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Old December 14th, 2008, 11:21 AM
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Default The 2008 Honolulu Marathon

Another reason to live in the country...

Were you too again awaken in town at 5am this Sunday morning by major fireworks, while hoping to sleep in, so a thousand runners can start plodding off in the rain for miles, all for a silly marathon race?

Kinda makes one think of sticking a foot out in the way of the front runner and tripping up the whole lot of them..., or suggesting that from now on, those that think this rudeness is so great, stick the pyros where the sun never shines, and light them off.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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It makes me want to say, "Welcome to Hawaii! Please keep spending lots of money here, and keep coming back!"
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Old December 14th, 2008, 12:11 PM
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The Honolulu Marathon is good for our ailing economy. No doubt about it.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Our own Lucy from Canada came to participate in it. Getting up early is such a small price to pay to help the economy. I know of other Local people running in the Marathon. I'm excited and proud for them. I wish I could.

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where were you at 3 am when *I* was up getting ready to SPEED WALK the 10k? Who was up and shaking her a$$ outside in the nice rain while one was (*%(&^(&^ in his bed and not doing much???

Oh btw.. here's a video for you that I would LOVE for you to watch. Please let me know your opinion on it

http://good-times.webshots.com/video...ost=good-times

It was a great event, even with the small rain but it made it cooler than all the heat and humidity. I was glad to be part of it, even just for the 10k walk. Wished I could run again but alas, my shins would not forgive me LOL

Before the race/After the race pics of me !

p.s. my time was ruffly 1:22:30.. yeah
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Old December 14th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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Were you too again awaken in town at 5am this Sunday morning by major fireworks, while hoping to sleep in, so a thousand runners can start plodding off in the rain for miles, all for a silly marathon race?
You can look forward to the same thing come President's day for the Aloha Fun run.
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LOL gecko.... im sure he'll appreciate the warning
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Hey, Lucy, congratulations on the marathon!!! 10K in 1:22!! Thats some fast walkin'!
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I didn't hear fireworks this morning. Where were they shot off?
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I didn't hear fireworks this morning. Where were they shot off?
Probably around Aloha Tower area. At least that's where the usual starting line is. It wakes me up too, but I know what it is and just go back to sleep. Happy that at least I'm in a nice comfortable bed while a bunch of crazies are out there running.
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Probably around Aloha Tower area. At least that's where the usual starting line is. It wakes me up too, but I know what it is and just go back to sleep. Happy that at least I'm in a nice comfortable bed while a bunch of crazies are out there running.
They were shot off at the marina by Ala Moana shopping center, right by the start line. if you look at the link in my previous post to, oh whats his name again LOL, I posted a link of a video i took of the fireworks.. BEAUTIFUL..

and Sophie, thank you. It was a 4.55 mph pace 13.18 min per mile !! not too bad for a canadian chick lol...

Gecko, does it mean cuz i walked i am NOT pupule ??? Lol
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Old December 14th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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My boyfriend did the marathon this year too...his second one, if you don't count Kona Ironman.

Congrats to all participants, and hope you ran/walked well and without (too much) pain--I love events like this which seem to bring out a lot of positive energy from both the runners/walkers and their supporters.

The inconvenience of roadway blockage for one day is totally worth it! People should walk more anyway.
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certainly one of the busiest weekend I ever worked on Oahu, man do runners LOVE their starch! Arancino was packed, with hours worth of wait.

Good money, great revenue, and they are all gone with in a couple of days.
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My boyfriend did the marathon this year too...his second one, if you don't count Kona Ironman.

Congrats to all participants, and hope you ran/walked well and without (too much) pain--I love events like this which seem to bring out a lot of positive energy from both the runners/walkers and their supporters.

The inconvenience of roadway blockage for one day is totally worth it! People should walk more anyway.

