Posted by: David D. Daggett | October 2, 2011

Aloha from the Big Island!

Aloha from the Big Island!

***Click here or on sidebar to go directly to slideshow updated daily***

        There is magic in the air. This week is as big as it gets in the triathlon world! Athletes are arriving from every Continent and speaking many languages. The locals are ready for us and I’ve felt nothing but full hospitality. The Hawaii Ironman is the Super Bowl of the sport, and the buzz is in the air.

Mokuaikaua Church

        I went to Church this morning at Mokuaikaua Church which is the oldest Christian Church in Hawaiian Islands (1820). The steeple in the photo is very prominent from Kailua Bay and is always a focal point in Ironman TV coverage. The pastor welcomed the athletes and encouraged the congregation to “train like triathletes” in their faith, and all important aspects of life. Further, he encourage all to “run and not be weary.”

        The Hawaii Ironman is an interesting dynamic. Sure, it is a race for some. But for most of us it is more of a pilgrimage to participate on the sport’s biggest stage and with the sport’s biggest stars. For me is also the continuation of a journey – a journey of self discovery. I am always anxious to see what I will find!

       My plan is to try to update this site daily this week. There is a link to the slide show above and on the right side bar. Several of you have asked about the news coverages and those are linked also. If there is anything you would particularly like to see, just let me know and I’ll try to get it done.

        Again, many thanks for the encouragement – We are looking forward to a great day! “He ‘Olina Leo Ka Ke Aloha” – Hawaiian proverb, which means “Joy is the voice of love.” Let us go forth with love!

Aloha,

David

*** Slide show also on Facebook here***

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