Cooks River

Taken from my phone, therefore format & sizing is a bit funny.
With the scorching hot temperature announcing the arrival of Summer (although it has gotten a bit chilly today), it was the perfect time to re-start my exercise schedule. Winter has made me lazy and flabby. Last summer, I took swimming lessons which I enjoyed tremendously. I was planning to sign up for it again but sadly I forgot to enroll before the cut off date for the term. Hence I was tossing up between signing up for Pilates or joining the gym when my friend asked if I would like to join her for a jog at Cooks River. I thought why not. I'm glad I said yes. It's a beautiful park surrounded by native plants and green vegetation. Along the pathway surrounding the river, I saw kids running around. One adorable girl with balloons in her hand. Games of cricket being played. Dog walkers and joggers sharing the walkway. Toddlers feeding ducks. Couples playing tennis. It's easy to see why it's such a popular suburban park. My friend and I spent most of the time walking (and chatting) than we did jogging. To make up for our slacking off, we made plans to make this a weekly 'event'. So bye bye gym membership, I have found my perfect exercise regimen.

12 comments:

Maxine W said...

Wow, the purple is so vibrant! I need to get into the habit of exercising more, thanks for reminding me :)

Irenita said...

Wow, that's a very beautiful place to exercise.
I wish I had the will to exercise regularly ... maybe next spring I'll really try!

Deidre said...

What a beautiful park! It's so nice! I'm glad you found something to do outdoors, I think that's so important :)

Jackie said...

I am an avid runner and try to get in as many runs in the summer months as possible. I would LOVE to go for a jog here. It looks beautiful! Yet another reason to visit Australia one day...the scenery always looks amazing!

Courtney said...

Beautiful photos! And I LOVE The idea of exercising outside with a friend. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such a sweet comment. Hope you had a blessed weekend!

-now following!

Alice said...

That is a stunning jacaranda. I'm so sad that they're on their way out now!! This looks like the loveliest place to exercise - much nicer than a treadmill at Fitness First. x

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful Jo. Time stands still and I would love to spend a full day here. Lovely!

Shoko said...

are those jacarandas? that color always reminds me of home :)

Stephanie Lin said...

What a gorgeous place to jog! I love the purple :)

Jo N said...

@Maxine - Might be too cold for exercising where you are.
@Irenita - I don't have much motivation too. But at least my friend is there to remind me of my promise.
@Shoko - Yep they are :)

rooth said...

That's an absolutely beautiful park to jog around

fromtheloftabove said...

those jacaranda trees are so lovely!

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