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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 down....so 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?
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