Just wanted to let you guys know that I finished the Honolulu Marathon this morning in 3:18:49. It wasn’t my best effort (it was my second worst in terms of time actually) but I had a lot of fun in this one and ran with a silly smile plastered across my face the entire time. (How can I not? I’m running in Hawaii for godsakes.) I will have more to say to say about this race once I’m home but suffice it to say that it was hilly, it was hard, and this cold-weather New Yorker practically melted in the bright Hawaiian sun. It’s okay though because I had no goals and no pretenses that I would do well on this course. As such, the race turned out to be pretty much what I expected it to be. To tell you the truth, I was more excited about jumping into the ocean after the finish than about the actual race! The water felt so good on my feet that it made slogging the last 5 miles with cramps and blisters so worth it. No matter, marathon #9 is in the books, and I’m so so happy!