Sunday Pictures: A Walk in the Park

It was a gorgeous spring day today so I decided to go for a walk at Lake Murray.  Since I’m signed up to walk a 10k next week-end, I thought it would be a good idea to see if I could do one (very slowly) today. Since Lake Murray has a 3.2 mile paved path that goes to the dam (and then it’s 3.2 miles back to the parking lot), I thought it would be the perfect place to practice a 10k.

It certainly is beautiful!

lake murray

A view of the lake from the path

Ducks and coots gather by the shore

Ducks and coots gather by the shore

cactus_flower

Even the prickly pear are blooming!

daisy path

A side path

I made it 2 miles in, then hobbled back and was really limping the last quarter mile.  Ice rubs and night splints are helping, but I am still limited by plantars’ fasciitis.

Sigh. I will ask the race organizers if I can downgrade to the 5k.

But, still, a 4-mile walk is a good walk and in such a beautiful place, it’s a great walk!

Do you have any favorite local parks? Is it spring where you are?

 

One comment

  1. Monica P says:

    How pretty! I haven’t been to this park in quite a while.

    Monica.
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