Whoa.... made you think I ran it huh?
Well of course I didn't! But my mom, Anthony and I were there bright and early at 5:00am to see my dad off at the start. He's been running marathons for over 30+ years and he's still going strong! We started the early morning off with some fireworks...
I've done a 13K before, but the magnitude of the marathon is so much greater! All the runners are so motivating and all the adrenaline pumping through the crowd totally infects the on-lookers!
After the main crowd of runners ran by, we started walking our way through Waikiki to the finish line. Every year we see my dad off at the start, take our time walking the 5 or so miles to the finish line, and stop to have a nice breakfast in between. This year there wasn't much decorations up except for the traditional decorated coconut tree.
As we entered Waikiki, we came across the first water station with cups EVERYWHERE!
We tried to time our walk perfectly so we'd be by the beach when the sun started to rise and we did a great job of it...
As we got closer to the finish line, my mom wanted to check out the decorations in the hotels so we popped in and out of a lot of them. Again, not too many decorations up but it was still festive.
I'll be back to write about my first day of my CLX/P90X hybrid but I'll leave you with this picture of my mom and I illegally jumping into a rented tourist cruiser-car-thing... it was her idea. She set's such great examples!