Epic Day 8 and going home

So yesterday morning feels like several days ago at this point, but it was really only just over 36 hours ago that we headed out to captain cook at 5:30 am to try to catch the dolphins in the bay near the Captain Cook monument (**though I don’t think I got this posted online till over 48 hours passed – but I am currently in time zone traveling warp!!).  We were all chilly sitting on shore looking out over the water for the fins breaking the surface.  We were all crest-fallen as wave after wave came to shore and no fins appeared.  Sarah and Etienne ventured out into the chilly waters ahead of the group, but Tara, David, Anja, and I huddled in our towels on the shore delaying until we were sure they were there.  Just as Sarah was heading back in towards us, David spotted them – several pods of dolphins (30 or more in total) breaking the surface of the water.  “It’s go time!”  someone (not sure who…) said.  We all slapped our caps and goggles on and propelled by the possibility of swimming with the dolphins, we launched off the shore.

Swimming with that large of a group was just as spectacular as before.  I couldn’t believe the number of dolphins effortlessly gliding through the water around us.  One of the best parts was that we saw a sea turtle on the way out to the dolphins!!

We got back to the house for a leisurely breakfast before the big run of the day.  I was nervous about this final workout, a 20 km run.  As I said I haven’t run this long in years.  Several years back my mom and I trained to run several half marathons together, which was a blast.  But between injuries and getting married this past year, I never really had the chance to build my mileage back up – so this workout promised to be a long, hot, and sweaty haul.  We got started by 10:30 to run from the pier, up to the Queen K highway, out to the energy lab, and back.  The car was positioned at about 5 km out of town near Hina Lani for fuel and water replenishment.  It was like a beacon promising cold water and ice from my mom and Etienne in a fiery stretch of asphalt.  I actually got into a pretty good groove in the first part of this run.  I was still humming “shake it off” in my head (the last song on the radio as we rolled into the parking lot that morning), which provided a decent rhythm to run to.

I trucked it back after the turn around – one last stop at the van a slurp of the most delicious cold coke zero from my mom (and grabbing some needed caffeinated Gu chomps!) before the final leg back into town.  You could feel the heat radiating from the asphault it was sooo hot.  But as I said yesterday, I was bound and determined to finish this run for both my own personal goals, but also for my mom who couldn’t run it with me… It was hot, there was much sweating and suffering, but I finished :) .

My feelings upon completion of Epic Woman Kona?  They are mixed and wide-ranging.  I am simultaneously relieved, sad, and elated on heading home.  There is some sort of time warp that always happens at Epic camp in which the first couple days pass at a snail’s pace, but the latter half of the week flies by.  Now that I am on flights on my way back, I have a chance to reflect on the week.  I am proud of the effort I put in the workouts this week – I know I was under-prepared for the running portion of the camp and my endurance in biking was lacking, so I entered camp a bit trepidatious about my capacity to complete all the workouts.

I find it kind of funny that as I think back on the week (both last year and this year), the following question popped into my head: “did I really push my hardest all week?”  Could I have pushed harder on workouts?  Did I throw in the towel too quickly on some of the efforts?  I think it is easy too look back on a workout and say perhaps I should have done this or that, but looking back over my blogs demonstrates to myself that I put my heart out there every day.  In general I think I gave everything my all and I am proud to have completed all the workouts.  Also, I still remain extremely grateful to have my mom with me through all of these adventures.  She is my everything and I feel so lucky to share this experience with her.

I would just like to thank Etienne, David, and Tara for providing us with the amazing opportunity to spend this past week pushing our limits both physically and mentally.  You all have provided so much support this week, but also a shoulder to lean on when we were down or wheezing ;-) .  The week of course also wouldn’t have been possible without all of the support from our sponsors: Gu, Trek, and Zoot.  I will proudly sport my Trek Epic Jersey and Zoot gear when I get back to Columbus :) .

It was sad to see the gorgeous house (thanks Big Island Jeweler’s for letting us stay!!) empty when we left this afternoon.  But I take with me a new level of fitness and friendships with an amazing group of women.  I can’t wait for my mom and my next big adventure!!

