Run The Sol, LLC is a partnership of two friends who met at the start of their running journey in August 2013. Deb & Kim attended a weekly run of a local running group. Each discovered a passion for running and has since participated in runs and races of all distances. In addition to their love of running, these new friends recognized they also liked to travel. And thus the process began. Run the Sol’s primary mission is to offer luxurious world travel for the modern day runner. Centered on a featured Destination Race, Run The Sol offers vacations which combine the love of running and travel. We provide runners of all fitness levels the opportunity to take their fitness to exciting locations.
In their inaugural journey, Deb & Kim sojourned to beautiful Grand Cayman for the Annual Cayman Islands Marathon. Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, Grand Cayman offered fun, excitement and relaxation. Guest stayed at the Westin Grand Cayman on world famous 7-Mile beach which has been rated as one of the top beaches worldwide. In addition to a world famous beach, guest enjoyed a Welcome Dinner at the Cracked Conch prepared by world renowned Chef Gilbert Cavallaro, had the opportunity to swim with the Stingrays and enjoyed the rich and cultural Cayman history.
Each year we will offer a new location rich in history and culture but that also offers an exciting race. In Dec 2017 & 2018 we had an exciting time at the Run Barbados Marathon weekend and in Feb 2018 we ventured to the west coast and conquered the Los Cabos Half Marathon, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. If you’re ready to meet the world while running come join us. So lace up your favorite running shoes and get your passport stamped!
My running journey has been relatively short when compared to other seasoned runners. I began running in August 2012 as a means of staying fit and healthy and my love of being outdoors. I wanted an activity that would be relatively simple, cost effective and something I can do at any time or anywhere as demanded by my work-travel schedule.
I joined a local women’s running group and my love of running grew. As a new runner I was eager to complete my first 5K so I can progress to longer distances. From my first 5K (Tanger Outlets Fit for Family 5K), I’ve completed races of all distances, 10K’s, half-marathons and to the ultimate big-kahuna, yes the TCS New York City Marathon which I completed in November 2014. Okay, so first my marathon time wasn’t the fastest (6:38:20) but I crossed the finish line and earned a place among the 1% of the world’s population of people who have completed a marathon. Subsequently, I’ve completed the NYC marathon in 2015 and 2016.
What’s next for me? – More races! The Half-Marathon 50-state journey continues in 2017 where I will add the states on LA (Rock-n-Roll New Orleans,), NC (Rock-n-Roll Raleigh), TN (Rock-n-Roll Nashville), and RI (Rhode Island Half-Marathon). Additionally, I will participate on a team to run Ragnar Pennsylvania. That’s 200+ miles with 11-other crazy runner friends over a period of 2-days. “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” will be my mantra on this journey.
2017 will wrap up with some stretch goals, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and then finally it’s off to the Caribbean for our annual RunCation. This year we return to the land of my birth the beautiful island of Barbados for #RUN Barbados Marathon where it is always a pleasure to lime.
Looking forward to liming with our returning friends and excited to meet new ones. Come hang with us!
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I’d like to say I’ve been running since I was a teenager, but that is not entirely true! I did run a bit of track in High School focusing on the shorter distances (200m & 400m). I remember when my coach use to make us run a mile on Mondays, and some 800m races which I thought was pure torture! Looking back on that time I can only laugh as a mile today is a warm up which I would crave compared to some of the distances I am taking on now. I left the track team to become a lifeguard which is full circle for me since I am now a budding triathlete.
I started distance running in 2012 by joining a local running organization. My goal was just to run to stay fit since I am not too fond of going to the gym. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that running for fitness and fun would turn into running local, national, and international races! In 2015 I completed my very first half Ironman (Eagleman 70.3) in June and my first marathon, the NYC Marathon in November. Since these amazing firsts in 2015, I have gone onto complete Ironman Atlantic City 70.3 in September 2016, The Chicago Marathon in October 2016, and for a 2nd time the NYC Marathon in November 2016. Training for these events was exceedingly difficult being a wife and mother to two young boys, but somehow someway I make it work. When I started this journey in 2012 I would have never imagined that I would have completed 50+ running races, and would become a triathlete!
For 2017, my athletic schedule is much lighter than previous years. I have decided to unofficially, officially run a half marathon in all 50 states….meaning I am testing this theory out. This year I’ve conquered Louisiana, and will soon add Rhode Island and Delaware to my growing list of completed states. In September 2017, I will be trekking over to Europe to complete another World Marathon Major Race, the Berlin Marathon which I am ecstatic about.