Never too late, yep that's what I said. Today is March 4th and I walked 4 miles around Phalen lake here in Minnesota to fulfill the above 2 virtual 5Ks. It was a beautiful sunny day and a brisk and balmy 22 degrees. Perfect walking weather for sure! I finished this walk in 1 hour and 17 minutes. It probably would have been quicker if I didn't stop often to snap pictures:-) Here's my route, as best as I could figure out how to get it in here that is. If you click on it then you'll be taken to the full size one at Mapmyrun.com
It was a great walk cause I got to see parts of the lake I didn't know existed and they've been fixing it up so I'm excited to see what it's gonna look like come Spring and Summer. Here are a few highlights:
There's the sign showing where I was and the one showing what their plans are for the lake. It's not in the best looking part of town so it could end being a nice little oasis:-)
There are a few shots. It's a big lake so I couldn't really get pictures to show that but the 2nd and 5th shots are part of it and that's actually called Phalen Creek. The 3rd is a view of part of the lake but just doesn't do it justice. The others I took just look like an expanse of white and you can't really tell what it is so I won't share those. The 4th picture is part of the area that I'm assuming will be lush and green come Spring, I took the picture now so I can compare it then:-) That first one, well I just liked the tree! As you can see there is quite a bit of flowing water still but the lake itself is frozen, people were on it at the end. As I finished up my walk the fishermen were coming out.
So there you have it, my 4 mile walk so it's a little more than a 5K but less than a 10K. I finished in 1 hour and 17 minutes, burned 513 calories, and walked 8803 steps. All in all it was a very rewarding morning indeed!