Bad news- I did not run the 10K today despite the peer pressure from my friends. Actually, it was more of "you should do it!" and "OK, I'm in". Literally 2 second conversation... what can I say? I'm a sucka for positive peer pressure. I did not run because when I went to register, I missed the deadline for the $25 race fee and would have had to pay $45 instead. Lesson learned- plan ahead and sign up early! I couldn't justify $45 to myself and my hubby so I just had to take a raincheck...
Good news- the hubby and I went on a run together. For the past week he has been working nights so we only see each other on the weekends. It was a great bonding experience! 4 miles in one hour! Which includes a 12 minute walk around our apartment complex to warm up and lots of picture taking (documented below).
We started down the hill by our house (and also next to a freeway) to the beginning of a trail. The hubby claimed this trail ends at a park.... we passed about 4 parks on the way to his park. I thought we'd end up in Waikiki!
|Me, walking backwards on the trail|
|Catch me if you can!|
|Eat my dust!|
So we crossed the river, ran under the overpass, straight into Moanalua gardens. Here are some of the highlights...
|The duck pond and Kalo (Taro) plants|
Me and the Kalo
Us by the pond
CHEEZU!- Me impersonating a Japanese Tourist
So after walking around the gardens for a bit we started on our way back home. Funny thing about hills though- they are a BLAST to run down but running up them is another story!
The hill we
ran walked up after visiting the garden
It was such a great time! I didn't break any records or anything but I had a blast running/walking with my hubby and experiencing new things together...AND I almost forgot to mention, this is my first time running outside in 8 weeks!! I'm a HUGE treadmill rat but I'm inspried to take an outside run at least weekly with the hubby!
Happy Sunday Folks!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend....