7 Minute Miles

End of the line?

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2020 05:32 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Weather at 5:32 PM

Might’ve been the last round of 2020

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2020 at 5:32 pm

Craziest golf weather ever

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2020 05:44 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Weather at 5:44 PM

Flurries to sunshine @ The Wilds

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Last of the fall bike rides?

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 02:26 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 2:26 PM

Winter is Coming

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Leaf days are numbered

Posted Monday, October 12th, 2020 04:01 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 4:01 PM

Take advantage while you can

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Fall (re)construction

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 05:47 pm GMT -5 in Football,Weather,Work at 5:47 PM

It’s coming back together again – slowly

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Metro colors are popping

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2020 10:22 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 10:22 PM

Get it while you can

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2020 at 10:22 pm

Rollin’ on the River

Posted Monday, October 5th, 2020 03:20 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 3:20 PM

Some color on the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm

Fall in Northfield

Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2020 05:24 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Weather at 5:24 PM

Still a nemesis (but getting better)

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

Too bad patio weather is fleeting

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 05:46 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Weather at 5:46 PM

Beautiful evening on the patio at Kado no Mise

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2020 at 5:46 pm

It’s that time again

Posted Sunday, September 13th, 2020 06:49 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:49 AM

Fall colors in Hastings

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2020 at 6:49 am

First signs of fall color

Posted Monday, September 7th, 2020 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:04 PM

A Dwan maple in Bloomington

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Summer on the river

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 07:35 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 7:35 PM

Beautiful day in Minnesota along the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Totally an A+ weather day

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2020 04:27 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 4:27 PM

Perfect Minnesota summer weather

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Perfect summer morning

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 11:14 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Weather at 11:14 AM

Phalen with Curtis (plus Craig and Jeff)

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

Summer on the Creek

Posted Friday, July 31st, 2020 04:08 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Weather at 4:08 PM

Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm

Rainy in Lowertown

Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 05:29 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:29 PM

Cold front really dropped the temp, though

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Summer splash of color

Posted Friday, July 17th, 2020 05:12 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:12 PM

It’s been hot, but pretty

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2020 at 5:12 pm

Summer in Minnesota

Posted Sunday, July 12th, 2020 07:26 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 7:26 PM

Applewood Hills with John and Cathy

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm

Lowertown Skies

Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 09:03 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Weather at 9:03 PM

No Filter

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2020 at 9:03 pm

Beautiful day at the Creek

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2020 08:36 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Weather at 8:36 PM

12th green, Ridges at Sand Creek

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2020 at 8:36 pm

A Sunday ride in the park

Posted Sunday, April 26th, 2020 06:24 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family,Weather at 6:24 PM

Nice to have a new riding buddy

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2020 at 6:24 pm

April Fool

Posted Monday, April 13th, 2020 03:04 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 3:04 PM

Almost halfway to May too…

Originally published by DK on April 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm

Icy nightmares

Posted Sunday, January 26th, 2020 05:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Weather at 5:19 PM

Ice sculptures in Rice Park for Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

Periods of flurries

Posted Sunday, January 19th, 2020 09:34 am GMT -5 in Personal,Weather at 9:34 AM

Happy birthday to me ❄️

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2020 at 9:34 am

Send more sun, eh?

Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 08:54 pm GMT -5 in Travel,Weather at 8:54 PM

This town is really something

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2020 at 8:54 pm

Environment Canada

Posted Saturday, January 11th, 2020 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Travel,Weather at 7:46 PM

Temperatures will plummet to values not seen in years…

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Winter in the city

Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 12:08 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Weather at 12:08 PM

SK window in Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Pre-Snow Random Thoughts

Posted Monday, November 25th, 2019 08:09 pm GMT -5 in Mini Posts,Personal,Weather at 8:09 PM

As Minnesota awaits the first big snowfall of the season, it seems like a good time to ponder:

