Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Estoy Aqui!!

Today my run was off the beaten path, a dusty trail smothered between banana trees and palm trees. 3x1 mile repeats never went by so fast... yes, I am running everyday I am here...and loving every step of it. For cool down I walked along the black sand beach of Playa Hermosa and let my feet land where the ocean meets the shore...simple...beautiful...

Life is still slow here, even though so much has changed it is the same... pura vida and 10 O'clock breaks just because...

Today I spent a lot of time catching up with friends and playing on the beach.

The evening was a beautiful sunset, a grill out, and a bon fire...

Of course the day could not go by without talk of Kainoa... Juan was the very first friend I ever had in Costa Rica (we have stayed friends since 1997!). So we traded stories of Kainoa (my son) and Malia (his daughter). One of these days I have to bring Kainoa here... he would love all the stray dogs and the sand castles just waiting to be built!

Tomorrow is a 90 minute hill run and I have JUST the HILL... I am running from Playa Hermosa to the end of Jaco and back... ouch...

Cheers to having sandy feet and a shell in your pocket!



Blogger Go Gammie said...

Glad you got to CR OK Bree. Looks like you settled in and got some visiting and workouts already!! It looks like a great place to see and enjoy. It beats the bike trainer when the temps are below freezing for sure!!!
Have a great week!!!! The surf boards must be waiting for you :)

December 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Blogger Kiet said...

Que tal Bree, Costa Rica es tan bonita! Necesito a visitar y aprendo a navegar. Hace tan anos que uso mi espanol, ojala que tu comprendes. Feliz Navidad y feliz ano nuevo!

December 16, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Blogger MJ said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Can't wait to get on a beach myself. Too much snow on the ground here....


December 16, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Oh Bree!!! I am so glad that you are enjoying every moment there! Like we have said before, life is not always easy, but life is ALWAYS beautiful!!
ENJOY!!! And thanks for sharing your journeys with us. It reminds me that I need a vacation myself!! :)

December 17, 2008 at 1:25 AM

Blogger Ramon Serrano said...

Enjoy every minute Bree, time goes by very fast! :-)

December 17, 2008 at 1:42 AM

Blogger Leah said...

Sounds like good medicine. Enjoy!

December 17, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Blogger Bruce said...

Well, I know what "Besame Mucho" on the T-shirt hanging to dry means, but not the word "O'Neill". I would like to be there, too. They have plenty of bananas. Juan in the picture is certainly in his "Element" (a skateboard brand that I am familiar with through our sons). Enjoy your time.

December 17, 2008 at 4:20 AM

Blogger CoachLiz said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time. Eat a juicy mango for me!

December 17, 2008 at 4:32 AM

Blogger Melissa said...

Yeah, you're in C.R.! I hope you enjoy every minute of it and have a wonderful time!

December 17, 2008 at 4:59 AM

Blogger Trigirlpink said...

Sandy feet and a shell in your pocket?

Snow in your crocs from going out to start up your car in the SNOW and chapstick in your pocket.

I'm becoming Casper the friendly ghost white.. Blah!!!
Sounds like you are having a BLAST!!!

December 17, 2008 at 6:30 AM

Blogger Benson said...

What the...?
I'm so envious of where you are.
It was about 10 below here this morning.

don't forget sunscreen.

December 17, 2008 at 7:16 AM

Blogger GoBigGreen said...

Oh how nice! I was thinking like TGP:
"Windburn, windshield wipers frozen with ice (Dang i am out of wiper fluid!) and mittens on your fingers."
I go to Mexico in about 3 weeks and the scenary you are posting cant come soon enough!

December 17, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Blogger Brad said...

Happy Bday!!!!!

December 17, 2008 at 9:49 AM

Blogger Sarah said...

Bree...following all your fun and joy through the blog and Facebook and I am SOOOO happy to see you having such a relaxing, AWESOME time.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and enjoy!!

Big hugs and smiles and thoughts of GREAT things to come! Your joy is so contagious right now...:D

December 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Blogger Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

That is one serious looking machette and the guy is gorgeous! Wow. Looks like a wonderful trip.

December 17, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Blogger Mama Simmons said...

Looks like a great way to spend a birthday! Enjoy!

December 17, 2008 at 11:58 AM

Blogger Steve Stenzel said...

I love the pooch!!

December 17, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Blogger Ordinarylife said...

Looks like you are having a fantastic time!!

December 18, 2008 at 2:07 AM

Blogger SeaCreature said...

I love you!!!

December 18, 2008 at 6:07 AM


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