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.


Sara Cheatham M.S., RKC II & Team Leader said...

oooh, what fun! That's pretty sweet that the gym had DD bells! You two look like you got a little sun :p We head to California soon for some surfing, and I can't wait!! You're so lucky that you already live there! :)

Thanks for the blog comments! It really was a great run. I had the iPOD going too, so that ammped up the fun even more.

Yoana looks great! I'm glad to hear she's well taken care of, (of course) and that she's feeling better. Big hugs to her from me!

Keats Snideman said...

You luck dogs you!

Looks like you two had a great trip. What a great way to destress for a week.

I hope one day to take my family to looks totally incredible.

Tim Anderson said...

Glad you had a great time. Welcome home.

Lauren said...

I'm so jealous! What an awesome trip.
Glad you finally had a chance to relax and chill out!

Yoana looks wonderful by the way!

Taikei Matsushita said...

You two look great !

Franz Snideman said...


Thanks for the comments! Yoana sends a big hug as well!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Tim! Great be home!

Franz Snideman said...


you guys need to go out there with us one of these times!

Franz Snideman said...


thanks brother!

Franz Snideman said...


I have no doubt that you'll take your family their very soon!

Lauren said...

Is that an invitation Franz?

We're ready! 8*)