Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fiji in Fotos


As you know, I was in Fiji for work, so I didn't get to have all the fun in the sun that I would want, but there were a few highlights:



I read 3.5 books. Nothing exciting, as I had to borrow from the hotel library.



Went to a private island for the day - AMAZING! (No, this is not a postcard - I actually took this photo.)


I was able to go on a really cool hike to a water fall. The hike was beautiful, but a little easy for me. Definitely better than sitting in the hotel lobby though!

















A little history: Over 40% of the population of Fiji are Indians. We had a "Bollywood" party and I got to wear a Sari for the first time. Of course, I think it makes me look fat!






















I had SERIOUSLY curly hair in Fiji. So frizzed out that I had to buy a headband and wear it EVERYDAY. There was no cure for the frizz - none at all!






















Not sure if you remember my obsession with taking pictures of graveyards. Well, I wasn't able to get any in Fiji - although they have really cool ones. But I channeled my obsession into taking pictures of flowers. Sometimes I think I am an 80 yr old grandma stuck in a 30-something year old body. I honestly have about 100 pictures of flowers in my camera.




By the way - ran with Big G this AM:
Mile 1: 9:14
Mile 2: 9:33
Mile 3: 9:23

We shall get back to our regular scheduled running program promptly. We's gots some races to train for!

26 comments:

Susan said...

WOW - paradise!

Cara said...

aww looks like you had a great time :-)

chia said...

Super jealous! Brilliant trip even though it was for (ick) work!

AnthonyP said...

Glad you had such a great trip. Back to training !

jen said...

Nice!! I love the sari, so pretty. I would have taken pics of the flowers too- I bet there were some cool ones. Great pictures!

J~Mom said...

It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Viv said...

Those pics were fantastic! Thanks for giving me a look at paradise!!

eurydice said...

i think you look really cute in a sari... and with curly hair too!

Lucas said...

Loved the pics and I agree with eurydice, you do look nice in a sari; not fat at all!

Your run times are inspiring to me. I just ran a 5K in 31:58 and am training to get it under 30 minutes for my next race in April.

RunnerGirl said...

Love the pictures, especially the flowers!

Crystal said...

You look great in the sari..very pretty colors. Such a picture-perfect place, sounds like it was an awesome time even if it was work-related. I wish my job let me travel now and then!

Heather said...

Scuse me for saying so, but you're such an @ss for thinking you look fat in the Sari. Dude! You look Gorgeous.

Judi said...

Gorgeous pix, just what do you do that you get to travel to Fuji for work? Too cool.

Military Mom said...

Fiji looks beautiful, and your curly hair rocks. Glad your back!

Southern Fried Girl said...

Wow, that looks beautiful and hi, you do NOT look fat in that sari.

Mendy said...

Looks very lovely and peaceful! Glad you got to have some good downtime!

Anne said...

How is it you can smile much wider when covered in mud that surrounded by gorgeous scenery?! Sounds like a wonderful trip, even if you had to do some work along the way.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

WOW!
Looks like you had fun!:)
The flowers are pretty

Maddy said...

It looks like it was fun - even though it was work.

The pictures are amazing!

And you, my friend, look beautiful in the sari!

Danielle said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Oh, and my hair would seriously suck in FIJI...

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh fantastic!! Great pics.

Bev said...

You look beautiful in that sari! Nice pictures. Not a bad winter trip.

Steve Stenzel said...

WOW! Looks like a blast!!!

Steve Stenzel said...

What's a cowtail!?!?! I can't visit your blog anymore.

:)

A Cow Tail is a DELICIOUS brown and white treat. It's soft and chewy!

Erin said...

So jealous! I cannot believe that you got to go there for work....It is so beautiful!

CollegeGirl said...

WOW!! Pretty... *so super jealous*

BTW, I must not pay close enough attention, but what kind of job do you have?