Lake Bled: The World’s Nicest 5K

Everyone’s running marathons and jogging in fun runs, and, never one to let travel impede my recreational activities, I decided to do a walk here in Slovenia: The First Annual Lisa Findley Lazy Lake Day 5K. I finished in the top five and even got a prize for it. I can definitely recommend this approximately 5 kilometer trail to you if you’re ever in the Lake Bled area.

First, I made sure I was in the right gear.

Skirt, floppy hat, large bag (but not backpack)... that's normal 5K gear, right?

Skirt, floppy hat, large bag (but not backpack)… that’s normal 5K gear, right? (Photo taken in road mirror, so it’s not the best quality.)

Then, I took a look at the competition.

I could take the babies, but the mom would give me a run for my money.

I could take the babies, but the mom would give me a run for my money.

And I was off!

I got this.

I got this.

Practically no hills--a real smooth track

Practically no hills–a real smooth track

Soon it was time for a lunch break while contemplating the rest of the course.

Lunch view

Lunch view

At about the halfway mark, everyone took a dip to incorporate some light triathlon training.

You can't NOT swim in that.

You can’t NOT swim in that.

Europeans in all their speedo glory.

Europeans in all their speedo glory.

I admit I got a little distracted by the views.

The monastery on the only island in Slovenia.

The monastery on the only island in Slovenia.

Still life with castle

Still life with castle

After only one lunch break, one swim break, and one reading break, I easily made my target time of 4 hours. Time for a prize!

Victory is sweet.

Victory is sweet.

Literally.  (Cream cakes are the Thing To Eat while at Lake Bled.)

Literally.
(Cream cakes are the Thing To Eat while at Lake Bled.)

If all 5Ks were like this, I’d be a champion.

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10 thoughts on “Lake Bled: The World’s Nicest 5K

  1. I feel so ignorant because I had no idea that Slovenia was this beautiful. This blog post alone could double their tourism rates!

  2. What an absolutely magnificent 5K you … um … performed. Way to go, Lisa! Your photos are fantastic – it’s true – most of us had no idea that Slovenia was gorgeous, has only one island, and has castles, beautiful flowers and trees, and water to sun by. Hmmmmm – tempting!

    Irene

  3. oh, Lisa, I adored Lake Bled love your 5K of course I had the same reward, even though I didn’t walk the 5K:-)

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  4. I missed out on Lake Bled when I was in Slovenia (although Esther highly recommends it). What a beautiful, beautiful place. You’re so lucky to have been!

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