This past weekend we went away with my husband's family for a wintertime beach getaway! A Christmas gift from and to each of us. It was amazing! I've never been to the beach during the winter before and now I am sure that I want to live at the beach all year around! Of course, that is pretty unrealistic, but I'd be happy with a mini weekend trip each winter.
The rhythm of the waves.
A time to take a break and refresh!
We filled our time with games.
Polar bear plunges, followed by dips in the indoor pool! The water wasn't super duper cold, at 46 degrees, but cold enough for me! That's me "plunging in" in the navy suit! I'd say that counts as pretty BOLD! And Violet's Batgirl costume was just the thing for the plunge...the second day (yes there was more than one plunge!) she opted for a regular bathing suit.
Speaking of "Batgirl" both Halloween costumes traveled to the beach for a little fun, run, and battling at the beach! Oh seeing those costumes at the beach was priceless!
There were treasures galore... Horseshoe crab shells, feathers, driftwood and shells to bring home...
There were sunrises, moonrises and stars... There was tons of family time!
And, for the first time in many, many vacations I took my running clothes with me...and actually ran! Each day we were there I rolled myself out of bed at 7am, pulled on my running clothes and ran. I'm doing it! I am sticking to my "beautiful" goal and I'm loving it!
The peace, excitement and strength that I felt as I was running down beach, with the moon in front of me, the sun behind me and my shadow following along was just the thing that I needed...that little push...And now I can say that I am moving forward on the my #boldbrilliantbeautiful statement, I signed up for my half marathon! April 27th, will be here before I know it so there's no turning back now, right!
I am thankful for rest, for goals, for family time, for joy, for beautiful weather, for wintertime at the beach and for the day after our beach trip...snow at home! It's been a pretty amazing four days!
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