Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Holidays, New Running Routes & BitMoji


Since it is Thursday,  I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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  • Tonight is Christmas Eve even though weather-wise it feels like spring.

I plan to squeeze in a run today between the rain drops. Tonight we’ll probably spend a quiet evening home (I’m Jewish & my hubby doesn’t care much for the holidays) or maybe I can talk him into dinner out and a movie.

Tomorrow morning, my hubby will open his gifts (I bought my own so no excitement there) and then head to play Santa with my mentee & her sons (I can’t wait to have GRANDKIDS!!)

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I’ve been mentoring Amanda for 7 1/2 years but I won’t bore you with ALL my annual Christmas Photos.

After playing Santa, my hubby & I will go to my MIL’s house for dinner. My SIL, BILs and 2 stepsons will be there also. It’ll be an Italian dinner with lasagna and the trimmings (probably cannoli for dessert – maybe I should squeeze in a run in the morning??)

After dinner, I plan to visit my BFF whose daughter is visiting from CA.

I usually participate in a blogger card exchange but this year, I forgot to sign up.  So here you go, fellow running bloggers:

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  • Speaking of running, I don’t know about you but I get tired of running along the same streets or same paths.

To get me motivated (especially when the weather isn’t perfect), I need a new route.

Last year, I ran a lot on the unpaved rail trail near where I live.

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It is unpaved for almost 2 miles so it’s good for an after work 4 miler.

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Then this year, they paved the rest of the rail trail going 3.5 miles in the opposite direction.

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It is my new favorite place to run and I’ve run on it several times but on Sunday, I was ready for something new.

So I parked my car near where the unpaved trail ended and ran the rest of the unpaved trail.

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It is a little narrow in parts.

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But has interesting features

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and views.

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Several bridges (I love bridges.)

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At 3.5 miles, I turned around.  I think it was the end.  I will explore more next time.

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  • I have a new obsession – BitMoji!

Anyone else?

I used this one last Friday.

It’s still a work in progress.  I’m not sure it even looks like me. But it’s a fun stress reliever.

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Happy Running! What are your holiday plans? Do you vary your running routes often?

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9 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Holidays, New Running Routes & BitMoji

  1. Great running route. I like to switch things up a bit, especially on my long runs ! Today I ran into the city…. something completely different for me, I usually run in the woods / forest. But loved it and the change in scenery kept my mind occupied. Hope you had a nice Christmas day.

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  2. It looks like a great run spot to me. The closest trail i have is very technical and hilly, I have not been since before my injury. Other than that, there is just neighborhoods to run in, unless I really want to take a drive. The closest rail to trial is an hour away.

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