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First good week down.

This has been the first really good week I've had in awhile. It wasn't perfect, not by a long shot, but it was better than most have been recently.

Thursday night I went to WW and while I like that leader I hate that meeting. I can't wait till the marathon is over and I can go back to MY meeting on Saturday mornings.

Yesterday was an off day. I didn't feel like getting up so I didn't!!!

This morning was marathon training. We met at 6:30 a.m. at the Pali Lookout. This is a point that overlooks the windward side of Oahu. It's also the site of a famous battle for the island where Kamehameha the Great kicked the pants off the local warriors. Anyway, even in the hottest part of summer it is always windy and cold up there. So here we are, in November and it's windy and cold and rainy. We headed off down the moutain into Nuuanu along a windy 2-lane road. It was 3.5 miles downhill in the rain and I'm sure where you can see where this is going. Yup!! 3.5…

It'a been a good week!!!

Monday night was marathon training. After Sunday's 1/2 I was still a little sore but decided to go and do my best. We did a slow 60 minutes and it really was killer but I did it. My quads were so sore!!

Tuesday night I skipped WW (mainly because I HATE the leader) and came home and did my Core workout. Again, still a little sore but there is so much stretching that I felt great when I was done.

Last night was marathon training again. What an awesome run!!!! We did 70 minutes of mostly hills. The total distance was 5 miles but there were some long, honking hills so it was good. I felt awesome! Everything felt right and I thought I could run all night long!!! I fell like I'm back!!!

It's been a great week and I feel really incredible. I'm not getting up as early as I'd like but I'm doing my core stuff at night so that works. Food has been spot on - even the pint of Ben & Jerry's hubby and I shared on Tuesday; that worked right in.

When I started keep…

A disappointing morning.

Well, this morning was my 1/2 marathon. After my 30k crash I've been working on things and I was kind of looking forward to this race. I thought I had everything worked out and this was going to be the proving ground. Okay, I was wrong!!!!

Following my new nutrition plan I ate a bowl of cereal before I left the house at 4:15a.m. On the ride over I drank my coffee and I was feeling really good. Got to the race start and met up with my group. We stretched and headed off to find our place in the pack.

As is typical, we started slow. Also, I needed a bathroom pretty bad (this was a harbinger of things to come). Before we got out of Kapiolani Park 4 of us headed off to use the restroom. Once we were back on the road things were going well. After you leave the park you head right up Diamond Head and that hill can be brutal right at the beginning of the run, but we took it slow. We were doing well and feeling awesome. Slowly we started picking up speed a little and thought everythi…

IT'S A BOY!!!!

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Here is the newest addition to the family. This is Kiko Alani which means spot of orange for the spots on his cheeks. He was found in a park here just roaming around on the ground. The lifeguard picked him up and through a friend of a friend of a friend...... I ended up with him. He is not tame but he is very, very young so I will be taming him. Right now he's just getting used to his new home....