Category archive: Pre Race Blog

no days to go… Race tomorrow!! And turkey day II

Wow…. what a day! I am knackered!!!  (and the race is tomorrow!!) Got up super early, 5:30, and had a mocha and a Kind Bar.  Did some putzing around and headed down to the pier.  Watched the local excitement at the Tryptophan Triathlon – a local, free, 100 participants only, sprint event.  It was fun…

2 day to go…… Registration Reunion, shopping and organizing

Nerves are coming in fast and furious. Today was a wonderful day!    Registration day at Ultraman World Championships, with the Veterans registering first……. Some of the most amazing people I know walking into the King Kamhameha hotel to sign papers, get gear, hug, handshake and share stories!  SO amazing!  Wish I could bottle the…

3 Days Left….. Dolphins, and a drive around the entire course

Another early morning on race week! Up at 5:30 and down to the boys’ condo for 6:10am.  Gear up the van and head out to Kealakakua Bay by Captain Cook with a quick stop to gather up Will Rogers and his crew.  After a quick setup, we entered the big swells through the lava rocks…

4 days to go, Crew all here, Awesome bike ride and more

Yup…. it’s getting fast and real now! Lyle got in last night, and we got him settled in to the condo I have rented for him and Drew. (Film Guy). I got up at 6:15am today and went out for a nice run, just 30 mins, and felt GREAT!  I met Lyle at Lava Java…

5 days to go. Pool swim and LOTS of office work

Sunday night….. Race starts Friday.  (breathe) Lyle is on a plane right now, about half way across the pond. I enjoyed a great swim set this morning with a few awesome Ultraman athletes: Will Rogers (Canada – Burnaby) and Christian Isakson (USA Oregon).  Played with some of the new GoPro attachments and got swim swimkikfix video….

6 Days left, 2 flats, chiro and Hilary’s Birthday!!

Under a week to go. Sad to see that the race/film fundraising is at a dead stop…. but I cannot control that….maybe things back home are worse than I know….maybe nobody cares….. people will either support me or not, all I can do is race my heart out next week.  and that is going to…

7 Days to go. 50 min run in the pouring rain, errands and Bubba Gump

Wow….. as I write this on Friday night, there are actually just days to go…..  Crazy. It rained a ton last night, there were flash flood warnings out all day.  Didn’t hear anything specific about any actually happening, but boy did it rain!  Granted we are up on the side of the volcano a ways,…

8 days to go. Ohana Swim and Go Pro stuff

Hard to believe….. but in just over 1 week…. it’s race day!! Today I was up early to eat what will be my pre race meal to make sure it all sits.  I also took a Meclazine tab last night just before bed, again, to test the anti nausea plan.  Everything worked perfectly again!  We…

9 Days to go! Run, Swim and an Ant Colony in the cupboard!

Another super packed day in the books! Did some work this morning and helped with a few things back home at the gym, and meanwhile tried a few things to try and control the ants in our cupboards.  I picked up ant traps 2 days ago and so far, they won’t even go in them….

10 days to go!!!! Swimming with dolphins and rats, and a GREAT bike ride!!

Today was SUCH a great day!!  I got up at 6:30 and felt a little sluggish, partly because of the time, but also the meclazine I took last night to test run for motion sickness.  It does make me a little drowsy, but WAY less than dimenhydrinate (the main Gravol and Dramamine ingredient).  I have…

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