After a couple of days on Easter Island my friend Maria from San Francisco met me there. She was my running buddy in SF and we often did the weekend long runs together. Before I started the trip I left my running gear with her and she brought it all the way down to Easter Island.So after a few weeks of not much but eating and drinking it was time to get back in shape. Maria seems to do half-marathons or triathlons every other weekend while I had not run in 4-5 months so I had some catching up to do... We started with a 9k on Wednesday, did a 12k trail run on Friday and then a half-marathon on Saturday. All at the crack of dawn as it was way too hot during the day to do any physical activity.Running was much harder than I remember it from 6 months ago, but it felt good to be moving again and I certainly need the exercise before my upcoming hiking trips in Patagonia.The photographers among you will notice there is something different about this album. Maria also brought down a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 compact camera that I had ordered over the holidays. It is a very nice little camera, but as one can hardly expect the quality isn't up there with the D700 (which btw I'm just getting more and more impressed with). But as the saying goes, "The best camera in the world is the one you have with you". This one I can bring everywhere and it is quite good for what it is.Click here for the full album. I have many, many more pictures from Easter Island taken with my SLR, but I have yet to process them all so they will have to wait for a future post.