I did bad today…real bad.
I love being sleepy at the right time. Spent good portion of my day off at the gym today and it’s paying off with nice, comfortable sleep…
I came home late from work just mindlessly on my computer when I realized I have to take my pic of the day. Not very inspired at all, but at least I got it done.
Back to work today after 5 days off. My muscles have been recovering well since the race on Sunday, eating lots of turkey jerky must have helped, right?
Despite doing the half marathon just the day before, I took it to the road and did another 5 miles in my neighborhood. Unlike yesterday, the weather today was awesome…what the hell, right?
Finished my second Hapalua Half Marathon…and though I did not make a PR, I definitely earned some Runner XP!
The weather forecast for today was supposed to be good, but in the days leading up to it, the sunny forecasted days had times of drizzling and downright pouring. When I drove out at 3 in the morning to get to the 6am race, it had been pouring rain but I still held hope that the weather would clear up because the forecast still said that there would be small chance of rain.
The rain ceased and in the 90 minutes before the race where we waited at Kalakaua Avenue, it was looking hopeful that rain had indeed passed. However, right when we were to set off from the start line, the downpour began! It was fun for maybe the first minute, but once I was realized I was soaked and there was no going back from that, I was thinking, “How am I going to get through this?”
I hate rain because I hate being cold. Thankfully there was no wind, so it wasn’t as miserable as it could have been. Unfortunately, I ended up walking a bit of this race, but I didn’t give up even though there times in the beginning that I was thinking about it.
My finisher time ended up being 3h1m29s. I’m a bit bummed that I took 10 minutes longer than my first half marathon and also that I had taken over 3 hours, but I’m proud that I completed my 3rd Half Marathon!
Doing it again next year!
Day 3 of my 5 day time off included picking up my packet for the Hapalua Half Marathon at the Honolulu Convention Center. The event is kind of small right now and I guess hasn’t warranted the need for a full blown expo like the Honolulu Marathon or the Great Aloha Run. The packet already includes the “commemorative” shirt so you don’t need to actually finish the race to get one. I admit the shirt can be quite the motivator when it comes to these races, yet I guess getting a medal is pretty cool too. Wish me luck tomorrow!
Another good day today. I went night fishing with my friends / co-workers all the day down in Haleiwa Beach Park. I had not been out on the beach at night for over 10 years. With the beautiful night sky and the great company, it was a great night, even if we didn’t catch any fish.
My first day off of a 5 day stretch. Of course it was a great day! Nothing too eventful, but I am pretty proud of myself that I went to the gym today…