  • Never had them before, but really ready for the nosebleeds to stop (it’s been 1-2 times daily for 12 days now).
  • This website was running slow for a bit and it seems that it was due to a memory leak in ARDagent, of all things.
  • End of the year free time goal: mobile-friendly theme programming.
  • Got our first 16-inch MacBook Pro in the office today: keyboard is nice and the speakers are unbelievable.
  • Baby Yoda and the Mando character are worth getting Disney+ all by themselves.
  • Today I paid off my last ultra-high interest rate credit card from the old days (and it feels great).
  • I’ve stayed away from casinos for a long time, but that all changes for Black Friday Bingo.
  • Speaking of Black Friday sales, kid one will be upgrading her phone this weekend (getting a red iPhone 11).
  • My dad had thyroid cancer surgery at St. John’s hospital and was transferred to Bethesda before having breathing issues. He’s now been in the ICU at St. Joe’s hospital for two weeks and we can’t wait to get him back home.
  • My mother-in-law’s house has been cleaned out and will hopefully be listed for sale this week.
  • I haven’t run or biked in nearly two months and I’m pretty OK with that, to be honest.
  • Plan to start weight training over the winter, but I need some PT on my right rotator cuff (12/3).
  • Still have the +8 prism lens, but I’ve been spending more time without glasses (and visit the eye doctor again 12/24).
  • Hoping to get back to skiing this season: Banff/Lake Louise, Lutsen, Afton, Welch and maybe Colorado.
  • Get to shadow a game at Soldier Field next month in Chicago (vs. Dallas on TNF).
  • The new Star Wars Card Trader app update is nice, but I still can’t figure out how to trade the way I used to.
  • Perfect stars in Two Dots might be my greatest gaming accomplishment ever – love that game.
  • Both kids doing great in school: kid one at Metro State and kid two at St. Paul College.
  • They are also learning a lot at Nive Man University (aka Saint Dinette).
  • Wilco was great at the Palace and I have three more shows in the next week (POLIÇA, Lydia Liza and Dead Man Winter).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Ski trip motivation

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 08:33 am GMT -5 in Skiing,Weather at 8:33 AM

Just a dusting

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

A little different from last week

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 09:06 am GMT -5 in Weather at 9:06 AM

Although I wasn’t wild about “feels like 97F” either

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2019 at 9:06 am

It will rain until it snows

Posted Monday, October 21st, 2019 08:32 am GMT -5 in Weather at 8:32 AM

So long, fall

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

Melt, damn you, melt

Posted Sunday, October 20th, 2019 08:57 am GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 8:57 AM

Not what I wanted to see before the first tee time of the day

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2019 at 8:57 am

Fall on the Mississippi

Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 03:46 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:46 PM

Far from peak, but starting to show in the metro

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Is it raining?

Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2019 06:14 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Weather at 6:14 PM

I hadn’t noticed…

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Get it while you can

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 07:37 am GMT -5 in Food,Weather at 7:37 AM

It will be cold before you know it

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2019 at 7:37 am

Postcard day in Red Wing

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:50 pm GMT -5 in Family,Golf,Travel,Weather at 10:50 PM

Mississippi National with the boys

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

End of patio season?

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 06:05 pm GMT -5 in Food,Weather at 6:05 PM

Barrio Lowertown, 79F

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Perfect 612 summer morning

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 10:47 am GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 10:47 AM

YAAAAS

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

The tarps are finally off

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 12:44 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Sports,Weather at 12:44 PM

Weirdest rain delay ever

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Melty Dippin’ Dots Day

Posted Sunday, July 14th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Food,Weather at 5:32 PM

Too cold, too hot?

