the list

and hopefully many more by next month. Don’t forget that we have a discount at The Running Warehouse

www.runningwarehouse.com for all your non-Maniac branded apparel and shoe needs and one for TRY Chips

www.trychips.com for your healthy snacking needs.

• Martian Marathon (MI) 4/2/11: www.martianmarathon.com/

• Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon (TN) 4/3/11: www.knoxvillemarathon.com/

• Kings Mountain Marathon (SC) 4/9/11: http://kingsmountainmarathon2011.eventbrite.com/

• Eisenhower Marathon (KS) 4/9/11: www.eisenhowermarathon.com/

• Southern Indiana Classic Marathon (IN) 4/10/11: www.sicmarathon.com/

• Big D Texas Marathon (TX) 4/10/11: www.texasmarathon.com/

• Hogeye Marathon (AR) 4/10/11: www.hogeyemarathon.com/

• Oz Marathon (KS) 4/16/11: www.olathe.org/cvb/sports/Marathon/index.html

• Illinois Marathon 4/30/11: illinoismarathon.com/

• Tacoma City Marathon (WA) 5/1/11: www.tacomacitymarathon.com/

• Eugene Marathon (OR) 5/1/11: www.eugenemarathon.com/

• Cox Providence Marathon (RI) 5/1/11: www.rhoderaces.com/marathon.html

• BMO Vancouver Marathon (BC) 5/1/11: www.bmovanmarathon.ca/

• Wisconsin Marathon 5/7/11: www.wisconsinmarathon.com/

• Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 5/15/11: www.pittsburghmarathon.com/

• Delaware Marathon 5/15/11: delawaremarathon.org/

• Vermont City Marathon 5/29/11: www.vermontcitymarathon.org/

• Coeur d’Alene Marathon (ID) 5/29/11: www.cdamarathon.com/

• God’s Country Marathon 6/4/11: www.visitpottercounty.com/

• Casper Marathon (WY) 6/5/11: www.runwyoming.com/

• Foot Traffic Flat Marathon (OR) 7/4/11: www.foottraffic.us/flat

• The San Francisco Marathon 7/31/11: www.runsfm.com/

• The Kauai Marathon (HI) 9/4/11: www.thekauaimarathon.com/

• Skagit Flats Marathon (WA) 9/11/11: www.skagitrunners.org/skagitflats.shtml

• Fox Cities Marathon (MANIAC REUNION!!) 9/18/11: www.foxcitiesmarathon.org

• Williams Route 66 Marathon (VIP Tent) 11/20/11: http://route66marathon.com/

Details on how to obtain the discount/perk are in the Discount section of the Bulletin Board on the Maniac web

site. I post new ones on the Bulletin Board as the details are finalized, so keep an eye out. If you have any

questions, shoot me an email at: jeff@marathonmaniacs.com

PLEASE RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MANIAC DUES (ON YOUR MANIAC BIRTHDAY)

YOUR DUES HELP MAINTAIN THE CLUB AND KEEP THE COVETED MANIAC GEAR IN STOCK!!

A REMINDER IS SENT WITH THE MONTHLY E-FLASH

AND SOME OF YOU ARE OVERDUE!!

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Endorphin Dude making his

way through a mud pit!

Steve Metcalf, Troy Johnson, Cathie Johnson

and Elaine Green

Steve Walters and Linda Walter

Marc Brewer

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

Mike Mahanay

Tory Klementsen

F R O M T H E E D I T O R …

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Ashley Kuhlmann

Nina Grado

Michelle Schall

Dave Mari and Deanna Alvarez

Takao Suzuki

Debbie Bosilevac and Jodi Cullen

As you can tell, I changed the look of the Maniacs newsletter. I hope you like the new look. I

think it improves the look of the newsletter. The month of March was a fun month for so many

reasons. Personally, it was a big month for me as I ran my "goal" race for the year in running for

24 hours straight at Pacific Rim and ran a PR of 110 miles and raised about $2,800 for Operation

Jack and autism. Other highlights have to be the WET Los Angeles Marathon, the National

Marathon, Dizzy Daze, Bataan Death March and the Gorge Waterfalls 50k.

As we come to the month of April, I can't help but think about the "BIG" race of the year: Boston! If you are going to be running Boston this

year please do me a favor. Please write about your experience and take pictures. I would love to have a huge Boston Marathon section in the

next newsletter with photos and stories. You can e-mail them to me at: 26freak@gmail.com Don't forget to keep sending me photos and

stories. The more you guys provide the better this newsletter will be!

- Steve “Marathon Freak” Walters MM#338

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R H E T O R I C A L R E V E L A T I O N S A N D W ( R I T E S ) …

F R O M T H E R A M B U N C T I O U S R E V

My Dear President Yee, Henderson, and Phillippi, I do hope this epistle finds you quite well.

Reading what the members have accomplished in the wake of what you three begat eight years ago is always

inspirational! ‘Tis glorious that ye have provoked wondrous feats!

