Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Back from Hawaii.....what a trip!!!
Our week voyage on the Big Island of Hawaii came to end on Monday as we returned to the mainland. For those of you who have never been to the big island, you must go. It is gorgeous, volcanic and has fantastic weather. We were able to completely detach from work, stress and the daily routine. However it took me a couple of days to stop checking my e-mail on my cell phone and to de-stress. I am so used to going, going, going that it is often hard for me to slow down and chill. But the energy in Hawaii gets to you and SLOWS you down to the ALOHA pace of life. We stayed at the Hualalai Resort, part of the Four Seasons. WOW! This place is as nice as it gets. Our most difficult decision every day was deciding which pool we were going to go to, which beach, and which Spa/gym we were going to train at? Yeah, yeah, I know, super tough decision making, right?
We had a blast and are already planning our next trip there. As much I love vacation it is always nice to come back home and get back to work, training, our dogs, etc. I love that life that we have here so that always makes it fun to come home to. Training wise we were able to train every day and one of the gyms (Kukio)even had dragondoor kettlebells. It amazes me that on vacation I can train every single day but at home I can train 3 to 4 days per week maximum. When you have no stress and are relaxing all day, your recovery ability is beyond phenomenal. Now I now why pro athletes can train every day because they don't have to be on their feet working all day. When they are not training they are relaxing, or doing something to enhance recovery.
Overall a great trip.