Last week, I was lucky enough to spend a few days down in Virginia Beach with a bunch of my friends from my awesome church. It was an amazing time filled with food, fun, worship and incredible words of wisdom. I was in town to attend Wave Conference. Wave Conference is an annual event hosted by Wave Church down in Virginia Beach that is filled with fellowship, music and wonderful messages. In particular, this year we heard some great wisdom from Chris Hill out of Denver. We were encouraged to keep praising Him in the midst of being in a proverbial “pit” (whether that pit be illness, depression, loneliness, etc.). This really resonated with me because there have been times where something has gone wrong and I’ve allowed myself to wallow in it instead of keeping focused and remembering that “this too shall pass”. I appreciated the reminder to keep the faith even during times of struggle. I think that’s a challenge for most folks – it definitely is for me! Aside from his great message, Chris Hill was just plain funny. The man literally had me in tears. Hilarious. He was definitely my favorite speaker at the conference.
While not at the conference, I spent quite a bit of time on the beach. I napped on the beach, read on the beach and ran on the beach. Getting up early and running was such a great experience. Especially because I had views like this:
I love the ocean. I find it so peaceful to stare out at the waves crashing and so enjoyed having the opportunity to run with the beach as my backdrop. Of course after running on the beach my legs were shot…but it was totally worth it. It was a great little trip. See ya next year, Virginia Beach!
Have you taken any fun getaways this summer? Where is your favorite place to run?