Labor Day Beach Run


Happy Labor Day!  This day always comes with mixed emotion–the unofficial end of summer (sniffle) and the start of new beginnings (clean slate like New Year’s!). To kick off the day I went for a run at the beach.  Labor Day 1I was visiting family in Delaware so my dad and I went down early to beat the traffic.  He walked the boardwalk while I ran the beach and here are some photos I snapped along the way.  Labor Day 2

Labor Day 3I love running early because it seems like the true adventurers are out taking on the day.  I saw four people swimming laps in the placid ocean, people playing with their dogs by the water’s edge, a yoga class, some paddleboarders and a lone kayaker who was being followed by a couple of porpoises. 

Labor Day 4

One of the paddleboarders paddled out to the kayaker to get a better look.  I always love to see how nature and man are able to coexist so peacefully and was a bit envious that I wasn’t out on the water. 

Labor Day 5Toward the end of the run, I took off my shoes and socks and stood there for about 10 minutes letting the sand take my feet deeper as the waves crashed upon my legs.  I splashed my face with the salt water, breathed a few deep breaths and thanked God for the gift of life provided today! 

Despite the stresses that life can bring us it really is a good one and getting back to the sea and its constant rhythm always reminds me of that blessing.Labor Day 6

 

   

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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