Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In Training
Every Feb, The Great Aloha Run takes place.  I've posted about this before.  It's an 8.2 mile run/walk/stroll--whatever you want to do.  I estimate that it's more like 9 miles by the time you walk from the bus drop-off at the start and then through Aloha Stadium and around the perimeter to get your T-shirt at the end.  Whatever the distance, I walk. 
I registered back in December, and so was eligible for an "In Training" T-shirt, which I dutifully claimed today.  I had to drive into Honolulu to get it, so since I was so close to Waikiki, I detoured to the beach.

For a split second, I thought I was on the Maine coast.  Blustery winds, ominous clouds, whitecaps, people wearing long pants and hoodies.  But I quickly came to my senses--ahhhh, Wakiki!  It was still beautiful.  I love being there in spite of the tourists and high end shops and motels/hotels flanking the main drag.  There's just something about it that appeals to me. 

I spent some time walking the main drag, taking pictures.  I found myself grinning several times.  The wind was just about howling, hardly anyone was bathing, but there I was, walking along in shorts, t-shirt and sandals in the middle of January.  Really, who wouldn't grin!

1 comment:

trishalyn said...

OK...you don't have to rub it in, Linda! :-)

Glad you're entered in the race...cute T, too! I love the 3rd image...terrific perspective and great composition! Thanks for making the photos larger, too...easier for my old eyes to see! :-)