This section of my website used to be dedicated to triathlon training, personal race results and certification reviews, like Turbo Kick. I am expanding it to include more generic health & fitness topics. Also, I talk a lot about "D" -- he's my husband (Dave Liu)!

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Fitness Vacation

I just came back from a much needed vacaaaaation! In fact, it's my quasi-honeymoon. Yes, hubby & I have already been married for a while, and we finally got around to taking some time off for a trip. In fact, our holiday was prompted by a friend of ours (Corinna) who lives in Hawaii and just got married in Honolulu. We took the opportunity to tack on a few extra days all to ourselves.

I had hoped this would be a workout vacation. Afterall, one of the Ironman races is held in Kona on the Big Island. It seemed like the perfect environment for me to swim and run my heart out. Afterall, we stayed at the gorgeous Turtle Bay Resort, which had miles of beach and running trails.

Alas, it was not to be.

Guess how many times I did any exercise? All of two times. The first time we ran on a 3.5 mile trail. The distance wasn't very far, and the terrain was flat, but HEAT and HUMIDITY wore me out. The second time was when we went snorkeling. I can't even call it swimming with a straight face.

I guess that's why the call it "vacation"!