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After work today, I decided to go for a run.... but after a morning that started out all rainy and cloudy, I wasn't sure if it'd work out. On Monday, I made plans to go walking with a friend but it started pouring 15 minutes in! Needless to say, I had my fingers crossed!
The sky was overcast and dark gloomy rain clouds hovered over me. I arrived at the same park as Monday, around the same time. As I started out, it sprinkled a bit, but nothing I couldn't handle. I even convinced myself that if it started pouring, I'm gonna have fun running in the rain.
Fortunately for me, it started to look like this:
Any Hawaii 5-0 fans out there? Do you remember this spot? Kono sat here with a little girl who's mom was kidnapped by Russian gangsters/her daddy... they had shave ice (snow cones) on these benches...
Sorry it's so blurry! I was dodging other runners....
After a quarter mile, the path turns onto another part of the park named Magic Island. I have no idea how it got this name, but it was pretty magical....
This is looking back towards the first 0.25 mile I ran
Can you spot the surfers? They look TINY
Proof that I was there. Yes, I was the idiot who took pics when I was "resting"
The pic above is of a portion of the beach protected by a sea wall... it's calm and shallow, perfect for keiki (children)! see those runners in the background? the sidewalk curves around to where they are... I had fun runny down that manini (tiny) hill LOL
Famous Diamond Head, Honolulu Harbor and not-so-famous moi
This was my view as I headed back to where I began... I must say that I don't think I could ever run on a treadmill EVER again. Don't know if I can handle staring at a wall for my entire workout.
And if you're wondering why I was so amazed by a park on an island where I've lived for 3 years, this is the second time I took a run outside. The first time took place on Sunday. I guess that speaks volumes of the extent of my running "experience".
I'm really inspired and motivated to start running here after work...on most days when I can. I can never take for granted the beauty that surrounds me.
And as I round out this post I leave you with one more image... the sunset as I jogged back to my car...Good night dear friends!