18 July 2008

Hawaii - Day 2

Well, it's only 8pm here in Hawaii and I'm ready to crash, which could be due to the fact that I've been awake since 3am. However, I'm trying to make myself stay awake a little longer in hopes that I won't wake up so early tomorrow morning. Gotta love jetlag!

Today was a pretty lazy day. I woke up early and worked on reading this great book that I'm totally enjoying. It's called The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan and it's definitely providing me with LOTS to think about regarding food and the issues that surround food. I highly recommend it. I fixed myself breakfast and considered going for a run, but by the time I felt ready enough for that, my parents were up, so I turned on the Tour de France and watched that. After breakfast, we got the golf cart out, bumped into a neighbor who told us about some great snorkeling and then we headed out to explore the resort. We found the lagoons which are gorgeous and will provide somewhere to swim. The only thing about that is...well, there are fish and there are people snorkeling feeding the fish...oh, and there are apparently sea turtles. I guess that this will be as good a time as any to get over my fear of open water swimming, since maybe I'll get comfortable swimming with fish...which just reminds me of The Godfather.

After we cruised around, we headed to the store to get stuff for the rest of the family. I bought a fabulous beach hat (I'll take pictures some time) and when we got back, we headed to the pool. I didn't get in and actually just stayed in the shade, which frustrated my parents. Why would you put on sunscreen and sit in the shade when you're in Hawaii? However, I absolutely do not want to get sunburned and I'm not feeling so hot about my body, so I have a feeling it will be a non-swimsuit wearing trip. After the pool, I grabbed a shower and my parents went for a walk. Then it was dinner and a movie.

So, nothing too exciting happened today. I'm still dealing with some stomach pain and nausea and I've decided that I just need to accept it and do my workouts. I'm thinking that in the morning, I'll head down to one of the lagoons for a swim and a run on the beach path. Maybe I can talk my Dad into going with me.