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day8 and EpicBlogue


It has been really tough to end camp in my current state of incapacity. Over the 6 EpicWoman camps I’ve been a part of previously, I’ve faced numerous challenges (reactive airways/asthma in the first one, intractable food poisoning by day 4 of the second one, dislocated shoulder in the third one….(the 4th and 5th camps were just normally epic but not disasterous ;) ) and now ‘bicyclist vs auto’ this year). I am trying very hard to keep this in perspective–I am so extremely lucky it wasn’t much worse–but as I sit here on the pier watching everyone go out for one last ocean swim (unofficial-post camp), it’s hard not to feel incredibly frustrated….

I’m more achy each day post-crash, and I’m realizing that body-slamming a car can have a delayed ripple effect. Limping around trying not to bend my leg is also causing new aches and pains as everything is compensating and adjusting to different patterns of movement. (Or maybe it’s the trauma of the EPIC van sag along with Etienne up Mauna Loa??!! ;) )

I’ve had rather rough sleep the past few nights, as every movement was uncomfortable enough to wake me (reminiscent of the night after an ironman). So I decided at some point in the night that I wasn’t going to get up at 5am for the day8 dolphin swim since I am not allowed to swim for a few weeks anyway…at this point, rest is what my body needs most. Lots of dolphins were spotted, and Maya even saw a sea turtle!  I’m so glad, because it’s a bummer to sacrifice the much-needed sleep and not be rewarded with dolphins.

Day8 was bittersweet, as I got to man the van aid station that was passed twice by the campers during their 20k run. I had so looked forward to doing this workout with Maya (she’d been nervous about it but I had no doubt that she had it in her), and it was amazing to see her determination and ultimate success. (I’m one very proud mama!)

The afternoon was spent packing up my bike and suitcase, always a slow and painful task but moreso when you can’t bend your leg. Good thing I’ve got 15 years of yoga in my body…contortions?  No problem.

The closing camp dinner at Huggos on the Rocks (an EpicWoman camp tradition!) was also bittersweet, but a Patron with your toes buried in sand definitely eases the pain. Tara announced the camp jerseys:  she earned Yellow for overall points, Maya earned QOM, and Sarah was awarded the spirit of EpicWoman jersey. So incredibly honored to be able to train with these amazing women!  I hope I can continue this craziness a few more rounds….

Huge thanks to the camp sponsors–GU (Chomps saved my camp yet another year!), Zoot (totally awesome gear), and trek (tubes and jerseys are essential…unfortunately ;) ), and Big Island Jewelers (for allowing us to use your gorgeous digs up the mountain as camp headquarters).


Finally, there are not enough words–or hugs–to express my gratitude to Etienne and David for their endless patience, taking care of us and helping us through this craziness. And Tara, you continue to be the superwoman who inspires us all–you are my hero…(but then you knew that already ;) )

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Day 8

Day 8 has come and gone. I am writing the blog at 6:30am of day 9- of course I can’t sleep in! My mind is telling me I should be swimming, biking, and running today. But, my body is telling me I need to rest.
I truly can’t believe 8 days has passed. As I was flying in to Kona, I was nervous, but I wasn’t concerned about camp completion (barring illness or injury). It wasn’t until Day 0 that I realized camp completion wasn’t ‘in the bag’ for me- the swim being my limiting factor. Apparently, I didn’t read all the pre-camp info, because on Day 0 I realized that the minimum swim each day is 3km. My first (and only) 3km swim had been in the pool just a week earlier. So, camp completion became my goal. And, I did it! Yay! Tara is also my coach outside of camp, and it is only now that I realize how much thought she put into my training plan to get me ready to swim in Kona. Now that it is all said and done, Tara noted that my swim prep was down to the wire, and she wasn’t 100% sure how my body would handle it. I know we are both stoked about the swim mileage I put on this week. Now, I just look forward to getting to a place where I LOVE swimming in the ocean.

Day 8 certainly helped my LOVE of swimming in the ocean because we were fortunate to swim with the dolphins in the bay at Captain Cook.

We ran 20km to wrap up our final Epic Adventure. I used some of Etienne’s mental tips and it made the run much more enjoyable. For the last few years, I had been focusing on turning negative thoughts into positive ones. Etienne gave me some other practical tips to try. So, 20km with a mental training workout was a great way to wrap up an Epic week!

Thank you David, Tara, and Etienne for all you did for us all week. Maya, Lisa, and Anja, it was an honor to be an Epic camper with you Epic women!

Gu, Zoot, and Trek Bikes, thanks for the fuel, jerseys, and gear. You kept us hydrated, fed, and in great jerseys and shoes! Thank you!


