Last month kicked off the series with my local ‘go-to’ run, a quick 5 miles ‘round Waneka Lake.

This month thought I’d highlight one of my sis’ favourite runs in St. Louis.  Past 3 years have FaceBook-followed Sis’ love/hate relationship with Queeny Park – summer time she’s red-faced, spring time: rain soaked, dodging lightning.

Family Reunion 2016 in St. Louis: HAD to experience Queeny.

4th of July weekend; most of Sis’ running group no-show’d (think there was a competing run in Forrest Park).  Luckily this day, also missed St Louis’ infamous hot humid summer weather.  Overcast skies kept morning temps in the 70’s/low 80’s.  FAAANNTASTIC!

Shaded deciduous, big leafy vegetation, long patches of wildflower, multiple lake views AND hills – lotta up n down.  Let’s the body know you’re alive.  Often I zone during mile-stretches of flat road.

Don’t get me wrong, LOVE my Colorado trail runs…but St Louis’ Queeny Park did not disappoint.  GREAT morning run!

Post-run food reward at The Shack.  Family that runs together, stays together 🙂


Welcome to the fourth annual edition of The Go! List, a celebration of the best people, places and things in St. Louis. Here are our critics’ and readers’ picks.


Best breakfast • The Shack
Where 13645 Big Bend Road, Valley Park • More info 636-529-1600;
Where 731 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac • More info 314-736-5900;


The Shack began life as a midtown restaurant serving larger-than-life sandwiches. Since relocating to Valley Park and later expanding to Frontenac, it has made larger-than-life breakfasts its main calling card. (Lunch is also available.) Feast on waffle-breaded fried chicken, corn-flake-encrusted French toast or any of the omelets, skillets or other dishes, and you can skip lunch. Maybe dinner, too.




morning run series: Queeny Park (StL)


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