Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ouch. And a sandcastle.

Yesterday morning I thought I'd be adventurous and go for a run down to and along the beach. Let me first say that I haven't been running in almost a year. So it totally makes sense why today my legs are so incredibly sore. However, the weather was perfect. Everything was so green and beautiful. And can I tell you that it was just so much better than running in Utah? Well, it was. Much. BUT that doesn't make up for the fact that every time I stand up, sit down, walk, or do anything that requires leg movement, I keel over in pain. Okay, okay, yes. I deserve it. It was self inflicted AND I'm in Hawaii. So I'll suffer with a smile on my face. Especially since this is where I ran to:


I could have stayed there all day. There were little tide pools all over with little fishies in them and I even saw sea cucumbers. Cool, huh? Although they were kind of ugly. Not that I'm judging or anything.

Well I got back from running and then we all decided to get in the pool (some pictures here). And I decided I would be stupid and get sunburned.

Then later in the day, my cousin and I went to Hanalei Bay to hang out and, of course, make a sand castle. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.


We even made a little moat and put water in it.

Oh- and if you ever thought that you couldn't get sunburned in the evening, after you've already been sunbuned earlier in the day, so you don't put on additional sunscreen because you're sure the sun can't be strong enough around sunset time...you'd be wrong.

16 comments:

Sarah said...

That is seriously the coolest sandcastle ever! Way to go!

Oh, and am I totally evil if I'm not very sympathetic to your whole sunburn thing?? :)
.... still a little jealous

Kristin said...

Your sand castle was very cute. Sorry about the stiff and sore muscles. But you really enjoyed the run!

The Martinez Family said...

Well, let me first say that I hate you. Not only are you in Hawaii but you look hot in your swimsuit. Soo not fair!!

wurstens5 said...

Cool castle! I don't think I can ever get my castle's to stay like that. Have fun and drink a pina colada for me!

Heather said...

Do you ever eat?!? You are so THIN... jealous all the way around!

the mom said...

I can attest to the fact that Ashley DOES eat. She's even been imbibing in the chocolate covered macadamia nuts....

We're having so much fun here. And the sand castle was awesome.

CAMI said...

Ok can I first say you look great I want your tummy! Thats not fair!
Second did you catch on my blog your name?
Thirdly not only am I very insanely jealous of your tummy but that you got to go to Hawaii! SOme people have all the luck!

Monica said...

lol. I'm very jealous for 3 reasons.

1. You're a hottie in your keenie.
2. You ran on a beach of Hawaii.
3. And your sand castle ROCKS!

I laughed because I wasn't the first to think it. Glad you are enjoying yourself!

Jennifer said...

I am a big fan of tidepools. I could probably spend the whole day exploring them.

I think sea cucumbers are lots of fun too. I caught one that washed up onto the beach in Panama. It was very exciting! Sea creatures fascinate me. :)

I think you and J'neil are very talented in your sandcastle building!

melanie33 said...

did you know my first few visits to hawaii this year, i made the EXACT same mistakes as you? don't worry the last few visits i had all the kinks ironed right out, and everything went somoothly. Now hawaii is ever so dull. I personally am SO glad i am not there. 100%. for sure. absolutely. i think. ok maybe not quite. maybe not at all. ok, so maybe the reason that you are sore is not your running but instead a result of the vigorous beating i inflicted on a voodoo doll i made of you. and maybe the sunburn isn't really a sunburn but perhaps a result of you getting a little to close to the rip roaring fire i had to start in my fireplace last night to keep me warm in this freezing state i call utah.
sorry! sort of...

Shopgirl1483 said...

ok, i'll be the 11th person to say: you look hot in your 'kini. seriously!

and i know about the painful sun in hawaii. i got such a bad burn on my chest when i went to hawaii that i still can't get sun on there or i get major freckles- and not the cute kind.

anyway, have fun and put some sunscreen on!!

Smiley Family said...

Thanks for rubbing it in our faces with all your amazing pictures and stories of your trip to paradise. I don't really hold it against you though, as I would totally do the same thing if I were you. But, I wouldn't be wearing a bikini - I just couldn't pull that one off like you can :) Glad you are having the time of your life!

Schwartz Family said...

That sand castle puts mine to shame! Our batteries died before we could take a picture of our sand castle this weekend but it wasn't much after seeing yours!

Do you want to trade me bodies? you look smokin hot! I'm jealous you are in Hawaii

Kaija said...

Freakin hot girl! Holy cow not only can you sing like no other but you are a model too...dang! AND you're in Hawaii....So who is all with you? Not your sweet daughter? Husband? Anyways have so much fun! And thanks for always writing on my blog when no one else will!

Kevan and Jill said...

Can you tell me how to look that good in a bikini? You look like you are having a blast!

Raising Helm said...

Do I even comment after 15???you poor little girl. I am sure with those abs you could run anywhere Ash, seriously, and you have had a kid? Good for you. Looks beautiful!