Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wind and Water

I decided to go run last night (well my schedule told me I had too) at the lake close to my parents house. It was so nice and peaceful. I started out running and went all the way around the beach and then back. It ended up being .85 miles, which I was very surprised about. This is the view that I had while running...
It was so peaceful and so relaxing. The wind was blowing just right so it felt good and was pretty cool, verses it being hot wind. Now, I have heard that running in the sand is the best workout you can get, because it is not as hard as running on pavement, but you still are using more muscles to force your feet out of the sand. That is exactly how it felt though, was trying to force my feet out of the sand. It was so tough.
If you look behind me, you can see the rocks that I was running...well I take that back, I mean jumping over. It felt great because I love to jump, and just trying not to break my ankle while jumping was hard enough, but it was fun! I was running right by the water so I had to becareful not to fall in.

Now, I know you are probably just thinking, this is just a hill. What about it? Well this hill is the hardest hill I have ever had to run up before! I have only been able to run up it a few times and yesterday was not one of those times. My parents freaked me out and told me that they had seen wolfes in the woods where I was running a few weeks ago, so of course while I am running I am looking all over the woods to see if I see anything.
Well on my way back, I saw....................

A WOLF!!!!!!

J/K I did not see a wolf, but I did see a while tail deer, but I couldn't get a good enough picture of it! That is the 4th one that I have seen this week while I am running. I love being able to run in the country. You never know what you will see.

I am hoping to sign up for the Jazz half in just a few weeks if my nerves do not get the best of me!
Going to go make some Sugar Cookies. I got the recipe from Running with Sass and I am hoping I don't butcher them.
Have a GREAT day!

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Karen said...

Oh my GOD my heart started beating faster when you said you saw a wolf...then you said just kidding and I said POO on you! lol You really had me scared for a second there! lol

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Kayla said...

hahaha Karen. That is too funny! Sorry I scared you, but I was so paranoid whenever I was running!