My neighborhood is pretty new, so it is very small. It’s ok for a two or three mile run, but I get quite bored looping over and over again for long runs. Since my neighborhood is right off of a highway, my husband doesn’t like me running out on that busy road by myself. So, if I want to long run alone, I have to find new routes that are safe, and have people around.
Since we are still pretty new to the area, I had no idea where to go, so I enlisted the help of the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club when I heard about this contest online. It has some great tools to help you find existing running routes or make one of your own.
I found several routes that looked interesting, but finally settled on one that ran along the beach. It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful run. I ran over a big bridge, then along the beach, and was very surprised to find an awesome park along the route, Fort Maurepas park.
I took a detour up to the park to check it out. It has a covered pavilion with fans, a water fountain, bathrooms, picnic tables, fun water spouts, and a killer playground. I was so excited to make this discovery, it’s always good to have somewhere to take a water and bathroom break on a long run. Finding this route through the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club helped spark a fun adventure. I just HAD to take my husband back there over the weekend. We packed a picnic lunch, ran our long run, then sat in the shade on the picnic tables and watched people enjoying the beach while we ate. It was beautiful and relaxing, and I am so glad I checked out the contest so I could find a new running route! I have since tweaked the route, so you can find my exact route here.
Why not create a new adventure for yourself?Check out the website and use Map My Run to help you find or create a new route.
Toyota motivated me to break out from the norm and discover a new route in my city. This experience taught me that there is an adventure waiting around every corner! Tell us about your unexpected adventure below for a chance to win a Tom Tom GO LIVE.
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