It’s The Final Countdown


Aloha from Hawai’i! Emma and I made it to Honolulu last night without incident and find ourselves happily settled in our temporary home away from home. As you may know, I’ll be running the 40th annual Honolulu Marathon on Sunday and altho I’m FAR from ready for the daunting task I’ve signed up for, I’m excited to run the race nonetheless. I have a bunch of things to take care of today to prepare for the race Sunday morning but all of the prep is fun. It’s going to be a bizzy day but I’m looking forward to it all.

First up, I have to get to the Hawaii Convention Center to pick up my race bib for the race. Later this evening, Em and I will be attending the pre-race Luau dinner and concert. I’m not sure what we’ll be doing in between but the fact that we’re in paradise should make it very easy for us to figure it out. As much as I’d LOVE to relax, I can’t really do so until after the race Sunday. I’m not being humble when I say I’m not ready. I’m telling you, I’m not ready. BUT, I know I’m going to finish the race and hopefully do so in a respectable time. Once that part is behind me, then I can chill the eff out. It’s a little daunting but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I guess we’ll have to see how it all turns out :)

I hope YOU are having an amazing Friday! Happy Weekend, all!!

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  • Jstar

    You can do it Trent!

  • nicole

    good luck Trent!

  • Jennifer Wilson

    go trent go! may the good wishes of your PITNB community help you through the rough road ahead


  • LaurenL

    You will be GREAT! Have fun in Paradise, no bad days in Hawai’i! You will be a marathoner after Saturday.

    PS – I’m getting a divorce, and packing this weekend, moving out. Could be worse!!!! I WANT TO BE IN HAWAII!

  • Diana

    Good luck, Trent! Just push through. You seem to be a fighter so I know you can finish and hopefully with a time you will be happy with.

  • Lorrian

    Good luck, Trent! And enjoy your Hawaiian holiday, too. :-)

  • Rebecca

    Have a great race, Trent! We’re all pulling for you.

  • Amie In STL

    Go Trent! You can get through this just like everything else, one step at a time. I am super proud of you :)

  • Vicky

    Welcome back! Have fun running. :)

  • dclover

    Yay Trent!! Will you have that thingamajig where we can post during the race & you can hear our encouraging comments? :)

    • @dclover — On my FB ( I’ll have an app called Runmeter that will post when I start the race. If you leave a comment on that post, the app will read those comments to me live :)

  • Kristen

    Good luck! It’s fine, I’ve ran lots of races (marathons included) that I was unprepared for, some ended amazing, one ended with an IV(I was seriously dehydrated.) As long as your not dehydrated you can drink and party afterwords so who cares. You’ll do great! Most races I felt unprepared for I did great. Just don’t drink the night before.

  • Suze-bee

    Good luck, Trent! Love this race, especially the firework start. Let me know if you need some great places to eat – I’d love to point you to some great local places!

    • @Suze-bee — Please do share. You can leave recs here or email me at pinkisthenewblog at gmail ;) thanks!!

    • Suze-bee

      Email sent! Enjoy!

  • cmc

    Good luck, Trent! I know you’ll do great. Have fun and enjoy the race!

  • Alyssa

    Go to Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. It’s AMAZEBALLS!

    Oh, and good luck in the race ;) You’ll do wonderfully. Once a marathoner, always a marathoner. Can’t wait to hear the recap!