Cheers erupted at 7th and Montana this morning as Barista Veronica returned from the Maui Marathon renewed, refreshed and ready for duty at Our Favorite Starbucks. She ran the grueling 27-mile course -- taking her across hillsides, passed the famed Mt. Haleakala and beyond -- in just 5 hours, 54 minutes and 53 seconds. That's more than 2 hours faster than Aileen Llamas of Monterey Park, who came in last, but who's counting? I think just crossing the finish line is a big accomplishment. Congratulations, Veronica, and Welcome Back ...!