Showing posts from May, 2018

Becoming a Runner

I have never been, by any means, a runner. I am in no way athletic, sporty, or fit. The only time I ever did any running was when they made me in high school, and even then I did it grudgingly. I've always rolled my eyes when people said they loved running, or who couldn't go a day without going for a run.
However, I have always been extremely jealous of those people. Though I rolled my eyes, I've always wished for the feeling that I had to run, or even that I wanted to run. I went my whole life without doing anything about it. I just decided that I wasn't a runner, and I wasn't going to be.
Luckily, I have changed my attitude about that, and now I know that, with some work, anyone can become a runner if they want to be.
Here are some tips if, like me, you are interested in taking up running, but don't know how.
1. Just get out and go.
This seems obvious, but really, the hardest thing is dragging my butt out of bed at 6 am to run before nine hours of work late…

The Wild Wood and the Haunts of Nature

In early April, when the weather finally started getting warmer, I took a little road trip to see the Seven Bridges Park in Milwaukee.

This gorgeous covered bridge is why I came to this park. At the very start of the trail, you walk across this bridge, which reads:
Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature.

The beautiful wooded trail led right to the beach of Lake Michigan.

I wish that I'd had more time to explore the many trails, but I suppose that just means that I get to come back sometime soon!

May the God given peace of this leafy solitude rest upon and abide with thee.

Exploring the Domes

If you travel to downtown Milwaukee, you may see three large, glass domes standing out among the buildings. 

That would be the Mitchell Domes, a park just outside of the busyness of the city that houses three giant greenhouses. Each dome has a theme: a tropical dome, a desert dome, and then a show dome that changes throughout the year.

The show dome was under construction when we were there, but we were able to go inside and see their progress. The theme is "Alice in Wonderland".