Waiting For Something Amazing

Inaugural Hapalua Finisher's Medal


It’s not always easy to write this blog, and I’ve cut back from the daily missive, mostly because as soon as I get to work I have things to do and my mind is at its crispest. My percolating thoughts bubble and sometimes they are spent before they get written and fall flat like an open bottle of used-to-be bubbly.

Elite women preparing to blast off.

I do know that everywhere I look there are people who inspire me. I saw many today at the inaugural Hapalua half marathon that John ran in today. It’s kinda funny. The race/chase started and the runners ran toward Smith Street in Downtown Honolulu and I ran in the opposite direction toward Diamond Head and Kahala to do an 8-mile run of my own. I stopped and took pictures because that’s the kind of athlete I am. I can’t help it. I’m always in awe and I guess that gets in the way. My personal best is a mix of having a good time while keeping up the pace and clicking off a few snapshots on my iPhone when I encounter something amazing, or sweet, or wonderful, or freakin’ hilarious.

Sunrise at Diamond Head with Koko Crater and Koko Head in the distance.

I know for sure there will always be people who amaze me because they run fast, look beautiful, have great jobs, and seem to have wonderful lives. When they sprinkle a little bit of that charming dust my way, I cannot help but feel that there’s a slight possibility that I could be amazing, too. It is interesting that sometimes the people who amaze me tell me when I amaze them. It doesn’t happen a lot, but it is something I cherish.

I took some pix. I hope you like them. I thought they were amazing.

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

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