If you like O'ahu. If you like nature. If you like running. Then, the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship is for you. Maybe.
This past weekend, Kualoa Ranch hosted the off-road, half-marathon--Outrigger Hotels & Resorts was the official hotel sponsor. For those not up for 12 miles, a 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) option was offered. More than 1,000 people participated.
I used to run. I logged plenty of 5Ks and 10Ks. Even a marathon--one. But I haven't run much in the past five years due to a over-training injury I sustained training for the big race. These days, I hike. There is lots of hiking in Hawai'i. And have you noticed our mountains? They're a tad vertical. Hiking is no walk in a park here. So, I may be up for the XTERRA next year. Looks fun, don't you think? I could start training now. Or make it my New Year's Resolution. Goals are good.