Running (Street & Trail) 40:25  2.6 mi (15:33 / mi) +42m 14:48 / mi
Bloomington, MN. From American Blvd. E., down to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge on a gravel Road to the first side trail on the left that overlooked the Minnesota River, then back. An ice storm had hit the area. Leaving the hotel was slippery and getting to the trailhead was worse. Once on the gravel road, I had to run and walk on the sides where the icy hard packed snow was still crunchy enough to keep me from sliding. I punched holes in it most of the way, and then again on the way back, whenever my steps didn't match up. One day, I hope to do the loop to Cedar Ln.--satellite photos show it's possible now since a bridge had been added. We had a nice trip visiting Peggy's family and sharing Christmas with them.