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


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Maura said...

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