Sunday Crowder’s Mountain

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Lazy Sundays are sometimes nice, but I enjoy an active Sunday in nature more. Yesterday afternoon, my friend and I went to Crowder’s mountain for a hike. There is something about nature that puts me at ease. I don’t care what bad things are going on in my life, when I go out for a walk, all bad feelings start to disappear.

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” –John Lubbock

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With every hike, you need to fuel properly, so before I had: almonds, water, grapes, and Greek yogurt. After getting to the top, I had a refreshing Bai Drink.Β Β After hiking, I had a bag of trail mix. (the typical hiking snack)

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I am so proud of the dogs that make it to the top. I can’t for the weather to get a tad cooler so I can bring Grumples. It’s way too hot for him right now, but I know he’d love it.

Taking a break from the boring gym is also the nice thing about hiking.

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After sitting at the top for a while looking over North Carolina, we headed back down. I felt accomplished as I looked down and saw the sweat, dirt, and leaves sticking to my body. You all know I love to paint nature, and I think that was nature’s way of painting me.

Question of the day:

What is your favorite way to connect with nature?Β 

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Comments

  • Elena

    Wow! So beautiful!
    I love bai too <3 definitely one of my favorite drinks. I voted πŸ™‚

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  • Shelley

    I went on a lot of hikes this summer too and they were such a nice break from running alone day after day! I really want to find a waterfall hike.

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  • Sarah

    I love going on walks up in the mountains. The air is so fresh and it just feels so nice being surrounded by nature. I did a blog post on it. here

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  • Sloan

    Going for long walks, hiking, or backpacking. Sometimes it’s so relaxing to get away for a few days at a time and just connect with nature and yourself. I love it! πŸ™‚

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  • Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy

    Wow–that looks amazing!

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  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    I love getting out and going for a hike! Living in South Carolina, my favorite part has been being so close to the mountains!

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  • Jaime | pink figment

    It’s hard to connect with nature where I live because I’m right in the middle of the city, but I love walking through parks to enjoy the trees and flowers. I also love running on this Greenway that is a nice landscaped path that takes me to this cool marsh where you can see airplanes taking off in the distance. It’s the closest I can get to nature where I live!

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