- The incredible views - Haleakala to my left, the West Maui Mountains to my right, sugarcane tall and blowing in the light breeze. This is my favorite time of the year - September and October - when our temps are cooler and the skies are absolutely clear and beautiful.
- The cherry tomato plant growing on one of the bridges - anchored in a crack between the wall and the pavement, HUGE, with about 10 ripe cherry tomatoes waiting to be picked. Too bad I wasn't hungry. And really, I can't say I've ever thought "Ooh, I could sure go for a cherry tomato right now," while on a run.
- Me, in my new purple Athleta running skirt. I never thought it would be so much fun to get dressed up for a race. It was kind of like the first day of school when all my clothes were new. Silly, I know, but it still felt good!
I could have stopped, but I was trying too hard to maintain my pace. Plus I didn't want to look silly. It was a race after all!