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Sunrise Run and Reflections

Monday, July 23, 2012

I was able to urge my retired buns out of bed early enough this morning to take a sunrise run. I chose a route above my neighborhood at the base of our hills, a bit of an elevation. There are many opportunities to "run some hills" in my area. I don't look forward to hills because I'm not very good at them, but I am challenging myself to tackle them anyway.

The best thing about running up is that I am able to see my town from a different perspective. It is always good to see things from a different point of view.

Wayne Dyer says, "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." I tend to agree with him on this point.

This morning my view of the sunrise was spectacular. And my view of my little house down in the flats was comforting and reassuring. It has been our home for 36 years and I sometimes take it for granted. I love my home and our semi-rural, unpretentious neighborhood. There is no status, no ego, no association dues, no competition, and everyone has space.

Here are two pictures of my run this morning. They don't do the sunrise justice; you had to be there.

Wishing all my Spark friends a new perspective at the beginning of a new week.

Peace!


The Sunrise


My Home (can you see it way down there?) emoticon

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  • MELTEAGUE
    Awesome! What a landscape! you are so blessed!
    Good for you for getting out of bed... your view is so much better than the wallpaper on my wall that I stare at on my treadmill! lol
    2157 days ago
  • SHARIBEAR2
    Thanks for sharing Leslie. I know what you mean about "no status, no ego...etc.". My daughter (age 31) is a fashion designer, and that is the thing I love most about her and her group of friends from college (all successful designers...artists); they are real people, 2 feet on the ground and enjoying life as much as it can be enjoyed. Refreshing!
    2158 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Beautiful picture..a nice positive way to start the day. I took an early morning walk and enjoyed the cool air. emoticon
    2158 days ago
  • LITTLEBO
    That sunrise is beauiful. and I think I spot your husband standing next to your home waving to the camera.
    2158 days ago
  • MOLO14
    Leslie, what a lovely post. Sounds like you had a lovely run!
    2158 days ago
  • MEDDYPEDDY
    Love the feelingI get from your writing and pictures - inspiring!
    2158 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    What a spectacular shot of your run. Nothing beats early morning fitness when you live in a hot climate. Aren't we blessed to be healthy enough to run?
    2159 days ago
  • AWESOMECAROL55
    Leslie..thank you for sharing! I love sunrise wogging LOL! Your sunrise is beautiful as is your neighborhood! I live in a semi-rural area too and I love it!! I wish I could go out early every morning but having to be at work at 5:00 a.m. pretty much ruins it for me during the week! I love the quote about looking at things in a different way....food for thought!!

    Carol
    2159 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2012 4:37:47 PM
  • SHERRY666
    THAT SUNRISE IS BEAUTIFUL....... THAT IS A GREAT PLACE TO RUN OR WALK..... THERE IS SO MUCH WIDE OPEN SPACES..... AND IT MUST HAVE BEEN SO SERENE UP THERE THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING............ GOOD GOING LESLIE....
    2159 days ago
  • SHEILA-45
    Beautiful pics. Glad you had a good run of the hills. I like your quote too; it reminds me of that one by Einstein: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." And another great thing about running up is you get to run down sooner or later and that is a lot easier! emoticon
    2159 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    Love the pictures!! I so admire your dedication!!! Oh, wait! I think I do see your house! emoticon
    2159 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    2159 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    Beautiful❤Pictures emoticon -----Gorgeous Sunrise☀

    2159 days ago
  • BC062012
    Beautiful Pics and Beautiful Relfections from a Beautiful Person. I love this....."When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Things I am looking at are changing :-)
    2159 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    Wow, I think the photo of the sunrise is beautiful!!!

    AND, I think I DO see your house! Is that your husband having morning coffee on the back deck??

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    2159 days ago
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