Monday, February 18, 2008

Great Aloha Run

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!

19 comments:

Tori :) said...

What an awesome experience!!!! YAY for finishing!! YAY for a great running buddy!

nikko said...

Wow! Way to go! You guys make a great team!

Ann M. said...

That is so awesome! Congrats to you and Sydney!!!!

Amanda said...

How fun for you and Sydney!! Congrats! What a cool mom you are! :D

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

wow! very impressed with you both!

trying said...

WOWWIE!! way to go guys!

Boedee said...

I think you are so awesome!! And you look great too :)

txmommy said...

wow! that is awesome. And what an amazing legacy of physical fitness you are leaving your daughter :)

Deanne said...

Awesome Wendy! Just think of the memories Sydney will have of the two of you running together.

No Cool Story said...

YAY!!!!!
Way to go Syd and Wendy!!

Mary said...

Great job guys! I think it is so sweet that you two did this together. I'm jealous you have a running buddy!

dutchgirl said...

CONGRATS! Races are addicting, watch out! ;)

Jrzy Army Wife said...

good for you! it was a great day for that yesterday too.

compulsive writer said...

You are so totally cool!

(army)Wife said...

That's awesome!! Way to go!!!

Army Wife said...

CONGRATS BABY

muse said...

I'm impressed. Really.

Just one question, no hats? I thought Americans were really careful about that.

wendy said...

Muse, I don't love wearing hats. I did wear sunblock, though! The race started at sunrise and we finised before 9am and about half the race was under a freeway, so the sun wasn't too strong.

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

Wow. That makes me feel really lazy. lol

Great job! So cool you got to do this with your daughter!