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February 2015

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Triangle Park to Makapu’u

One of the main ideas for this new blog, is to share places to swim, bike and run around the world, starting in Hawaii, since it is where I live! The Hawaiian islands have so many incredible places to do these three activities, and I take every opportunity I get to do them! So the idea is I will map the places and routes using strava, then take some nice pictures, and share a few tips about each activity. So…

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My Ironman Hawaii: A Sweet Adventure

Yesterday Ironman Hawaii completed 37 years of existence. The first time I heard about this adventure in 1999 I thought: β€œI would love to do that one day!” At that time I was around 15 years old, and I didn’t swim, bike or run. But I loved the idea of doing all three in Hawaii!…

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The story behind this photo

Back in 2008, Tim and I raced the Ironman World Championship for the first time. It was a big deal for us not just because it was the World Championship, but because was going to be my very first ironman race distance and my first marathon ever! And for Tim, it was going to be the first time a professional triathlete born and raised in Hawaii was going to line up with the best triathletes in the world at the…

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The way we look at each other…

This past month my mother helped take care of a lady that lives a few blocks from our house. She is 86 years old, she can’t move, eat, or do anything on her own anymore. She lives in a cute little house with her 88 year old husband, and she is in her final days. I learned that Hawaii has a program in which they provide free nursing services to people that are dying. The nurses and caretakers come to…

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Easy Yoga Poses for Runners

I have to be honest. I am not a huge fan of yoga, and the reason is, I am not flexible at all. I can barely touch my toes (I know that’s really bad). So for this same reason I know I should do more yoga, not just to become more flexible, but also to improve my breathing, balance and also my mental concentration. However, in the past years I have tried different types of yoga classes and I often…

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Green, Safe & Healthy

If there is one thing I love its organized and clean spaces! I also love it when that same space smells good! Back in 2000, during my college days, I heard for the first time the term “green cleaning”. In sum, green cleaning means to use products to clean our spaces that are safe for our health and for the environment. Unfortunately a lot of products on the market smell amazing and they are great to clean and make things…

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