|Cayucos State Beach|
But I'm back on track. Today I discovered two great outdoor exercises—both with my shoes off— that increased my balance, gave my legs something to shriek about, and left me wanting more.
In the early part of the morning, I ventured out to Cayucos State Beach to walk along its gravely shores. I stopped to pick up nifty pieces of colorful sea glass and when I reached the stretch of offshore rocks where the waves pound and clatter, I couldn't help but take off my walking shoes. Standing with my heels and toes firmly against the sand, I knelt down, got out my camera and captured the catapulting backsplash.
I can't remember the last time I went barefoot at the beach—normally I walk or run with shoes on and remain carefully removed from the water. But today was different. The warm sunny day compelled me to get my legs soaked. The waves almost knocked me over several times as I balanced and shot pictures...what a great time!
On my way back home I couldn't help but stop in Morro Bay for a little rest and relaxation on the warm beach. But soon after arriving, I left my shoes and chair behind and headed straight for the water, discovering that walking along the shore knee deep in water might quite possibly be the greatest form of aqua aerobics known to humankind. Not once did I fall over during this resistance workout.
So there you go. Balance. Resistance. Exercise that is sheer fun in the sun.
|From Cayucos State Beach, you can catch a glimpse of Morro Rock in the distance.|
|From Morro Rock Beach, Cayucos lies just a handful of miles away on the distant shore.|
|Sometimes you just have to get your feet wet.|