Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 18th in Duluth, MN!

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 18th in Duluth, MN!

The start time is something to get used to (or made for Europeans) – 6:15 am (2 pm in Germany). However, this race is a have to as it is THE annual event in my present hometown Duluth. The weekend is packed with concerts starting Friday, races including Grandma’s marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, William A. Irvin 5k as other fun stuff to do.

The Grandmas marathon, taking place on the same day, celebrates its 40th anniversary. Wow – since 1977!! And simply impressive is that since 39 years three runners have been finishing the marathon every year – what a commitment and human vigor! Like more than 8500 runners are also these three guys again part of this event and we will run along the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, passing my neighborhood – Yeah – and finish a the Duluth Canal Park.

My personal goal: race it at max – it will be a blast!

Ten days to go…get the last polish for a big day!

Your getting excited Mona

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Looks like I have my goals well in focus….

Looks like I have my goals well in focus….

Every day of last week I was pleased by nice, satisfying running sessions…on the track, local tune-up races, recovery trail runs and sunrise long jogs…soon it´s getting into serious racing again.

Presently it’s as simple as it naturally is:

running rules!

Let´s start into another one of those!

Yours, Mona

Looking forward to chase the girls…

Looking forward to chase the girls…

Saturday, April 30th, the US half marathon championship starts at 7:55 am (1:55 pm in Europe) at the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon in ColumbusUS (#capcityhalf #usatf #sportsincbus). Five minutes afterwards the open field including myself will be released. 13 days after the Haspa Marathon Hamburg, respectively shortly US arrival, indeed a 50/50 gamble. Exciting, stubborn, crazy..? Or simply me?

Keep your fingers crossed, Yours Mona

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Lauf Team Haspa Marathon Hamburg at the Frankfurt Marathon

42.195 km – follow Arne Gabius, Andrea Diethers and myself at our Sunday morning challenge on October 25th.

First impressions will be given live from the pasta party in the Festhalle on Saturday in the hr-television from 5:30 to 6:00 pm (UTC+2).

On Sunday the entire marathon will be shown live from 10 am to 2 pm (UTC+1) either at hr-television, or you can stream it via www.hessenschau.de in German or www.frankfurt-marathon.com in English. ARD summarized the race on Sunday afternoon (ca 4:15 pm UTC+1).

You can also track your favorite runner through Frankfurt http://live.frankfurt-marathon.com/2015/?pid=tracking

Enjoy!

It smells like fall marathon EVERYWHERE – Arrival in beloved Zürich!

If the best sportfotograph visit me in Zuerich....we have some fun!Dear Friends,

some insights in my life as a MULTI-HEIMATLERIN (multi-homeland flack) and MARATHON-ADDICT

https://www.leichtathletik.de/news/news/detail/mona-stockhecke-auf-sportliches-neuland-begeben/

(or practice your German skills – sorry!)

Grüsslie from Züri,

Mona

Den Elementen nah….Close to elements….

Blue

Beflügelt mit feurigen Füssen, gut geerdet geht es über den grossen Teich!

Spurred with blazing foots, well grounded it goes over the big pond!

Wir sehen uns in Frankfurt!

Cu in Frankfurt!

Eure Mona

Yours Mona

May I present…..

Shoes copy

…this pair is nothing less than naturally made for the Festhalle in 11 days at the Frankfurt Marathon! Experiencing great workouts, checking the gear and channeling heaps of excitement towards the Day!

Are you getting ready as well?

Looking forward,

Mona

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