Happy Hawaiian Runner


Paris, France (2017)

I am known as Hawaiian Girl in the running community and I currently live in Orange County, California. Happy Hawaiian Runner started out as my way of sharing my fitness journey as well as races I ran with everyone. One day I realized that I was holding back who I am and my story. I made the decision to share my story as I am sharing my struggles while I am healing. So, my little blog which was nothing but talking about my races became a website.

I still talk about running, training, and working out because that is where I started and how I started to rebuild myself. I also share some of my favorite recipes with you, as well as how to take care of your mental health. I also talk about my life, my mom life, to my teenage son.

I am sharing how I had to start my life after years of domestic violence tore it apart. This includes discovering myself and the world. Come with me as I am finally accomplishing my goals, chasing my dreams, all while I do it my way. I hope that by sharing my story of how domestic violence tore my life apart, how I left, how I survived, and how I am rebuilding that it reaches someone who needs to hear it. Maybe someone who is in an abusive relationship, just left an abusive relationship, or if you know someone either in an abusive relationship or just left one. I feel I can help that person understand the situation more and therefore be a better form of support. I hope that my story will plant a tiny seed in someone and inspire them.

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