Away from Hollywood
The Coast Anabelle will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s a great place to stay if you want away from the hustle and bustle of busy Hollywood. Fly into Bob Hope airport and you will receive free shuttle service to the hotel. (Book with them in advance.) Additional services will include free shuttle to the Warner Brothers lot and specifically to shows like The Ellen Degeneres Show, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel. There restaurant has some pretty great food, as well. The city of Burbank also has plenty of side walks to run on to prep for the big marathon, or walk next door to their sister hotel “Safari Inn” to utilize their shared fitness room. This hotel also offers full kitchenettes in select rooms. (Note: Burbank is not centrally located to the “heart” of Los Angeles. So please check ahead that the distance you will need to go to get to the race works for you.)
I am a 25-year-old runner from Knoxville, TN. I’ve completed 3 marathons and countless half marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. I primarily run road races, but prefer a good challenging trail race. I returned to running in 2017 after a serious battle with depression. Running gave me my life back, and I love sharing my story! In 2019, I am embarking on a 50 Race Challenge, during which I will run 50 races over the entire year. I am so excited to have this opportunity to share my adventures across the United States. When I’m not running, I’m either cooking, listening to music/playing piano, traveling or idolizing Dolly Parton. (“Isn’t she a gem?”) Oh.. I am also chasing around my two dogs: a Dalmatian named Pongo and a German Shepherd named Jafar.