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the THRILL of running in the woods:::....

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Spring is really & truly here! I walked out my front door this morning, and the birds greeted me with song, the roses near my front walkway gave off such a sweet fragrance. I love spring!
With spring, comes ripe fruit too...enjoyed a delicious pear for breakfast this morning...over my granola.

I just had to get outdoors today. I really AM thankful for my gym...::::but nothing compares with a run emoticon outdoors! My DH and I had a date planned for the late morning, and on a whim I asked if he would care to go for a run in the park. He appeared game at first:::... emoticon He has been working very hard this week and his muscles felt tight. After our run, he said he felt much better. I hope the 'fitness bug' hits him...LOL!

We visited Cameron Park in Waco... It had been a long time since he last visited this park. It was such a refreshing way to begin our date! Just what I needed, for sure. emoticon

The air in the woods was sweet and cool...:::I haven't enjoyed a run like that in a long time. I will have to repeat this for sure! emoticon
There were emoticon , walkers with dogs emoticon, families, runners emoticon and along the river I saw many recreational uses of a boat! ....:::so much FUN! There were more than a hundred people in the park today.

There was a magical sense of fun & fitness in the air that lent me more energy.
I feel like a little girl again when I run. Lol. I think running in the woods is my Favorite activity hands far. Also, being surrounded by so many people with the same fitness bug helped. emoticon The trails were winding, hilly even rocky at times. Quite a workout!
Did I mention that the bluebonnets are in full bloom? They are gorgeous!

Afterwards we went to lunch. My DH decided on a Texas Steakhouse. I wasn't that hungry....:::then I saw the "Health Nut Menu". Ha! A menu named after me....seriously, it said just that. Lol.
I ordered the mesquite smoked salmon, steamed broccoli and a salad. Loved it, felt light as a feather afterwards too.
We took our children to the park after our date and rounded out the day with more outdoor fun!

emoticon What outdoor plans do YOU have for yourself/family this spring?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/18/2013 2:37AM

  What a great day!! Not only did you get to enjoy your fitness outdoors, you were able to get a DATE out of it, too! AND, family time! emoticon

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SUNNY332 4/15/2013 5:58PM

    Great post. Sounds like a beautiful day for a run in the woods.

My heart is just aching for the runners in Boston. May God comfort them and their families. What a tragedy!


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JOYFULSPIRIT920 4/15/2013 7:43AM

    That's a beautiful place to run. I love running outdoors the best too.

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FIT-AT-50 4/14/2013 10:23PM

    Thanks for sharing your run in the woods. It was such a wonderful glimpse into your day. Our weekend was wonderful here, too. I didn't go for a walk in the woods, but enjoyed nature from the water's side of things. We had lots of fun sailing!

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AEHEGE 4/14/2013 7:50PM

    As usual, another great blog. Love how you illustrate what you are saying. I envy your wonderful weather. We are cold and windy here. But our spring will come.

Also great you and DH had some time for the two of you, and then expanded to include the family. Sounds like a perfect day!

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LILYGAL 4/14/2013 6:12PM

    Love your blog!! Got outside myself today....worked in the garden and loved every minute of it. Got a workout and enjoyed myself in the process.

I love the "sign" also that says " Work out in the Morning before your brain figures out what you're doing". That is me!!! I don't let my brain figure out what I'm up to!!!

Glad that you enjoyed your day!!!

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RICKISMOM1 4/14/2013 6:06PM

    Sounds great, lovely photos. Love the quote on morning workouts! emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/14/2013 11:49AM

    What a great place for a run!

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KBRADFORD88 4/14/2013 6:36AM

    awesome. it was gorgeous here too.

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FREELADY 4/14/2013 1:21AM

    I am so glad to find out about the healthy options at T S !

Wonderful choices all around! Thanks for showing us practical ways for fitness AND fun!

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LRSILVER 4/13/2013 11:40PM

    So beautiful!

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KELLIEBEAN 4/13/2013 9:45PM

    What a great day for you guys. Beautiful scenery!

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    Sounds like a wonderful day!

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LIZARDG7 4/13/2013 7:47PM

    You make me wish I lived in TX! What a great blog!


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TONYVAND1 4/13/2013 7:46PM

  Totally agree but we had snow and ice storm hereinOntario Canada

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NATPLUMMER 4/13/2013 7:21PM

    What a fabulous day out :-)

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LOSE4LIFE47 4/13/2013 7:16PM

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