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Kona Day 10 – MOST AMAZING DOPLHIN SWIM EVER! and other stuff

Up early and after a few work related calls and problem solving…. out the door to swim at Kailuea pier with Lyle and Drew……  Lyle and I wanted to both do a wetsuit swim.  It has been 2 months since I have had my suit on and swimming covered in rubber is different than not. …

Day 9. Ride the last part of the Day 2 Course, and Lyle rides too!

Up at 7:30 this morning to find that Jochen had left at 5:30am to go for a long ride (the ENTIRE Day 2 course to give it a test run for me!!) and Lyle had been up since 5:45, built his bike and was ready to go!!!  I got a few work things handled and…

Day 8 – Swim Work, Massage, Work, Run, Work, Pick Up Lyle!

Sorry, I am a day behind writing this one…. Another crazy fun, busy day!! Up early again with not enough sleep…..(I REALLY have to stop doing this) Off to the Keauhou Canoe Club for the first of 2 Ohana Paddle/Swims.  It is SO awesome!  The Canoe club takes us athletes out to the ocean at…

Kona Day 7 – Rest Day…..hmmm has a ring to it.

Slept in until 6:30 this morning!! Needed to get some work stuff done and then after breakfast, met with UltraMom Jane Bokus (the lad that was Race Director for over 20 years….) and a bunch of her friends down town.  Was super nice to see her again!  I picked up the chest of drawers and…

Kona Day 6 – Epic Bike Ride, Finding a Bridge and a Malasada

Up early again today after another late night working – I MUST stop doing that!!  But I am almost done the project, and it’s important….. Off to Waikoloa to set up the bike and pre-ride much of the Day 2 Bike course. Right off the bat it was straight into a head wind… which is…

Kona Day 5…. I might be a dumbass

Worked too late last night again….  #oops.  Up at 5:30am to get ready for teh Kona Coffee Half Marathon! I figured… why not?  I was going to run 90 minutes Friday with speed intervals, and a Half Marathon isn’t too much more than 90 minutes….  Perfect!  I would take it easy, run a 2 hour…

Kona Day 4. Swim, Work, Bike check.

Up early again today to get to the pier for a 7am swim.  Lots of swells this morning, but I did have a Gravol when I got up, so no problems.  They make me a little sleepy, but not puking is good….. My Watch died about 1.3kms in – totally forgot to charge it last…

Kona Day 3 – Big Bike, Ohana and Signing up for a race.

Up early and off on the bike with Jochen! We rode the Day 1 Bike course starting at 8am.  Sunny and hot already!! Details from my perspective. It is a GREAT day one ride!!! Coming out of the water from Keauhou Bay it is a climb right off… a few undulations and then 5 climbs…

Day 2….. sleeeeeeep and a run

Last night I put my earplugs in, turned off my alarm and shut my eyes by about 10:30pm. I got up at 6am, for a few minutes (hey, I’m 49…..), but went right back to bed.  I got up at 9 and felt GREAT! A bit of laptop work, some food and more work. I…

Kona Day 1, Nov 6

What a day!!  😀 Even before today… things were awesome! Got all packed up and left Sylvan on time. Had a nice meal with Darren in Leduc, gave him his shirts and made it to the airport early!   Check in was smooth sailing!  (LOVE Westjet)  Our flight to Vancouver was set for a big…

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