While I did not have a traditional Thanksgiving there was no complaining on this side of the world — I was incredibly thankful to be spending a few days with this view out on the Big Island.
For anyone who doesn’t know what Ultraman is, straight from their website:
“The ULTRAMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS is an athletic odyssey of personal rediscovery; as such, it is the next step in the endurance challenge of being human. Covering a total distance of 320 miles (515 kilometers), on the Big Island of Hawaii, it requires that each participant complete a 6.2 mile (10 K) open ocean swim, a 261.4 mile (421 K) cross-country bike ride, and a 52.4 mile (84 K) ultra-marathon run.”
We are now in the final hours counting down to the start of this journey, and Julie is officially checked in and ready to go! Our bags are all packed and we are ready to follow her as she swims, bikes, and runs her way around the Island with ~38 other crazy people!
If you want to follow along, follow me on twitter as I will do my best to keep you updated on Team Julie — you can find me at @alyssagodesky or just search (and use!) the hashtag #YOLOHA as the official Team Julie hashtag.
You can also search #Ultramanlive for all race updates, and I believe those will all be pulled together in a feed at this website.
Aloha. Ohana. Kokua.