We woke up and decided to make the perfect Sunday. Here's how it went:
First, run a race. I was planning to run 20, but Stacky texted about the 15k, so I told him, fine, I'll do it, but I am not keeping up with you. We ran a couple miles, then raced, then ran some more miles until it felt like the equivalent of a long run.
Stacky and I ran up to the start line as the gun went off - perfect. We ran comfortably fast for the first 5 miles - right around the 7 min/mi mark. Then we picked it up a little for the last four. In the end, we ran 1:04, around 6:50, so it was a good practice for the marathon coming up. We did finish together, but only because he had faulty shoe laces and stopped twice coming back over Diamond Head.
Second, race to the boat and throw out the fishing lines. I met HK at the boat and we headed out to watch our friends paddle around Makapuu in the Dad Center long distance race. Then we rolled around to Rabbit Island, famous for its tiger shark sightings, because I've always wanted to snorkel there. You're not allowed to touch the island - it's a sanctuary - so it's empty. The water in front of it was as expected: Tahiti-esque. We were both a little nervous, given that no one swims there. I instructed him to jump in first and splash around a while like an injured seal. Once he did that for 5 min, I jumped in too. I was able to free dive down to about 25 feet this time and spend time looking around - getting deeper!
Third, jump in the pool (in lieu of shower), then take a nap. My house was quiet and it was raining in the valley. Perfect nap conditions to pass out for a couple of hours.
Last, the surfing! There was a nice swell all weekend, and clean conditions in the bay.
Today, I splurged. I've been running in race flats since before Boston, and needed a new pair of cushioned shoes to rotate through. I tried these on while doing a little work at the Boca shop and fell in love. It's been a while, Hokas...
They're on my lanai, and I am fueled up and chomping at the bit, but can't run tonight. Can't wait for morning! The athlete program for purium is a breeze because there's a ton of protein and dinner involved. I love it, and have a discount code if anyone wants to try it. The Hoka's are the Cliftons, and aren't nearly as bulky as older models. They are so squishy - I'm in love. The view is also for sale - my house is listed, unfortunately. I know I should hope it sells for my great landlord's sake, but I really don't ever want to go.