One of the big highlights of 2014 was the Honu 70.3.  It was my first time doing the race and I loved it so much that I pestered the Force to sign up for next year and we’ll have a big group racing in 2015!

  •  I was 2nd in my AG (6th overall including pros) and I qualified for Kona and 70.3 Worlds (turned down the Kona slot, which I later regretted!).


  •  Mimi Winsberg took 2nd in her AG and got a Kona slot at Honu and a 70.3 worlds slot (she went on to get top 10 in her AG at Kona!).


  •  Ken Ashcraft who finished his first ever half IM at Honu in a solid 5:48 (even though he did much of his training pushing / pulling his kids in a baby jogger / bike trailer)!


More shots from the event:




My parents came to watch, which was a huge highlight — I seem to do well with Coady support!

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And of course, #1 TriForcer Caroline was there!


See and Do by Caroline Bontia

We booked a pretty good deal at Waikoloa condominiums for 2 bedrooms, 2 baths at $215 per night through VRBO. Location was perfect as it was right across the Queens Marketplace (yes, Starbucks is across the street and so is a bike store). The only downside is that it’s about 1 mile from the beach and an attempt to walk through a bit of lava field along with the heat, isn’t a lot of fun with flip flops/slippers.

Favorite Happy Hour:

  • Lava Lava. Great sunset views and Mai Tais. Perfect after a day of beach lounging. 

Dinner Splurges:

  • Canoe House for dinner:
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai:

Fun 5 Miles Run Course: This was a beautiful run around Waikoloa area early in the morning before the humidity kicked in.

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