I decided to run around 3 Minneapolis lakes, which are referred to as the "Chain of Lakes." This just so happened to be on my summer bucket list, so I was able to cross another thing off (side note: I have not accomplished as much as I thought I would!).
It was in the upper 50s when I started and I was a little bit cool in my shorts and t-shirt, but I quickly warmed up. The skies were blue and the lakes were like glass; it was a picture perfect day to run. Here are some (not-so-great) iPhone photos that I snapped along the way!
|Lake of the Isles, which is the lake that is the closest to downtown Minneapolis.|
|Lake Calhoun, which is probably the most popular Minneapolis lake, but is actually my least favorite of the three.|
|Lastly, Lake Harriet, which is definitely my favorite of the three lakes! I love the bandshell and marina area which you can see in the distance in this photo.|
I definitely felt on top of the world when I finished this run. Being able to run in such a beautiful area is something I really missed last summer. Minneapolis is such a beautiful place to run as we have miles upon miles of running paths, many of which are alongside water. It's no wonder that Minneapolis makes the 10 Best Running Cities list! I've always appreciated the beauty of Minneapolis, but after being away, I appreciate it even more.
Life is not perfect right now (it never is, right?), but I'm thankful that I'm back in a city I love, logging miles upon trails with great views.