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July 24, 2014 at 10:22am

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Haven’t been around much on Tumblr the past few days because this is happening on Saturday.

Haven’t been around much on Tumblr the past few days because this is happening on Saturday.

July 21, 2014 at 4:25pm

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Sometimes I’m not so bright. Because today is actually pretty darned hot (for Minnesota anyway - those of you from the South, go right ahead and mock. We did the same thing to the rest of the country last winter) I decided not to run outside since I really am not acclimated to the heat. I think that was actually wise of me.

What wasn’t was my decision to have something “light” at Noodles and Co. before my run on the treadmill at the gym. So I had their chicken Caesar salad (their picture, not mine), then I ran. And it was actually a pretty strong run too! However, now this salad is trying to come up for a visit and has left me feeling like I have a huge piece of prime rib stuck in my throat. Blarrgh.

July 19, 2014 at 11:03am

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Those ten pounds I put on over the summer will not just lose themselves so this morning I ran to my neighborhood lake (Lake Nokomis). There were a lot of folks gathering for a race, which is not unusual. During the summer there is a race almost every weekend involving the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis.

This one though. A little different. The Bacon Chase. A 5k and a .05k (yeah .05k =164 feet). There is unlimited bacon available and participants get a bacon Bloody Mary after they run. Apparently, as participants run, spectators throw bacon at the runners. And the aroma of bacon was intoxicating. People were positively giddy.

July 18, 2014 at 6:22pm

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Well hello there tumblr. I’m sticking my big toe back in the blogging world after a pretty intense past few months, not the least of which has been my annual trek to Madeline Island for almost 7 weeks but a whole lot more too. 

I expect I’ll have some getting back on the good eating and exercising bandwagon posts, and some how did I manage to put on 10 pounds this summer laments, but mostly right now it’s all about being delighted to be home again, sitting on the front porch on a beautiful evening watching the world go by, talking to Joe and scratching behind Athena’s ears.

Well hello there tumblr. I’m sticking my big toe back in the blogging world after a pretty intense past few months, not the least of which has been my annual trek to Madeline Island for almost 7 weeks but a whole lot more too.

I expect I’ll have some getting back on the good eating and exercising bandwagon posts, and some how did I manage to put on 10 pounds this summer laments, but mostly right now it’s all about being delighted to be home again, sitting on the front porch on a beautiful evening watching the world go by, talking to Joe and scratching behind Athena’s ears.

May 3, 2014 at 1:19pm

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I’m sitting in a Starbucks in downtown Minneapolis reading a few tumblr posts from those running the Indy Mini when I realized I’m wearing the race shirt from last year. Coincidence?  I think not.

I’m sitting in a Starbucks in downtown Minneapolis reading a few tumblr posts from those running the Indy Mini when I realized I’m wearing the race shirt from last year. Coincidence? I think not.

April 29, 2014 at 6:11pm

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Perspective

I was going to post about how awful this unending rain and snow is and how not seeing the sun since Saturday is driving me nuts, but I first happened by some news stories about the awful tornadoes and storms in the South. I decided instead to STFU. I have nothing to complain about.

April 27, 2014 at 1:18pm

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Oh yes, the buzz is definitely on. I can feel the stress rolling right off me!

Oh yes, the buzz is definitely on. I can feel the stress rolling right off me!

12:39pm

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At Loring Kitchen with Joe on a rainy Sunday morning with bottomless Mimosas. Finally emerging from two weeks of intense work and obligations.

At Loring Kitchen with Joe on a rainy Sunday morning with bottomless Mimosas. Finally emerging from two weeks of intense work and obligations.

April 13, 2014 at 8:02pm

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What a great weekend! By bulletpoint:

- took Athena to the airport dog park (thanks trivialbob for the non-muddy access tip). She had a LOT of energy and insinuated herself into ball-retrieval games by outrunning the dogs who actually owned the balls and stealing them. So embarrassing.

- a most excellent four mile run on Saturday

- saw “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with a friend. I loved it. It’s a quirky, funny and kind of endearing movie. Tilda Swinton’s transformation for her cameo may be the most remarkable thing I’ve ever seen.

- e-filed our taxes … finally. It’s bad enough we waited so long, but we’re even getting refunds from the Feds and State. Hope they enjoyed the extra long use of our money.

Finally, and this isn’t so much a bulletpoint as a shout out: that little car in front of our house is a car sharing vehicle and I’ve fallen in love with it. Find one of their hundreds of cars in the city of Minneapolis using an app on a smartphone, 38 cents a minute. Drive where you need to go, park it anywhere and forget it. Gas mileage makes a Prius seem like a Ford Expedition. We will never need to buy a second car. I am in love.

April 10, 2014 at 5:23pm

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I now officially worship at the altar of Body Glide. 

On Monday, I took my first long outdoor bike ride of the season - about 30 miles. It was a great ride doing part of the Grand Rounds in Minneapolis and the Midtown Greenway. However, it’s been several months since I’ve subjected my nether regions to the rigors of biking outdoors and the chafing was unreal. 

On Wednesday, I took spin and could barely sit down the entire class and since I was scheduled for another spin class today, I had to do something. Then I remembered my Body Glide. I’m sure applying it made me look like I was all up in my own business, but sweet lord of mercy did it ever work. It’s people like the inventors of things like this who should have a category in the Nobel Prize.

I now officially worship at the altar of Body Glide.

On Monday, I took my first long outdoor bike ride of the season - about 30 miles. It was a great ride doing part of the Grand Rounds in Minneapolis and the Midtown Greenway. However, it’s been several months since I’ve subjected my nether regions to the rigors of biking outdoors and the chafing was unreal.

On Wednesday, I took spin and could barely sit down the entire class and since I was scheduled for another spin class today, I had to do something. Then I remembered my Body Glide. I’m sure applying it made me look like I was all up in my own business, but sweet lord of mercy did it ever work. It’s people like the inventors of things like this who should have a category in the Nobel Prize.