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.
I ran the 7k with 11,000 other people in Minneapolis. In St Paul, another 20,000 were running the Triple 7k. CRAZY stuff.
The run has entertainment along the way. These girls were dancing Irish style at the start of the run…
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.
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!
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!
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!
34 thoughts on “Morning Meandering… Recap of A 7K”
looks like fun but I never enjoy finishing on an incline.
Right! We are still about 1k out in that pic there is a right turn on top and then we run some more 🙂
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!
It looks like it is, it is a new run so we shall see 🙂
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!
You must do it – there are so many fun ones now and we dont take it too seriously – we walk, we run, we take pictures 🙂
Congrats on completing your run. You look so cute in your green hat!
Thank you, that is my $3 find at Target!
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!
I am working on being in shape and by doing these fun events helps 😀
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!
SO COOL!!! Thanks for sharing that!
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!
Thanks. I do enjoy the runs and the people are pretty awesome.
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.
I love them! 😀
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?
I am not familiar with that one but I am for sure looking it up now! Thanks!
What fun! We have the Shamrock Run here in Portland and it is a HUGE event! But it is always a great time.
That sounds fun too!
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!
WOW! Great win for you!
WTG!! Im a walker myself my average is 5 kms a day 🙂
cool that is has entertainment along the way
5k is a decent daily goal. I would like to do that daily, currently I hit the treadmill3-5 times a week and the other days is either outside of elliptical
My knees couldn’t take the running but I could walk it with you.
That’s right, I knew you were an avid walker Kathy! If we lived closer to each other we could walk together! 😀
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…
It was a nice day for it – that first year I did this one was soooooo COLD! 😀
Always fun and adventurous, your weekly activity. 😉
Well done. That looks like a really fun event.
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.
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 😀
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
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.