7 Minute Miles

About 7 Minute Miles


7minutemiles.com is the personal website of David Michael Kingsbury.

Why seven minute miles?

It’s the pace I need to run to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Who am I?

The short tagline says husband, dad and stadium IT director. An extended version would add runner, golfer, skier, mountain biker, foodie, photographer, traveler (41 of 50 states, nine countries) and music lover. The really long version can be found here, while my résumé is here. Industries in a nutshell: airlines, education, casinos and stadiums. BBA from UW-Madison and MBA from University of Minnesota. Nerd.


My (retired) father still lives in the same house in St. Paul that I grew up in, while my brother and sister both moved away (Orlando and Duluth, respectively). Lost my mother December 2017. Kid one has moved out and attends MCTC, while kid two is more than halfway done with high school. Married to my high school sweetheart since ’91.

The company

There is still technically a company called 7 Minute Miles, LLC, that I own, but it is currently dormant. Previously known as Golden Links Publishing, Ltd., projects included technology consulting, web development and online publishing (including the MN Publishing Company web sites).

Some of my favorite entertainment

Beastie BoysBeatlesBeavis and ButtheadBrother AliCakeDavid BowieEagles
The Empire Strikes BackG LoveGorillazMonty Python and the Holy GrailJohnny CashJungle BookLee Oskar
Linkin ParkMorrisseyMumford and SonsNeil YoungOThe OffspringPearl Jam
PrincePrincess BrideRadioheadRaiders of the Lost ArkRed Hot Chili PeppersRichard ThompsonRobert Cray
Soul CoughingSouth ParkSuzanne VegaTalking HeadsTenacious DThe CureTom Petty
Uncle TupeloWhite StripesWilcoArctic MonkeysSurvivorSpirited AwayModern Family

My workstation: 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac 2017 (“MrJackpot” – 3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

My phone: Space Gray iPhone X (“MyPreciousX” – 256GB)

Airports visited



I started skiing when I was nine years old. For the first three years, I skied at one place only–Schweitzer Basin in Sandpoint, Idaho. Here are some of the other areas I’ve visited over the years:

I raced slalom in high school at an area in Wisconsin called Birch Park, which is now a golf course and housing development. I’m very old school when it comes to skiing–no snowboards and no shaped skis for me. Started nordic skiing (and snowshoeing) in 2010.

Contact Info

Email – dk@7minutemiles.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/kingsbury
Facebook – http://facebook.com/kingsbury
Instagram – http://instagram.com/kingsbury
Phone – 612.224.5422



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Husband, dad and stadium IT director

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Marathon - 3:43:32
  • 2018 Mileage: 53.8

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