Happy Tuesday friends! I’m linking up with Kim from Kooky Runner and Zenaida for their Tuesday Topics link-up. The official topic of the week is “What did you learn from your worst race?” but instead I’m sharing a list of ways to know you’re a Twin Cities Runner!
Six years later, it’s time for Part 3!
Here are my 2021 ways to know you’re a Twin Cities Runner….
- You cringe when people still call it Calhoun, but you often refer to it as “Biddy” (Bde) or BMS for short.
- You know that Justice Page sightings on Lake of the Isles are great! …but you’re also are familiar with Red Jacket Guy, Braids, Grumpy Lady, or Man Pulling a Tire Behind Him! I’m sure it’s similar in other locations, but there are definitely a crew of regulars running the lakes!
- You researched Park Board candidates to see who might be planning to fix that terrible section of Bde Maka Ska.
- Speaking of the Park Board, you’ve emailed them about the lack of porta-potties on Lake of the Isles or on the stretch from Lake Harriet to Lake Nokomis on Minnehaha Parkway.
- Albino squirrel sightings are common, but still make you smile. A rafter of turkeys, a cute fox, an enormous bald eagle, a rogue deer- you’ve seen it all on the run!
- The pandemic was tough for us all, but wasn’t it cool when the parkways around the Chain of Lakes were open only to foot traffic? It was meant to help with social distancing, which it definitely did, but I kinda miss all the space!
- You have started the day with a run in shorts and ended it running in a blizzard!
- Running in the dark in the winter is made slightly more tolerable when you can admire the incredible holiday lights on the beautiful homes on Lake of the Isles!
- Your phone is full of sunrise or sunset pics over one of the many lakes or the Mississippi river!
- You also have many a selfie from running past the spoon & cherry in the Sculpture Garden!
- You cherish the varied costumes of Peter Cottontail on the Trail!
- The return of the public water fountains in the spring is a reason to rejoice!
- The first Sunday in October is essentially a Minnesota holiday. The Twin Cities Marathon is the BEST. Whether you are participating or spectating, it’s one of the best days in the fall in the Twin Cities.
That’s it! Let me know what I missed and be sure to check out the other posts on Kim and Zenaida’s link-up!