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Breakfast (burger) for lunch

pic posted Thursday, April 26th, 2018 02:34 pm GMT -5

A Donut Run the morning after Kenny Chesney? Sure, why not

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, April 26th, 2018 09:58 am GMT -5

Great, now I want to run this one again

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5

Expanding horizons

pic posted Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 06:28 pm GMT -5

Funny that after one trip to Vegas, I now get free room offers there (just as Mystic stopped giving them to me)

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 02:06 pm GMT -5

The river is rising

pic posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 07:11 pm GMT -5

What an incredible smell you’ve discovered…

- Han Solo

quoted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 02:33 pm GMT -5

Trying something new today

pic posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 08:41 am GMT -5

Really enjoyed the Andre the Giant documentary on HBO

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, April 23rd, 2018 11:09 pm GMT -5

John Denver was right

pic posted Monday, April 23rd, 2018 06:09 pm GMT -5

BRP first timer

pic posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 10:08 pm GMT -5

Wonder what my life would be like if I never had to set an alarm to wake up again? Barely made brunch today

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 06:52 pm GMT -5

Not so secret now

pic posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 01:32 pm GMT -5

Roses for everyone

pic posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 10:03 pm GMT -5

Needed this day

pic posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 08:48 pm GMT -5

Does it still count as a walk of shame if you are leaving work?

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 06:57 am GMT -5

Not sure what to expect with this one

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, April 20th, 2018 07:25 pm GMT -5

Some of the old Phil Collins songs that weren’t played to death are really quite good

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, April 20th, 2018 05:28 pm GMT -5

They must get first dibs

pic posted Friday, April 20th, 2018 12:46 pm GMT -5

Love the Vikings schedule – no holidays, lots of noon games, good broadcasters

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 10:06 pm GMT -5

Something new this time

pic posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 08:45 pm GMT -5

Train tickets to Chicago acquired – Union Station to Union Station

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 06:21 pm GMT -5

Headed in the right direction

pic posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 04:44 pm GMT -5

WSJ: On average, a CFM56-powered plane takes off somewhere in the world every two seconds

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 01:18 pm GMT -5

Armchair Wild GMs: be more like Chicago, be more like the Blues, be more like the Ducks, be more like the Kings. All will be golfing soon

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 11:32 pm GMT -5

No tacos this Tuesday

pic posted Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 06:06 pm GMT -5

Tropicana Entertainment was worth $1.85B? Also didn’t know Carl Icahn owned it

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 01:06 pm GMT -5

Keeping Milk & Honey in business

pic posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 11:05 pm GMT -5

Way to go, Des Linden!

pic posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 12:24 pm GMT -5

Spring in Mears Park

pic posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 10:16 pm GMT -5

We need Iron Range Red towels, not Surrender White

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 06:43 pm GMT -5

Secret stuff

pic posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 12:53 pm GMT -5

This David Byrne choreography is really something – think I need a new suit

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 12:44 am GMT -5

Worked 14 hours and still had to do about 30 flights of steps to close my last stupid ring

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:55 pm GMT -5

Just like clockwork

pic posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:28 pm GMT -5

The 2018 Coachella live streams on YouTube are so good – need to go some year

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 04:18 pm GMT -5

No snow or ice here

pic posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:27 am GMT -5

The choo-choo wins again

pic posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 09:02 am GMT -5

And of course it was Tuch and Haula scoring in Vegas

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 08:46 am GMT -5

No offense to the new guys, but when the announcers say Soucy, Greenway & Seeler more than Staal, Zucker & Parise, the Wild are in trouble

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 08:45 am GMT -5

Not the viewing party I wanted, but thanks to the Xcel crew for opening the doors

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, April 13th, 2018 09:19 pm GMT -5

More fun than the couch

pic posted Friday, April 13th, 2018 06:09 pm GMT -5

Back to the other classic

pic posted Friday, April 13th, 2018 05:26 pm GMT -5

Back to hockey: Tod Leiweke quits as NFL COO and is named CEO and president of potential Seattle NHL expansion franchise

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, April 13th, 2018 07:59 am GMT -5

Dinner with the foodie

pic posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 07:33 pm GMT -5

When in Rome

pic posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 01:58 pm GMT -5

Enjoyed the Amazon/BBC series Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who voices L3-37 in Solo)

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 07:43 am GMT -5

The Orchid was good tonight

pic posted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 12:05 am GMT -5

Disappointed in the L, but was (mostly) happy with the effort from the Wild (and congrats to the Wolves and Golden Knights)

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, April 12th, 2018 12:04 am GMT -5

Eagan finally gets a Punch

pic posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:48 pm GMT -5

I bet whatever Tom Waits is doing right now is pretty cool

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5

Disneyland is Vegas for children…

- Tom Waits

quoted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5

I can see my breath

pic posted Monday, April 9th, 2018 07:27 pm GMT -5

Best Buy hasn’t opened a big-box store in the U.S. for seven years?