I admire anyone and EVERYONE who runs, no matter the distance. I wished my shins would let me run again.. maybe one day ! No pain, just a bit of tightness right behind the knee where it folds, if that makes sense, but it went good.. and i didnt even train for it LOL.. but im already in good cardio shape and did a 10k walk at the Montreal marathon I think it was in sept. 2005. I didnt run/jog any part of it, even if i wanted too, 1. my shins wouldnt like it and 2. i didnt have a good enough pair of running shoes to run... el cheepo at Zellers (like a Walmart store we have in Canada).

An ironman huh ? now THAT I would totally die to see one day....

Darn this means I have to come back to Hawaii within 2 or 3 years LOL Greet you with my presence again
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Old December 14th, 2008, 06:12 PM
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and Sophie, thank you.

It was turtlegirl who gave her congrats but I'll give mine to everyone as well. A marathon isn't something I could ever do.

So the fireworks were just down the street from me and I slept through it. If you live in the city you get used to noise -- if not, you wake up cranky!
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You can look forward to the same thing come President's day for the Aloha Fun run.
...where I will be lacing up my running shoes for yet another sprint to Aloha Stadium! Hope to see some of you there.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 06:23 PM
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...where I will be lacing up my running shoes for yet another sprint to Aloha Stadium! Hope to see some of you there.
Run you if you want. In the past I've walked it (getting in in under 2 hours). More recently I've worked it, keeping an eye on things, reporting runners down, etc.
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Gecko, does it mean cuz i walked i am NOT pupule ??? Lol
Nah, only part. The fully crazy are the ones that run 26 miles.
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hey I used to run too ya know LOL.. I ran the Montreal Marathon in 2003... 9000 runners LOL
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Old December 14th, 2008, 10:27 PM
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I'll be adding another layer of winter fat with a nice quiet sleep tonite and well into the morning. Then make a point of a sleep-over in Waimanalo when that next one coming up happens.
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I ran the Montreal Marathon in 2003.
I rest my case.

At least you don't run Ironmans.

The truly crazy run the H.U.R.T. 100.
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don't give my any ideas heheheh... b4 i did my marathon, I was planning on training for a sprint but the marathon won LOL...

At Vancouver airport right now... this airport S.U.C.K.S. !!!! the part where I'm at has NO FOOD COURT.... im stuck eating chocolates I got on the plane.....

this is one C.R.A.N.K.Y. girl here and with no sleep.... get out of my way ! LOL
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I just finished my 5th HNL marathon and always sore for a few days afterwards and damn those blisters, mostly thanks to the rain for the past two years we have had!

Vancouver Airport always had this fee, not sure if they still do it, they charge you $10-15 for an airport maintence fee whether your landing or taking off.
But I love the city, very beautiful!!

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I just finished my 5th HNL marathon and always sore for a few days afterwards and damn those blisters, mostly thanks to the rain for the past two years we have had!

Vancouver Airport always had this fee, not sure if they still do it, they charge you $10-15 for an airport maintence fee whether your landing or taking off.
But I love the city, very beautiful!!

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congrats on finishing it ! I admire so much anyone and every one who does one ! How did you do ? I think the rain wasnt so bad but when I finished my 10k... i was a bit cold though so I headed back to Auntie's immediately. I didn't even eat anything they had at the site. I know what you mean about doing a marathon. When I did mine a few years ago I was walking like I had been on a horse for days LOL... but well worth the race

As for the airport fee, they now include it into your plane ticket, no matter where you leave from

Ok I need to get on my spinner... ive slept enough (its 4:30am here Mtl Time) and im shocked to see that on my scale Ive only gained 6-7 lbs while in Hawaii.. Weeeeeeeee LOL
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My sis flew in from San Francisco to run the marathon. She started training when she was still living here and then her hubby got transferred to the Bay Area in August. Unfortunately, her knee blew out midway through the race and she had to walk most of it....which disappointed her terribly. But heck...she finished the darn thing on her own legs and not on a stretcher. Not bad for her first marathon (at age 52). Me...I thought about doing the walk....but I don't like walking or running in the rain. LOL I slept in and met her at the finish line instead. :-)
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