Now, Mr. Prez, Sir, HAVE I GOT AN IDEA!!!

I have been pondering outside the box of distance running. What could you three and I, Rev. Pokeyfeet, do together

that might inspire and create new fun? So I took stock.

Mr. Prez, you run marathons like others take walks, an activity you also pursue passionately, at beautiful sites around

the world. Mr. Phillippi multiples his athletics through triathlons: swimming, biking, and marathoning. Mr. Henderson, in

addition to his enviable acumen for speed though an amateur, is pleasant companionship anywhere. Me? I entered your

world from another world of discipline, tradition, and rich history: the world of golf.

So then? Follow my thinking in the letter I propose we send forward:

“Dear Gentle Members of The Augusta National Golf Club,

To wit:

Elaine Green

We beget together a new dual-sport, that itself might generate unknowable millions of good deeds, dollars, and days of delight in dual-sport devotion.

That sport: Marathon-to-Golf.

The tangible process we propose: together we create an historic event that exemplifies the tenacity, discipline, sportsmanship and endurance of our individual

sports, but in a new light, celebrating two traditions that have in common foundations of profound honor, harking back through the history of the hills of Georgia

to the hills of ancient Greece.

That event: a competition combining a run of 26.2 miles commencing pre-dawn, followed immediately by eighteen holes, a combined score to determine the

Champion.

The Premier Inaugural Event of the Sport of Marathon-to-Golf would follow a carefully designed course around (if not gently through) the pristine, peaceful pineneedle-carpeted

woods of Mr. Jones’ unsurpassed nursery, followed by 18 holes of striking the ball with implements ill-suited for the purpose… .

The Champion would be awarded The Paper Cup Trophy: a sculpture of the long-distance runner’s coveted paper cup of water resting on a table just beyond

Hogan’s bridge.

The friendly inaugural might have three simultaneous competitions: The Club President’s chosen foursome versus the MarathonManiacs’ team, or in other

words, The Golfers who do not Run Much, versus the Runners who do not Golf Much. Second, join two golfers and two runners on each team. Third would be the

Individual Event.

We are under no false notion that Augusta National needs to add to its standing in charitable traditions. Nor, please, do we propose this idea in the spirit of the

Silly Season. Rather, we believe a prudently promoted event of 26.2 miles and 18 holes on the grounds among eight so proposed, for the express purpose of

suggesting the new sport, would launch an epidemic of contagious proportions, which, in the traditions of both sports, would beget untold new charity-supporting

events, to say nothing of encouraging new and further healthy and civilized recreation generally.

For centuries we humans have run, and we have hit a ball with a stick into a hole, because both restore the mind and soul. None of us deserve any honor for

participating in these which come so naturally, and which have been established so honorably by heroes before us. To combine the two thoughtfully has a

potential that suggests great possibilities.

The world always craves a breath of newness. That the 21st Century might birth a genuinely new recreational idea, yet founded in these ancient and historic

traditions, we think is compelling. As for the quiet chortles in the confines of the clubhouse or the bellicose banter in the beer gardens long after, these might

make it worth doing alone, but we hope rather to see inspired the sort of reflections akin to those for golf, the marathon, and the Olympic Games themselves, that

move humankind to selfless acts of compassion.

We are in awe of the great cities of Boston, New York and Washington, DC managing the marathon for tens of thousands. We hope more humbly that we

might together contrive a far simpler day that nevertheless would forever touch the lives of millions.

For the possibilities that may come of it, for the charity of it, and to share in simply a good, new, old-fashioned time, we thoughtfully greet you.

http://www.marathonmaniacs.com

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

By way of vital introduction to what follows, we are the three founding members (plus one Reverend friend) of what has become an international

phenomenon: The Marathon Maniacs, a club of nearly 4,000 amateur long-distance recreational runners world-wide.

We broke from the narrow thinking that marathons should be run, if at all, no more than twice per year. We discovered that subtleties in the challenges of this

ancient sport inspire dedication, discipline, good health, and renewed appreciation for the world’s beauty and the miraculous nature of the human body. We run

because it is trying yet fun, demanding yet joyful, and deeply so. We run marathons dozens of times per year.

Upon finding we each made these discoveries independently, we united and launched a simple club for like-minded people. The idea has spread exponentially.

Our very existence as amateurs and voluntary participants in this profoundly rewarding but maniacal “game” has unwittingly inspired acts of courage and efforts

for personal health and charity-raising that in turn has affected thousands, for which we seek neither fame nor praise. It is our sport that is the hero, and through

it, the thousands who participate. They have inspired and benefitted the millions.

We believe we are kindred with you, and you with us, in the spirit of the above. Thus we bring to you an idea that might further compound and historically

increase the contributions of our parallel perspectives.

President Steve Yee, Mr. Henderson, Mr. Phillippi, and…

p.s. Yee? I know… I’m nuts. But you started it. Luvya, Rev.

The Rev

dgkienz@yahoo.com

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