The annual Hawaii Ironman in Kona, Hawaii is this Saturday. I am lucky enough to be here for my husband Scott to compete in the race. You may have seen the televised highlights of the race in the past. It is usually shown a few months after the race and condenses the 8 to 17-hour race into 90 minutes.
Of course, it is incredible to be here. Hawaii is paradise, and I am on vacation. It is blazing hot, so the only thing that makes senses to do is be in the water, either pool or ocean. The ocean water is warm with a reported average temperature of 79 degrees. The snorkeling here is amazing, so we can just float around in the water and look at pretty fish and coral. Hard to imagine competing in any race, much less an Ironman in this heat.