Thursday, May 24, 2007


Saturday May 19th -20th 2007 9:a.m. -9a.m.

Dr.Marc and Tanya ran for team Amiee's Angels in honor of family and loved ones at the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" at the Claremont High school. Our Teams Captain was Bernadette Kendall and 1st Lieutenant Marilyn Bidwell (Cancer Survivor). The weather was pleasant for the event, we arrived at the field after a good nights rest and breakfast; Marc's favorite pancakes.This would be our first time running around a track for 24 hours in the attempt to complete 100 miles.

(Marc and I speaking at the opening ceremonies)

This was our way of contributing to the cause of the American Cancer Society. At 9:00 a.m. the master of ceremonies (M.C.) gave us a warm introduction then welcomed us to take podium. We where honored to speak to such an enthused audience.

(Survivors lap)

After the M.C.'s introduced all the morning guests, the cancer survivors took to the track to walk the Survivors Lap. The Claremont High School Jazz band struck up a beat and the survivor lap began. Once the lap was completed the track was opened to all other participant's.

(Marc and Tanya early miles)

We were stationed out of tent #36 were Bernadette and Marilyn kept things in order.They kept the tent stocked with all types of food and drink. Both marathon finishers of GTM Fitness Runners group, Bernie and Marilyn know all to well of what the body needs to complete an attempt such as this. They prepared for us food including: fresh fruit, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, warm beans & rice and especially those delicious hot bowls of soup late at night and the early morning hours. They were on the ball! They made sure we stayed hydrated and fed till the end.

(The Pit Crew)

Additional crew supporters who kept us moving were Tobie Medina and the children. running laps, cheering, keeping us cool by spraying us down with ice water and making trips to the tent for food and drinks that we requested as we walk/ran the laps.

(Marc and Angela)

(Tanya and Allyson)

We had such an awesome support crew of GTM Fitness Runners that accompanied us during the , warm afternoon, cool late night and damp early morning hours. The names are Emily Crosby,Kathrine Kendall, Angela Clark, Jeannette Ewing, Tim Harrison, Allyson Roberts, Claudia Carpenter, Larry Hagenbauch, Marta Sills and dog Benson, Paul Carpenter and Vince Medina they helped the hours pass.

Kathrine and Mom Bernadette

Bernadette and Claudia joining us. Believe it or not we were actually having a good time at 7:30am after running all day and night.

Marc and Tanya on the podium at the closing ceremonies. Overwhelmed and exhausted from running.

Tanya completed 94 miles and Marc 71 miles.

Marilyn, Dr.Marc, Tanya and Bernadette on our final lap.

Relay for life 2007

Dad, Uncle Bobby, and Uncle Jack I Miss You!
Get out there and Live!!
Thank You again for all of your support and love, we appreciate you allowing us to share our our passion for running with you.

Health is Wealth!!

Dr. Marc and Tanya

Monday, May 21, 2007


Those who have no fence around their land have no enemies.

Burundi Proverb

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

24 Hour Relay for Life

Three days until Tanya and I take one a new challenge. This Saturday at Claremont high school track, the annual 24 hr "Relay for Life" benefiting cancer research will take place. We have committed to being on the track for the entire 24 hours with a goal to attempt to run/walk 100 miles each. We will be part of a team called "Amy's Angels". We will be dedicating this challenge to my father and his two older brothers (my uncles) who all have passed on due to cancer.

We have never run such a race, the trail is where our hearts are. Running around a high school track is going to be a new challenge, not sure how exciting it will be. 440 laps in a circle will test our mental and physical fortitude. I have heard challenges are what build character in individuals. So in that sense I a really looking forward to it.
I know of a few angles who will be smiling in heaven.

The dynamic duo will be at it again!

So if you happen to live in the Claremont area, Ca area come on out to support a good cause, and take a step to becoming a fitter and healthier individual. We would also love the company!

Click for Claremont relay for life

Monday, May 7, 2007

Wake Up and Live

"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore"

Cesar Chavez