13X13+13- February Edition

Part of my running goals for this year surround finding the joy in running and to do that for me, it requires slowing down and noticing the world that I'm running through. To make this a reality, I'm planning to run 13 half marathons that include the taking of 13 pictures along the route. 

 

Today's route included playing in the streets, more specifically running in the roads because the sidewalks were covered with snow. It was a beautiful tour of Forest Park and the communities that led home from there. 

 

Concordia Seminary is just around the corner from my house and a great place to take in the winter. The silence of the day was incredibly loud. 

Concordia Seminary is just around the corner from my house and a great place to take in the winter. The silence of the day was incredibly loud. 

Art Hill is the place to sled in Saint Louis. Even without a ton of snow, there was much joy in the hill today. 

Art Hill is the place to sled in Saint Louis. Even without a ton of snow, there was much joy in the hill today. 

In the summer, this stretch of Forest Park is one of my favorites. It is flat and there are plenty of folks fishing in the lake. Today, the lake was just trying to freeze back over after a warm spell. 

In the summer, this stretch of Forest Park is one of my favorites. It is flat and there are plenty of folks fishing in the lake. Today, the lake was just trying to freeze back over after a warm spell. 

Twelve years ago today, I stood in this spot on my wedding day. It will always make me smile. The happiness of that day remains in my soul. 

Twelve years ago today, I stood in this spot on my wedding day. It will always make me smile. The happiness of that day remains in my soul. 

  The renovations to the zoo resulted in a beautiful entrance to this gem of the city. Today, I looked back to see this elephant singing for me. 

 

The renovations to the zoo resulted in a beautiful entrance to this gem of the city. Today, I looked back to see this elephant singing for me. 

  This family was all bundled up as they exited the Art Museum. A sunny day in the 40s can feel like 60 degrees this time of the year. 

 

This family was all bundled up as they exited the Art Museum. A sunny day in the 40s can feel like 60 degrees this time of the year. 

Louis the IX, the namesake of this beautiful city, watches over Art Hill. 

Louis the IX, the namesake of this beautiful city, watches over Art Hill. 

Washington University hosts many of the athletic competitions of the Olympics in 1904. Over 100 years later, improvement to Francis Field can be seen here.

Washington University hosts many of the athletic competitions of the Olympics in 1904. Over 100 years later, improvement to Francis Field can be seen here.

There is a huge variance in the houses between the park and my home. This is one of my favorites. 

There is a huge variance in the houses between the park and my home. This is one of my favorites. 

This one is less than a mile away. 

This one is less than a mile away. 

The sculptures at our local high school makes it a beautiful place to learn. 

The sculptures at our local high school makes it a beautiful place to learn. 

With a great view of the city, Ryan Hummert park is a great place to notice the world. 

With a great view of the city, Ryan Hummert park is a great place to notice the world. 

1:51 later....I arrived back at home. 

1:51 later....I arrived back at home.