A Walking, Running & Pumpkin Picking Weekend


The weekend started with an hour and half drive to Poughkeepsie to meet my college BFF.

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It was cloudy and chilly but the foliage was so pretty that we didn’t mind.

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We started by walking over the Walkway Bridge.  It is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

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It goes over the Hudson River and is about 1.5 miles long.

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After we walked over the bridge, we continued on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail.

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It went for about 4 miles and also was very scenic.

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We turned around and on the way back, we veered of the trail to have lunch in the town of Highland.

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Soup, salad and the dessert above.

The we continued back on the trail and over the bridge again.

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The colors were even prettier on the way back.

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11.5 miles walked for the day!!!

I really got lucky on Sunday.

I was supposed to take my mentee Amanda and her two sons to Ellms Family Farm for the day.

I wanted to run as well.

I got up early and it was raining. Then Amanda got called into work so I was able to wait to do my run.

I have been on our new rail trail but never gone to the end. I decided that today was the day.

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we are losing our leaves in the NE

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love this old bridge

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under 2 more bridges

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still some nice colors here

I think I’ve found a new favorite place to run close to home. 7 miles done!

As soon as I finished, it started to rain again.

Then I found out that Amanda had to work the whole day.

I decided to take one of her sons, the 8 year old, to the farm.

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getting ready to do the maze

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We did have cider donuts & pick pumpkins (just forgot to take pics)

We were there for about 4 hours – exhausting but so much fun!

Happy Running! How was your weekend?

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