Adventurous Run in the Outer Banks
This morning I went on a 5 mile solo run which also doubled as a mini-exploration.
I know that for a lot of people it might seem crazy to want to run on vacation, but I wish I could truly convey in words how peaceful it can be to have those moments to yourself, where you’re just moving with the rhythm of your own breath, and how even with that constant movement, there is a quiet stillness to everything–even your mind.
And for me, when my mind is still, I’m better able to appreciate the present.
I started off my run on the main road thinking I would just run down the road for 25 minutes and then run back, but after noticing the below dirt road at around the 10 minute mark I knew it was time to take the path less traveled.
And the path less traveled led to this….
After sitting on the beach for about 10 minutes and admiring the type of scenery that makes a girl want to sing, “America The Beautiful,” I went back to the main road and continued on my run until I came upon the below sign.
An outdoor trail that promises nature?
Oh snap. When they said “nature” they meant NATURE MOTHA FUC*&!s.
I could barely get my hand to stop shaking when I took the above photo.
Luckily the trail offered some non-scary nature also….
After a while some storm clouds started rolling in, so I figured it was time to head back.
I’ll end this entry with one last photo…
Finally, nature gives BP the finger.