Sunday, May 17, 2009

Running in Paradise

I have to say that I looove Kauai! It is THE most beautiful of all the Hawaiian islands!! I had a great run yesterday.  I met up with my friend at 5:45 and we drove to the end of the road...(north shore), which is Ke'e Beach. This is where we started our 8 mile run.

The views were fantastic! You can see the ocean almost the entire way. The road is really narrow in some areas, with no shoulder to speak of, so it was a little scary at times, but sooo worth it! Absolutely gorgeous!  On one side I could see the ocean...


and on the other, Lumahai Valley. 

At the 4 mile mark I realized I left my car keys in my friend's car...important factor, since we were running to my car at Hanalei Pier. Luckily, another friend lives right in Hanalei, so she drove us back. We only went 7 miles (key mishap) and  I needed to go 11. So after I took my car home I headed back out for 4 more miles. It was a fabulous morning and I am so lucky to live here! Hope you all have a great week! Aloha!

16 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

wow, paradise is right! Nice!

Denise said...

Wow, I'm so jealous!!

As for the training program I'm following...I hired a running coach so he pretty much tells me when to run and I listen!!

The Happy Runner said...

That looks amazing!

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow I feel like if I had that environment to run in I'd never stop. Totally gorgeous.

Jessica Lane said...

I've never been to Hawaii but I've always wanted to go. Have you always lived in Hawaii? How's the humidity there?

Kim said...

And what??? You mentioned something about being jealous about me road trippin?? Your pictures are beautiful, but I totally understand how you feel. My mom lived in Hawaii for 5 years and I've had several friends live there who went a little stir crazy at times. My mom always said it was like being on vacation every day.

Rookie on the Run said...

Amazing! I must go there someday!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SPOILED!! Oh how I would love to run with the view of the ocean...only on vacations..

Run Mommy said...

I am super jealous! At least our winter is over so the weather is pleasant - if not tropical!

Marlene said...

I am SO jealous that you get to enjoy those views on your runs. Incredible!

HEATHER said...

new to your blog...what a paradise!! Although can you tell o live with a 2.5 year old when, at first glance, i thought I recognized the map as the "Island of Sodor" (thomas the tank engine?) haha ! Happy Running!
Heather!

X-Country2 said...

I'm SOOO jealous. That run sounds amazing.

RunnerMom said...

So. Stinkin'. Jealous.

You really are blessed to live there and to be a runner. EVERYONE there should run!

Blyfinn said...

Now that makes me VERY jealous!

RunnerDude said...

Oh man, you are one lucky lady. What awesome fews! I did the Honolulu Marathon on the big island a few years back and it was the most beautiful course of any race I've done.

foodierunner said...

Doing the Stockholm marathon this weekend - not paradise like Kauai but probably not as hot! What time are you going to do all these marathons in?