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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Fun in the Sun

It is called Sunday, so this morning, hubby and I packed up and went to the beach. Despite the fact that we live in Florida, and live relatively close to the beach, we hardly ever go. When we first moved here, we were parked on the sand every weekend, but after awhile, the appeal wears off and you have so many things to do at home that soon the beach just became something mythical. But we decided yesterday afternoon that we were going to go today.

So we packed a cooler and got out the towels and sunblock and headed toward the surf. It was great! We sunned, relaxed, read, played in the water some and then headed home (we can't be out there all day -- it's too hot, and we're from the midwest; we're not made for that kind of exposure). It reminded me how rejuvenating it is sitting in the sun (absorbing the Vitamin D). It's just so relaxing. And with the slight breeze off the ocean, the sound of the waves, the strange overheard conversations ("I don't think I'm hungover yet; I think I'm still drunk!" giggled a small blond) ... sigh.

Relaxing can be one of the best things for your health. Running is great for you heart, lungs, brain, muscles, etc, but taking the time to lay out on a beach towel can also reap just as many health benefits, so I hope everyone is taking the time to breathe deep and soak up some free time this weekend. We all need it!


Annette said...

Sounds like a great day! I'm jealous that it's warm when you go to the beach - the Oregon coast is about bundling up and braving the wind. :) Enjoy your chances to relax - they ARE healthy.

runnergirl said...

Thanks for the reminder. I don't do free time so well. If I'm not doing something "productive" I feel lazy. I really must work on changing that bad habit.

teacherwoman said...

I am jealous! Sounds like a ton of fun...doing almost nothing! I need one of those kinds of days!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great day. I think we all need to relax a little more.

pinaypower said...

you are so right! there is no better medicine than a day at the beach!

i had to settle for the pool on sunday, but it was good enough for me !

Firefly's Running said...

I love the beach!