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, April 9th, 2018 11:33 am GMT -5

Spent two hours looking for a photo that turns out isn’t from the timeframe I thought – never going to get these organized, am I?

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 11:56 pm GMT -5

The Chicory Caesar was wonderful

pic posted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 08:40 pm GMT -5

Finished laundry from vacation and packed away those clothes for another month

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 06:09 pm GMT -5

Ideal Sunday: Isle of Dogs, final nine at the Masters and dinner @youngjoni_mn

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 8th, 2018 02:42 pm GMT -5

Cloud Cult + Sarah Hicks

pic posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 11:59 pm GMT -5

Haven’t been here in a while

pic posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 07:43 pm GMT -5

Cloud Cult night

pic posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 07:15 pm GMT -5

Party in the Pit

pic posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 02:55 pm GMT -5

Look what came in the mail

pic posted Friday, April 6th, 2018 01:53 pm GMT -5

Always have admired the masters.org website and now the AppleTV app continues the tradition

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, April 6th, 2018 10:39 am GMT -5

Came out of semi-retirement for the @WeRunMPLS birthday party at Bauhaus Brew Labs

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 08:35 pm GMT -5

Opening day under the heaters

pic posted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 03:56 pm GMT -5

Twelve Years of Publishing

story posted Thursday, April 5th, 2018 12:48 am GMT -5

From what I can tell, I didn’t do an anniversary post last year (lots of moving and Final Four posts, but no birthday cake pics that I can find). The first 7minutemiles.com post appeared on this domain twelve years ago last Friday.

Current stats:

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Still running WordPress (currently 4.9.5) with my custom theme and roughly a dozen plugins on the old Mac mini server colocated in Las Vegas. Probably too much of my content gets auto-generated these days from social media (Twitter and Instagram), but that’s OK. I feel lucky that I get to publish most of what I want without interference from trolls or stalkers, which unfortunately isn’t the case for some people I love to read (RIP Daily Angst).

After the technical difficulties last year, things have seemed to stabilize. The highest priorities for enhancements right now are moving to https via Let’s Encrypt, making the theme more mobile-friendly and finally adding a video post type to the mix. I’d also like to experiment with some form plugins for easier data entry of golf scores and adding to the run log. If I ever get my iMac photo library organized, I’d like to add more to the photo gallery section as well…

As always, thanks for visiting!

 

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Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2018 Mileage: 69.9

Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/28
  • Donut Run 5 - 5/6

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Twins vs. Reds - 4/27
  • Twins vs. Detroit - 5/21
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 5/22
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 6/3
  • Tapemark - 6/8-10
  • Saints vs. Fargo - 6/13
  • Twins vs. Boston - 6/20
  • Saints vs. Sioux City - 6/27
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/9
  • Summer X Games - 7/19-22
  • Saints vs. Wichita - 7/25
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 7/30
  • Tottenham vs. AC Milan - 7/31
  • Twins vs. Pittsburgh - 8/15
  • Vikings vs. Jags (PRE) - 8/18
  • Vikings vs. Seattle (PRE) - 8/24
  • Vikings vs. 49ers - 9/9
  • Vikings vs. Bills - 9/23
  • Vikings vs. Cardinals - 10/14
  • Vikings vs. Saints - 10/28
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/4
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 11/25
  • Vikings vs. Miami - 12/16
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/30

Upcoming Concerts

  • Trampled by Turtles - 5/4, Palace
  • Kenny Chesney - 5/5, USBS
  • Marian Hill - 5/16, Palace
  • Caroline Smith - 5/17, Cedar
  • I Love the 90s - 5/18, Mystic Lake
  • David Byrne - 5/17, Orpheum
  • David Byrne - 5/18, Orpheum
  • Har Mar Superstar - 6/23, Fitzgerald
  • Trampled by Turtles - 7/7, Bayfront
  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
  • Beyonce & Jay Z - 8/8, USBS
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Leon Bridges - 9/20, Palace
  • Avett Brothers - 10/11, Mystic Lake
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS