Week 5! MyASICS asked me to do two 5.5-mile tempo (8:08-8:29 pace) and one 8.5-mile long run (8:45-9:30 pace).
On Monday I ran 5.5 miles at 8:18 pace (45:41). Wednesday I ran 5.5 miles at 8:11 pace (44:58). Today, Friday, I ran 8.5 miles at 8:51 pace (1:15:09). All of these runs took place on Kauai Multiuse Path, which is a beautiful 8-mile stretch by the ocean along the eastern side of Kauai. There’s a gentle incline as you run north. Along with phenomenal ocean views, we saw whales and a seal while running. I’ll miss running here.
While our friends were moaning about the Arctic blast that froze the East Coast, we were enjoying lovely mild (and sometimes humid) weather here in Hawaii. We’re a little unhappy at the thought of returning to the cold in a couple of days. We’ve been having tons of fun hiking, driving around, sightseeing, eating, drinking, and having lots of relaxation time on hammocks.
I’m kinda crazy about shave ice, which is a much better version of snow cones. The ice is finely shaved, so the texture is very soft and almost creamy. There’s a huge variety of different flavored syrups. I love adding vanilla ice cream it (hidden in the center) because it gives it an additional texture and flavor. This huge cone is only $3.50 ($4.50 total if you add ice cream).
Ben was a big fan of the whipped frozen fruit ice cream. They freezed fruit and then it’s whipped. The texture is very smooth and creamy. Ben tried strawberry, mango, and banana. Banana was Ben’s favorite.
In Kauai, we stayed in a house through Airbnb. It’s a cool house with a yard full of fruit trees. Every morning the owner gathers fresh fruit (this time of year, oranges, bananas, and avocados) for guests to eat. The bananas are small apple bananas that have fantastic flavor. They’re very sweet and taste like candied apples. We love them. We became friends with one of the guests (a cool Canadian). Now it’s a couple of days in Honolulu before heading home. We’d be sad about going back, but we miss our puppy.