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Tag: Oahu

Day 10 – Race Day

The day was finally here, Mike’s 15k race.  Up at 4 a.m. out the door by 5 a.m. to walk across the park to the race.  He picked up his tracker and we waited.  I was lucky enough to be able to bring my coffee. At 5:45 runners were assembled at the start and promptly…

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Day 6 – Non-Touristy Tourists

The day didn’t start out doing non touristy things. In fact it started out as doing a very touristy thing, walking into Waikiki to grab a cup of coffee at Kai Coffee Shop at the Hyatt Regency. We walked the mile to the hotel, saw the long line at 6:30 a.m. and abruptly aborted that…

Day 5 – Surf from Sun Up to Sun Down

Yup, we watched surfers in the morning, we watched surfers in the evening and in between? Stuff happened. Mike had a longer run planned for today, to run part of his race route. While Mike ran, I walked to a beach to meet him. This time I went closer to the famous Waikiki pier to…

Day 4 – Finding Focus and Making a Plan

Most days on vacation lack focus (except for sunset watching on island vacations) or a plan, today was the exception.  We had a mission, a trip to the North Shore Soap Company, our entire day would focus on and around that visit. Before we get there though, Mike had a run, very short.  We had…

Oahu Day 1 – Arrival

  Our day begin at 3:30 a.m. eastern time, drinking horrible hotel coffee, but cheered by the fact that I raised $5,000 in donations for the Oahu Heart Walk coming up on August 11th.  Woot-Woot. We made it to the check in line around 4:30 for a 5:30 flight.  United was packed and the anxiety…

Honor

Today seemed to be about honor.  We honored a lifelong friendship, nature, Gods and marriage. A few days ago, my childhood friend, Eric asked us to do a small favor for him.  His older brother lives on Oahu and they have a running joke about leaving ugly ties for each other.  My memory of Mike,…