Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Finally got to play Overwatch

Now that my iMac is all upgraded with a nice SSD, I decided to toss Windows on a small partition and try out Overwatch, the newest property from Blizzard. Since I already have a Battle.net account it was a simple installation (once I had purchased the game). Thankfully my iMac has enough power to run […]

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Making choices

The past weekend has been rather tough on me mentally. To start with, I’m on a two week hiatus from running, and so my mental escape by being out on the trails is not as available to me as normal. It’s funny how much you miss something like running when it’s not there for you […]

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Upgrading the iMac with SSD

I own a 2011 era iMac, and for the most part it has served me very well for the past 5 years. However, technology has marched on, and over time my trusty iMac has gotten slower and slower. I considered simply getting a newer machine, but when I started comparing specs I realized that my […]

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Treat yo self

Today the wife and I got up somewhat early to hit the trails. She ran a few miles while I did some biking. After a quick shower and change of clothes we headed out to IKEA to do some browsing and planning for changes to the house. Since we’re probably going to live in our […]

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The baseball ‘pitch’

Saturday night saw the first ever Soccer game at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. This matchup was an International Friendly between Minnesota United FC and Club Leon from Mexico. The final score was a 4-2 loss for the Loons (Minnesota), but the game was really fun to watch, and we […]

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Quiet summer Fridays

It’s funny to see how many people leave town during the summer. Friday¬†morning I took the bus into work and it was only 1/3 full. One of the stops didn’t even have any people waiting at it. It gets quiet around the office too, with people taking vacations and getting out and about. Now that […]

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Running break

Ever since my 50 mile, and 50K race I’ve had some soreness and pain in my left Achilles tendon. I finally went to the doctor to get it checked this week. First, I was sorely disappointed in Twin Cities Orthopedics, as the entire operation feels like a factory now, getting people in and out as […]

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Changing the bike tires

My tires on my bike are original from 2011 and have thousands of miles on them. I needed to get some replacement brake pads as well, so today I splurged and got some completely new tires and tubes. I decided to do some Specialized Roubiax tires that the person at the bike shop claimed that […]

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Back to brewing

Despite not feeling an overwhelming need to brew lately, my wife asked me to have a keg available for a party we’re having in a few weeks. I decided to save myself a ton of hassle and do an extract, although it’s an original recipe. I realized that much of my equipment for all-grain is […]

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Hoh Rain Forest

While we were in Washington we got to visit the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park. This temperate rain forest was visually amazing, with moss hanging off of trees like hair. The trees were also huge, with gigantic trunks reaching hundreds of feet into the air.¬†We also managed to spot a little bit of […]

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Running and crowds

Maybe I’m just getting old and crotchety, but when I ran the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon this past weekend I got really annoyed with running in a crowd of people. I hustled myself into the start corral, and wasn’t able to get anywhere near the pace line that I was supposed to be at. It […]

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