Archive for December 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-12-19

Friday, December 19th, 2008

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-18

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
  • Leg muscles regaining their pliability. Walking near normal. May try a short run-walk at Niketown this evening, body permitting. #
  • Off to Niketown…go on a short slow jog and compare war stories from Sunday. #
  • My conversation quotient on Twitter is 47.8% (above average). Calculate yours at Twitter Friends: http://twitter-friends.com #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-17

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
  • Eek. Yesterday morning it was my quads. Today it seems the rest of my muscles have joined the strike. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-16

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
  • Somehow made it in to work. Two things give me trouble after marathons: stairs and chairs. I can avoid the first; I can’t avoid the second. #
  • Yowch. I’m stiffer now after a full day’s work than I was when I started. Chairs are occupational hazards post-marathon. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-15

Monday, December 15th, 2008
  • OK, enough fighting for sleep. If my body wants up, I’m letting it. Good morning, at oh-dark-thirty. #
  • Dressed, shod and ready. OMW to Kapiolani Park. #
  • On the bus to the start. #
  • http://twitpic.com/ssaq – The Japanese army warms up, preparing to march on Honolulu #
  • About 20 mins to the start. Ala Moana a sea of humanity. Soon it will flood the streets of Honolulu. #
  • 10 mins to the start. No rain: hope it stays that way. #
  • 5 minutes to the start. Going dark. See you on the other side. #
  • I’m at Iolani Palace (364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA) – http://bkite.com/02YUt #
  • I’m at Kapiolani Regional Park (3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA) – http://bkite.com/02YWT #
  • I’m at Island Mini-Mart (4339 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI) – http://bkite.com/02YZZ #
  • I’m at Kawaikui Beach Park (5469 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii) – http://bkite.com/02Z1C #
  • I’m at Kalanianaole Hwy & Hawaii Kai Dr (Kalanianaole Hwy & Hawaii Kai Dr, Honolulu, HI 96825) – http://bkite.com/02Z3q #
  • I’m at Kawaikui Beach Park (5469 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii) – http://bkite.com/02Z6R #
  • I’m at Island Mini-Mart (4339 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI) – http://bkite.com/02Z9D #
  • Just passed mile 22 near country club. Legs cramping but still mobile. Estimating finish in about 45 minutes or so. #
  • I’m at Fort Ruger Park (Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii) – http://bkite.com/02ZbY #
  • I’m at Kapiolani Regional Park (3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA) – http://bkite.com/02ZeJ #
  • DONE!! Ugh. That was painful. :P #
  • My legs right now are two big cramps. Trying my best to keep moving because I know the moment I stop, it’s for good. #
  • Finally got a chance to park my butt somewhere, catching up on tweets and @ replies. Thanks all for the words of support! #
  • Finished in about 5:22 by my watch. Was going well until mile 23 when my quads pretty much cramped up solid… #
  • And for those who were wondering how I tweeted on the way…except for one actual tweet, I did them all as placemarks in Brightkite. #
  • I wonder how @rsuenaga and @Melissa808 are doing out there? #
  • And @rsuenaga just finished! #
  • OK, time for me to head home, take a shower, and start the recovery process. #
  • OK, I’m done. It’s been a long day. After a night without sleep I’m probably going to sleep all the way through tonight…’nite all. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-14

Sunday, December 14th, 2008
  • Heavy rain in Enchanted Lake waking me up this morning. #
  • I’m at IHOP (46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI) – http://bkite.com/02XF0 #
  • Surfing the web while those strawberry banana pancakes from IHOP digest. #
  • “Locally heavy rainfall possible.” Not the phrase one wants to read in the weather forecast the day before the marathon. #
  • OK, last big meal before the marathon. Believe me, If I never see another noodle, it’ll be too soon. #
  • Running through my final preparations for the marathon…sunscreen, vaseline, shot blocks, bib, timing chip… #
  • Reviewing my favorite running-related scriptures before bed: Isaiah 40:27-31, 1Cor 9:24-27, and Hebrews 12:1-13. #
  • Well, time for bed. Alarms set for 1:00 with volume set full blast. Thanks to all for the support. See you in the morning… #
  • I usually have insomnia the night before the marathon but the steady pounding of rain is making it even more difficult to sleep. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-13

Saturday, December 13th, 2008
  • G’morning. Taking today off to take care of pre-marathon business. Looking forward to Flickr Friday lunch as well. #
  • OMW to the convention center to pick up my marathon goodies and check out the expo. #
  • I’m having the exact opposite problem as @Melissa808 did yesterday. The vendors keep approaching me ‘cuz I look like a tourist. #
  • Marathon schwag acquired; now omw to Flickr Friday. #
  • Interesting. JJ Dolan’s is right next door to my dentist’s office. #
  • Flickr Friday folks, be advised: Smith & Beretania municipal lot is full. #
  • Headed to bed. Gotta get a full night’s sleep tonight; I won’t be getting one tomorrow night… g’nite… #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-12

Friday, December 12th, 2008
  • Forcing myself up. Rain and wind coming down in sheets in Kailua. #
  • Weather radio reports flooding in Waianae and mudslide in Whitmore Village. #
  • Slow moving traffic on Pali through Castle Junction. #
  • Flash flood warning extended until 10:15. #
  • Traffic is crawling up past Castle Junction. Windward tweeps be advised. #
  • My last tweet was 22 minutes ago and now I’m between the two tunnels. Downed tree @ Nuuanu Reservoir. This is BAD. #
  • FINALLY made it to my parking spot; now to brave the storm to the building. #
  • Wow. It’s 5:30 but it’s DARK outside. The gray clouds aren’t helping, that’s for sure… #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-11

Thursday, December 11th, 2008
  • Just listened to Bill O’Reilly talking about his book. Didn’t know it was him ’til the end. He seems so…human. :) #
  • Weather still holding up in the Ala Moana area. No rain yet. For how long I’m not sure. Carrying my umbrella just in case. #
  • Katsu don combo @ Donburi Dondon for lunch today. Let the carbo-loading begin. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-10

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
  • Hoping for not-so-heavy traffic as I head out to Aiea… #
  • I’m at Anna Miller’s Restaurant (98 115 Kaonohi St, Aiea, HI 96701, USA) – http://bkite.com/02TjC #
  • Finished a great dinner @ Anna Miller’s w/ @scrivener, @surfingfarmboy, @macratlove, and @surfchik4jesus. #

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