Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run July 24 on Kauai, Hawaii was genuinely fun. I registered for the purpose of supporting my Kukui’ula Outrigger Canoe Club which was co-hosting. I haven’t run continuously any distance in years, though I do play singles tennis regularly. I registered without fear because the race clearly said we could run or walk so I thought in the worst case, I would do some walking. I’m proud to say that I never walked, sprinted into the finish and won third place in my age class. I love the little wooden plaque I got.
All photos are by Ray Gordon. There is a public album with more photos on Facebook, which should be accessible even if you aren’t a Facebook user.
There were four races: 5K, 10K, 10 mile and the 1K keiki (children’s) race. This is the article I wrote on Our Best of Kauai about this race and the Paddle Fest Koloa Plantations Days events that Kukui’ula Outrigger Club is hosting.
If you want to stay fit, living in a place where it is easy to get exercise outdoors is a great start. Kauai also has the advantage of very pure air. I make my living primarily at my computer so I still need to discipline myself to make time for daily exercise. I have some more tips about fitness for computer workers on Boomer Tech Talk.
I think I was the only person running today in tennis shoes rather than running shoes. Maybe I’ll break down and buy a pair of running shoes. What’s your exercise of choice these days?