Ok so the next morning we were up early to run the race! It was very well organized but it was definitely the toughest course either of us has run but it was so beautiful I just decided to take it all in and go with the flow. I wish I had brought my camera on the course! Here are some pictures from the finish line.
|The LT and his wife..he carried a flag the whole course!|
|Dan and I very happy to be done! Take a look at the background!|
|The PA team|
|Our All Star Emily's prize for taking first in the half marathon! She will be heading to the Olympic trails in Houston!|
|Bart Yasso and Dan- He was on our flight home too- he is very nice!|
|The National guard relay team (with two PA members) took first!|
|Most of The National Guard Team!|
|Most of the PA Team with Dean Karnazes|
Overall for race goals, I just barely made mine, which was to get under 3 hours, with a 2:59:25 and Dan was disappointed with his time (even though I think its pretty good!) with a 3:19:15- this included him having to stop at a med tent to get cramps rubbed out of his legs! He learned he reallllllly doesnt run well in the heat.
After the race and we were all well hydrated again, we headed to Kalapaki Joe's which was hosting a post race party. They had food and drink specials and everything was delicious! For the rest of the day we just relaxed by the pools and packed up our stuff.
The next morning we headed out on an 8 hour adventure tour with Outfitters . It was expensive but well worth it! Truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life! We did the Kipu Zipline Safari and it was everything they make it out to be. We started with a kayack and then we hiked a bit. A huge tractor picked us up and took us the rest of the way up the mountain. The tours guides were filled with tons of knowledge about the island and would tell us fun facts about the local plants. They even picked guavas off the tree for us to eat! The ziplines were incredible (even though I was terrified) and we got to see some amazing site along the way. A lot of movie and commercials had been filming on that part of the island so we got to see some scenes from Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and Indiana Jones. They said the Chase was filming a commercial just a week prior and I saw the commercial on TV (its the second one) a few months later. After ziplining and hiking we stopped at what they call the Bamboo pool. It is surrounded entirely by bamboo and they had a zipline into the water and you could also jump in from a platform.
|Us kayaking..we sucked at it ha|
|pool from Pirates 3|
|Dan on the rope swing|
|Us on the tractor ride|
|all geared up to zipline!|
|me being super graceful on the zipline|
|our second zipline|
|zipline into bamboo pool|