runningover30

Marathon Runners Over 30: The Unheard of Advantages

When you’re over the age of 30, running marathons can bring many benefits that are often not the case when you’re younger. Whether you’re aware of the advantages or not, they do exist, and is exactly what I’m going to be going through…
calvin

Letter from a Runner

Hello! I cannot believe it has taken me a week to write this email, and for that, I apologize. I'm not sure where to begin so I will just speak from my heart and tell you how great each and every person involved in this race is! I have been…
julie-1-of-1

Reflecting on SAMM 2014

Well, the pre-race anxiety finally came to an end at 7:07:56 AM on Sunday morning as I crossed the start line of my very first marathon…which by the end of the day I swore would also be my very last! We had a perfect day.  The temperatures…
prescottmedal

Setting a Running Record

It was May 24th, 2013, my first day of summer vacation after graduating 8th grade, when my alarm rang at five thirty in the morning. I got up, got dressed, and I laced up my brand new shoes and prepared for my one shot at history. I had decided…
juliestanley

Twelve Days

Twelve days.  Twelve days to the big event.  I’ve been working toward this event for six months now.  Or a year.  Or a couple of years.  Or a lifetime.  It all depends on where you want to start counting, on what you want to mark as…
gabi

Stronger Than The Voices In My Mind

We all began our journey to run with many different and personal reasons. For me, it was to get healthy, but it has turned into so much more than that. When I began my running journey, I could not run 1 mile without stopping 20 times (and…
sampierstorff

Dear 26.2-Mile Run

Got this note and poem from a club member who is training to complete his first marathon at SAMM in March. Just wanted to share this poem. I have been flirting (literally) with the idea of my first marathon. First step: write a poem about it.…
Dee Cajiuat sports her KT Tape at the Country Music Marathon.

Our Biggest Fan

If you’ve been around the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) Facebook or website much, you’ve most likely noticed there’s one name that creeps up, over and over again. So who is this Dee Cajiuat person who sings the praises…
calvinlee

Q&A with Dr. Calvin Lee

How did I hear about the Modesto Marathon? I was in between surgeries in late October when I bumped into Dr. Harvey Palitz, who told me about the Modesto Marathon, and he told me that they were looking for a title sponsor. He knew that my…
juliestanley5k

My Race

The SAMM 5k…this is my race. Not in the sense that I own it, or that I started it, or that I’m anything special in connection to it.  No, this is my race because it’s special to me, just like all races are special to someone.  So we…
calvin

An Interview with Dr. Calvin Lee

While recording his recent radio spot for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon, Dr. Lee was asked for an interview. A bit surprised by the request, I'm sure, Dr. Lee gave a great retelling of his and Dr. Wu's long relationship with our…
calvin

Top 10 List of Why to Run the Modesto Marathon

If you live nearby, no one will lose your luggage. If you live nearby, you can sleep in your own bed, and for at least an extra hour. It is cheaper not paying for planes, trains, and automobiles (and hotels). We guarantee good pre-race…