My favorite run is first thing in the morning — before the rest of the world is awake.
I step out of my front door, start my Garmin (and RunKeeper), leave the music at home and head towards the river.
My run is just under six miles in total and takes me through both St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The first couple of miles are on walking/running paths and take me alongside the Mississippi River.
I cross the bridge and am treated to a beautiful sight:
Now I make my way alongside the river again — this time on the St. Paul side. There’s a hill that at one time I used to dread and now (depending on the day) I barely notice it.
I’m back in Minneapolis now, almost home, and climb the stairs back up to the main running path:
The post-run feeling I get from my #favoriterun is perhaps just as great as while I’m running. It feels so good to get to my desk at work knowing that I started my day doing something that I love to do.
Running in Boston, Chicago, South Carolina and other “exotic places” were unforgettable experiences, but this run, one I do so often, is familiar and comforting to me.
What’s your favorite run?