Running in Beauty

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I went running tonight.  To one of my very favorite places.  It is an amazing park.  Breathtaking.  It is a place my hubby introduced me to last fall.  And what a gift it has been.  We went there a lot last fall.  It was one place I felt refreshed, free, safe as the postpartum depression and anxiety ravaged my mind and heart.  Hubby joked if I ever disappeared that’s where he would look for me.  He would be right.
It was a true joy to be there tonight, running physically, but not running from myself.  As fall hit over the last few weeks, I have struggled with some of the crushing feelings of last year coming back.  But thankfully, it has lightened the last week.  Tonight I just got to soak in the feel of running in a beautiful place.  At one point I was just feet from a deer that I startled; I got to see it sprint away from me.
Thank you Lord for the gifts of the beautiful weather, lovely colored leaves, being able to run, soaking it all in.
What is your healing place, where can you go to enjoy some moments of peace and quiet, places of beauty?

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12 Responses to Running in Beauty

  1. I love this. I too find comfort in the beauty I see around me when I go outside. I'm not able to run yet, I just go for walks

  2. I walked for years, and then one day started running with wii fit, and in December I am doing a 10k! But as my hubby reminds me, walking is just as good fro you as running. Enjoy!

  3. beautiful! one of my favorite places to walk is a 2 mile trek around Lake Pine where I live. I always end up taking pictures of swans or the crane that hangs out there, or just pretty evening light hitting the trees or the water. Your pictures remind me very much of there 🙂

  4. The weather has been so unseasonably warm for this time of year eh?!
    Everyday, Chunky and I take a walk (so wish that I could run) to the park. I love watching him kick his feet through the fallen leaves. Being outside is so calming.
    Glad that you are taking time to do something that makes your soul smile 😉

  5. Gorgeous fall photos! You live in a very picturesque place!

  6. Wow, that's really gorgeous. Makes me feel a bit calmer just thinking of it.

  7. I am so glad it helps calm you KLZ.

    We are very blessed here where we live Liz.

    It does make my soul smile Kimberly. Very much so.

    Jenna, I think my schedule will let me go back tonight so I brought my camera so I can get more than the phone could capture.

  8. Oh my, that is gorgeous! I'm a fairly new runner, but I too find my peace with my sneakers on.

  9. AHH! This makes me want to run! I love running as well. One of my favorite things about running is that it gives me a chance to explore. (The endorphins aren't bad either though!) I love these beautiful pictures. It's the perfect running trail. I miss that now that I live in the city 🙁

  10. Perfect fall setting!

  11. Gorgeous photos! I'm so glad your husband introduced you to that place. 🙂

  12. It is such a gift!

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