Carly and I did a tour of the Diamond Lake Neighborhood on Saturday morning.
We broke West from 14th Ave S on 61th St E until we ran into this fresh new and exciting 35W sound wall:
After that, we looped through a few side streets then followed the sound wall along 2nd Ave S North past a home that owns two rad vans:
We took at right at Diamond Lake Rd which took us past Diamond Lake:
After Diamond Lake, we passed Urban Refuge Church on 55th St E:
Talking while running wasn’t easy. Not because we were running too fast to talk but because of planes flying overhead on takeoff from MSP:
We found a few hills near Our Lady of Peace Catholic School that reminded Carly that she ran a marathon less than a week ago.
We reached Nokomis and headed back on 56th St E to Portland Ave S where we passed the baseball diamonds at Todd Park:
It turns out that Carly doesn’t slow down while I snap photos:
Here she is putting distance on me as we turn off Chicago Ave S onto 57th St E next to Mount Zion Lutheran Church:
At 12th Ave S we turned back to the car and saw this protest sign regarding an issue I’m unfamiliar with. Anyone know the story here?
Carly took the car home but I had a few more miles to run. I headed up 11th Ave S past these Tudors:
Before reaching the Minnehaha Creek, which is running pretty slow this time of year. Back in the day, I played baseball with friends on the field in front of that backstop. The occasional foul ball ended up in the creek leading to a journey down the creek for blocks until the ball drifted close enough to the shore to retrieve.
After the creek, I continued up 11th until I hit St Mary’s Cemetery:
That shifted me over to 14th, which I took North past Bancroft Elementary at 38th St E:
Then Galilee Missionary Baptist Church at 37th St E:
Followed by a stop in Powderhorn Park to take in the view of the park and the Minneapolis skyline. This is one of Minneapolis’ most scenic spots. Truly, Minneapolis’ Central Park.
There happened to be a Gangster Disciples gang tag on the picnic table in PoHo Park:
Leaving the park, I broke East on 35th and passed the May Day Cafe at Bloomington Ave S:
Then the Hope Temple Foursquare Church:
Chatterbox Pub also looked delicious. Their savory Chatterburger would have hit the spot:
After crossing Hiawatha, I passed Longfellow Park:
Then spotted some Shoefiti near the park:
And called it a run. My longest of Run Minneapolis to date.