The IKUNA Blog — RUN

12 Marathons in 12 Months #iamikuna

I continue to be amazed by what this girl can do. She is a great example of setting goals, planning it, putting in the work, and achieving what you set out to do. I have so much more to say about her but the following is what was said on Amazon about her recent book (kindle) release and her experience of running 12 marathons in 12 months. You can get it here for only $1.99.
"A revealing, funny, honest, and inspiring memoir from a self-described “ordinary person” who tackled

108.88 Miles On a Treadmill for Charity

A week ago today Emily completed her 108.88 mile treadmill run for Effect International and their efforts for education in India. It's taken me this long to finally wrap my head around what happened during those 22 hours. Much kudos to Effect and Rally for putting on such an organized and successful event. IKUNA is certainly grateful for the opportunity we were given to be part of something much bigger than ourselves.

After sifting through the many snapshots we had, I thought it would be fun to pick out the photos that reflected the most accurate timeline from the beginning...

Education - Opportunity or Expectation?

As immigrants to this country, my parents always made it a point to remind us kids how easy we had it. I can imagine that we've all had that conversation. Now my children are the recipients of the famous speech that always begins with "You know when I was your age..." As a child and even into my youth, our family would take trips back to the islands so that we could see for ourselves how lucky we truly were to call the U.S. our home. Those experiences and memories have...


The fact that this isn't her first time running for 24 hours straight on a treadmill should already tell you a lot about Emily. This in fact is her second time around. The first time she accomplished such a feat was about two years ago. She ran for The Soujourner Center in Phoenix, AZ to raise funds and awareness for the thousands of women and children who are affected by domestic violence. She is probably one of the most physically fit individuals you might ever meet...