Hi there. It's been a while, hasn't it? Life was hectic for a while - I worked on writing about my beloved trees and shrubs. Planned some community and school gardens, which are still in progress. Moved to a new place.
Oh yeah, and I got married too :) Life with him has just been so wonderful and he is very supportive of all I do. I'm a lucky gal.
However, this all added up to a bit of a derailment weight loss-wise. With everything going on in life I decided to worry about it after the wedding...perhaps not the best decision, of course, but stress made life difficult. I've stayed generally in the vicinity of where I was before - thank goodness my wedding dress still fit when I saw it again a couple of months later!
My honeymoon has brought walking back into my life, which I am thrilled about. We spent a week on Kauai (with a car) and now we're in Oahu (without). Kauai was lovely - we walked around beaches. Went to see gorgeous destinations like Waimea Canyon in the picture. I made him go to a garden with me. We visited a farmer's market where I got several new tropical fruits to try.
Yesterday's jaunt here in Oahu was difficult - we walked to the grocery store. It was hot and humid (I'm used to the hot, of course, but humid adds a whole new dimension). I wasn't sure how long we would have to walk (I believe now it was about a mile each way). I wore the wrong shoes (doesn't everyone wear sandals in the tropics??). It was a rough walk.
We finally made it to the store. I kept taking my shoes off to feel the cool tile on my soles. I think I had a bit of heat exhaustion, so the rest helped. We got our food and went to leave. Mister offered to have me ride the bus home, but I wanted to walk. I just kept thinking how I once walked 13.2 miles, so surely I could do this too. And I did.
I had more walking adventures today. This time I decided to wear sneakers - how wise of me :P I took the bus to an arboretum, where I strolled around the gardens snapping hundreds of pictures. Later that night we took a walk along the beach and sidewalks, window shopping and having fun.
We aren't done yet - there's snorkeling, another garden (poor guy, I make him go to all these now. He's sweet. I'll reciprocate with something he likes, of course), walks on the beach and more. Life is good again. It gets a little easier each time and I now want to do races again.