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What a beautiful day!!!

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This was the sky at 5:30 a.m. The sun was beginning to peak through and there are heavy rain clouds above. You can see the rain falling between the high clouds and the low clouds on the ocean. So very cool....


This is the actual sunrise 45 minutes later. Notice the rain clouds are gone. It's amazing how quickly these things move.

As I was sitting out back with the dogs taking pictures I was thinking about how much I love the early, early morning. It's my favorite time of the day. I love to get up early before the sun and other people, and sit outside and just enjoy. Sunrise is like a new beginning. It's like every single day is a completely clean slate and you have the chance to make it whatever you want; good, bad or indifferent. It's the feeling of possibilities and opportunities. No matter what has happened yesterday, it is over and done with and you've got another chance to get it right.

I look back on my life and just can't believe some of the things I'v…

I didn't blog yesterday...

I kind of had an agreement with myself to blog my workouts everyday as a way to keep me motivated and to keep track of the details of the workout. Well, yesterday's workout didn't go so well. I had a run scheduled and after walking the dogs decided to do it in the park since it was such a beautiful morning. So I head off to the park. I'm being really careful because the right ankle is feeling completely healed and I don't want to do anything to injure it. So I run for 1/2 an hour and the ankle feels like it's getting a little fatigued so I decided to stop. As I'm running to the park entrance to leave I fall and twist my LEFT ankle!!!! AGAIN!!!!!! I could not believe it!!! I still can't. I went to dr. nothing is broken and I did get a referral to PT to try and figure out what is going on with these ankles.

My first reaction to this injury was to swear off exercise. As I lie on the ground writhing in pain I was screaming at the gods "That's IT!!! I wi…

Great bike ride this morning!

Today was my bike morning. I got up at 4:50a.m. to get the dogs walked first. Then I hung around waiting for the sun to rise so I could ride my bike. I haven't ridden my bike in almost 2 weeks and I was really looking forward to it. Of all 3 sports; running, swimming, biking; biking is by far my favorite. So the sun rose and I was out the door. On tap was a tempo ride, 2 x 10 mins. I took a nice leisurely 5 minutes to warm up then opened it off and took off. For 10 minutes I was cranking. Since I haven't got a computer for this bike I don't know how fast I was going but I was flying. That sprint took me to the Poi Factory - my standard morning turnaround point. The it was nice 5 minute cruise with lots of spinning, very relaxing. Then it was off for another 10 munites, this took me almost all the way back home. Then it was a 5 minute cruise along to beach to cool down. Awesome, just awesome. It felt great. It would have felt much better if the humidity wasn't…

This is how I started my day:

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This was a rest day so my morning exercise was walking the dogs. Here we are at 6:00 a.m. me and 2 dog butts...

This was the veiw in front of me.










But this was the view behind me.

Is this not awesome?? This is why I live where I live.











If you look real close between the 2 land masses in the distance and below the clouds, rising out of the water you can see the slopes of Maui on the left and Molokai on the right. I swear to you this is the most amazing place on earth....











And this is what's across the street. Not to shabby eh??










So I did not want to go to work this morning, as you may have guessed, I wanted to stay home and play with the dogs on the beach. But, it was Monday, the boss is on vacation, and there were things to be done so I went in. It turned out not to be too bad a day so that was good...

When I got home I went for a swim. The schedule was to swim for an hour, but since I've never swam for longer then about 15 minutes I decided that was too much. I did swim for 30 minute…

I'm glad that's over...

My 15k is pau (that's done in Hawaiian) and boy am I glad.

Last night I got all my stuff ready, ate a good healthy dinner, drank lots of water, and was in bed by 9:30 p.m.

I got up at 4:00 a.m. and got ready; shower, dress, gather last minute items, coffee, etc. I was out the door and on the road by 4:40 a.m. I arrived at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki at 5:25 a.m and all the parking spots were taken. Uh oh, this did not bode well. After cruising around for 10 minutes I finally found a spot. I got all my gear on, shoes, fanny pack, hat, iPod, sunglasses, and was off to claim my chip. I always have to visit the ladies room before a race no matter how many times I went at home. When I got to the ladies room the line was really, really long. It was 5:40 and you had to pick your chip up by 5:45. I decided to pass on the rest stop and head off to get my chip. I got my chip and strapped it on and headed out in the direction of the starting line when what did I spot? A bathroom with …