Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Goosebumps Movie

We had a heck of a time deciding what movie to watch as a family on Friday night, but we eventually decided on Goosebumps. We had all heard mostly positive things about it, and so we plunged in. I actually had never read any of the Goosebumps books growing up, but I knew about them. […]

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Small town memory lane

Wednesday night I celebrated my birthday with some good friends at 10K Brewing in Anoka, MN. Specifically, in downtown Anoka. Anoka is one of those cities that has managed to maintain a quaint downtown that’s not a ghost town. There are dozens of shops, bars and restaurants, and even on a Wednesday night there are […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

The Answer

Wednesday I turned 42. What that means is that for the next 365 days, I am THE Answer. That’s right. I am now the answer to life, the universe and everything. If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, just watch this… In other news, I had a great birthday evening with friends at 10K […]

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Why Garmin 920XT?

As promised, I wanted to spend a couple moments explaining why I chose the model of watch that I did. In my considerations I looked at the Garmin 920XT, the Garmin fenix3 and the Suunto Ambit 3. My wife has an Ambit 2, and really loves the watch. However, I ran into one issue that […]

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Quick review: Garmin 920XT

I’ve had the opportunity to run with my new Garmin 920XT a couple of times, and wanted to share some of my thoughts on how the watch has held up so far in my runs. I did a 31 mile training race on Saturday, so the watch was put through its paces during a 7+ […]

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Simple recovery run with photos

Sunday morning the wife and I headed out for a recovery run/walk after our hard run on Saturday. We explored some trails near the Coon Rapids dam that we hadn’t gone on before. Since I wasn’t moving very fast I decided to take some photos, which I’ve put into a gallery below.

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Afton Fat Ass training run

As I’ve mentioned before, a fat ass race is a group training run with “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps”. This week a friend of mine from my running community attempted to put together a fat ass race at Elm Creek where many of us run. However, we ran into some trail closures, […]

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The protest in Protestant

This week I learned that a mega-church that I attended for many years was shutting its doors. This was a church that grew from a small traditional church, into a multi-campus organization with thousands of worshipers every Sunday. At one point they decided to sluff off the shackles of denominational affiliation, and they struck out […]

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Cube-ville

Moved into a different office building today with the rest of our staff. I’m here early checking connectivity and such, and it’s nice and quiet. I also realized that I haven’t posted a recent photo in a while and thought that some of the ways that the cubes were put together was interesting. There’s this […]

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Doing the multisport watch

A while ago I talked about my dilemma around getting a bike computer, or investing in a multisport watch. I ended up getting an inexpensive bike computer to tie me over till I could make the choice I wanted to. However, with my first 50 mile race coming up in April, I needed to figure […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Photo Throwback Wednesday – March

This month’s photo is a favorite of mine. It’s from a local bridge over a creek nearby. I really loved how the recent rain added a nice shine to the whole scene. As the weather here starts to turn to Spring, shots like this remind me of what is soon to come with warm temps and […]

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End of the Mythbusting era

This weekend was the finale of the final season of Mythbusters. I discovered Mythbusters shortly after getting divorced. I had heard a few things about it previously, but finally decided to sit down with the kids and watch some of the episodes on Netflix. Once we had caught up on them I started purchasing the […]

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