Congratulations to our 2011 Honolulu Marathon Finishers!
This was Rayna's third marathon and the first one she finished under 4 hours. This was Sara and Maria's first marathon.
From Maria: "I think that for all of us, the hard part was not finishing the race -- it was getting to the start line. We are all grateful to our husbands and children for their support during our months of training. We could not have done it without them.
This is a quote from the book Run Like A Mother:
In order to become a runner, you have to make a choice. And that choice is you: you over family, you over work, you over PTA, and book club and being the parent volunteer to the science museum. You have to decide you deserve to take enough time in a week -- 2 or so hours, at least- where running and consequently you, is the priority. You have to find ways to overcome inertia, minimize exhaustion and overlook overscheduling so you can simply say, "Now it's time for me to enforce my own time out." After you make that mental leap, you then have to realize that the initial complaints your body feels as you sputter into a rhythm are minor compared to the benefits you'll reap after your run."