Dilemma …

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2006|1 Comment

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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 ;)

 

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous November 6, 2006 at 10:13 am - Reply

    You have a nice blog but it’s kind of hard to read.

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