This morning Ben and I ran the Maui Tacos 5K (which is part of the Maui Marathon festivities). Since I typically run 2 to 3 miles at least four times a week I figured I’d be fine to run the 5K today without a problem.
We woke up this morning and fueled up (I had Mana sourdough rye with PB & black raspberry jam with some fresh coconut water)
That would have been perfect but I decided to also have some coconut meat:
Arrgh, just looking at it makes my tummy sore. As it turns out, this amazing looking young coconut meat sat in my stomach for the entire race! Blegh.
But I regress. Ben and I left the house later than we would have liked and arrived at the race site with 5 minutes to spare! Because we live about 45 minutes from where it started, I assumed I’d have time to use the restroom before we started. Nope. We hurriedly got our numbers and got in line just in time! I ran the entire race with a full bladder and a sore tummy! 😦 We also hadn’t looked at the course beforehand, so we kept assuming we’d be finishing soon just to come around another turn (and a steep hill!). Argh. I actually ended up walking about half a mile because I had pushed myself too hard in the beginning thinking the entire thing would be flat. Not to mention the west side is hot (even at 8 am). Ben said he felt like he was about to faint. It was a rough one for both of us, but we made it! Even with the walking and the hill I crossed the line at around 33 min 30 seconds or so… not bad for me 🙂
We went straight to the ocean to cool down! Ahh, the perks of living on Maui!
In gratitude for all their endless support I made mahalo jewelry for the friends and family who helped me out this week! I love making jewelry with specific people in mind… it comes so much easier 🙂
[Sand and Sea]
[Double Dutch in Purple for Momma]
[Pearl Double Dutch for Kamaile]