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5k accomplished in Minneapolis and 11 other cities

I asked Facebook friends and family to participate in this event, and 18 people representing 11 US & NZ cities agreed to travel 5 kilometers however they wish.  I hope you enjoy reading comments here and in the April 4th post  from evryone who participated as much as I do! Yeah, you guys are awesome!

Saturday the 9th, one of my work-out buddies, Laura, and I ran our 5k around Lake Calhoun (3.1 miles in circumference).  Laura, ever so faithful, showed up to run sick. 

I was excited about the run, not only because of the 5k, but also because only one week ago, the lake was still covered in snow and ice thick enough to host people parasailing (or whatever the ice version is called).  Today, there is open water, and dark ice that will be gone long before next weekend.  This winter was one of Minnesota’s snowiest on record, so the signs of spring are welcomed now maybe more than usual (except for the flooding part).

Below are before, during, and after photos of Laura and me at the lake.

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Worldwide WP 5k

Have you already done your 5k, or are you looking here for more information?  If you want more info, you can find it HERE.  If you already did your 5k, then you must be a super hero.  Tell all about it!  How did it go?  Where did it go?  What did you do?  Was it your first one, or your 1,000th?  Do you want to share your favorite outdoor activity instead?  I’m all ears (and eyes).

I’ll be posting my own story right back here Sunday, April 10th, so stop back by and see what other people posted too.