Sydney and I woke up at 4am this morning for the Great Aloha Run.
Here we are in Honolulu waiting for the sun to come up and the race to start!
The 8.15 mile run started at the Aloha Tower, wound under the Nimitz Highway, and over to the Aloha Stadium.
Here we are running under the Nimitz Highway, just after the first water station. I keepin' it real with this picture of me with water spilled on my boob. It is harder than it looks to run and drink at the same time...
Sydney is an excellent runner, but 8 miles is really far. I set my watch alarm to beep every 3 minutes. We ran 3 mintues, than walked 3 mintues. It took us 38 three minute cycles to finish the race. If you do a little math you can find that we finished the race in 114 minutes or 1 hour 54 minutes. About 14 minute miles.
Sydney is an excellent running buddy. She had a great attitude through the whole race!
I am a loser and totally forgot to take a picture of Sydney sprinting ahead of me into the stadium, or even one of her after we crossed the finish line. I'll blame it on heat exhaustion... I got my act together after I had some water and a banana. Good job Syd!
Here is Sydney with her buddy Olivia who ran the race, too!
And here we are, in the stadium parking lot. We finished!
Now I can cross Run the Aloha Run off my New Years Resolution list. That was the first real race I've been a part of and I can't wait for the next one... I would like to see how I do actually running!