Tuesday, October 1, 2013

30th Was Memorable

Just got back from Hawaii. I participated in the 2013 Maui Marathon. Very fun times. Hit up Maui and Kauai.

The picture to the right is a real picture i took with my iphone. It was taken at a ancient Hawaiian holy site. I had never seen a more vivid rainbow in my life (and it didn't look far off. It looked like it ended about 20 feet off land). It was unreal.

The race itself was SUPER hot and humid and the views were occasionally nice but not really my cup of tea. Reminded me of Tuscon in a lot of ways (mountains far off, unchanging land all around). There would be times where it felt like i was running on the beach, but they were weighed against an AMAZINGLY hot sun. Easily the hottest i have ever felt.

So the time was slow but I knew it would be. It was more about just being in the moment and being in one of the most unique and incredible places in the world. I soaked it all in and feel like that is a good period on the end of the year.

That being said, I am thinking about doing a 3-4 halves and maybe 3-4 10ks in the fall. I MAY drop down and do a quick marathon in Kansas. Not really sure about that yet. Hmmm.

For the first time in a while, I don't have a clearly defined athletic path. Not sure what is next (or how i feel about that). Time will tell.