New Year’s Resolutions
‘Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions. I normally do not make New Year’s Resolutions but I actually have one this year. It revolves around getting in shape but it is more than losing several pounds or going to the gym a certain number of times per week. (In fact I try to steer clear of our YMCA but that is an entirely different blog post.) This year my New Year’s Resolution is to complete a triathlon. I completed a short women’s triathlon last July but this year I hope to complete a longer one. I was inspired as I watched Chrissie Wellington cross the finish line at the Kona Ironman in October.
A triathlon is a race where you swim, bike and then run. I have the running part down but it is the other 2/3 of the race I need to work on. Although I spend hours at the beach and pool I rarely swim laps so the swim is a new frontier for me. The bike will be a challenge because I am a casual biker. I’m a mom with a baby on the back of my bike and my two other kids biking next to me. In fact I actually rode my mom bike in my last triathlon. If I am going to get serious about a race this year I will have to learn how to ride a road bike so that should be an experience in itself!
When the Hawaii Tours Traveling Trio was in Kona we stopped at the Coconut Grove Marketplace to do a little shopping. While we were there we found the Big Island Running Company. This turned out to be one of our favorite shops! They had a variety of shoes, apparel and accessories. We loved the merchandise with the words “Run Big” over a picture of the Big Island. They also had similar “Tri Big” merchandise. This is a great local store and you can keep up with races in Hawaii on their Big Island Running Company Blog.
|Heather training in her Run Big shirt from Big Island Running Company in Kona|
Hawaii Discount has several Hawaii Activities that can help with my training. From Hiking (Kauai, Maui or the Big Island), Hawaii Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling (Kauai, Maui or Oahu), Hiking Diamond Head,Maui Bike Tours, Big Island Biking, Kauai Bike Tours and Hawaii Surfing there are many Hawaii Activities that make exercise fun!