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First Run in the New 'Hood

IMG_7780 My legs were itching. The last adventure outside with my running shoes on my feet was on Saturday, and I was dying to get outside again.  Today, I had great intentions, taking my clothes to work, with the plan that I would go out for a 3-5 mile run around noon.  As it often does, life got in the way.  Circumstances at work prevented me from taking the time for myself.  I found myself glancing at the clock after three o'clock and wondering where the day had gone.

Still determined, I changed as quickly as I could and headed out my door with running shoes on and no specific desire to follow a route. As it was after dark, I chose to put on my reflective vest and headlamp and head out down busy streets where the streets were bathed in lamp-light, and plenty of people were driving by.

With the holidays coming, there are evidently decorations already enhancing many homes around town:

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It was a lovely, chilly and clear night.  There was some fog, but otherwise no precipitation.  A great first run in the neighborhood.

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I am already looking forward to my next opportunity for exploration.

How often do you find and try new routes?  Do you drive to new locations to shake up your routine and escape monotony?

as always, with Joy, ~Alaina

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