Karen lives in Solana Beach, California. She says she is fortunate to run on beaches and trails year-round. She ran the San Diego Rock’n’roll marathon as her first marathon in 2002 and has run it every year since for the past 20 years. She ran her 8th Boston Marathon this past April in memory of her mother who passed away on December 7th, 2021, from Pancreatic Cancer. Her parents gave her the gift of longevity, but she hopes to show others that being fit will add a quality to life that her parents did not have in their later years. Her mission is to inspire the best in others showing them she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her, Philippians 4:13. She just completed her 80th half marathon on March 27, 2022. The Boston Marathon was her 56th full marathon. She has the Mountains2Beach marathon coming up on May 29, 2022, San Diego Rock’n’roll marathon on June 5, 2022 (21st year), the Jack n Jill marathon on July 31, 2022, America’s Finest City Half marathon on August 21, 2022, CIM marathon on December 4, 2022, and Holiday Half on December 17, 2022. She is proud to be a Fitletic Ambassador.
Karen has had the goal of running 25 consecutive Boston marathons to honor both of her parents who passed away in 2021 at age 88.
Items of Choice
Karen’s go-to Fitletic item is her hydra 16 hydration belt.