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Day 8: Last day at Epic Camp in Hawaii 2015, by Anja H.

Today is the last day of the Women Epic Camp in Hawaii 2015. I cannot believe I survived this camp in one piece. After Day one I thought how on earth will I survive Day 2??? But your body is an amazing machine and of course your mind. Day after day we all got back in the ocean to swim , onto our bikes to do some Epic rides and into our running shoes to run Ali’i drive.
So today was our last day and we drove to Captain Cook bay where we were lucky enough to swim with 15 plus dolphins which was absolutely incredible. This will be one of the best epic memories for me. My dream came true:):).
I am not sure how long we played with them but we had to leave as our Coach made us run 20 km as our last torture of the camp. We started out at the bay of Kona beach and ran out to the Energy Lab and back to the beach. Etienne and Lisa were our support crew and they had the van parked half way so we could refuel as it was hot running out there. Thank you guys for doing this , I really enjoyed the ice. Especially when Etienne poured the ice on my back. :) We all had an amazing run after all the km we have put on our legs in those eight days. I was very pleased with my time and I hope I can run this well in my Ironman this year. After the run Tara, David (his new name is Karl, Fritz:)), Maya, Sarah and I had a Acai bowl, which was divine. Mmmm good. Might have to have one tomorrow before I leave because when I get back home no more ice cream or Nutella. LOL.
We of course bought one Acai bowl for Lisa. She is doing O.K. , of course in a bit more pain than yesterday but she is smiling and moving forward. That is what we crazy Triathletes do!
To finish this amazing camp off, we had a yummy meal at the restaurant called Huggo’s on the rocks. (I think). Everything tasted sooooo good. Now our tummies are full and we are happy and sad to see Day 8 end.

I would love to thank Tara who put on an absolutely amazing Camp. Of course a big thank you to Etienne, who gave us mental training, plus cooking, plus driving etc. and a big thank you to David, which from now on is called Karl, Fritz for his endless entertaining, cooking, and doing our laundry and folding it as well. You guys ROCK!!!!
Another big thank you to ZOOT, GU AND TREK for sponsoring the camp with all the goodies. I have never had such a great experience at a camp.
I will do it again.:):)
Thanks again for a fantastic 8 days of tough training. Memories and new friendships made forever.

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Day 8 – Tara

Day 8 done.  EPIC WOMAN CAMP 2015 (#6) is done.  Phew!!  It was epic, it was awesome and it is over until 2016 :)   Next year camp is March 25-April 2 so mark your calendars :)
Today was our last day and I barely made it, but I did it!

The day started early as we drove to Captain Cook Bay to hopefully find some dolphins to swim with.  You never know if they will show up but 6am is a good arrival time to increase that chance.  AND THEY CAME!   It was amazing!  There were dozens and they swam around us for a long time.  So long that we decided to swim in even though they had not yet left the bay.  Dolphins are my absolute favourite and swimming with them never gets any less exciting each time it happens.  Magical is a good word to describe this experience.  We also saw a Honu turtle which was pretty cool.

After a good breakfast, it was time for our long mandatory run for camp completion.  20K.  My quads were on fire and I wondered if I would be able to finish a 20K run… I say barely I barely made camp completion because I essentially walked 5K!  But I got it done.  It wasn’t pretty but it was a lovely hot day for a walk/run!  I can now hardly walk and look like I did after I did my first Ironman – hobbling around town.  I used Lisa’s Recoverypumpboots and it really helped.  Now I just have to let my quadriceps REST.  I came into this camp with a goal of getting fit instead past camps where much more pre camp training has been done.

We spent some time in town getting yummy coffee and acai bowls before coming home to shower and head our for our final dinner.  Huggo on the Rocks watching the sunset in the sand is our tradition and it was perfect timing as we paid our bill just as the rain started for the ‘flash flood warnings’ Etienne had just read about.  We told our favourite moments of the camp and shared more and more great moments with lots of good food and laughs.  Prizes and jerseys were distributed :) and more stories were told…I am sooooo thrilled with this camp and thank everyone involved!!!!

Time for me to pack up and get home to my girl (and hubby too) who I miss incredibly!  Mahalo!!!!

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Day 7 at Epic Camp , by Anja H.

