My workout yesterday consisted of a bike-run that took me to one of the most beautiful places our area has to offer. Headed south down 64th Ave on my bike, I turned west on 138th and cruised into one of my favorite places to get lost in thought (but hopefully not literally lost!) – the trails of Saugatuck Dunes State Park! I LOVE this place! I strapped on my running shoes and attempted to attack those hill climbs up and down – some parts ended up in a walk, but that was ok with me. The beauty was breathtaking!

Where else can you be on wooded, packed trail dusted with pine needles and 42 steps later (seriously, I counted!) 🙂 be stepping in the pillowy soft sand of the beach?! The terrain was challenging but fun – it’s worth the run, walk or hike to watch the sun glisten over the vast waters while standing on top of the dune – despite my pounding heartbeat and tired legs, I couldn’t help but feel peaceful and blessed for the moments of solitude and calm.

42 steps later….

If anyone is interested in joining me for an adventure like this in place of their strength workout one of these days, let me know. Ted….you’re first in line! See you outside! 🙂

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