10 Short Stories from Medal Monday Volume 6

October 18th Edition

Medal Monday brings many stories of achievement for our members. Here are 10 of them, as posted on the Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook pages.


Lynne Langolis (MM12242, DA2065, HF13464)

Des Moines marathon is in the books. Congratulations to all finishers. It has lots of hills but perfect weather. Great race with excellent support and aid station. Highly recommend it. 👍🏻

Kristen Toppin (MM15697)

Hello! Just earned the title! One week, I ran two marathons and a 5 mile race!

Erica Sanders-Hurst (MM7182)

To all my Boston Marathon supporters… Whether it was via well wishes or thru donations… I owe you sooo much THANKS… The JOY and EXUBERANCE depicted in my picture as I approached the Finishline TOTALLY captures how I felt along the course… I WAS FREAKING AIRBORNE… Running the Boston Marathon and getting my Sixth Star is a dream come true… I shall cherish the experience for the rest of my life… THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! #MM7182

Randell Hansen (MM8508)

MM #8508 here. First Medal Monday post in two years as I completed the Atlantic City Marathon in 3:10:51(chip). This was also Marathon state #47 for me. Good to see other Maniacs and 50 State and even 50<4 Club members out there today.

Shawn Loy (MM 2734)

Reporting for duty!!!! See you on the course!!!


Sue Strange HF9150

t’s a start for my 13.1 HF 9150 comeback. Last yr 2 days after my 10k day in half training a driver hit my bike w me on it. His fault. After phys therapy , time to get back in training mode!

Lisa Moore (HF 9134)

Medal Monday : State #42 and lifetime half #77 done at the Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon. The half course was flat, on pavement with some traffic-directed highway and through a park around a lake, starting and ending in downtown Des Moines. Many aid stations throughout the course and encouraging spectators. Post race provided free massages by physical therapy students and doctors. Food included pulled pork sandwiches, fruit, cookies, snacks box, power bars, water, chocolate protein shakes and Gatorade. Bling included 3/4 zip long sleeve tech shirt, buff, and medal. #medalmonday

Katie Galvin (HF18478)

#medalmonday Half #20 It was a gorgeous weekend at the beach! I participated in the King Neptune Challenge at the Atlantic City Marathon this weekend. 10k Saturday and Half Marathon Sunday 🏃‍♀️ Great event, great bling, and fun after party🌞 19.3 miles this weekend helping to get me ready for the NYC Marathon in 3 weeks!!


Sue Stevens (HF8593 DA2452 MM12891)

Enjoyed my first double in 6 months this past weekend. Poulsbo Half on Saturday and Snohomish River Run Half on Sunday. Fun seeing Pelicano Monte Pascual and Keith Collingwood doing the same double!


Andi Blaylock (HF18002)

Half #12 state #11 at the Urban Bourbon in Louisville. Hands down the best post-race party ever! Lots of food and drink, fantastic band and great energy. This may be controversial but I actually love the big festive races. HF#18002


Post and Photo Credit; Lynne Langolis, Kristen Toppin, Erica Sanders-Hurst, Randell Hansen, Shawn Loy, Sue Strange, Lisa Moore, Katie Galvin, Sue Stevens, Andi Blaylock

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