Posts tagged kona
Posts tagged kona
Kona Pier, start of Ironman World Championship, 2011
Last year, I was at the start of the race and spectated for 12 plus hours. It was an amazing experience! I would be there today if not for the Nike Women’s Marathon tomorrow. Instead, I will follow the action online.
Wishing my friend Reilly Smith the race of his life today!!!! Go Reilly Go!!!
I am heading back to Kona Hawaii on Saturday morning and I CANNOT WAIT! There is a lot to do between now and then. Unfortunately, I had a 12 hour work day today. Hopefully I will have time tomorrow afternoon to prepare for my trip. I look forward to running on the Queen K on Sunday morning.
View from the Queen K, Kona, HI October 2011
Manta Ray night dive.
Boat caught a marlin!!!
Hapuna State Beach, one of my favorite places.
I heart the Big Island. On Alii heading north to Hapuna.
Thankfully I am less than 24 hours away from leaving for Kona. In the meantime, my right calf is inflamed. I am not sure how else to describe it. I was 1.5 miles into a 7 miler yesterday morning when my right calf cramped so badly I could not go on. This was the first time that had ever happened to me. I stopped to walk. I tried to start running again and the pain worsened. I hobbled 1.5 miles back to my car. Last night, I tried running again but it did not feel right. I went to spin instead and that seemed okay. I could not go full out on the sprints but I did not feel any pain. I have been rolling and stretching in the hopes to run trails tomorrow morning. I would like to put in 10 miles before I leave tomorrow. Maybe I will just have to wait and run in the heat of Kona. There are worse things… :)
Countdown to Kona trip, 3 days. Ironman spectating followed by a week of Hawaiian vacation. Yay!
This morning I was not only on time for our 5:15 run, I got there 6 minutes early. I have been fighting a cold since the swim on Sunday (my husband and coworkers blame swimming at Venice Beach for my illness). I thought that running this morning would help flush out the toxins. I enjoyed talking to the group for the first 5 miles then it hit me. I bonked and I bonked bad. I had to slow my pace just to finish the run. Maybe I am dehydrated from the Sudafed? I am not sure. It is definitely time for me to start running with a hand held bottle. I plan to pick one up today or tomorrow.
I have enjoyed reading all of the Ironman race recaps over the last couple of days. I am inspired by your stories and feel propelled forward on my own journey. Congrats to everyone who finished a marathon or Ironman over the weekend.
Next weekend, I will be live blogging from the Ironman Championships in Kona. I look forward to being a spectator. There is definitely magic in the lava fields of Kona.