Hey. This is going to be a weird post.
I went for a run today on a balmy January day near my home in Minneapolis. Along the way I encountered frozen canoes by a lake shore, ducks swimming in a rare patch of open water, and thousands of people on a frozen lake – walking, swinging on gigantic wooden swing sets, biking, fishing, running, dressing up like butterflies, even standing in a circle while singing old hymns. I saw guys running in shorts. OK, that last part is not too weird, after all, it was 39 degrees today. In Minnesota that qualifies as shorts weather in January.
Of course, I wore headphones playing a mix of Prince songs. It was a terrific Minnesota kind of day.
I’m going to share a bit of it with you, my Healthy Matters friends. There’s no medical talk here – no influenza or heart disease or illness or any kind. To those of you feeling sick today, I hope you feel better soon! But for now just some thoughts and pictures from a day when I felt really alive. Surrounded by active, artsy, whimsical people. Today I’m thankful for nature, for winter days, for my Minnesota neighbors – and I’m going to share a bit of it with you.
So if you wish, I invite you to check out some scenes from a frozen Minnesota lake . . . (with some links to cool stuff) . . .