7 Minute Miles

Dog Park

pic posted Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 06:47 pm GMT -5

Train break

pic posted Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 10:13 am GMT -5

Sunday in Saint Paul

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 10:07 am GMT -5

Support your local Dinette – tonight’s bologna and esquites were 🔥

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 05:35 pm GMT -5

We miss you @mnstatefair, but thanks for all the fun stuff this week

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 04:19 pm GMT -5

Saturday with the Millers

pic posted Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 02:08 pm GMT -5

This doge is a character

pic posted Friday, August 21st, 2020 09:31 pm GMT -5

First off at Inver Wood

pic posted Friday, August 21st, 2020 09:25 pm GMT -5

Only a tenth of the way into setting up this new iPad Pro and I can already tell my old eyes are going to love it

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, August 21st, 2020 05:13 pm GMT -5

Ice cream of the future, Caddyshack bobbleheads and my two wonderful daughters

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, August 20th, 2020 09:58 pm GMT -5

New art at the office

pic posted Thursday, August 20th, 2020 09:52 pm GMT -5

A Very Dwan Summer

pic posted Thursday, August 20th, 2020 09:51 pm GMT -5

What nautical surprises await us?

pic posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 11:45 pm GMT -5

Pros: Comped soup, and lift tickets. Cons: They got rid of the soup

- Ski Bum

quoted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 08:01 pm GMT -5

She found her Mary

pic posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 06:17 pm GMT -5

Making do with what we have

pic posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 01:35 pm GMT -5

Bill The Gates

pic posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 10:09 am GMT -5

Joe Biden is the Democratic equivalent of George H.W. Bush — another ambitious vice president who believed in loyalty and decency more than in any particular set of ideas…

- Bret Stephens

quoted Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 09:21 am GMT -5

The “new” Carbone’s is 💯

pic posted Monday, August 17th, 2020 07:55 pm GMT -5

Never used Photoshop for wireframes before, but this seems very useful so far

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, August 17th, 2020 05:08 pm GMT -5

Totally an A+ weather day

pic posted Monday, August 17th, 2020 04:27 pm GMT -5

Happy doge

pic posted Monday, August 17th, 2020 10:16 am GMT -5

Kiyomi Koi Flip

pic posted Monday, August 17th, 2020 09:20 am GMT -5

Um, there are now a total of *five* spiders outside my window, watching, waiting…

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 16th, 2020 08:21 pm GMT -5

Best. Bars. Ever.

pic posted Sunday, August 16th, 2020 03:41 pm GMT -5

Play where the pros play – thanks to @schutz for the great morning at TPC

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 16th, 2020 01:46 pm GMT -5

Don’t Be A-Freight To Change

pic posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 08:47 pm GMT -5

Endangered species?

pic posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 06:57 pm GMT -5

My first W-2 was from Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. and I made a grand total of $2,676.34 that year

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 06:14 pm GMT -5

Shredding old tax documents is way more therapeutic than I thought it would be

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 05:18 pm GMT -5

Bad Monkey!

pic posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 11:57 am GMT -5

Perfect summer morning

pic posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020 11:14 am GMT -5

Wonder how he likes Buffalo

pic posted Friday, August 14th, 2020 05:12 pm GMT -5

Nothing like shopping for cemetery plots to put things in perspective

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, August 14th, 2020 02:59 pm GMT -5

Finally got to Pebble Creek

pic posted Thursday, August 13th, 2020 09:59 pm GMT -5

Nine year return to Buffalo

pic posted Thursday, August 13th, 2020 09:57 pm GMT -5

Really great to catch up with @KatherineHulett on an actual outdoor patio in Saint Paul tonight

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 07:25 pm GMT -5

Quick visit with SK & Snol

pic posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 06:14 pm GMT -5

Only 131 iPads (and phones) to remove this from

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 03:17 pm GMT -5

This here rap’s about the true confession. If you listen close you about to learn a lesson. You must know failure before success…

- T.C.’s Rap

quoted Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 10:26 am GMT -5

If House of Balls can make it, there’s hope for us all, no?

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, August 10th, 2020 07:37 pm GMT -5

Our future home?

pic posted Monday, August 10th, 2020 05:10 pm GMT -5

Started my writing career early

pic posted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 08:16 pm GMT -5

The back said it was $156.00

pic posted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 08:12 pm GMT -5

More piles of stuff

pic posted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 04:08 pm GMT -5

So #9 and #12 become par 4s, “my” tees play 6405 yards and the non-resident rate is now $300

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 01:43 pm GMT -5

A North Shore Dream

story posted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 11:33 am GMT -5

With all the crazy, awful things going on in the world today, I’m not sure it’s really appropriate to daydream about material things that are so outside the realities of a worldwide pandemic. On the other hand, it does feel a little therapeutic to briefly escape from all the anxiety and think about a different, calmer life. The North Shore of Lake Superior has always been one of those escapes for me and I could easily envision spending the rest of my life on that lake:

