Monday, December 14, 2009

Race Update: Honolulu Marathon Complete

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!
If you want to see some pre- and post-race video interviews with me and Frayed Laces, check us out here and here. Now if you will excuse me, I have some beer, ketchups and garlic fries waiting for me by the beach. Aloha!

20 comments:

Jon in Tokyo said...

Well done

Xenia said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Say hi to the fishies for me. :)

Lisa said...

Glad to hear you had such a great time and really ran it to have fun! Enjoy the beautiful weather!

marathonmaiden said...

fun is the key word here. so happy that youre so happy :)

enjoy the water, sun and beer!

D10 said...

Your video clips are too cute! Great job out there. Enjoy the warmth.

lindsay said...

congrats on #9! a destination marathon well overrides any time goals. hope you're having fun! oh wait, like you'll struggle with that...

runningcommentaries said...

Congrats! Sounds like it was a blast and you had a lot of fun.

Enjoy your vacation!

X-Country2 said...

Glad you had fun. I hear that's required in Hawaii.

J said...

Congrats on another marathon!! At least you go to be in Hawaii while we battled the snow, wind and rain this weekend!

Spike said...

well done, glad you and FL had a great time. beer and the ocean, yeah, your life must suck big time.

Running and living said...

awesome! a marathon in hawaii should always be done for fun!

jokach said...

I'm envious that you got to run in the hot sun of Hawaii while we're freezing here in the northeast ... great job on your race!

Chic Runner said...

Congrats on another one Lam! Great job. Also, I would have loved some sun this weekend. Send some hawaiian sun our way back to CA! :)

Rio Runs said...

Congratulations! You are so lucky being in Hawaii right now! Enjoy your time there!

The Happy Runner said...

So cool! Enjoy the rest of your time in Hawaii!

RJR said...

Sounds like a fun race. Glad you got to enjoy it.

B.o.B. said...

Color me super jealous! So glad you had such a good time. No PR is not a big deal since you are in HAWAII!!!!!

Morgan said...

Who needs a PR when you're in HAWAII!!! So jealous and congrats on another race! Can't wait for the full recap!

aron said...

congrats!!! i know racing with that smile on your face was good for the running soul :) hope you are having a great trip!

sRod said...

Uber late here, but CONGRATS!! I will gladly take your 3:18 any day.

 
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