“It’s Aloha Friday, no work til Monday….”

Yeah, no such thing in a paddler’s life. Weekends is when we put in work.

With race day just over a week away, things are crazy. Emails flooding in, phone is ringing all day, logistics are getting hectic, basically… people are freaking out. In the midst of all the craziness, I am reminded that it is Aloha Friday.

Aloha” means much more than a greeting or expression of love; it is a way of life. It is harmony, humility, and honesty; it is patience and kindness.

For everyone being burdened by the stresses of life or race preparation, just take a minute and remember the reason why you are doing it all. We all have our own purpose and reasons.

Enjoy your weekend. Good luck to those racing to and from Catalina Island in California. We will see you soon!