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in running •  last year

My wife's travelling in Scotland with her sister for a week, so I thought I would get some fresh air to keep myself from feeling too cooped up. Decided to go for an easy-pace 10 mile jog on one of my favorite trails: the tow path along Carnegie Lake. Not sure if there is much of a fitness or running community on Steemit yet. I've seen a couple posts here and there. Mostly I'm just a casual runner at the moment, but I love it! I'll keep posting whenever I have any interesting runs. Please comment below if you're a runner or into fitness so we can all get to know each other :)


5 miles in and about to turn around!


There is a series of small dams periodically along the trail.


Rusty old signs and fences pop up along the trail.


Beautiful river/lake on one side, and a Jurassic Park like forest on the other.


My attempt at an artsy panorama shot.


Scooby-Doo gummies after 5 miles to keep up the energy :)


I swear a dinosaur could walk out of here and it wouldn't surprise me.


I saw two beavers and a good-sized turtle along the route.


A couple of deer showed up along the path, but they didn't stick around.


Average pace was somewhere around 9:15, or so. Just taking it easy.

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I'm not a runner, but it's good to see your post! It's a great exercise! The park is very interesting with beautiful river/lake and green forest. Cute deer and it's good that you saw the beavers and turtle as well! Nice atmosphere and I feel refreshed from here! I followed you now! ;)

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Thanks! The trails are one of my favorite things about New Jersey. I'll be sure to check out your posts! :)

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You're welcome! That's really great trails! ;)

Lots of green. Looks like a nice trail to walk also.

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Definitely good for walking too! Thanks for reading.

Nice! Are you on Strava? It could be cool to get a steem running club going on there.

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Thanks! I haven't heard of Strava before, I will have to check it out. I guess it is a social media platform for runners?

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Yeah it is a bit like Nike+ or the other run trackers - use your phone or watch to track pace and route. Strava is cool because they implement clubs and teams which is nice; the segment feature where you can compare yourself to others on your favorite hill or sprint.

I'll look at getting a steem group going!

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I'm on strava, have you sorted a steemit group?

Cool man!!

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I really like your posts, everything is cool.
I like your way.

Looks identical to the C&O canal in DC

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Nice, I've never had the chance to see it.

Looks like beautiful scenery for a run...

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Thanks!

I'm always envious of the people who can run long distances and enjoy. I run often and also have a running challenge I'm doing, but I wouldn't say I enjoy running. I mainly run to stay in shape and fit.

Nice pictures and thanks for sharing. Hopefully the fitness community will slowly grow here!

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I know how you feel, my wife is actually the runner, not me, so I would say I mainly do it to support her, and it's kind of fun going on long runs together on the weekends. The problem I have is that I'm kind of heavy for a long distance runner (like 190 lbs), so the miles add up on my feet and knees. I think I'm going to start cutting the miles some and cycling as cross training to spare the joints a little.

I use to love running in nature.

But my knees started to "protest" now I stick with kicks on the punchingbag.

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I hear that. I was marathon training with my wife and still trying to lift weights 3-4 times a week, and after several weeks up around 50 miles per week it was just killing my knees. I think I need to scale back the running, especially cause I'm kind of heavy for a long distance runner. I'm gonna try to work in cycling more, which is a lot easier on my joints.

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I hear you to:)

Yes that's is my plan also I use to be a long runner to.
Goodluck with the cycling

peace

Today is a beautiful day outside and I'm on Steemit :D instead

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Happens to me all the time haha

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haha. same here. It's an addiction

Wonderful pics!

10 mile jogging around the lake?

How I miss that.

Place looks lit. ;)

hahaha the scooby doo gummies, the go to power snack!!

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Definitely, I buy them by the case :p

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You got me curious! :P How do they taste?

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Pretty good actually, and I'm pretty picky about my gummies :)

Nice man!!!

Excellent post! ☆☆☆☆☆😎

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LOL great post! I especially like the part about the dinosaur... O and your energy recharge snack! Carnegie Lake look gorgeous! My Adventure Partner & I love a good run/getting our fitness on! It is really an important part of your day if you want to live a happy, healthy life! Keep it up! Love your fun writing style! :grinning: Keep it up friend! - I will BE following your journey!

I wish I had your stamina.

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I think I would die if I tried to run 5 miles. I could maybe run if there was a bear chasing me I guess (just faster than the next guy...) The pictures of the trail are amazing though. We have a river trail in my home city that goes from one end to another and is super cool. I walk it often and enjoy the peace and serenity. Next time I will have to take some pictures so you can see it.

A while ago, you upvoted my article. Thank you for voting. I like your sentences and photos rich in nature. Sorry, I'm not good at English.

Looks like a beautiful place to run, it is a shame there's not more runners on steemit as I enjoy reading about other people's runs

Simply lovely!

I'm very sorry that I can not run around because of a spinal disease. I envy you a little.

you are cute. and your post is nice

Looks like a beautiful route! I traveled outside the city for work recently, and managed to find a great trail to run. It was so refreshing compared to the road running I typically do at home.

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I am not a runner but as I enjoy walking between nature and hiking, I find it an excellent way to exercise and relax at the same time. Nice photos and excellent record, greetings and hugs! <3

Hello @trogdor What a nice place indeed!! I'm not a runner, but I used to be a high and low impact aerobics instructor in my country for 15 years more or less jajaja Nowadays, I just make long walks and do exercises. It's good to be healthy and have contact with nature. It helps you to feel relaxed and happy!! I hope to see many good articles like these ones.

An excellent post! I vote with pleasure! follow you!