GymBoss Winner & Embracing My Last Day In Hawaii [Part Four Recap]

November 3, 2013 -
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Thank you to everyone who entered the Gymboss Timer Giveaway! The randomly chosen winner is Catherine. I hope these help you out with your outdoor sprints! Please e-mail me your information at Kasey@Powercakes.net

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So, exactly one week ago, I woke up realizing that I was leaving later that night from Hawaii…aka paradise. I made sure to get up early & go hit the pool for a morning swim. I’ve mentioned before, I love to swim. The weather was beautiful & with a view like this, you can’t go wrong.

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You can catch the other recaps here…

[Part One] [Part Two] [Part Three]

After the swim, I headed to grab some breakfast. It is true what they say…the time just seems to move slower in Hawaii & I really did feel more relaxed. I refueled, got changed, & headed to watch Stephanie (who works for Nutrex-Hawaii) play horse polo! I’ve never seen a match before.

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Steph has been riding horses for years & actually owns 3 of them. They are seriously gorgeous animals – so strong!

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We all wore some fun hats so we didn’t want to leave the horse out of the loop.

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This was actually John’s first time being this close to horses so that was a pretty cool moment to see.

After the match, Traci & I decided to go shopping for some souvenirs aka more macadamia nuts.

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These are like heaven in your mouth. Vanilla Glazed Macadamia nuts literally tasted like vanilla ice cream! Traci & I snacked on these throughout our ride back to the hotel.

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This label made me laugh so I had to share. I think my high school English teacher would be cringing.

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I also picked up some Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seeds! I always get excited to see a new Mary’s product & these did not disappoint.

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Traci is such a sweetheart! She found this card, said she thought of me right away, & bought it for me. How great is that quote? Be true to you, always!

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Before I knew it, the day was coming close to an end and I had to catch a flight at 8pm. Traci & I met Suzy for dinner so I could get a nice meal in before the overnight flight into the mainland. I ordered a roasted beet salad with grilled shrimp & a cilantro lime vinaigrette. So good & hit the spot!

The rest of the 24 hours was basically traveling home and even though I was so bummed to leave Hawaii, it truly was an amazing trip full of education, meeting new people, enjoying new experiences, & really living in the moment.

I cannot begin to thank Nutrex-Hawaii enough for this opportunity & the hospitality throughout the whole trip. It was something I will never forget & I feel very blessed to have experienced this.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the coupon code PCNOV25 for 25% off spirulina or Astaxanthan!

Something my mom brought to my attention was how proud she was of me and I thought….why? at first. Then we talked about it and she said how I used to fear so much whenever I was a kid and dealt with so much anxiety. Over the last 10 years I have truly faced and worked through my anxieties to the point where I am able to travel & be put into brand new situations. Often times I used to fear “change” or the feeling of “losing control” and I’ve talked honestly about that in this post [here]. The Kasey 10 years ago thought she would never be able to do anything that I’ve been able to accomplish over the last years because of the anxiety I was dealing with. At a young age I really had to grow up quickly to really take charge of these feelings & know that I didn’t have to live my life afraid of things. Once I really thought about this, it really hit me & I was proud of how far I’ve truly come.

So now that I’ve had my honest hour Winking smile  I hope you all take some time to really live in the moment. Sometimes we just need to slow down, be on hawaiian time, & live life to the fullest.

Enjoy your day guys!

be true to you,

Red heart Kasey

 

What is your favorite travel snack? I love trail mix…and did I mention macadamia nuts?

 

 

 

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