There are Reasons

There Are Reasons..

I have been quiet for a while. Again. I know, I’m a bad blogger. But there are reasons, many of them, and they’re all pretty good reasons to be disconnected from the blogosphere.

Here’s a few of them:

Puppies!

First time I got to meet the two puppies, as they came back from the vet where they got the three blood transfusions which literally saved their lives. Needless to say, I had already fallen madly in love with them..

First time I got to meet the two puppies, as they came back from the vet where they got the three blood transfusions which literally saved their lives. Needless to say, I had already fallen madly in love with them..

Lately I’ve been volunteering taking care of two puppies who were found by one of my husband’s coworkers. They were left to die in a remote beach park and they were nothing but skin and bone, and full of all kinds of worms. The puppies, a boy and a girl, weighed about 1lbs each and were taken straight to the vets.

Puppies

7 weeks ago, puppies were quickly getting stronger and healthier…

They have now gone from hours away from dying to real strong, healthy and HAPPY puppies and will be adopted to a lovely lady and a loving home in a few weeks. I have loved every single minute of this journey and will be missing my four-legged buddies SO MUCH once they move on to new adventures and a forever home. Good thing I’ve got my big loving cat to take care of me!

Puppies puppies

 

Work trip to Hilton Waikoloa

"Vacation"

Ouch, life is so hard when your husband’s job pays for a 2 day trip to a resort on the other side of the island. But yeah, tough as it was we said yes and headed over the Saddle (the highway cutting through the island between the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa) to hang out at the Hilton for a bit. We totally splurged and had fancy dinners (positively surprised at how accommodating they were to my plant based diet!), enjoyed the hut tub as late at night as possible, strolled (and climbed) around on the cliffs along the coast and enjoyed life and each other to the fullest. It was MUCH needed as we haven’t been able to spend much quality time together lately! On the way back from Waikoloa we stopped by the volcano Mauna Loa so that I could do a test-hike in preparation for my upcoming adventure as a guide up there.

 

 

Planning and executing an Mauna Loa Adventure

There are reasons - Mauna Loa Test

Quick hike up the slope of Mauna Loa, loving the Ultimate Direction Wink for hydration!

Suddenly and out of nowhere I was thrown into the mix of people who were assigned to go on a two day hike up the 13678ft tall volcano Mauna Loa. I, of course, jumped on the opportunity and have equally as excited as nervous been prepping for that hike for a few weeks now. I got back from the hike Monday night and I am SO HAPPY I decided to do it. More to come on this trip in a few days (when I’ve sorted through and uploaded my photos from the Canon G12)!

Monday Morning Mauna Loa

Monday Morning, the view from the cabin at 13,250ft.

SKORA Goodies

There are reasons - His and Hers Skora

Do you remember me mentioning that Skora had released a new line for Fall/Winter? Well, last week I received two pairs from the new line and I am just as in love with these as I have been with the earlier Skoras.. Surprise?! What is also pretty awesome is that I have FINALLY gotten my husband into a pair of Skoras! Hurray! He loves his new Phases and I am madly jealous of that colorway, totally wishing I had bigger feet so that I could steal them from him..

Yup I’m still running, but haven’t had the chance to run as much/far as I’d like unfortunately. Also, I’ve been staying so busy I’ve barely even had time to tweet about my runs.. Scandalous?!

¬†Dear friends, how have you been the last few months? Anything exciting going on in your lives? I hope you’re enjoying fall and cooler running temps (I’m jealous. Yes.)!