While RR was competing in swim races on Oahu’s North Shore, David and I hopped over to Maui’s North Shore for his first visit to the Valley Isle. Though I’ve worked and traveled on Maui dozens of times, I’ve never seen the island from atop a bicycle. There’s so much to share that I’ll need to break down each part of the journey to Hana and beyond.
After a half-day at work on Friday, we zipped to the airport for a 2 p.m. flight. Backpacks slung over shoulders, we took a 15 minute cab ride from Kahului to Paia to avoid letting a rental car sit idle for a few days, and checked into the incredibly charming Paia Inn, which has its own secret pathway to a stunning, empty beach.… Read the full story
After the (faux) triplets landed in the top ten women at the Vegas 26.2, Rach ran another marathon — the next week. I didn’t. I couldn’t. Instead, I returned to work, thankful that I could sit for most of the day in a cushy chair, wincing whenever I had to rise, and say, walk across the office. Stairs? Forget it. I was all about the elevator.
This week my teenagers are on vacation, but I am not. One day I asked them to select a recipe, make a grocery list, and shop for those items in preparation for dinner.… Read the full story
Run Like a Mother retrospective, by Rachel Ross
The lobby of the the Fairmont Kea Lani: