Thursday, January 19, 2012

Maui: Run #2, Beach walk in photos

Well, I tried to mix it up today and run north up the beach but after a few minutes it seemed that it was going to be just an "in town" run and I'm not really interested in seeing anything but the beach, water, and gardens while running here. I can see strip malls anytime!

After doubling back, entered the Beach Walk
To get here, take the Lower Hono~~~ road off the main highway running past Ka'anapali. I think this is the last exit for Ka'anapali, then it becomes Napili (?). The trail head entrance will be immediately on your left, after the bend in the road and the Honua Kai Resort. This is a public access point with parking & public restrooms.
This was a rare, quiet point on the trail. Countless runners this morning, including 3 familiar race shirt viewings: women in a Seattle RNR, Hood to Coast, and See Jane Run.
On the way out traffic wasn't bad but on the return trip I was weaving quite a bit around other runners and walkers, like Dom Toretto and Paul Walker being fast & furious while racing a quarter mile down a city street for a million $.
Whoa! Sliding on the freshly sprinkled path.

Side trail to the beach


Moloka'i in the distance



For the golfers out there
6.5 miles round trip in 52:11. Not bad for the heat/humidity.

It's looking like our matchy-matchy Husky outfits (see end of Kim's post, they are super cute!) will be post-poned to the Tacoma St. Patty's Day race (I just registered, Kim!) because we will surely have heat stroke if we wear dark cotton for a half marathon here!

6 comments:

  1. Great photos. You must be having a great time.

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  2. Gorgeous pics! Can't wait to get there. Admittedly bummed about our outfits, but you made me feel better that we can be Huskies in Tacoma (where we will be appreciated more too!)

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  3. Isn't that a beautiful pathway to run on? I ran it a few times when we stayed in Napili in December. Enjoy! Enjoy!

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  4. it is so pretty!!! i’m quite jealous :)

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  5. This is gorgeous!!! I'm so happy for you... but also jealous :)

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