Anyway, Saturday, Dave and I decided to walk/hike all the way around the State Park closest to our house. In all the years we've been going to this park, we've never made it the whole way. Saturday was our day! We had such a blast exploring and discovering new sights and both of us can't wait to get back out there.
While we were walking our first trail, we hit a crossroads; go the way we always go or try a different route. Choosing the different route made all the difference. We found this amazing gravel path that was flat and easy to jog on. On our walks/hikes, anytime I find a flat part, I run. Dave always jokes "There she goes!"
And off I went.
For a very short while.
Once we reached the end of the gravel path, we hit this....
We continued around the lake until I found a perfect spot to take a Baby Bump Shot of Week 17.
I still don't feel like I have a "baby" bump yet. I just kind of feel big all over. But I'm really trying to change my mindset and embrace it. I'm growing the belly because I have a baby inside of me after all!
An hour into our walk/jog/hike, we stopped for some snacks and water. This rock is now Dave's favorite spot.
And we eventually made it to the dam which is the path we are most familiar with.
As we were walking back to our car, I captured these gorgeous photos...As I've written before, the power of "place" is very important to me and this walk/jog/hike made me feel so much better about my inability to run like a used to. What's important to me now is just getting out there whether it be outside or the gym. Trying to stay active during this pregnancy is the goal for my remaining 23 weeks!
Do you have a go-to path or trail that you love?