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Well, here’s proof that I can run 18. 6 miles :) I look pretty good, considering I ran that far in pouring rain and an earthquake ;) I’m not so sure that I’ll make it to the marathon, though. I’m trying to find a hotel to stay in the night before and the night of the race, and silly me I waited all this time before making my reservation. It turns out that every single hotel room in Waikiki is booked — seriously. I live about 30-45 mins from the race, which means that on race day I’ll have to:

  1. Get up around 2 am, drive downtown to the finish area …
  2. … find parking (much more difficult than it sounds) …
  3. … hope that I find parking and make it to the finish area before 4 am so I can make the shuttle bus to the start area …
  4. … start the race at 5 am …
  5. … run 26.2 miles …
  6. … hopefully finish in under 6 hours … and then finally …
  7. … drive myself home, exhausted.

I’m not sure if I’m willing to do that. This year I have once again neglected to train myself properly, so I might just have to wait until next year … again :( If I find a hotel room then it cuts out a lot of the process, and it’s just a matter of making to the start line in time for the race. I haven’t given up hope yet … the worst that could happen is I try and don’t finish. I guess it’s just getting to the starting line that is the toughest part of all ;)