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Tommy Danielsen was our first place finisher at the Tunnel Light Marathon this past September. He had an amazing finishing time of 2:44:31! Tommy’s running journey is a wonderful story of determination and conquering every challenge life throws at you.  “I’m from Bellevue, WA and currently live in Ballard. I started running my Sophomore year of high school to get in shape for soccer. In elementary and middle school, I was pretty hefty so running was also a great way to keep my weight in check. I wasn’t all that fast in high school but I did make a lot...

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Everyone I know has tried a diet at some point in their lives. It is common to lose weight at the beginning of a diet and then hit a plateau where progress halts and you stop losing weight. It can end up being extremely frustrating when you aren’t seeing progress and might think “why should I keep restricting myself when it’s not working?!”; resulting in quitting the diet and going back to old eating habits. In the long run, most people end up gaining all or more weight back after stopping a diet. So how do people lose weight and...

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As the daylight hours get shorter, and the weather takes a turn, it makes running more difficult and more dangerous; some days the weather may be so bad it’s impossible to get outside for a run. To stay safe keep the tips in this article in mind. If the weather is so bad you aren’t able to run try out one of the cross training workout ideas included in this article! Before you go for a run this winter, make sure to keep the following things in mind to help keep you safe and healthy! Winter attire The sun can...

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Our final race of the season, the Tunnel Light Marathon, took place on September 15th, 2019. We had an extraordinary turn-out despite our typical rainy Washington weather! Temperatures ranged from mid 50’s – low 60’s, in which, many of our runners from warmer climates saw this as a treat – other runners saw the hot chili at the Finish Line as a more suitable treat!  There were 598 runners in total, 306 men and 292 women. 193 of which qualified for Boston, 32% - spectacular! Our youngest runner was a 14 y/o female and the oldest runner was an 82...

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Johnny Kvietkus was our first place finisher in the Tunnel Vision Marathon this past August 2019. It was his first marathon and his amazing finishing time of 2:30:09 not only qualified him for Boston, but was also our fastest finish time for all three Tunnel Marathons this year!  “I was introduced to running early on in Elementary school when my classmates and I were being asked to run 1 mile for the National Presidential Fitness Test. I think this moment was what really sparked my competitive side and drew me towards running. I remember lining up before the run, my...

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