Happy Hawaiian Runner


Paris, France (2017)

Aloha. I am known as Hawaiian Girl in the running community and I currently reside in Orange County, California. Happy Hawaiian Runner started out as my way of sharing the races I ran, my reviews of the race. It was mainly running the race and seeing it through my eyes. One day I decided to start sharing my training, nutrition, recipes,  traveling, and my journey of healing, and rebuilding my life after years of domestic violence tore it apart. So, my little blog which was nothing but talking about my races became a website.

This website is my vision of sharing my story with the hope of inspiring people to get out there and enjoy life. Anybody can run, anybody can run a marathon. All you need to do is believe in yourself and get out and do it. Don’t be afraid. I also hope that my story serves as inspiration to anyone who has just left a violent relationship and needs to start their life all over, and/or to anyone who is currently in a violent relationship and needs to leave. It is possible to leave, it is possible to start your life over, and it does get easier. It’s all hard work and determination, but it can be done. If I can do it, you can do it. This is a safe place, and a positive place.

Ku’ia kahele aka u’au ha’ahua’a (A humble person walks carefully as to not hurt others) – A Hawaiian Saying