The loop itself is only 2.25 miles but you know me I don't mind the repetitiveness at all. Running at Kiesel felt like going home. We ran the dogs here nearly every day and it was at Kiesel that Allan (actually Lucky) proposed and it was also at Kiesel where we got married. There are few places on earth that mean more to me than Kiesel Park.
|We got engaged underneath those cedar trees|
I started out running 4 minutes and walking 1 minute but I soon realized that was not going to work with all the hills at Kiesel. It was easier to run for as long as possible and walk the hills. I felt great the entire time and before I knew it I was nearing 13 miles and had made it to the big hill.
|The view going down the hill-it's a steady incline the entire way up|
I turned around at the spot where we got engaged and took off down the big hill. On the last loop as I neared 15 miles I nearly cried. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined myself running 15 miles and not feeling like death during or after.
|I'm really proud of that time even if it's not too speedy|
Once I finished my run I made a trip over to the house and the pavilion where our wedding ceremony and reception took place to take a walk around and snap some pictures. Then it was back to Lake Martin for lunch at Niffer's where I enjoyed corn nuggets, chicken fingers, and sweet potato fries and downed a huge Coke.
|I started my wedding march arm in arm with my Daddy from this spot|
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Where did you get engaged and/or married?
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