Cape Cod Jet Lag Journal: A Virtual Run Through the Woods

Cape Cod Jet Lag Journal: A Virtual Run Through the Woods

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I am normally a Treadmill runner at the Equinox. I set up my iPad with whatever tween drama or PBS period film I’m in the midst of, and just run along to it. It’s underground – there’s no cell service, no windows, no sunlight. (It’s also freaking expensive.) So running through the woods of Wellfleet feels like freedom. It’s shady, and little birds chirp all around me. No one is there; I have the woods all to myself and I can hear my own footsteps on the path. “Path” is generous – it’s more like packed dirt with muddy pools that I have to jump over, and sandy sections that really slow me down and get in my shoes. It’s such a great workout. Eventually, I reach a cliff over the beach and can’t go any further. But first I have to ignore all these signs.

Yes, I see you. I see that you are asking me to be courteous. I keep running. Wellfleet
No Trespassing!!! What if I leave a dollar in your wooden bucket? Then can I keep running?
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Finally I reach the top of a cliff, where this family has a killer view of the beach on one side and the tops of the trees in the woods on the other. Stop, pause, pant, turn around, keep running.Wellfleet

How enticing is this lovely lake! The water is cool but not cold, the bottom sandy and clean. And there’s hardly a soul around. This is a great opportunity to strip off your workout clothes and wade in for a swim across the lake and back. Aaaaah, so refreshing. So freeing! And then you just put your workout clothes right back on, and keep going, but now you’re ten degrees cooler. It’s perfection.
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And let me introduce you to Lindsay’s wedding venue, Chatham Bars Inn. Locally known as CBI, the resort is packed with rich children and little shingled cottages. They will be happy to charge her $400 a plate. We like to come here for sunset, even though you literally cannot see it from our vantage point. But you can watch the water turn pink as you sip a glass of champagne and wish that you had enough dough to stay here.

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