7 Minute Miles

Safely from Minnesota to Seattle – next, the Pacific

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, October 25th, 2019 07:17 pm GMT -6

A full can *and* Cheez-Its

pic posted Friday, October 25th, 2019 06:17 pm GMT -6

Welcome to the Ring

pic posted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 08:27 pm GMT -6

I must be in the front row

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 12:47 pm GMT -6

Your game-day throne awaits

pic posted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 12:41 pm GMT -6

Apple has finally made it

pic posted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 12:38 pm GMT -6

I’m not sure there is a better place in the entire world to reflect on life than in a boat on Lake Vermilion…

- Corey Kitzmann

quoted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 01:15 pm GMT -6

Hadn’t seen this before

pic posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 12:09 pm GMT -6

Didn’t expect that outcome – better start picking out the games with kid one and two

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 09:40 pm GMT -6

Busy week ahead

pic posted Monday, October 21st, 2019 06:43 pm GMT -6

Today I learned there is a Young Dirty Bastard

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, October 21st, 2019 06:38 pm GMT -6

I feel like I’ve seen a ton of concerts, but I’ve only heard 23 out of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, October 21st, 2019 03:15 pm GMT -6

It will rain until it snows

pic posted Monday, October 21st, 2019 08:32 am GMT -6

Get the bucatini while you can

pic posted Sunday, October 20th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -6

Leaf Rule in full effect on Bobby’s Legacy at Cragun’s

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 20th, 2019 01:39 pm GMT -6

Melt, damn you, melt

pic posted Sunday, October 20th, 2019 08:57 am GMT -6

Super fun to finally see the B-52’s tonight

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 19th, 2019 09:41 pm GMT -6

Half expecting a river of blood to flow out of the hotel elevator, but the room balcony is nice

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 19th, 2019 03:22 pm GMT -6

First time at Madden’s

pic posted Saturday, October 19th, 2019 02:29 pm GMT -6

Scenes from the mall

pic posted Saturday, October 19th, 2019 12:12 pm GMT -6

The true MegaMall

pic posted Saturday, October 19th, 2019 11:34 am GMT -6

Fall golf is my favorite golf

pic posted Friday, October 18th, 2019 06:10 pm GMT -6

Tried lots of new stuff

pic posted Thursday, October 17th, 2019 02:17 pm GMT -6

I think the truck stop in Mauston literally saved my life (in more ways than one)

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, October 17th, 2019 02:44 am GMT -6

Two fisted

pic posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 10:24 pm GMT -6

EVERYBODY POLKA!

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 07:09 pm GMT -6

They have Germans in Milwaukee?

pic posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 06:51 pm GMT -6

Is this Deadwood?

pic posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 12:56 am GMT -6

Deep in cheese country

pic posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 12:44 am GMT -6

Best week of the year for all my casino industry friends – have a great time!

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, October 14th, 2019 06:35 pm GMT -6

The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don’t be a guy…

- Corey Flood

quoted Monday, October 14th, 2019 01:40 pm GMT -6

Vikings won, so…

pic posted Sunday, October 13th, 2019 07:53 pm GMT -6

Halfway done

pic posted Sunday, October 13th, 2019 04:30 pm GMT -6

The snow killed my golf day, but it turned in to an ultra productive day at work (and checked off a bunch of errands)

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 12th, 2019 05:57 pm GMT -6

The nooks of Lowertown

pic posted Saturday, October 12th, 2019 10:05 am GMT -6

Good luck, Janette!

pic posted Friday, October 11th, 2019 01:11 pm GMT -6

The hours fly by

pic posted Thursday, October 10th, 2019 10:40 pm GMT -6

This local chain is underrated

pic posted Thursday, October 10th, 2019 11:49 am GMT -6

How did I totally miss the L.A. stadium naming announcement?

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 10:10 am GMT -6

Just like Masters tickets :(

pic posted Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 07:09 am GMT -6

Bonus pizza on bonus day

pic posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -6

Love riding my bike down Summit the week after the marathon – you can still feel the energy and determination

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 06:38 pm GMT -6

Fall on the Mississippi

pic posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 03:46 pm GMT -6

One Year of Bonus Time

story posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 08:20 am GMT -6

It was a year ago today when a blood vessel in my head decided it had enough, resulting in a ruptured aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhaging on the train platform outside U.S. Bank Stadium. It was a humbling experience to see the outpouring of love and support from my family and friends throughout my recovery and I will be forever thankful to the good Samaritan in the pickup truck, the first responders that treated me on the platform and the entire staff at Hennepin Healthcare for extending my time on this little planet we call home.