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Hot times in Highland

Posted Friday, June 28th, 2019 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 6:40 PM

Summer can be exhausting

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Better weather here

Posted Saturday, May 25th, 2019 12:52 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 12:52 PM

Just in time for the big grad party too

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Leaving Las Vegas (2019)

Posted Friday, May 24th, 2019 05:17 pm GMT -5 in Travel,Weather at 5:17 PM

Another great visit to Sin City

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Sunny, but cold (and windy)

Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 11:09 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family,Travel,Weather at 11:09 PM

Caesar’s Palace and the Palms

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Awesome week so far

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2019 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 1:54 PM

If you ever wanted to visit Minnesota, weeks like this are the time to do it

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm

St. Paul does have a few blooms

Posted Sunday, May 12th, 2019 03:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 3:13 PM

…but most everything is late this year

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

River still a bit high

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 04:04 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 4:04 PM

…but got to ride the whole river path today (before the rain)

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Beautiful day to ride

Posted Monday, May 6th, 2019 12:16 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 12:16 PM

I’m so out of shape – this month should help a lot

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

It’s always nicer on Friday

Posted Friday, April 26th, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -5 in Food,Running,Weather at 1:18 PM

Race Day 2019 could snow (again)

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm

It can stop anytime now

Posted Friday, April 12th, 2019 09:03 am GMT -5 in Weather at 9:03 AM

I generally like winter and snow, but come on already…

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2019 at 9:03 am

They got out just in time

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2019 08:47 am GMT -5 in Sports,Weather at 8:47 AM

Of course it needs to snow again

Originally published by DK on April 11, 2019 at 8:47 am

2019 Spring Floods

Posted Saturday, March 30th, 2019 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:00 PM

Worst one since we moved to Lowertown

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Union Depot Floodcam

Posted Sunday, March 24th, 2019 07:38 pm GMT -5 in Links,Video,Weather at 7:38 PM

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Time to close Shepherd

Posted Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 05:47 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 5:47 PM

Not super high yet, but we will see…

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2019 at 5:47 pm

You could lose a car in there

Posted Thursday, March 21st, 2019 07:35 am GMT -5 in Cars,Weather at 7:35 AM

Downtown Saint Paul streets are in rough shape

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2019 at 7:35 am

Respect the icicle

Posted Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 08:06 am GMT -5 in Weather,Work at 8:06 AM

So glad it’s gone

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2019 at 8:06 am

It’s melting, melting!

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 7:56 PM

Love these warmer spring days

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Springtime on campus

Posted Sunday, March 10th, 2019 01:45 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Weather at 1:45 PM

The snow can be pretty (even when it’s a pain in the ass)

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Escape from the cold

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:31 PM

The Como conservatory has always kicked ass

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm

I guess I’m still OK with winter

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019 10:47 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Weather at 10:47 PM

Although not for too long, please

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Thankful for the choo-choo

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019 08:55 am GMT -5 in Personal,Weather at 8:55 AM

Rollin’

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2019 at 8:55 am

Hipster Uptown birds

Posted Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 5:31 PM

Half had already flown away too

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Ready for the warm-up

Posted Friday, February 1st, 2019 09:57 am GMT -5 in Weather at 9:57 AM

The Polar Vortex can leave any time now

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2019 at 9:57 am

First flakes of the season

Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 04:28 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 4:28 PM

Kinda hard to tell without motion

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm

NotATweet: Nothing like a 40-degree swing overnight

Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2018 09:17 am GMT -5 in Tweets,Weather at 9:17 AM

Um…OK ❄️ ⛄️

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2018 at 9:17 am

See you Sunday

Posted Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 10:48 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Running,Weather at 10:48 PM

Hoping for a triumphant return to racing at the TC10

Originally published by DK on October 3, 2018 at 10:48 pm

NotATweet: Don’t let the turkeys get you down

Posted Friday, September 28th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -5 in News,Personal,Politics,Weather at 11:44 AM

Tough week with stress, health, cold weather, tech gremlins and politics/news, but still trying to fight the good fight

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2018 at 11:44 am

NotATweet: Biking home after football

Posted Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 06:48 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Football,Weather at 6:48 PM

It was really nice having my bike (and clothes) to ride home after the game – perfect September weather

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

NotATweet: Freezing in northern MN

Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2018 10:38 am GMT -5 in Tweets,Weather at 10:38 AM

Wow, 24F in northern Minnesota this morning – that was quick

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

NotATweet: First hint of fall

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Tweets,Weather at 3:38 PM

I’m never prepared for the first day with a hint of fall, but I love it 🍁

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm
 

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