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. I 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.
I 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.
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.
Toward 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!