The last time I interviewed Bree Brown was just after she won the all-women’s Heart &Trails 10-miler in February held at the beautiful Makani Golf Club.
The victory was a sweet one. A day to celebrate a year of recovery from a broken leg and her third big race of the 2020 year after winning January’s Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultra Marathon and finishing her second HURT 100-mile trail race on Oahu.
Everything seemed to be heading in the right direction with more races planned, more exotic running trails to explore, and more family time with her son, Kainoa, with spring break just around the corner. But then COVID-19 hit the Hawaiian Islands.
Brown, who is a fourth grade teacher at Kahakai Elementary School, is now back in the classroom preparing for the start of a new school year and what a new normal will look like for returning students. Her days are busy, but luckily, I was able to catch her between two faculty meetings as she shared her thoughts on…