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I've been taking it easy lately, since I've been stressed trying to wrap up my dissertation and deal with a lot of various graduation issues, so I finally decided I had to get some fresh air and take a relaxing jog. Since I'm from the midwest, I've never REALLY gotten into the east coast New Jersey life, but I will say that the Princeton area has some very beautiful little creeks, rivers, and trails that are perfect for taking your mind off research for a while.


River selfie :)


Trail behind our apartment complex.


Trail was surprisingly empty for a nice, cool afternoon.




Probably a 12-inch turtle out sunbathing in the river.


An artsy panorama shot.

Took a nice relaxing pace, somewhere around 8:45/mile.


Came back and found my cat Coco chilling in the sun as usual.

I haven't been able to exercise that much lately, since I've been in recovery mode from the NJ marathon, so it was really great to get out for a few miles in the cool air. If you are ever in NJ and you are into hiking, running, or backpacking, I definitely recommend asking someone about any of the local trails. There are some beautiful ones, and some of the best ones snake on for miles and miles.

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Hello my Ph.D. friend. Great post! ☆☆☆☆☆😎

Thanks! I hope all is well.

Dang, that's a good pace for 6 miles lol, I am horrible at jogging longer than a mile, now get me on a cycle and I can go for days! That's a very nice place to jog!

Thanks! I'm actually not much of a runner (more of a lifter), but my wife and sister have basically dragged me through 3 marathons, lol.

Since you are back, you will quickly regain your position as someone to follow for good content and enlightenment. I just cannot imagine what it has been like for you over the past months, and years. So happy for you.
I am also, from the Midwest, and I can see from many post, that in number, we are not a few here on Steemit.
Nice photos. In the Midwest, where I am from, we call them pictures. Ha
Francis

Nice, thanks for the message! Where are you from in the midwest? My wife and I grew up in Indiana.

Que lindo paisaje

I don't know about anyone else here but I'm looking at that pond behind you, thinking what size bass I can pull out of there lol!

Funny cat
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