  • Design and build a not-so-big log cabin
  • Stone fireplace and large picture window
  • Screen porch to manage the flying bugs
  • Heated floors for warm feet in the winter
  • Fast internet (but no phones)
  • Nice speakers to play the North Shore playlist
  • Wooded lot with shoreline
  • Wildflowers and hummingbirds
  • Detached garage with exercise area/game room
  • Guest cottages for SK and MK
  • Family kayaks
  • Access to the SHT and bike trails
  • Golf at Superior National
  • Skiing at Lutsen Mountains
  • Gaming at Grand Portage
  • Concerts at Papa Charlie’s


It’s all in the eyes

pic posted Sunday, August 9th, 2020 10:18 am GMT -5

One of my better rounds

pic posted Saturday, August 8th, 2020 05:32 pm GMT -5

Kid two is looking to buy her first car – I’ll pay a finder’s fee for any good leads on a reliable used car around $5K

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 8th, 2020 02:49 pm GMT -5

Also Fireworks Night

pic posted Friday, August 7th, 2020 10:07 pm GMT -5

Free pot on Bob Marley Night with the Saints

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, August 7th, 2020 06:44 pm GMT -5

Lowertown still-life

pic posted Friday, August 7th, 2020 06:06 pm GMT -5

Family Time

pic posted Friday, August 7th, 2020 04:27 pm GMT -5

Life After Zuckerberg

story posted Thursday, August 6th, 2020 10:20 pm GMT -5

It’s been two and a half months since I last posted to Instagram (and about two months since I officially deleted both my Facebook and Instagram accounts). It wasn’t that hard to give up Facebook – I really only used it to sync status with a couple of games, promote posts from this site and to communicate with more distant family members. Add to that all of the other reasons people don’t like Facebook and it became a pretty easy decision. Now I just need Two Dots to continue to improve the Facebook-free experience and I’ll be fine (LEADERBOARDS).

Instagram, on the other hand, was a much tougher decision for me. From what I can tell, it launched on iOS in October of 2010 and I posted my first image on Christmas Day 2010. The original pictures were 640×640 and I used Iain Poulson’s excellent Intagrate WordPress plugin for many years to automatically pull my pics from Instagram and create image posts on this site. Facebook purchased the service in April 2012, but largely left it independent (image sizes did increase to 1080×1080 in 2015).

Instagram is the de facto social media standard for restaurants and foodies, so that’s really what I used it for in the beginning. I don’t like accounts that post the same thing across all platforms, so I’d use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in specialized ways to help prevent overlap. Now that I’m only on Twitter, I initially tried to recreate some of that there, but I’m finding that I need to continue to prune my Twitter follow list and just move on from some things that I know I’m missing. Some examples: Instagram stories from Armon and Meredith, donut pictures from Erin and everything posted by my wife and daughters.

I finally finished merging all of the Instagram metadata they sent me in JSON format with the image files that I uploaded here. Also starting to get back to equilibrium on my main @kingsbury Twitter account (and will continue to use @7minutemiles to link to stories like this one). Really trying to get most of the politics out of my feed too – no real appetite for doomscrolling these days…

Good to be back

pic posted Thursday, August 6th, 2020 01:43 pm GMT -5

Dressed for success

pic posted Thursday, August 6th, 2020 12:35 am GMT -5

Hey @schutz, remember that time we played Harding Park?

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 11:51 pm GMT -5

Free tech training rules

pic posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 06:02 pm GMT -5

I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck, with a pink carnation and a pickup truck. But I knew I was out of luck, the day the music died…

- Don McLean

quoted Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 08:19 pm GMT -5

Wing night in Eagan

pic posted Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 08:14 pm GMT -5

If you need lightly used furniture for your home office in Minnesota, please go see SOS on University

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 11:28 am GMT -5

Decided to take a little mental health break walk outside and it turned in to a three mile run

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, August 3rd, 2020 05:14 pm GMT -5

Peak Badger State

pic posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 07:20 pm GMT -5

Dinette breakfast sandwich

pic posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 11:11 am GMT -5

I want my two dollars

pic posted Saturday, August 1st, 2020 07:42 pm GMT -5

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2020 Run Mileage: 122.1
  • 2020 Bike Mileage: 534.4

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Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/24/21
  • Milk Run 5K - 8/29/21

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Vikings vs. Titans - 9/27/20
  • Vikings vs. Atlanta - 10/18/20
  • Tommie-Johnnie Football - 11/7/20
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/8/20
  • Vikings vs. Dallas - 11/22/20
  • Vikings vs. Carolina - 11/29/20
  • Vikings vs. Jacksonville - 12/6/20
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/20/20

Upcoming Concerts

  • Dave Simonett - 11/27, Fitzgerald
  • Cloud Cult - 1/18, Orchestra Hall
  • Kenny Chesney - 6/5, USBS
  • Rage Against the Machine - 7/2, Target Center
  • Def Leppard - 7/8, USBS
  • George Strait - 7/31, USBS
  • Doobie Brothers - 8/31, Grandstand
  • Rammstein - 9/3, USBS
  • Trampled By Turtles & Wilco - 9/18, Treasure Island

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