Sunday, December 25, 2011


Hanalei, Kaua'i
Aloha and greetings from the sunny shores of Hawai'i! Kristine and I hopped on a plane (or in Kristine's case, a few planes) for the island of Kaua'i last week to spend the holidays with her family. It's been an absolutely enjoyable and utterly relaxing trip so far. I had never been to Hawai'i before, and now I'm wondering why I waited so long!

My original plan was to start running again - I figured the warm weather and lightly rolling hills would the perfect medicine for my ailing achilles. Unfortunately, my first run out here on Wednesday wasn't as comfortable as I would've liked. As a result, I'm going to rest my legs for another week or two and just enjoy the simplicity of island life.

We've been to a handful of beaches, all of which have been gorgeous. I brought my goggles and a pair of training suits along, so I've logged a few 20-25 minute swims here or there. It feels good to be back in the water again; if my achilles keeps me off the road for much longer, I may have to fast-track my plan to re-join the local swim team.

Anyway, I've got to get back to my Mai Tais and pork spare ribs. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!