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Posted by mekani on Apr 4, 2010 9:48:52 PM

Hey everybody!  Missed being in touch with you.  Was in Hawaii last week for a quick vacation and....got sick!  You know when you're working, taking care of your family, trying to meet all of your obligations, etc. and you finally get a moment to be still?  That's when your body seizes the opportunity to get sick.  I soldiered on and took every opportunity to get my exercise in though and make the most of our few days away.

 

We took a hike to the top of Diamond Head and I remembered to take my beautiful pedometer from Active and if memory serves it was 2600 steps and that was all up hill!   Took a shot at the top of it with my trusty pedometer for Michelle!   Our plan was to go snorkeling after we got down the mountain but the whole time we were in Hawaii, it was super windy and the conditions weren't great for being in the water.   I easily managed to log 7500 to 10,000 steps every day I was there.  Whether it was just shopping or walking for sightseeing, walking to dinner, it was really easy to get in a lot of walking.

 

On our last day we hiked to Manoa Falls which is about a 3 mile hike round trip.  I've attached a video to share the beautiful forest we went through.  Please forgive my sniffling in the background.

On the food side of our trip, while I ate all of my favorite hometown foods, we really only ended eating a couple of times a day and all the walking we did took care of anything we indulged in.  Malasadas (kind of like big Portuguese doughnut holes), poke (raw fish cut in small pieces mixed with oil or soy sauce, etc.), lau laus (pork, or chicken and taro steamed in a ti leaf) pipi kaula (kinda like reaalllly good beef jerky).  We were both kind of surprised how little alcohol we drank all week.  Just didn't need it to unwind, we had one evening of cocktails to celebrate being on vacation, but that was really it.

 

I hope you all are working it out and staying tough.  Even though I'm on the last little bit of this cold, I'm refreshed and ready to start a fresh week!

 

(Fingers crossed that my pictures and video all attach correctly and you all can see them!)  Mahalo! A hui hou!

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