So after NYC, I was home for a little bit and then I joined my cousin, Lizette, and her family for a little trip to Hawaii!!! Oahu, specifically, and it was a blast! I had gone there before in 1998 and did a lot of the "touristy" stuff but this time I got the "local" experience as my cousin and her hubby used to live there.
Lizette and I are planning to run the Nike Women's Half marathon together so technically, we are in training. Thus, she was able to convince me to go running with her one morning. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of running in Hawaii. I'm just not so crazy about running in 80 degree sunny weather.
But it ended up being a lot of fun! I brought my camera along so I could take some pictures along the way.
We started at Waikiki beach.
Where they had lots of pretty palm trees.
We ran along Diamond Head road and passed the Real World Hawaii house.
This was taken at a lookout point where you could see lots of surfers.
Running down Kahala road...
Finally reaching the Kahala Resort at the end! We treated ourselves to a fancy schmancy beachside lunch.
We ended up doing almost 5 miles. Luckily I didn't know the distance of the route before we started :) I drank practically my entire water bottle during the run. The sun and heat were killing me! But I'm really glad we did it, it was fun girl time plus lots of good sightseeing.