Sunday, August 15, 2010

moonin' my honey: tahitian run

we awoke thursday to a slightly overcast day. we lounged around until lunch, walked over to tupuna pizza for a tahitian pizza, only 1500xpfs (~$17US). i learned the word “maururu” (thank you, pronounced mau-ru-ru) from the pizza guy. josh called me a dork for learning "hello" and "thank you". more bungalow-lounging after lunch, laid out on the deck, had afternoon coffee, and went for a run around 4pm. i have no idea what the temp was, i’d guess low 80’s? but it was breezy and not-humid (and i didn't sweat back then either, while josh was dripping).




moorea has better roads/shoulders than sc


house with a bunch of buoys; 1-mile


street signs; 2.5 miles

stray dog that hacked on josh after he petted it...
i think it's now safe to say that he didn't catch anything



cruise ship in opunohu bay


km markers all the way around the island

random wooden sculptures

we ran again a couple days later, same out and back 5-miles. on the second run i got honked at by a big truck, score! we never saw others running, but we also never felt endangered. as with many other islands, there are lots of stray dogs but none chased after us.

7/22 run: 5 miles, 45:11 (avg pace 9:02)
7/24 run: 5.05 miles, 43:45 (avg pace 8:40)

somehow i was running slower than molasses pre-honeymoon (and now post-hmoon as well), but on the two honeymoon runs i felt fluid and gazelle-like. le sigh.
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  1. At first I read that caption as house with lots of boys and I thought Oh nice! Well maybe not on your honeymoon!

    Pics great as always. Stray dogs would creep me out, glad all was okay!

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  2. These pictures remind me so much of my honeymoon in Costa Rica. Glad you're having fun!

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  3. SO you need more honeymooning to get faster:)

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  4. Maybe you just need to run on a islands with beautiful ocean views. I know a great place if you're still in.

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  5. I think you need to move to Tahiti so that you can salvage your running career :).

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  6. We never ran while we were there, did a lot of swimming though...

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  7. Beautifuel place & beautiful running pictures. Good cuple, man & woman. Be lucky and enjoy your life!

    See you

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  8. Looks like a great place to run!
    Nice pics!

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  9. I'm pretty tempted to go on a 2nd honeymoon, because I never got honked at by a big truck on my first.

    One again, beautiful pics, and continue working your way out of the molasses.

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  10. Nice running! Oh and congrats on getting married... I know a little late, but I just discovered the blog! ;-)

    The trail run yesterday was good. Well, good for me, not so good compared to others, but I take it.

    It really seems like there are not so many running bloggers in the area, but maybe we can get the movement going! ;-)

    Oh and you should definitely try out Paris Mtn one of these days... it's really pretty and challenging.

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  11. such gorgeous pictures!
    Let's just be on honeymoons all the time!

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  12. Great pics, once again. I love the hacking dog -- the expression on the dog's face is priceless. Funny how a change of scenery can really refresh the running... especially, I imagine, if the scenery involves Tahiti!

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  13. So, so awesome. I've never encountered a "dog hacking" and I hope that I can keep that record.

    What's the secret to taking pictures while running? I still have no good answer for this.

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  14. Hmmm... Honeymoon = Lots of Time With Josh. Honeymoon = Faster Running Times. Therefore, Lots of Time with Josh = Faster Running Times. You aren't already trying to run away from him are you??? :) haha

    Great pics and you are definitely not a dork for learning some of the native language!

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  15. Hey, that shirt Josh is wearing looks vaguely familiar....hmmmm I think I have one just like it in my closet!!

    Those pictures are beautiful. Josh certainly has a way with animals, too. :-) (Ruthie misses him, I'm sure.)

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  16. What a rave run. Enjoyed the photos Lindsay. You are looking so professional. Can't wait until my rave run outside of PA some where I guess. Take care. Way to go at getting honked at. WhoooHooo

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  17. Oh man - such a beautiful setting for your honeymoon!

    All your pics have been drool-worthy. I may be not a little bitter that you didn't pack me in your suitcase (however creepy that might've been).

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  18. Oh, my! I want to go there!!

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  19. yeah for speedy 'mooning run! :)
    what a beautiful scenery to run through! I hope your week is off to a great start!
    xoxo!

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  20. I guess that's a sign that you need to move to the South Pacific?? Thanks for sharing... looks like a gorgeous place to run. or to do anything, really.

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  21. Oh yay you married a runner! Or at least he was smitten enough to go running with you. ;)

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  22. You should be proud of yourself to be getting in ANY runs on your honeymoon. Nice picts.

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  23. sooo gorgeous. i didn't run once on my honeymoon :)

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  24. My wife and I specifically remember stray dogs from our honeymoon too. We even took pictures.

    I enjoy learning a few words in the native language also. I can say thank you in probably 8-10 languages now. I might just have to run through them in my head before I get the right one out though.

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  25. Nice job, running on your honeymoon. I guess you had to since it was so beautiful there and it obviously made you faster!:) I have to agree with ajh, stray dogs would freak me out. Love all the pix!

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  26. Wow. How beautiful. How can I move to this place?

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