Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kauai-Day 4, September 6th

Marathon Day
After Kim and I dropped Gabe off at the marathon start line, we drove to a spot where there was a turn about, so we would be able to cheer him on at miles 9 and 18. We parked in front of some guys yard and waited. Kim took a nap, and I read until we started to see runners coming. I couldn't believe the amount of spectators...just coming out to support the runners. We met some amazing people while waiting, all of which turned into a 'Go Gabe Go' cheering squad. You know why everyone is so nice in Kauai?? Because they live in Kauai...

We saw Dean Karnazes...'Ultra Marathon Runner' go by, so we snapped a shot.

Here comes Mr. Perfect....he is completely soaked. It rained more than half the race. He had a sponge he would use to soak up all the wetness from rain and sweat.

Some dumb ass lady drove her car down through the finish line! Luckily no one was hurt, but it was ridiculous that she did it. Several runners were in danger of being hit, and even had to go off course so they could finish safely.

Here is Gabe about 50 yards from the finish line. HE DID IT!!

That my friends is what you call a bloody nipple.
It sounds like a cocktail, but it is actually the result of so much moisture from running in the rain, and his nipple band aids wouldn't even stay on.

Later after we repaired the damage one!
(I'm sure he is going to love me for posting that picture)

After we got back from the run, we cleaned up, had lunch and took off for some sightseeing that required a lot of driving. We didn't want Gabe to cramp up in the water.

Our first stop was Glass Beach.
It is an area where glass from the dump washes up onto shore and has transformed into these amazing pebble looking objects.
Funny Sign at the Beach

Spencer found some glass that looked like pointy teeth, so of course he had to act like a goofball. We love him for it.

All the glass is in the sand. It makes the whole beach kind of glisten.

Gabe and I chillin' at the beach.

After Glass Beach we stopped for Shave Ice before heading to Waimea Canyon.
Gabe had been waiting to try this island treat from the moment we got there.
I guess running 26.2 miles a few hours before entitles you to a treat.
I guess.

There should be pictures of Waimea Canyon here, but my camera battery died, and Spencer has all the pictures. When he gets me a copy of them, I will have to add them to another blog entry.

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