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Oh Hi! 

Apparently, there is a new thing call NaJoWriMo.  It’s like NaNoWriMo, but you write a journal everyday for October. Let’s see if I can get back in th swing of it.  I also have several races to report on. I don’t think it will be a problem. Haha.

So today:
I started the morning with a 8 mile training run on the Bird Marathon course. I started at the Volcano Golf Course, and ended at Akatsuka Orchids.  I had side pain until mile 5, and then it was all winnahs.

I headed into Hilo afterwards.

Got out of my car in Hilo. Guy sitting at a table talking to himself. He turns to me as I’m walking. He say “Can I have a fist bump for old times?” while holding out his fist. I oblige with a fist bump. He said he went to Japan and never came back. I start speaking my basic Japanese, and he responds back in Japanese. I think we both made each other’s day. ( Yes, he was high as a kite)

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Club Rehab Kona 2016 – ‘Ohana Fun Run – July 9th, 2016

Club Rehab had their second annual ‘Ohana Fun Run on July 9th 2016 on Ali’i drive. This route continues to be one of my slower routes. I’m not sure 100% sure why. It’s actually a really nice run, but I think it just gets hot for me. IDK. I did try to kick it up at the end. However, I thought I crossed the finish line, and stopped a meter short of the actual timing end. So, I got passed by the person I was racing with at the end. I felt a bit silly, but that’s okay. My time was 32:14. Again, I’m not sure why I was so much slower than five days before at the July 4th 5K.

There was a bonus. I won a hat, coffee, bioastin, and gelato coupon. I might not have run well, but I at least scored on the lottery front.

Keep trying. =)

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Kona Marathon Races – June 26 2016

I was originally scheduled to run the 1/2 marathon in the Kona Marathon Races. However, I had a bit of an injury, and decided that it would be best to switch to a shorter races. By doing this it meant I was out of the triple crown. I was a bit saddened, but that’s okay. I’ll sign up for next year, and complete it in 2017.

Checking in and packet pick up.

I stayed at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, as I thought I would be getting up super early with the 1/2. The location was comfortable, and great for getting to the race venue.

I loved the sunset view, and the swimming pool.

Race morning, and I’m ready for the 5K.

After, the race I was ready for my giant cup of coffee.

My race results for the 2016 Kona Races 5K was 30:40. My PR to date. I keep trying the break that 30 minute mark, but I just couldn’t do it this time. I’ll keep trying. Still not bad with the injury still healing.

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