Every day seems to get more Epic. As usual we started the day with an ocean swim of 3 km. Well this was an amazing swim for me today. When I stopped at Kings buoy to make sure I stay on course David and Maya stopped there as well. David asked me how I am and I answered that I was cold. David being himself said well maybe I should swim faster than I would not be cold. Mmmm, I am German and that comment really p….. me off. LOL So I was very determined to stay on his feet all the way back. I am sure I p….. him off. Hahaha I almost made it all the way back to the beach and than I ran out of gas. But this swim gave me some good confidence that I can swim in an ocean .:)

Now the ride is what made the day Epic. We rode up Mauna Loa, 17 miles up hill through Lava fields. Absolutely stunning!!! You have to see it to get the whole picture. The climb was tough for me because as we got higher the air got thinner and I needed my puffer that  i forgot in the van. But David came to the rescue and I was able to have a puff from his. LOL Saved my day. While we were climbing we had some good laughs and had a few stops to take some amazing pictures. As we got higher nobody wanted to talk anymore as we needed all the oxygen to make it up the mountain. We stopped at 11,100 feet at the observatory . Wow was it ever cold up there. Thanks Tara for letting me have your leg warmers and David for letting me wear your extra shirt. The descent was very cold and fast. Loved it, but I was frozen by the time I was at the bottom of the mountain.

So in total we rode 77 km, just to go up and down the mountain. EPIC!!!!!!!

A big thank you to Etienne and Lisa (my hero) for following us in the van. Couldn’t ask for a better support crew. Lisa, I know you wanted to climb this mountain, but next year you will. I am sure of that. All you have to worry about now,  is to heal up so you can race again. You are one tough cookie:).

After a great massage to finish up the day I am going to sleep now. We are up at 5 am so we can hopefully swim with the dolphins at Captain Cooks bay.


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OMG- Mauna freakin’ Loa

I have to admit that today’s swim felt a ‘wee bit tricky’ (in the words of Tara and her wee munchkin, Maya). I am not entirely sure what made it feel like a slug-fest for me. But, when I got out of the water I said, “There was not one moment of that, that felt enjoyable”. It may have been the waves, the current, the fact that it is Day 7 etc. Upon reflection, I am so grateful for the time in the ocean and being surrounded by strong swimmers who are so comfortable in the water.  Ironically, today I couldn’t wait to get out of the water, but I know that when I am back at work on Monday, I would give anything to hop back in the ocean in Kona! How could I not love swimming over coral, seeing the fish, and even the giant bait balls of thousands of fish?!?

I loved our ride up Mauna Loa today. The road up to the observatory was one of the coolest roads I have ever ridden on. It was 1 lane, well paved, and we saw only 6 cars (approx) over the 25km journey up Mauna Loa. The vast expanses of black lava rock on both sides of the road made me feel like we were biking on the moon.

I was happy with my 10km run today. During the first 4km, I had no intention of pushing it as I wasn’t feeling great. Ironically, even at a slower pace, I got to the turn-around only a few seconds later than usual. On the way home, I was feeling stronger and set myself a goal to get my PB of the trip. I nailed it, and it felt great. The entire run felt more relaxed and more fun. This was a great reminder to me, that sometimes we can have our best performance when we put less pressure on ourselves.

The evening wrapped up with many laughs and giggles, massages from Gary, and a great conversation with Etienne. He gave me some tips to add to my mental ‘tool-kit’. Lately, I have been feeling that my mental training techniques are not quite as dialed as they have been. So, I look forward to putting some of Etienne’s ideas into practice. And, a very opportune time to use these techniques will be on our 20km run tomorrow!

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Epic Day 7 – The penultimate day

We had a truly ultimate day on the penultimate day of camp.  We started with an ocean swim and saw the Akule Bait ball again.  It was interestingly split in half this morning … David was pushing the pace on the way home, which was good for me to try to swim faster.  I later learned this was entirely due to Anja riding his feet, which pushed him to keep upping the pace!!

Quick transition at home to the ride.  Today was our last big ride and a bittersweet ending indeed.  We (and when I say “we” I mean Etienne:) ) packed the bikes in the car and the group headed out  to Mauna Loa.  We started the ride at the “girl scout” camp, which is a really nice visitor’s center.  The climb up Mauna Loa was gorgeous – the road looked like a ribbon undulating out in front of us, winding up the hillside.  There were times when we saw the road miles and miles ahead of us.  At multiple points, it was unclear really where we were going and how far we still had to the top (or where the top actually was?!).  I knew my mom would have loved the gorgeous road and long stretches of rollers, which made me even more determined to put my heart in the ride today.  We stuck together through the 17 MILE climb to the top and even stopped to take some pictures.  It was great.

