Check the map and turn around

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I love to run, but sometimes I get bored with the same routes. Yesterday I drove to the edge of the city and headed out for a long run with my favorite running partner, Virginia the dog. I had my phone and had glanced briefly at the trail map online, so I wasn't worried. It was a perfect day--slightly warm, sunny, and the trails were soft but not too muddy. Virginia and I were having a blast. It was easy to follow the trail and I quickly found my "zone".

Forty minutes later and I began to wonder why the trail didn't seem to be looping back like I'd expected. I ran a few more steps and realized, "this is stupid, if I've gotten off the right trail, continuing to run this direction will do me no good." I checked the map and sure enough, I'd missed my turn 10 minutes back. A quick left turn down a country road and two miles later, I was back on track. Thank you Google Maps. 

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