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Musings, Recipes, Jokes, and Big Island delights…
Is It Live……
……or is it just a piece of floating flesh? I saw this LWT (little white thing) floating near some rocks at Mauna Kea resort. At first I thought it was just a piece of floating flotsam (or is that jetsam?), but as I watched, it repeatedly attached to the surrounding rocks, then floated free again. Though it’s not seen clearly on the video, it did seem to have a (very small) snout and mouth. The Continue reading
Today I ran the Sunrise Athletics 5k at Waiakea High School. It was NOT at sunrise, but rather started at 9am. The course ran through the parking lots, over the surrounding grassy fields and along the grass in front of the school. Um, running through grass is much more energy consuming than running on asphalt. And at 9am, the air is very warm and muggy. So, though I didn’t beat my personal best (34:14)…..I still Continue reading
GO! Today I ran a 5k up in Honoka’a. I came in 18th of 59 total, 8th of all women…… and though I didn’t come in first in my age division this time….I was second. But this time I was 2 of 9 rather than 1 of 2, and I cut 5 minutes off my previous pace. Now stop! Woot!
Oh, the thrill of victory and the agony….
….of da feet! I have been working very hard to increase my jogging distances and running endurance. DS, his brother-in-law and I are hoping to run the Las Vegas Rock’n’roll 1/2 marathon in 2014. My current goal is to finish a 10k. So far I have managed to run 5.82 miles (not quite 10k). This morning I got up, ate an egg and some toast, thinking it would “fuel” me…and avoiding coffee due to its Continue reading
Before the end….
We decided to go up to Volcano National Park yesterday. We realized that it might be the last time we can go for awhile, since congress has decided that trying to defund a law that they had, by majority vote, passed three years ago and which has since been upheld by the Supreme Court is more important than funding the government for money they have already spent. (ok….rant over) We had a lovely day. We Continue reading