Join us on Saturday May 18th, from 11am-1pm, where we are delighted to have Julie Weiss-Marathon Goddess at Run With Us Pasadena. She will be signing her book, The Miles and Trails of a Marathon Goddess. Everyone is welcome to come by and meet her in person to learn about her epic journey of completing 52 marathons in 52 weeks!
Here is some background on Julie Weiss:
Growing up in Santa Monica, California, Julie Weiss would do anything for love. She drank, she quit school, she stole—and she ended up a mother at 16.
Years later, overweight and depressed, she put one foot in front of another and found a new road beckoning.
Running gave her the answers she was looking for. Julie’s father, once her biggest critic, became her biggest fan as his now-fit and healthy daughter began to run marathons. When he died suddenly of pancreatic cancer, she decided to turn her passion into a purpose and, in his memory, embarked on an incredible endeavor to raise money and hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
In 2012-13, Julie—a/k/a the Marathon Goddess—ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks. Along the way she was featured in a major documentary film, Spirit of the Marathon II, appeared on national television and attracted a huge social media following, as she logged the miles of each of her 52 marathons in honor of individuals lost to or fighting pancreatic cancer, ultimately raising over a half million dollars for the cause.
Julie’s turbulent early life; the rekindling of a father’s love extinguished too soon; her epic year traveling to far-flung races and places; not to mention her relationship with coach David Levine, that—after a rocky road–ended up with a finish line marriage proposal: It all adds up to make “The Miles and Trials of A Marathon Goddess” a riveting, humorous, poignant and ultimately uplifting book, for runners and non-runners alike.