First, if you missed out on Megan D’s amazing post (my blog wasn’t working well with pictures for a few days there) about our physical flaws, you should definitely check it out here! Also, if you missed our favorite pictures and parts of Hawaii, they are here. And lastly, do not forget to enter my giveaway for running shoes (2 winners)—> this will end on Friday!
Let’s review the past few days shall we? Monday morning I went out for my run much later than I had for the other days of the trip. I’ve always respected those of you that run in humidity and heat BUT after my run Monday, I am just beyond amazed by you. I planned on doing 8 miles but turned back at 4.15 miles so I was supposed to get back to the house at 8.3 miles. I stopped THE SECOND my watch beeped at 8 miles and walked the rest of the way. I couldn’t believe how hard that felt. I started off with a ponytail and realized half-way through that this is the only humidity running hairstyle that works for me. I cannot be happy while having one hair touching my face or neck in this type of weather ha.
I wonder what people think when they see me taking a self-timer running photo. Probably that I am weird. I didn’t take a picture of my run yesterday and I barely remember that it happened because I didn’t take a picture;)
I am kind of glad that we didn’t try Lankai Juice until the last few days because otherwise we would have spent our entire food budget just on acaí bowls while we were there.
Yep, had to get another one the next day after trying it.
Monday was our last day on the trip so Andrew’s brother and wife took us over to the tide pools.
Turns out I didn’t change my hair after my run and kind of matched Brooke which made me excited.
After the tide pools we started driving back. I had been texting one of my good friends and realized we were RIGHT BY the beach that they were at. We stopped to hang out with them and talk at Sherwood Beach which was absolutely incredible. Another beach you have to visit if you are ever on Oahu!
Brooke was not afraid of the water after the jellyfish sting on Saturday which made me happy because these two could play in the waves all day long.
My friend sent me home with mocchi for me to try! My first time trying the real stuff… the texture was different but I loved the taste!
For our last night in town we went to dinner with Andrew’s family to their favorite pizza place… Round Table. We had the Maui Wowie. The sauce on this pizza was tangy and perfect with all of the other toppings. Pizza is Andrew’s favorite food ever (followed closely by In-N-Out) and I’ve become much more of a pizza person because of him. And he is much more of a candy eater because of me;) But now that we are home, we are excited to get back to more regular eating again for us.
Oh and one night my sister-in-law made us this blackened salmon. It was so good that Brooke even ate a bunch of it (she has only really liked tilapia as far as fish goes in the past).
PS Brooke told me she loves Hawaii even more once she found out they had life-size Elsa dolls at their Target. Our Target is not nearly as cool.
Also, on Sunday after church Brooke fell asleep sitting up as I was scratching her neck. Our kids played hard for a week straight.
One last sunset in Hawaii… view from their backyard.
On Tuesday morning Andrew and I woke up at 4 to find texts that our flight was delayed (we were supposed to fly out at 6:30)…. I bet you can guess what my first thought was—> “well, the good news of the delay is now I can run before we leave.” I did 6 miles a little bit later on at an 8:15ish pace. Then I got back and we were off to the airport.
Remember sixish months ago when I told you about my ankle problem… it wouldn’t really hurt to run on but it would feel sore the rest of the day and it was swollen? It hasn’t been a problem for me in a while until we were in Hawaii. I have determined that this problem for me really is from sleeping on my stomach and my feet being in that pointed position all night. I haven’t slept on my stomach at home for a while now but while we were sleeping there I started doing it again and BOOM, my ankle doesn’t like me again. Back to sleeping on my side (because I have no idea how to sleep on my back).
Hanging out in the airport.
A 4 hour and 37 minute flight to San Francisco and then an 1 hour and 27 minute flight to Utah.
But both kids were champs (besides the water spilling catastrophe ((yes, it was very cold)) and the iPad running out of batteries right in the middle of one of the movies).
The kids favorite part of the airport is riding around like this:
My dad continues to improve, slowly but surely, and I can’t wait to see them (yes, I missed them and we were gone a total of 8 days). My brother that is a pilot was in town for a day again while I was gone:)
Have you picked up any different eating habits/favorites from the people you live with/your significant other etc? Have they picked up on anything from you?
Ponytail, headband, braid, bun… what do you do with your hair the most when you are running?
Have any injuries/problems that effect your running from doing something OUTSIDE of running?
Had an acaí bowl before… favorite toppings for one?