I slept 11 hours last night and forced myself to get up. And as I sit here now at 5 pm, I'm struggling to keep my eyes open. YIKES...
In any event, I had a great race yesterday. My legs were still little sausages from flying and I could barely keep my eyes open at the start so I wasn't expecting any miracles. That and I had run 37 miles in Hawaii and had cross trained 2 hours, not to mention walking probably a gazillion miles each day so I was anything but fresh. I started out the race with my friend Stevi. This was her second race and she was so excited. :) The course was crowded for a while (because someone had the genius idea to start the half marathon and the 5k at the same time and on the same course, with 1/2 of the road open to traffic). I ended up losing Stevi in the crowd after about the first mile. I settled into a pace that I could hold, but didn't have my Garmin. I stopped looking at my watch at my time by mile 3. It didn't matter what I ran.
It was a gross day... rain was pending, I just didn't know when it would start. It was humid, although luckily I had prepared for that in Hawaii (I knew my running there had a purpose). The rain didn't really hit until mile 11 so I was good to go... by that point it felt good. I just ran. No head phones. No Garmin chirping off the miles. Just me and the road.
I finished in 1:50:06!!! Didn't see that coming. Nice way to start the weekend.
And now that I'm sitting here trying to stay awake, I just keep thinking that I'd give anything to be back in Hawaii. I love that little state! :) Here are some pictures of our fabulous week!!!
Tom and I got "leid" right when we landed! :)
The view from our room:
Waikiki:Somewhere along the shores of Oahu:The JDRF group that Tom spoke to - they were all so amazing!Amazing sunsets: