We landed pretty late on Friday (Dec 19) and were tired by the time we slept around midnight. My PST biological clock woke me up at 5:30 a.m. and pretty soon all of us were eating hearty breakfast while sitting on the lanai.
The day was spent lazing. It was 3:30 p.m. when 5 of us headed off in the direction of the Pacific Missile facility. The others turned back 1.5 miles into the run while I decided to go up Kokee road (this road leads to Waimea Canyon and beyond to Kokee). What a beautiful run it turned out to be! The road gradually started climbing and I was soon negotiating a steady 4-5% grade.
Birds chirping of to my left accompanied by the sound of water rushing down the hill in the form of a stream. Water headed back to the ocean to evaporate and begin its run down the stream again days from now!
No mile posts went by to inform me about my progress. After having run up the road for about 33 minutes, I decided I would turn back as soon as the first car passed me. I had to run another 3 minutes to start to point my shoes down the hill.
The run down finally showed by how steep the run up was. I felt good going up and even better coming down the long way to the left turn back to the villas.
I'm excited about tackling that climb again this week. I will carry water and something to eat that day.
It's 6:45 a.m. and I want to eat breakfast while watching the sunrise from the lanai. :)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.