I love to workout. I’m not a super athlete by any means (anyone who has seen me swim can attest to that!), but I do enjoy a good workout every day. As soon as the weather warms, I move my workouts from the Laramie Recreation Center (which is a God send in Wyoming winters!), to the outdoors.
Yesterday was my first outdoor run of the summer, and that ‘summer smell’ in the air inspired me to look around at my surroundings…as they passed by! I was pleased to see the beautiful, vibrant colors all around me: green grass accented by the brown bark of trees; pinks, yellows and reds of flowers; the yellow of dandelions (we seem to have an infestation this year in Laramie!). It was beautiful to watch these colors as I ran.
I returned home from my workout to enjoy our first lunch on the patio as a family — my children discovered the variety of birds that were around our home. At first, we heard one bird, but that quickly led us to discover more and more sounds that we didn’t hear at first — the depth of noise was amazing once we sat silent and listened! It was fascinating, and made me think that this would be a fun family activity of the summer — researching what birds live in Wyoming, and the sounds that they make.
I encourage you to explore your outdoors — even if you’re not the type who enjoys a hike in the woods, explore the world right in your own backyard! Share with us what you find — here on this blog, on Facebook or via Twitter, username wyolifestylemag!
‘Til next time — I’m off to learn something new!
Kati Hime, Editor
Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine