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 🎉 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 ?! 😁☀️🌴🌺🌊

Hawaii-50 Holiday Highlights- top 10 in no particular order 😁

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 ❤️ A hui hou – until we meet again in Maui 


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