Hawai’i Here I Come


And so … the time has finally come … today, I fly out to Hawai’i for a few days so that I can run my first full marathon this weekend. In all honesty, I am completely not ready for this race. Personal circumstances have ruined my training schedule in the past few months and, well, I’m just not ready. But, I’m going to do the race anyways. Even more important than racing, I’m actually looking forward to relaxing a bit in Hawai’i for a few days. After the past few months that I’ve been thru, I think I’m totally deserving of a little rest and relaxation.

This afternoon, Emma and I fly to Honolulu together. I have a suitcase filled with nothing but shorts, t-shirts and tank tops. I’m planning on being as relaxed and low key as possible. On Sunday, I’ll be running the 40th annual Honolulu Marathon and, gods help me, I’ll finish the race in a reasonable time. I’m making no predictions, I’m just planning on getting it done.

Hawai’i is 3 hours behind LA which is 3 hours behind NYC so I’ll be on a much different time table. I’ll be working as much as I can on this trip so you’ll be hearing from me. Oh and I promise to drink a few tropical cocktails for each and every one of you :D Happy Thursday!

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  • Jay

    Good luck, Trent! You’re going to have a fantastic race. I was going through my own personal hell when I ran my last marathon and I swear that experience was the most healing one I’ve ever had. Enjoy every second of it.

  • Krissy

    Trent, I love your blog…but I think you REALLY deserve some down time! If you are a little lax on posting when you are in Hawaii, I think it is totally OK! Enjoy yourself! :D

  • nicole

    good luck Trent! and have an amazing time in Hawaii. you deserve it :) xo

  • muchacha

    Trent, I want you to know that reading about your training for this marathon has really helped me maintain motivation in my own training. You’ve worked so hard to get to this marathon, so whatever happens I think you can look back on your overall training and improved fitness and feel a great sense of accomplishment. Good luck, break a leg (jokes!), and as Krissy says, you have my permission to be a little lax on the posting – you’re going to Hawai’i!!

  • Angela

    I started training for my first half after my whole world blew up in my face. By the time the race rolled around, I was in a slightly better place; but actually running the race was the most cathartic experience of my life. I thought about where I had been and all the things I was looking forward to in my life. It helped me so much. I wish that for you.

  • Bekah

    Best of luck! Just participating in the marathon is an achievement! More importantly, however, enjoy Hawaii! Relax, have fun, and do something nice for yourself!

  • Amanda

    Trent. You are so brave! I know that when you planned this race you were in a totally different head space so I really admire that you are still seeing through your commitments. that is what makes you so awesome. I hope you manage to relax and don’t forget to be kind to yourself.

  • Dezden

    You go boy!!! You are amazing and will do great, I know!! Enjoy your vacay!!!

  • Lexie

    I am gettin all teary thinking about you finishing this marathon, Trent! There are so many people around the world cheering for you! :)

  • schmee

    So wait… if you’re going to drink a drink for each and every one of us, how will you know how many to have? And how will we know you’re not cheating and only having drinks for the cool kids? We need proof!

    In other words, you have to get epically drunk and post photos

  • Nadia

    I’ve been reading your blog for MANY years, and this is the first time I’m actually posting a comment. I wish you all the best on your race. I’ve run a couple of marathons, and it truly is all about the experience of being there-the fellow runners, the crowds, etc. Just take all of the energy, good and bad, from your life and channel it into your run. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever go through, and as the others have mentioned a source of healing. You’re gonna do great! Best wishes!

  • rtms

    Have lots of fun Trent, Hawaii is great. I went last year, and it’s so wonderful. Catch the Polynesian Cultural Center’s night time show if you can it’s amazing.

  • Joanna

    Good luck on the marathon. Just finishing the race in and of itself is an accomplishment and what more beautiful place to do it than Hawaii? After that’s over you should treat yourself to a well deserved hot stone message. I hear they are devine!

  • ally

    GOOD LUCK! And enjoy relaxing. You deserve it!

  • Kim Sneed

    Good luck, Trent!! And have a great time

  • Sarah

    Enjoy your time in Hawaii – you deserve a break and good luck with the marathon!!!

  • Adriana

    Good Luck!!!

  • Megan

    Isn’t Catching Fire being filmed in Hawaii right now? Imagine you saw some of the cast members?! Enjoy your holiday and good luck in the marathon :)

  • apriljan

    Boyyy you betta work! Jk, I know you’ll do just fine. We all believe in you!