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Walking

So.. I scheduled today’s other post like a week and a half ago.  Nothing tells you how much of a big whiner you are than your past self whining at you today!  I’m doing a lot better now.  I started the rapid fit program with Dez this week.  I have one word for it: brutal. The diet is totally doable, and I enjoy it for the most part but the exercise requirements are a bit crazy. It’s only day 3 but I’m worn out.  I’m not going to stop though, mostly because I feel like I am capable of doing anything and having the energy to do so after this kind of day. Yesterday was pretty typical. I woke up, went to work, did one pretty harsh workout at boot camp, and then went to the park for an additional hour of  running/walking. Then even though I thought I’d be destroyed, I found myself with the energy to run to Barnes & Noble, JoAnn Fabrics, Publix and back home to cook myself dinner and be in bed by 10pm. I even plowed through a book until 2am or so and then went to sleep. Rousing myself by 8am was actually kind of easy.  I even spoke to my mom about wedding finances over the phone yesterday without wanting to go outside, lay on the asphalt and have a tantrum.

This is the power of an amazing workout.

For some reason God only knows, I keep forgetting that adding 1-2 hours of P90x type activity + time alone in the calm solitude of nature  adds nearly 4-6 hours of energy to my day. The days I’m most useless and letting my emotions dictate how I feel are the days I haven’t gotten my workout in.

I need to cling hard to my exercise time. It’s the only time during the day that I can clear my mind of everything. The extra hour in the park is like time with God. I am alone, with the birds and the trees and the wind as my only companions and I am drawn easily into a spiritual communion with God. I lay my fears, worries, anger, and solitude out in front of him. I don’t get answers or anything, but I definitely feel a sense of relief, and my sense of aloneness  in these situations dissipates.  It’s been pretty great. It’s solidified my day so far.

I took this picture with my phone walking up a hill at McDaniel Farm Park, where I was Monday. Seriously, thank you Gwinnett County Parks and Rec.

 

 

Photography

Dreaming

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It looks like my friends and I are planning another cabin trip coming up in February. This time it’ll be a ski trip. I’ve never gone skiing before so I’m getting pretty excited already! I think I’m getting over my post travel slump. I even took a shower this morning and didn’t pass out! The illness made me never want to travel again… but you guys know me. That feeling wasn’t going to last! I’m a traveler at heart! I am ready for you, next illness/travel challenge!

Also I am down a pants size because of this sickness. ONE SMALL WIN at a time!
LOL.

Photography

More Fall Goodness

Another series of images I took last weekend and the weekend before of fall glory! :)

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The leaves are like an inch deep in some parts.

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Fall can be even more stunning with some serious blue sky.

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I think looking up is one of my favorite things to do this season.

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As well as producing bokeh. Hehe.

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Everything’s littered….

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And the sun washes across the lawns in warm colors.

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And of course the forest becomes suddenly more magical.

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AND NO BUGS! Woo hoo!

Photography

Fall

I was at Jones Bridge Park on Friday for a work function. The river was full its colors  looked like the colors of the surrounding trees. On closer inspection, it was a mix of  some reddish rocks and patches of sunlight. Nature is beautiful in so many ways.

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I guess fall is technically here! :)

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Photography

Forest

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It’s not often the forest invites you in to sample the secrets of a road past the bridge of tines.

Photography

Heli

A helicopter flies over a beach near Ft. Myers.

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Military stuff has always intrigued me.