Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pocketful of Sunshine

I ran with the track club today. Yeah, I ran. 5.54 miles. I wasn't planning to run, but when I met with the cool ocean air, and a gorgeous sunny morning, breathing was less labored. I took it easy, though, and even stopped at the water station, and I usually never stop. I wouldn't say that I felt spectacular, the run felt good for my soul, but I was also running with the track club, and I was in good company.

It was high tide as we ran up the coast, and a few of the waves even splashed on the asphalt. I didn't quite get the waves splashing on the asphalt, but the tide was coming in, RIGHT THERE, just inches away.


I'm always awestruck, no matter how many times I'm at the beach. Every time is picture worthy. My timing was off and didn't quite get the ginormous wave shot because, well, I was also trying to run.

I also saw AKA Alice and the herd. AKA Alice was running as if she was on a mission! The girl was bookin' it up hill! I'd say she's back!

It felt terrific to be out, running again. I hope it feels as good working out on Monday.

Yesterday's Song:
It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler - Run-DMZ

PEACE

10 comments:

Meg said...

Hey, it looks like we shared the same weather today! I loved your picture. It sounds like you had a fun run so you must feel better after last week, that's good! Yes, I will send you and Alice our family picture next Christmas. Thanks for "getting" it, Irene.

I Run for Fun said...

Awesome pic! Sounds like a great run.

Hey, I am on Daily Mile too...

Aka Alice said...

Your picture is way better than the ones I took. I was working with the camera on my phone. That area where the water was coming over the wall was amazing!

I am so impressed that you got 5 miles in. Nothing like an ocean-front run to fix whatever ails ya!

Oh and thanks again for the CDs

Jo Lynn said...

Pretty view, for a road run! ;)

candlerun (htabby) said...

what a nice place to run...

Lisa said...

i'm envious!

Laura Lohr : My Beautiful Life said...

I would say you captured that shot perfectly, wave or not! It is beautiful. I feel the same way: I never get tired of seeing the ocean!

IzzyBubbles said...

Beautiful shot! I don't know how anyone wouldn't be inspired to run with scenery like that.

I think if I was your daughter and dance was my #1 thing, I probably wouldn't run much, either - I definitely pay for it with lack of flexibility. But I don't mind as much since I love both things - and really, running is free so I can do it more often! :)

Anne said...

Natasha Benningfield? Bettingfield? I can't remember her precise last name. Maybe I can get partial credit.

iJuls said...

I'm looking forward to being "back" to running too. Soon, I tell you, soon.