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!
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. http://lavalavabeachclub.com/. Perfect after a day of beach lounging.
- Canoe House for dinner: http://www.maunalani.com/dining/canoe-house
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai: http://www.fourseasons.com/hualalai/dining/
Fun 5 Miles Run Course: This was a beautiful run around Waikoloa area early in the morning before the humidity kicked in.