This morning we decided to get up early and drive across the island to explore Hilo via the Saddle road. Kyle loved it - he had a blast driving the winding narrow road while I thought I was going to be sick. The views were pretty good though there was quite a bit of haze/clouds so we could not really see very far. We even drove through some rain - it felt like we were at home for a second.
We made it to Hilo in one piece. We checked out the park in downtown.
Then we were off to find a good snorkel/swim beach - Leleiwi Beach Park. It had some big waves and lots of fish. It was actually pretty tuff swimming back to shore - I think we were out there for a good 35 min or so. It was fun I worked on my form and really had to work on my pull to make it though the waves. There we actually quite a few people swimming "laps" so I felt right at home lol
Once we got a little sun and dried off we headed back and stopped at Rainbow Falls, and the Boiling Pots. It was so humid we almost jumped in.. but so pretty.
It took a while to drive back and both of us were kind of fading. Not to mention both our legs were a bit tight from being in the car. It took a shower and a snack to get motivated to go for a bike ride. But eventually we did. Nothing long just 10 miles but it was windy.. and I beat it. I did not let it get to me I rode strong and stayed relaxed. I even played around in the wind with sticking my front wheel into the wind and what happened. It was exactly what I needed to feel better about the bike and it only took 33 minutes :)
The rest of the night we have spent with our feet up, I iced my legs a bit just to be safe, and watch the 2007 Ironman Championships on dvd - no better inspiration exists.