My wife and I are in the middle of our first vacation in over a year, and only our second vacation in the past 7 years that wasn’t with family or to visit family. And it is wonderful.
We are staying in a mountain home in Waynesville, NC, and just laying low and keeping to ourselves for the most part.
Here’s the view off of the front porch of the house.
Not a bad perch for the morning coffee, eh?
I went for a bit of a run today, but if you can judge from where we are staying there are quite a few hills involved with the running. Yesterday, I went for 6.5 miles, and the last mile and a half was literally straight up the whole way.
Ok, maybe not literally. But if I told you I ran more than a quarter mile of that stretch I’d be lying.
Anyway, running on these single lane mountain roads is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in quite a long time. Being able to see some beautiful homes and gardens is awesome, and further cements the notion that someday I’m going to own a home in the mountains.
Now if only DK FitSolutions would blow up so I could afford it, eh?
Anyway, here are some sights from my (almost) 5 miles today.
A lot of these mountain roads have different methods to help prevent erosion from occurring. I love the random stone wall and the shrubs, and there is literally no house near this wall. Someone just takes care of it for the betterment of all, I guess.
Random fire hydrant.
Another pretty retaining wall. This one was a rose garden.
It’s easy to get in a rut with our daily activities. And sometimes we just need a little wake-up call to shake us out of it.
Whether it’s a vacation, a new routine, or a new activity all together there is nothing like getting out of the mundane to make you feel energized and free.
And that is when a run is more than a run.
Do you have any breaks in your routine coming up? A race? Vacation? Trying something new? I’d love to hear about it!