As we climbed higher I noticed I started to struggle to get air out of my lungs and I started to feel my lungs contract in a wheeze.  I was determined to keep pushing with the group, I enjoyed riding with them so much I didn’t want to stop and watch them ride away.  I kept pushing but at this point I started to hit the red zone in asthma world and didn’t even really have the breath to say anything.  Thankfully Sarah rode up alongside and realized my dilemma, stopping the group for me to pause.  Thank you!!  I felt so much support from the group.  I took my inhaler (and actually accepted a puff from David’s magical inhaler – I really need to change my prescription, mine doesn’t work even half as well).  I started to feel my lungs clear and oxygen again was able to flow in and out of my lungs.  We took off again, launching towards the top.

As we approached the last few Km, I felt my lungs start to close down on me again.  But being the stubborn person I am, I refused to stop again.  We were so close!!  David graciously talked me through some of the short steep rollers.  He was my calming voice when the one in my head started panicking and shouting at me to stop.  It was extremely helpful to hear him say in a calming and quiet voice to slow my breathing, to pace out the climb, to keep it steady.

We could see the top, where my mom and Etienne were waiting – just a few short and steep hills away.  It was the final push and David and I went for it full steam ahead!!  It was amazing to make it to the top.  I am very grateful to Tara and Etienne, who held my bike as I went into a full asthma attack when I stopped at the van.  I was a wheezing, coughing mess!!  I couldn’t expel the remnant air in my lungs to take in the fresh, oxygen-rich air I so needed.  Eventually I got myself under control once again, but boy howdy it took some work to get my breath under control again!!  I know my mom wanted to be on the road today, but she really made a great support crew member – efficiently filling bottles, doling out snacks, and capturing one of the few remaining pickles for me :-P

After a SPECTACTULAR decent and great spread for lunch at the little visitor’s center, we headed back down to Ali’i drive for our run at dusk.  I have been working this week to increase my running endurance.  Although I know for most people at this camp, a 10 km run is just another workout – for me it is quite a roadblock.  I have really only been running on and off this past year as my knees and hips allowed.  So pre-camp I only completed the 10 km distance once.

That said, despite some pain in my knees today, I managed to come in at about the same amount of time as my run yesterday (only a few minutes shorter likely since it included a brief break at the public restroom!!).  I was happy with the run – though I am a bit worried about running on the slanting road surface, which sends shooting pains through my knees. I know I am still very slow, but my endurance for running is at least coming back.

We have a 20 km run tomorrow !!  I don’t think I have completed a run this long in YEARS (emphasis on the plural here).  In support of my knees, I may end up walking a good bit of this “run,” but I am bound and determined to make the entire distance.

But for now, I really need to get some epic rest.

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So I wasn’t planning on blogging today, since doctor’s orders were no swim, bike, run (or yoga :( for two weeks (already counting down the days…!), but I ended up having a rather epic sag tag-along with Etienne, so I figure it ought to be recorded for when I need a smile….

After the crew swam and breakfasted, I hopped into shotgun in the sag van with the bikes. The plan was to drive up past the climb to the Mauna Kea observatory and have the day’s ride be up to the Mauna Loa observatory from the road to Hilo. I was interested to see what i was missing……(next year’s EpicWoman camp dates are already set, so the question is, can I hold this old body together for yet one more??!)

We stopped at a very nice rest area for the bikes to be unloaded and then E and I proceeded up the road to find the turnout to the Mauna Loa observatory. We initially found what we believed to be the correct road, but there was a section of bumpy pavement so we assumed this was not the turn. As we descended toward Hilo, we realized that we must have passed the turn, so backtracked. We ventured up the bumpy road, which turned into smooth asphalt, and so concluded that this MIGHT be the route. But we backtracked further toward the rest stop just to make certain that this was the right route. We returned to the bumpy turnoff and sat in the van at the intersection. I had a very enlightening conversation with Etienne about the positives of my crash/camp experience, and we continued to watch for Maya, Tara, Sarah, Anja and David.

