March recap – more Mai Tai’s than sports drink

I have just returned from the most amazing three weeks holiday. The tropical air still fresh in my hair and I’m fully subscribed to the 3am jetlag club. A small price for spending time in paradise. 

I was on holiday to celebrate my 50th birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ and part of this was to run my first overseas race – Maui Valley to Sea half marathon. 

The half marathon was the most training I did. The holiday was an active – relaxing -chilling holiday.

There was cross training in the form of SUP or paddle boarding, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking & walking around San Francisco and beach & trail walks in Maui. 

The climate suits me and no asthma issues at all while in the tropics. Maybe I need to move to Maui on medical grounds ?! ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒŠ

Hawaii-50 Holiday Highlights- top 10 in no particular order ๐Ÿ˜

San Francisco – Maui, Hawaii – San Francisco 2017

1. Whale watching close up from on the water in kayaks & small boats as well asfrom land. Mothers & calfs, male fin fight & head butting, triple breach on sunset cruise right in front of our boat

2. Swimming with sea turtle on sunrise snorkelling just off hotel beach Ka’anapali Beaxh Hotel – the most Hawaiian hotel. Most amazing nightly sunsets too, watched on the beach.

3. Snorkelling boat trip with reef fish & pod of spinner dolphins around us and visiting our fourth Hawaiian island Lanai. 

4. Sunset dinner sail on birthday

5. Food – Hawaiian plate lunches from Huli Huli including fresh fish, chicken, & pork, knife wielding chefs at KOBO Japanese restaurant, crabs in San Francisco as chowder & Alfredo 

6. Hana – Hamoa & Koki beaches for chilling, surfing & the Hana Highway drive

7. Alcatraz The Rock tour. The audio tour brought the place to life. Ex-convict signing books.

8. Maui half marathon – Sea to Valley to Sea. Fun run in the sun. Running with flowers in my hair in Hana.

9. Finding two hammocks to spend a few hours in paradise on a sugar sand beach on Lanai’a island ( our 4th Hawaiian island)

10. Paddle boarding- seeing whales blowing & green sea turtles swimming around me while I cross trained. 

There are so many memories & photos to choose from this really is just a taster of our  travels.

Aloha โค๏ธ A hui hou – until we meet again in Maui 


  1. CONGRATS on your birthday!!!! Welcome to the 50’s club!!! Fit, FAB and Fifty!

    Gosh your vacation looks AMAZING! The pics are just stunning! WOW!

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