Blog-o-rama 2016, General

April running update

April is coming to a close, and on Saturday I’ll be doing yet another 10K race as part of the Upper Midwest Trail series. I’ve been looking over my stats for the first part of the year, and I’m already blowing away anything I’ve done in years past. I just surpassed 600 miles for the […]

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Beer and Bikes in Spring

Normally when the weather gets nice I ride with the Beer and Bikes group on Wednesday nights to various taprooms. This week it was pouring rain, and despite three of the members deciding to brave the rain, I opted for getting rained on tomorrow morning during my run instead. I drove down and met folks, […]

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Rainy Spring

Despite a warm spell in mid April, Spring has arrived in Minnesota. The past weekend has been grey and rainy, and the rest of this week promises more of the same. I’m kinda glad that we didn’t go right into Summer prematurely, as Spring can be a very beautiful time of the year around here. […]

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The dining experience

This past weekend my wife and I had the opportunity to get away for a night, and as part of our time away, eat at a very nice restaurant. The food was amazing, and my steak was cooked to a perfect medium temp. I almost never order a medium steak because most places simply get it […]

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Race Report: Chippewa 10K

I signed up for a couple of the UMTR trail running race series this year, and because of that, I’m filling my year with whatever races I can fit in. The regular trail race series consists of smaller races around the area, and since I just ran Zumbro 50, and will be running the Superior […]

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Chippewa 50K start

I went down to the Chippewa 50K/10K race on Saturday. I ran the 10K version this year, and I’ll post a race report on that tomorrow. However, I wanted to share the photos I took of the 50K racers starting out bright and early. Click the photo for the full Flickr album.

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Turtle and a turkey

I had about 20 minutes before meeting my friend Mark for a run this evening, so I grabbed my camera and hit a duck pond at Elm Creek that I know about. I didn’t see any ducks, but I did get to see a turkey behind some bushes, and a turtle sunning himself.

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A Minnesota Music Icon

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life – Prince Thursday was a day of sadness in the world. The musician Prince passed away suddenly at the age of 57. As someone who grew up in the 80’s, and grew up in Minnesota, this news was really tough. Prince’s […]

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Biking in the rain

Wednesday night was another Beer and Bikes night, and because it’s April, it decided to rain on the way home. I’ve commented in the past how much I enjoy running in a nice rain, but biking is a bit of a different beast. However, each of the three annoyances I’m going to list have solutions. I […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Joined the streaming revolution

This past weekend the family finally joined up with an all you can listen streaming subscription. Because half the family uses Android phones and Windows PC’s we opted for Google Play’s family subscription. Not only do we get access to the 35 million plus music catalog, but we also get access to YouTube Red for […]

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