On my second day on the Big Island, after spending the night with family friends in Waikoloa, we headed into downtown Kona and had brunch at Humpy’s to watch the Packer game. Humpy’s is a cool bar right on Alii Drive. The best thing about the bars in Kona are they have NO windows. Fresh air flows through the bars, and makes the vibe exactly what it is…chill. Thankfully most of the bars open early enough for the football games! Yes, they open at 7am :) I was definitely a happy camper. Unfortunately the Packers lost, but it was time to go play! First stop Walmart, to buy some beach cruisers!
I walked out with this gem. A kid’s hot pink beach cruiser! I named her “Lei”. Lei and I spent some quality time together over the next 10 days! Let me tell you, beach cruising is NOTHING like riding a regular bike. I thought hey I’m fit, this is gonna be easy…yea, not so much. These things were hard. My butt ached after day one. The seats have springs, but they are super uncomfortable. In fact, you could hear us coming a mile away, because they creaked, like grandma bikes.
But, we fell in love with the beach cruise rides, and it became a regular occurrence to ride up and down alii drive, in to downtown and back home. We were staying in a cute little abode right off Alii drive across from White Sands Beach. We were staying about 4-5 miles away from downtown depending on where we were going, which meant we averaged about 20 miles a day beach cruising! It was quite the workout, not gonna lie, there are hills everywhere, and well there aren’t any gears on a beach cruiser.
On Monday, day 3 of our Hawaii trip, we bike cruised around the Ironman World Championships expo, and then we went to catch up with this crazy guy…
He (Mike Rouse) ran 60 miles for his 60th birthday, he’s been doing this since his 34th birthday. This is the run that I had prepared to run 30-40 miles of with him, but due to these:
Which I got from SuperFrog 70.3, they were still healing, and it was still too painful to run very far. So, I ran about 4 miles with him and then called it quits. I wish I could have done more, but as you might know if you frequent this blog often, I have decided to create my own birthday run, starting this year with my 28th birthday!
Absolutely incredible! Mike Rouse doing the Blazeman roll after completing his 60 mile run! A total and absolute inspiration. xoxo
It was time to celebrate Rousey’s great accomplishment and his 60th BIRTHDAY!!! Out with some of his fave athletes…Luke McKenzie and Amanda Balding!
We listened to some great Hawaiian music followed by:
Hula dancing, which is mega impressive! This is Huggo’s on the Rocks, and it is by far the best bar I’ve ever been to. Literally you are sitting and eating in the sand, with the most magnificent view of the ocean, listening to the waves crash. Breathtaking.
Hawaii is absolutely gorgeous, and that is why I spent every second I had by the water, in the water, on the beach, and just taking it all in!
Beach time! Rocking the Oakley Women’s Immerse sunglasses. Love these for when I’m at the beach…total sun protection. No squinting :)
Turtle! This is by the pier where the start of the Ironman World Champs are. The sea-life is incredible. Wish I had seen even more…but thank goodness for next times :)
Seriously…does it get any better than this? The water was bluer than blue, and so warm! I loved playing in it. It’s the one thing that I wish we had here in San Diego…warm ocean water. There is nothing better.
This is the beach I spent the most time at, it was right by the pier, had a chill atmosphere, and a great place to just lay in the water, without any currents or waves. Literally, you could just float, and not move, as if you were in one of those floating pool chairs. Relaxing to say the least.
I loved every second of these beaches and this water! And if Hawaii weren’t so far away, I’d move there in a hot second.