26.2 wearing a plumeria lei wafting beguiling fragrance through bamboo forests; under sparkling waterfalls; over black sand and rarest-of-rare green (!) beaches; past present-day gush of island-building lava meeting steam-hissing ocean. . . Hiked day before up over Kilauea caldera moody as a molten moon. . . Post-race, surfed Waikiki at sunset — gliding upright over opal blue waves with sky turning pink and hula music and tiki torches flickering on the beach and Diamond Head deep purple in the distance. All-One-Flow as air, water, body temperature the very same. Such a soulful, lush vibe where Nature bestows all her gifts. MAHALO NUI LOA HAWAI’I!