Sunday, May 31, 2009

sticking to the plan- honu 57.2


the real 2/3 race report to follow when we're back on the mainland...but i'm proud to say i executed the plan...swim, bike and drink in hand 10 minutes after racking the bike:

even though it wasn't a "for real" race for me, i still made sure to do all the fun pre-race things.
like lots of eating...brekkie of banana, mango, cottage cheese and granola...
our condo-mate Caue made sure to elevate for me...i didn't need to go that far :)


i went for a test swim in the new SpeedZoot....james even came in with me after 4 months of not swimming (i dropped him BIG TIME :) )...the water here is incredible. it totally doesn't even seem like the same ocean as california waters.


we finished off the pre-race day with an awesome meal cooked on the grill with Caue, Julia, Jaako and Tom....kind of looks like home :)..the fish here is incredible (I had ahi tuna every day and twice the first day.)




after that, bedtime and awake early for race morning!

james and i have been waking up really early here w/ the time change, so i'm spending early mornings on the lanai with the sunrise, coffee and blogging time. we head back to cali in a couple hours, but are going to stop by Kailua-Kona to check it out and grab some food at Lava Java.

ugh. i SOOOO don't want to leave. only 2 full days here is NOT enough. can someone go back to work for me tomorrow please?




9 comments:

D said...

2 days is DEFINITELY not enough time there. I was sad to leave Kona after 7 last year! Enjoy Lava Java... yummy!

runninggunner said...

Looks like a good time. Glad you got to enjoy the race. 2 days is definitely not enough time.

X-Country2 said...

I'm half scared to visit Hawaii since I know I won't want to leave either.

Paul said...

Congrats on sticking to the plan!! Swimming in Cali doesn't compare to Hawaii. Swimming there is unreal...

Ryan Denner said...

seriously... the water in HI is just on a different level!

Charisa said...

Nice race of 57.2!!

Sherry Lynn said...

Awesome stuff! That dinner plate looks AMAZING!

Glad that you had a nice time... even though it was short and even though you weren't able to compete in the entire race. Definitely looking forward to your 2/3 RR! :o)

Mary said...

B - Total toughness! You kicked that 57.2's butt. Saw your swim time...impressive! I love how you created the skinny mai tai too. Sounds fabulous. Can't wait to hang again soon.

kerrie said...

did you make it to lava java?? i love that place...
i am very proud of you for sticking to your game plan, but tell the truth, do you now want to go back and race kona????