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Running Birmingham #3

Mar 2, 2022

By Kathryn Valencia

Published on: March 2, 2022

Homewood: Lakeshore

Lakeshore is a great starting place for a beginner with mileage markers every quarter mile. I run Lakeshore when I don’t want to think about calculating mileage. It’s a carefree 2 1/2 miles down and 2 1/2 miles back with just a few slight inclines. It’s an easy, non-intimidating introduction to running. Ironically, for these exact same reasons it’s also great for seasoned runners. With this type of run your can really free your thoughts to concentrate on improving your pace or on getting lost in music or possibly a podcast if that’s more your style. If you start at the Greensprings side, there is a water fountain to fill your own container at the start or give a refreshing end to the run. But if you start at the Brookwood side, the fountain is a good halfway-mark thirst quencher. And although it’s a straight shot run, there’s plenty of interesting sights from wildflowers to woods, overpasses to bridges, and a beautiful view of Samford University making this run full of photo ops. If you live in Birmingham and you run, you know Lakeshore Trail. It is this city’s Running 101 fundamentals class track. Tag me on Instagram @livesoulspeak and Rate This Run 🙂


  1. jeanne moore

    Never knew Lakeshore was so beautiful. Loved all the pictures – especially the one at the beginning with the shadows. Did you know that sign shadow made a cross? Thanks, good way to start my day.

    • soulspeakadmin

      Thanks Jeanne! Beauty is everywhere and running brought that awareness for me … a great start to any day 🙂


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