For a change of pace, I decided to drive over to the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis for yesterday morning's eight-miler. Though I volunteered at events at Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun this winter, I don't remember the last time I ran around the lakes (as far back as last fall or even last summer?) and the spring weather had me wondering what it was like over there.
Even though there was more snow than I expected, I was glad I went. I love my St. Paul routes, but the views of the lakes, the yellow willow trees, and the Minneapolis skyline were a treat.
I looped parts of three lakes (Calhoun, Isles and Harriet) before heading back to St. Paul. I won't wait as long for my next visit.