I know we’ve all heard and read about unplugging for a run every once in a while. It’s so easy to get caught up in the technology and stats of our runs between our phones, GPS, Garmin watches, heart rate monitors, and digital music that we forget why we’re out there in the first place…to run and enjoy it! It’s nice on occasion to not only completely unplug from everything and run, but to actually stop and take in your surroundings while you’re out there. Admire that gorgeous sunset over the water. Marvel at that leaf blowing in the wind. Take in the beauty that surrounds us everyday that we so often take for granted.
I recently did this on a run. Ok, so I had my phone with me (for safety reasons) and took a bunch of pictures, but I stopped a LOT during the run (time and pace be damned!) and just enjoyed finding different flowers to appreciate. Springtime in Louisiana is a beautiful time. The wild flowers and spring colors are abundant everywhere. I had so much fun looking for flowers and taking pictures that I totally forgot I was, *gasp*, exercising!! That’s what unplugging and enjoying the show is all about.
Here are just a few of the wild flowers I spotted along the course.
Make it a great week!