Tuesday, June 09, 2009

What TIME is it???

I am in a jet-lagged stupor at the moment! Vacation was absolutely fantastic. 9 days of complete and total relaxation. This is the first time I have taken 2 weeks off training in the last 4 years and I was totally ok with it! It helps that the heat index was over 100 degrees by 9am every morning. We did a ton of scuba diving and snorkeling but joked that neither of us got our heart rates above 100 for the whole vacation. That is, except the 10 minutes I spent in their smoking hot sauna where my heart rate was probably 150 just laying there. Not sure why you even need a sauna at the equator...

Lessons learned in the Maldives:

- SPF 30 is not sufficient at the equator
- Bumps and rashes are common occurrences on tropical islands. I am on high alert for the onslaught of cyclical fevers though....
- No matter what anyone tells you, scuba diving at night is SCAAAAARY! Especially wreck dives!
- Corona's ad campaign is brilliant!
- Mystery vacations are the best! Being an obsessive compulsive planner it was absolutely liberating to get on a plane with no idea of the destination.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip. More later once the brain starts to function again. The time difference was 10 hours!










9 comments:

D said...

You TOTALLY deserved to take that time off training, and not much better place to do it!
Glad it was awesome. I'll refrain from pointing out how f'n jealous I am. Oops.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Awesome!!

triguyjt said...

glad you had a great time....
saw all those pics on facebook...what a gorgeous place!!!

Vic said...

Love the shot of the empty Corona with you and the beach in the back ground. Beautiful place. My guess: it will take a platic surgeon to wipe the f#$%ing smile from your face.

cheryl said...

looks amazing! night diving is a little freaky... glad you got to enjoy such a fantastic vacation spot.

Bob Almighty said...

So jealous right now.

scott blackwell said...

Wow, great picture of the bat!

The beach is nice too :-)

Anonymous said...

get a helmet

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