Sunday, August 21, 2005

Summer in the city

Today Heidi and I did what all Minneasotans do on a beautiful summer day. We visited the great outdoors. Runner's World magazine rates the Twin Cities as the #2 running city in America. The crown jewel of the Cities is the chain of lakes in south Minneapolis. I ran two of the lakes while Heidi biked. Normally we go together, with her riding slowly while I run, but today we parted ways. In the hour that I ran alone, I saw many interesting things. In the first 5 minutes, I saw Jody and Gretchen, women I have worked with at YouthWorks. I also saw 6 women practicing belly dancing by Lake Harriet. At least, that is what it looked like. On the south side of Lake Calhoun, I passed a guy who was riding his bike on the walking path. I told him that he was on the wrong path and his response contained a word I will not repeat. (This is a family blog.) I guess even on a beautiful day like today, people can be jerks. A lady with a jog stroller ran past me as I was running on the west side of Lake Harriet. That has never happened to me before. It seems I am not in as good of shape as I used to be. There was a group of people from Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie passing out water and God's love on the north side of Lake Calhoun. I give them props for being out there. Heidi finished her 4 loops around Lake Calhoun about 5 minutes after I finished my run. We loaded up her bike and headed home having enjoyed a rare perfect Minneasota afternoon.

5 comments:

Duane said...

a post by Tim!!! Horaay!! We want more posts by Tim

Yahoo it's TIM!

TIMMY...TIMMY...WE WANT TIMMY

T-I-M-M-Y

Chase said...

It's nice to have a fan.

Chase said...

I'm a Tim fan. Not to be confused with a Twins fan.

-Heidi


oh, and since Duane favors Tim's posts, a big WHATEVER goes out to him.

C&Z Heng said...

HELLO TIM. HELLO HEIDI. Your blog inspires me. To run. To ride. To fly. May the wind be at my back and the sun be on my face... AAAHHHH..summer. Oh yeah.. and the belly dancers be at my side... jk on that last one.

Chase said...

well ladies and gentlemen. he did it. chris and zong started a blog. what's becoming of the world?