Morning Meandering… Recap of A 7K


Last weekend I was a part of the largest run that Minnesota hosts every year, the Get Lucky.  The Get Lucky run is a ST Patrick’s Day Run and it is a 7 K Run or a 7 7 7 Run (21 K).  This is my third year being a part of this run.

For Saturday Snapshot this morning I thought I would give you a little recap of the run.

Book Journey, Sheila DeChantal

Waiting for the 7K to start


I ran the 7k with 11,000 other people in Minneapolis.  In St Paul, another 20,000 were running the Triple 7k.  CRAZY stuff.

Book Journey, Sheila DeChantal, Get Lucky Run

It was a beautiful day in the 40’s


Get Lucky Run, Sheila DeChantal, Book JOurney


The run has entertainment along the way.  These girls were dancing Irish style at the start of the run…


Sheila DeChantal, Book JOurney, Get Lucky

More entertainment

These little boys were about half way through the run.  There were also a couple of Irish bands along the way that played music for us as we went by.



There were signs along the way that marked what “K” we were at to torture us let us know how far we had gone.


Book JOurney, Get Lucky, Sheila DeChantal

Ahhh… the hilly bridge

The route is the same every year and towards the end of the run we go over a bridge that is always an uphill battle.  Literally.



Sweet victory was mine!


Get Lucky, Sheila DeChantal, Book JOurney

Tiki Run is my next ortho run


At the end of the run they had up signs for other runs they will be having in Minnesota this year.  I am signed up for the Tiki run next that will be a night run in St Paul.  SWEET!


Get Lucky, Ortho run, Sheila DeChantal, Book JOurney


One of the things I really enjoy about the Ortho Runs is the swag you get for doing them.  Ortho does not give out yet another event t-shirt.  They usually have cool hoodies or running gear.


SO that was the run.  Today is a literary day.  After a walk with a friend this morning, this afternoon I am attending a writing class and after that a book release party.  I am looking forward to a good day!



About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on March 21, 2015, in Meanderings, Saturday Snapshots and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. looks like fun but I never enjoy finishing on an incline.

  2. That looks like it was fun. I bet the music was welcome as you went along. So, the Tiki run, lit by Tiki torches?

    Have a good weekend, Sheila!

  3. I love the idea of doing a run but it hasn’t happened yet. This looks like a lot of fun! Congratulations on completing it!

  4. Congrats on completing your run. You look so cute in your green hat!

  5. I have to admire your running fervor! You always seem to be training for the next one! Good on you! You must be in awesome shape!

  6. Sounds like you have a great day ahead! My cousin lives in Walker and I’m so thankful your library had SOME LUCK so that we can read it together! She told me she was able to get it from the Brainard library!

  7. Great shots…and what a great feeling you must have. Running was something I did on a very small scale, back in the day, but my lungs were always bursting….and then I was diagnosed with asthma…LOL. As an adult. But living in this Central Valley is very bad for lungs…..enjoy the good feeling!

  8. Congrats on finishing the race! It looks like a lot of fun. I haven’t run in any long races, but I have been a spectator at a few and it’s really great.

  9. Your running enthusiasm is inspiring & so much green!! Great pics.

    Have you ever read Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running? It could be something you get a lot out of?

  10. What fun! We have the Shamrock Run here in Portland and it is a HUGE event! But it is always a great time.

  11. Great run. Amazing how St Pats day is big in so many parts of the world. I went to a fair at my old school on the 17th and won a $250 gardening voucher. Nice!

  12. WTG!! Im a walker myself my average is 5 kms a day 🙂
    cool that is has entertainment along the way

  13. My knees couldn’t take the running but I could walk it with you.

  14. Congrats on finishing the race! I don’t think I could walk that far, much less run it, but always like to cheer my friends on! Glad that you got a nice day for the run too, and love that they had entertainment for you along the way. Very cool!

    Terri @ Alexia’s Books and Such…

  15. Always fun and adventurous, your weekly activity. 😉

  16. Well done. That looks like a really fun event.

  17. How wonderful you were able to run and take photos for us! Those Irish dancing girls at the start look so cold- poor things. I’m no runner either, but like to do events like this when you can walk.

  18. Wow, Sheila, I’m always so impressed by the obvious good health you enjoy—all the stamina! The promotional stuff (I won’t use the “SWAG” term anymore) is great! Thanks for sharing the pics 😀

  19. looks like fun! (any recs for a half-marathon in your neck of the woods) – i’m looking to travel and race next year a bit

  20. It looks like you had a fun time Sheila! I’ve been thinking about trying a 5k this summer but I’m still on the fence.

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