“A journey begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu. That’s my 5am motivation every other morning when declining to hit the snooze button and instead, train for next month’s Koloa Plantation Days’ 10-Mile Run taking place on Sunday, July 26th, 2015. The running (or walking) race is also offered in 5K and 10K distances as well as a 1-Mile Keiki Run for the kids. However, if I plan on running the half marathon at the Kauai Marathon on September 6th, I better start stepping.
The gorgeous 10-mile course stretches the entire coastline of Poipu from the Grand Hyatt Kauai, passing Spouting Horn to the entry gates of the Allerton’s Garden, and ending back at Poipu Beach Park. Gorgeous not only for the tropical Kauaiian ocean views, but also due to the fact that race participants pass some impressive Poipu real estate offerings on exclusive Lawai Road, home to Poipu’s multi-million dollar oceanfront homes.
4464 Lawai Road, Poipu (MLS# 280027)
It’s easy to see why these luxury homes command such large prices. Imagine: golden sunsets dipping into the blue Pacific, illuminating only the silhouettes of surfers as they ride the white cresting waves. That’s only one of many images when the ocean is your “backyard.”
With less than a month until the race and all the exciting activities encompassing Koloa Plantation Days, I’ll be out there hitting the pavement, taking in the sights and homes of sunny Poipu. Hope to see you there!