Ep 165: LA Marathon Runner Vanessa Kerner Shares Her Running Journey
With the LA Marathon coming up this weekend and both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon happening next month, you may wonder what motivates people to voluntarily sign up to run 26.2 miles. Today's guest, Vanessa Kerner, shares what motivated her to sign up for the LA Marathon, which was her first marathon race. She also discusses what it was like to complete that event and why she encourages you to consider running your own marathon one day. Get ready to be inspired! Today's episode is part one of my conversation with Vanessa about her running journey. Tune in to tomorrow's episode to learn about some of the fun ways Vanessa stays motivated to log her miles as she works to achieve her goal of a Boston Marathon qualifying time.
About Vanessa Kerner:
Vanessa is a 46-year-old mother of 4. She was born in London and lived in New York City for six years with her husband, who is from there. They moved to London for 5 years in 2002 and then in 2007 moved with the family to Los Angeles. She experimented with running in 2003 but stopped after a short while. She started again in 2009 when she decided to run the LA
Marathon that year and in 2011 ran it again. After a few years dabbling in the sprint triathlon arena, Vanessa switched backed to marathoning and started training properly by following plans which led to personal bests and the notion that she could get a sub-4 and perhaps eventually a Boston Qualifying time. For Vanessa 2017 became the year of challenges - to run a half marathon every month, to run at least mile a day and to run the year in miles. All of which she accomplished. Then 2018 was a slower year, other than the number of half marathons she has run, and while that elusive BQ is still out there, the run streak continues as does her love of running.
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