Running in the Right Direction…
My name is Becca and I have been blessed to be apart of the May 2011 Destination Paradise school. A big part of my life is marathon running, and the Lord uses exercise as an act of worship in my daily walk with Him. I was so excited that there are so many options for exercise here at Destination Paradise. Of course there is a BEAUTIFUL beach to run on, and my favorite part of running here is the sunrise. It is so beautiful, and every morning it is different. It is such a cool thing to run and wake up to. DP also has a set time in our schedule three days a week for working out. In this time you have an option of doing a workout video, called Insanity. I will not lie, I thought it was going to be a joke, but the video is really hard and it is such a good bonding time for our team and staff. We laugh, sweat and jump in the pool right after. It is one of my favorite times of the day. There is also kayaking, sailing, spear fishing, and snorkeling for a great workout here at DP. Last week for our small group time we went out kayaking and then attempted to spear fish. Although we came back empty handed we got a good laugh.
When I came here, I thought I was going to have to let go of exercising, but that is not the case at all. Destination Paradise has surpassed any expectation I had about exercising this summer.
Scuba diving has become a part of our weekend routine here on base. We are incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to dive in one of the most beautiful places on earth. During our second week at DTS we became PADI certified divers, now with that we have the chance to do four dives each weekend (depending on the weather).
During our most recent dives we have seen sea turtles, sting rays, eels, hundreds of tropical fish and even SHARKS! It’s an unexplainable, amazing feeling to breathe underwater and be able to see a part of God’s creation that only a small percentage of the world experiences. Every time we dive we find new and exciting things to share when we surface. The colors alone are worth the trip down under. We have seen breathtaking colors that rarely exist in nature, all the while we have floated in mid ocean. It’s a remarkable experience that I know we will never take for granted!