CONQUERING KA'IWI // Harriet & Lizzie talk Molokai2Oahu 🌺
The Molokai2Oahu is an unfathomable 32 mile paddle across the affectionately known "Channel of Bones" 😅☠️ in Hawaii, which pushes Harriet Brown & Lizzie Welborn to their absolute edge each year.
"It's insane, it makes me so nervous, because I know that down there is a world of pain, but it's also the most awesome thing I've ever done."
Hear first-hand the dedication, commitment & unwaverable mindset these champions must master in order to survive the world's most challenging paddle race...
Video by: Jesse Yonover
FROM THE BLOG: Harriet Brown // THAT RACE, THE CHALLENGE AND MY RIVALRY WITH LIZZIE WELBORN.
What an epic battle we had. Lizzie and I pushing each other all the way to the end. We were the first female prone paddles to go under five hours and we sure wouldn’t have gone so fast if we didn’t have each other.
MY MOLOKAI TO OAHU REFLECTION. IT LOOKS LIKE ALL WE DO IS PADDLE FOR 52KM. BUT IN MY MIND....I’M ON A ROLLER COASTER RIDE.
Moments of feeling nervous when we all paddle out and are waiting for the gun
Moments of feeling inspired and strong in the first hour when everything feels so smooth
Moments of feeling insignificant when I think about how I’m a small dot in the middle of the ocean
Moments of thrill when I link up one runner to the next
Moments of distraction when I think about what I might eat after the race
Moments of doubt when my body is hurting and screaming at me to stop
Moments of hope when I take my first caffeine gel
Moments of gratitude when my crew keep cheering for me
Moments of determination when I can see the finish line so close
And moments of relief and satisfaction when I crossed that line achieving my goal in first place and in record time 🏆
I LOVE THIS RACE AND ALL THAT IT TEACHES ME AND THOSE WHO TAKE ON IT’S CHALLENGE.
- by Harriet Brown. Read more of her blog at harrietbrown.com.au