Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 Honolulu Marathon

Last weekend I was in Honolulu, HI to coach four Team in Training participants to their Hawaiian Marathon victories.

The best things in life aren't things. - Art Buchwald

It was an amazing day. I was joined by my close friend, Lori, who assistant coached the race for the seven hours we were out on the course. Lori is training for her own personal best marathon this January, and she is on track to be the top fundraiser for all Team in Training participants across the nation. Her story and her website is here.

Pictures speak a thousand words. So enjoy the ramblings below.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Lobby



View from our room - Upgrade!



Chilling by a palm tree 5 hours before our race day wakeup call



Two of the Four Superstars



The 4 TNT Superstars - $500,000 toward cancer research and a cure



The Starting Line Festivities



Mile 6, about to climb Diamond Head



Another view from the top of the volcano



Beauty of the course



Heading toward mile 9



Gorgeous Tree, Mile 18 or so



The "wow" moment - to be in this presence...



The sky as we climbed Diamond Head



Another sunrise shot, never gets old



Sky on fire



I call this the "Runrise"



Lighthouse at the top of Diamond Head



Silver Linings



Lighthouse at the top of Diamond Head



Mile 24 is a sweet view



View from Mile 25 - Top of Diamond Head



A Great Group of Marathoners in the Afternoon



A Great Group of Marathoners at Night



Me (in my Punk Rock Racing Shirt) and Lori celebrating the day at the Tapa Bar



Post-race eats! Ahi Sandwich

2 comments:

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Maura said...

Note to self...run next marathon in Hawaii. If I ever get the courage to run another one, that is :) Great pictures Em! Happy Holidays!