Getting Fit at Swinson Park in Morehead City, NC
The New Year often brings New Goals. One of my goals (and I understand that it is most common new year resolution), is to get in shape. I quit smoking 6 months ago, and replaced tobacco & nicotine with food & candy. The good news is that I recognize the direction I am going and am doing something about it.... Move More, Eat Less!
If you live in Carteret County there are a couple of Gym & Fitness Centers you can join, but you certainly don't have to be a member of a gym to get in shape. Other than the Treadmill in my bedroom that offers me early morning walks while the family is still sleeping, I try to get outside as often as possible. Riding my bike isn't too productive as I am usually riding along side my 7 year old who pokes along doing stunts. Walking around my neighborhood is wonderful, but I find myself stopping often to either talk with neighbors or take pictures.
This past weekend, when my family and I decided to get some excercise and fresh air, we headed to Swinson Park in Morehead City, located at 4319 Country Club Road. Not only does Swinson Park have lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, Adult & Youth baseball fields, a playground and picnic shelters with restrooms, You can find access to the Bridges Street Walking/Biking Trail there. The walking trail is several miles long and runs parallel with Bridges Street Extention. Along the trail, you'll find trash cans, water fountains (bubblers if you're from Wisconsin), benches for resting, and they even have a wonderful area for stretching.
Playing and seeing your community....What a wonderful way to spend the day and get some excercise & fresh air in the process!
For more information about Swinson Park and other Parks in Carteret County, North Carolina, please visit the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Website at www.ccparksrec.com