Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Great Place To Run and Walk!

I have a little place that I go when I take my dog for an early morning run/walk.

It's very quiet, it's very beautiful and we both love it.  I've always loved to hike, bike and run--just never all at the same time.  I'm either on a hiking kick, a biking phase or a running stage.  For a long time, I swore I'd never run again.  I preferred the less jolting activities of hiking and biking. But my weight has given me fits lately. I need to do something.  I can't cheat when I run.

 I've started out walking for 5 minutes and running for 5 minutes for an hour.  But this is the place my dog and I go.  No one bothers us, no prying eyes here at 6:30 am.  Just me, my dog, the road and an occasional lake bird.  Yes, we have a beautiful backdrop! 
Evee is a real motivator.  She runs like the wind, and loves to chase birds in flight, ducks in the water (yes, she loves to swim) or, unfortunately bikers, cars and runners.  Of course, she always comes back to see that I'm doing OK and she tries to get me going even faster by circling behind me, ever herding.  That's why I need to have her out early in the morning before anyone comes out.  I can't enjoy a walk where I have a dog tugging on a leash wanting to aggressively herd anything that comes by.  But it's good for me as well to rise early.  Getting up in the morning and exercising really kick starts my day!



Asashia said...

Wish I had that backdrop when I go running! Thanks for stopping by and a hello from your newest follower!

blueskiesandgreenlights said...

That is a beautiful place to run. Maybe just maybe if i had such a scenic place to do some walking, I would get off my bum. Your dog is so cute!!! Just wanted to drop by and say hello...came across your blog on Tuesday Tag Along...I love your blog. I will def be foloowing you. Hope you'll stop by and follow back!!!


Kristi said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love water of any kind. I'm loving all of your reviews and giveaways too. :)

CherylT said...

You know, the top picture looks shopped, it's so gorgeous. But I love that you shared your thoughts about this and posted such great accompanying photos. Bravo. More, please.

A GAL NEEDS... said...

Thanks so much! It really is a little piece of heaven in this place!

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Firstly lovely pics! And great place for you to take a walk! Its really important to have a peace of mind while you walk or jog and it looks like you got the perfect one! ;)