Monday, February 20, 2012

Early Morning Run In Maine

I start out running along the beach before heading up the hill.........

I loved loved loved  my run this morning in Maine.  I think I had a smile on my face the whole time.  Was it a kick ass run where I astounded the locals with my speed?  Nah it was all about the setting. I could hear the waves, smell the ocean, see the ocean and once again the temps were great!  The sand was hard packed and great to run on. But rather than tell you the whole story I am going to show you some pictures!
to my favorite lighthouse. Once there I look back to the beach


and in all directions 

including at the lighthouse of course


before heading back down to encounter
a Maine Valentine tree???


I pause to fool with my self timer

before getting back to the beach and heading down the steps
which were in much better shape than last year (above and below)
when I slipped and fell and hurt myself rather severely



there was still ice this year which I always find very cool
no pun intended


a little more playing with the self timer, a lot more smiling
and I was back at the hotel ready to continue on with my day.



Maine........the way life should be!!


20 comments:

Alma said...

Beautiful! SOMEDAY I'll get waaaay over to Maine. Hopefully in the fall.

Paul said...

Sweet!

Jill said...

How amazing! I would love to run there! Beautiful pictures! What a great run!

Char said...

Looks so lovely. I can almost smell the salt and hear the waves crashing. I love the photo of the valentine's tree - I'll bet the lobsters or crabs weren't feeling the love.

Amy said...

Awesome! Just love it!

Fran said...

Beautiful run. I would run there with a smile on my face too.

About the book Mystic River. I've seen the movie twice and I think it's a great movie. After seeing it I always wanted to read the book.

Jamoosh said...

Tell me you are a photography teacher.

Liz said...

Your post is a great reminder that running is all about getting out there and enjoying the world around us. Love it!

Michael said...

Some days I think it would suck to live where you do with all that cold. We have cold here, but you have lots of cold, but then you go and post pics like this and I'm totally jealous. Absolutely beautiful. That kind of scenery would certainly motivate me to get outside and run!

Ewa said...

Your pictures really make me miss New England. I love California, I just wish the other coast was a bit closer, say driving distance. :)

christa said...

I love Maine too. Travis and I are GOING to go this year. It's been toooo long. Beautiful photos

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I don't blame you for playing with the self timer, though it looks like the last one got photo bombed by another runner. haha.

It looks like a beautiful area!

Kandi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

I Run for Fun said...

You always have the best pics! I can just picture running there. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Darlene said...

love love love it!

Black Knight said...

What a wonderful post, this is a hymn to running. As a former sailor I love the sea and the sun.
Great pics.

Lily on the Road said...

WOW, I've NEVER been to Maine, but it is now on my list!!! Maybe even sooner than later. Thanks for the pictorial...awesome!

Laura Boll said...

Such gorgeous photos! I was there on a trip years ago and would love to go back. Thanks for stopping by my blog and supporting Christa! :)

The Jesse said...

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Can I go there right now?!?

lindsay said...

GORGEOUS. Thanks for taking us along thru the photo! Glad the weather was better - no ice to slip on.