At one point, we noted how it was getting late (and we were getting hungry) and wondered why no one had come by us yet. As time passed, we started to get a bit concerned, and E decided to drive back toward the rest station. When we did not cross paths with the campers, there was a sinking realization that there was a good chance that they turned up toward the Mauna Loa Observatory while we were driving along Hwy 200 trying to find the agreed upon turnoff.

Then, Maya texted me a picture of her in front of the lava field. We pondered how this could be….as the realization slowly dawned on us that perhaps they were in the process of climbing to the observatory at that moment.

We back tracked a SECOND time almost to the rest stop to confirm that they were not there then hightailed it up the bumpy/paved road leading up to the observatory.

I have never in my life ridden shotgun in a minivan at top speed up a volcano in single lane (to pass an oncoming vehicle, one or the other had to pull off on a narrow turnout), roller coaster style. I’m guessing this will be a first–and only–experience….(I sincerely hope so).

We covered the 17 miles in record time, cursing and scanning for oncoming cars and cyclists the entire way. I received another text from Maya saying that they were about 6k from the top, at which point Etienne floored it. We caught air countless times (I KID YOU NOT) as we raced toward the campers (we hoped)…..I clung onto the ‘oh-shit’ handle for dear life.

Finally, we spotted our campers…,and both let out a sigh of relief. It was an EPIC climb on a bike (I can only imagine who it felt on a bike) and windy/chilly at the top, and it would have been a travesty not to be there before the campers; we had food, water and—most importantly–warm clothing layers in our van.

(I told E that he’d probably have to swim back to Canada if he’d not been there to meet them ;) )

It was amazing to watch the tenacity and strength of the riders as they ascended the last pitches to the turn around–and I will admit:  I was wondering whether I would have been able (were I not injured) to conquer that epic climb??  (I guess I will have to come back next year and find out…..?)

(One interesting thing was that when we arrived at the Mauna Kea observatory, I realized that this was the location of the Mars project site (www.HI-SEAS.org) where an old friend’s son is currently sequestered, nearing the end of an 8th month sojourn; it was cool to recognize the structure that I’d seen online.)

The return trip was much less stressful, and we shared several laughs at how crazy the previous hour had been. It was pretty amazing, in hindsight, that we did not crash! (Although the brakes were a bit cranky on the return trip back up the house, probably due to overheating followed by rapid cooling?)

So one final epic day for me–albeit in the sag van–that I will treasure and relish for the insight and laughs that are now a part of my soul. It has been quite the ride for an old lady…,,

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Day 7 – Tara

Day 7 done.  That means one day to go!  My quads are so shot now, I wonder if I will be able to run 20K tomorrow…  I want camp completion points but want to be smart…  I will have to see how I feel tomorrow.

We started out with a 3K ocean swim and the swells were quite a bit larger which I enjoyed – I like timing my stroke to ride the waves!

Today was our last bike for the camp and did we ever finish with a bang!!!!  A ride from the Mauna Kea Recreation Centre to the Observatory on Mauna Loa which is situated a bit higher than 11,000 feet.  I have always wondered about this ride and have never been to the top of this volcano.  It was an AWESOME and EPIC last ride.  The weather was great (aside from getting a bit chilled at the top which made my descent a wee bit ‘tricky’ (as my Maya says) and we stopped to get some good photos along the way…  The views were incredible and we all rode to the top together.  I loved it!

Lisa was an awesome support crew (she is definitely not used to NOT TRAINING at Epic Woman Camp) and even got us the best tasting BBQ chips at the lunch stop :)   Thanks Lisa.

We barely made the drive back to town in time to finish the day with our 10K run.  But we did it (ok a little after dark but it was safe along Alii Drive) and we were all in it together at the end.  I have been getting faster each run until today where I just ran and never even looked at my pace.  I finished but my quads were hurting and I hope they feel better after a nights sleep and a wee dip in the ocean bright and early:  Tomorrow we will try to swim with the dolphins at Captain Cook before we finish the camp with our 20K run.

Play of the day goes to Sarah for doing some pulling at the end of our epic ride and for running her last Km of her 10K run the fastest ever (on Day 8!!!!)!  Nice work!

Good times!

It is so hard to believe that the camp is almost over.  What an incredible week we have had with so many amazing moments including laughs and tears.  I love you Epic Women!!!!

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