Tuesday, September 7, 2010

There's no place like HAWAI'I!

Hi friends!

Phew, time sure is a-flying! Between grad school, life, 3 internships, training, and sleep, I feel like I have no time! BUT, I am really enjoying this new chapter in my life; with all it's changes, excitement, and adventures. Now, only if I didn't have to move again in a month.... My current situation is just NOT working out. The location, housemates, and amenities are....well.... really super duper sucky. Oh well. You can't win them all.

As you know, I spent almost 40 days in Hawai'i recently, with James and his family in Honoululu. I think it goes without saying that it was amazing beyond control. I really frigging love Hawaii. The ocean, the mountains, the air, the sun, the food, the culture, the sand, the driving..... oh le sigh. I miss you Hawaii!

There was not a single day in 40 days where I rested. EVERY SINGLE DAY was action packed with swims, hikes, runs, yoga, kayaking, biking, walking, racing, you name it! It was absolutely glorious, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The best vacations are the action packed ones!

And since a picture is worth a thousand words, here's about 10,000 words for ya;

Lanikai Beach Bike Path 8k race

Kailua Beach 8K; this race had it all; sand, rain, wind, sun!

Gosh, the views are amazing, aren't they?
Big, juicy, out of this world pineapple from the KCC Farmer's Market
Leonard's Malasadas. I swear they fill them with crack or something because they are so un-fricking-believably addicting
Manoa Falls Hike; I ended up with 13 mosquito bites!
Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail Hike on my 25th birthday. What better way to spend a B-Day?
Top of Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail Take 2

Huge tree during Manoa Falls Hike
Koko Head Staircase climb. Dang did these hurt my quads!
Post Diamon Head Trail Run. James and I ran up Diamond Head twice in a row....all before breakfast!
Maunawilli Hike.
Epic 5 hour hike
Of course, I had to run!
Kayaking from Lanikai Beach to the Mokulua Islands in the background.
KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash. Epic Jawaiian concert all night long.
Stand up paddle boading at Ala Moana Beach Park. Well... the photo was taken before I stood up! haha

There are lots more photos you can check out here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2516010&id=3600075&l=41536dec68

and here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2515590&id=3600075&l=2dd488979e

And guess what?????

In less than two weeks, I will be competing in my first triathlon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More details to follow.... but for now, have a great Tooooosday!


  1. wonderful pictures!! I'm afraid to visit Hawaii..I may never leave if I do!! Glad it was such a great time. Good luck with your new place!

  2. I am sooo jealous!! Looks like you have a great time!

  3. DUDE! Two weeks and your first tri? Post up what the distances are, your plan, etc. You know you want our input!

  4. I cant WAIT to meet you!!! i'm going to store your # in my phone and start texting you! get excited! your pictures are amazing and it sounds like you are living the dream!!! ahhhh :) :)

  5. absolutely there is no place like hawaii. The place is wonderful as I see in the pictures above. It seems that you're having lot of fun there.

  6. AMAZING photos!! I want to go to Hawaii so badly!

    Good luck with your first tri! You will be hooked!

  7. Hawaii ought to hire you as a marketing consultant. Those pictures are incredible!

  8. Wow...what unbelievable pictures! I'm so jealous! Looks like you had a truly incredible experience!

  9. Awesome trip recap! Looks like you had a blast. Good luck on your tri! -cw

  10. Planning on moving in a month? When were you planning on telling your current "sucky" housemates about this?

    At least we made an effort to be sociable and considerate of your needs. Why would you write this on a site you gave me to read?

  11. AWESOME photos! Good luck on the tri this weekend!!



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