Health-wise, things are almost back to normal. I’m still wearing glasses with a 3M Prism lens on the left side to correct the remaining double vision. The strength of the lens has dropped from +30 to +8 during the past 11 months and the hope is still that I eventually won’t need them at all. I can read most screens without glasses, but the “bilateral 6th nerve palsy” and resulting diplopia at further distances is really the only major remaining issue from October 8, 2018. I’ve been off all of the additional medications from my time in the ICU for a while now and have returned to most physical activities with no issues. In fact, my bike mileage in 2019 sits at 1,058 miles and I’ve played 21 rounds of golf (both of which are a little more challenging with glasses).

I won’t lie, walking past that spot nearly every day is unsettling. It can feel frustrating to not be 100% yet with my vision. And all that weight I lost in the hospital came back with a vengeance. But I am so thankful for having access to high-quality healthcare that didn’t bankrupt our family. This full year of bonus time had some amazing memories: an extra special Thanksgiving with family, the NCAA Final Four, MK’s graduation, Las Vegas with SK, lake visits to Vermilion and Superior, Rib Fest, Summer X Games, another epic State Fair, a quick day trip to Los Angeles, the Saints championship season, more Vikings football and lots of concerts and restaurants. Life at fifty has been good.

So where to from here? I’ll be seeing my eye doctor again soon and I need to get back to my “regular” doctor to start all of the normal old guy things that need to be tested and monitored. Colleen and I head to Maui later this month to check off the second milestone birthday trip that was postponed due to the incident. Hopefully we’ll get the third and final trip scheduled for January. This week I’ll find out about the 2020 London Marathon ballot, which would immediately kick-start a return to running. Quick trip next week to Milwaukee to visit the Buck’s new arena. After the Vikings-Eagles game this weekend, the football season will already be half over. And you know what Steve Miller said about flying eagles…

We got there at 6:45. Early. Got to the gate, we’re like, ‘Hi, we’re The Chalice.’ Security’s like, ‘The gate will open at 7.’ Like some Willy Wonka shit…

- Sophia Eris

quoted Monday, October 7th, 2019 10:34 pm GMT -6

Let the testing begin!

pic posted Monday, October 7th, 2019 05:08 pm GMT -6

There were 322 men in my age group today at TCM and only 29 had BQ times

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 6th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -6

Handing out medals is the next best thing to running

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 6th, 2019 02:37 pm GMT -6

This is what fast looks like

pic posted Sunday, October 6th, 2019 01:52 pm GMT -6

$238,656,808 vs. $137,174,564

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 5th, 2019 07:15 pm GMT -6

Surprise dinner out

pic posted Saturday, October 5th, 2019 06:25 pm GMT -6

Can’t remember the last time I turned to Gophers Football to feel good about Minnesota sports

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 5th, 2019 05:36 pm GMT -6

Countdown to one year

pic posted Friday, October 4th, 2019 09:06 pm GMT -6

Imagine the Cookies

pic posted Friday, October 4th, 2019 04:37 pm GMT -6

Breakfast with kid two

pic posted Friday, October 4th, 2019 09:42 am GMT -6

Sports overload on TV tonight – happy to see I can wear my Dumba jersey again

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 09:45 pm GMT -6

They still got it

pic posted Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 08:27 pm GMT -6

Spooky Soirée ‘19

pic posted Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -6

Great evening of spoken word @TheCedar with @Koyczan and @risiroo

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 11:13 pm GMT -6

If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror…

- Shane Koyczan

quoted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 10:52 pm GMT -6

Back in the old hood

pic posted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 10:21 pm GMT -6

I am your host…

pic posted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 09:19 am GMT -6

Welcome to a new dawn

pic posted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 09:18 am GMT -6

A pinch of this, a dash of that

pic posted Monday, September 30th, 2019 11:18 pm GMT -6

So fun to see Wonka tonight with Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, September 30th, 2019 09:56 pm GMT -6

Freaky delicious

pic posted Monday, September 30th, 2019 05:17 pm GMT -6

Sunday brunch with our favorite server

pic posted Sunday, September 29th, 2019 01:32 pm GMT -6

In honor of the @WMMajors Berlin race, I ran my first outdoor five-miler in almost a year along a misty Mississippi

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, September 29th, 2019 12:20 pm GMT -6

My Black Keys review: can’t believe they sold me an obstructed view seat for full price

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, September 28th, 2019 11:51 pm GMT -6
 

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2019 Run Mileage: 51.4
  • 2019 Bike Mileage: 1074.2

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Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/25/20

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Vikings vs. Denver - 11/17/19
  • Wild vs. Avs - 11/21/19
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 12/8/19
  • Wild vs. Oilers - 12/12/19
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 12/23/19
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/29/19
  • Wild vs. Flames - 1/5/20
  • Wild vs. Detroit - 1/22/20
  • Wild vs. Vegas - 2/11/20
  • Wild vs. Devils - 3/26/20

Upcoming Concerts

  • Wilco - 11/22, Palace Theater
  • POLIÇA - 11/27, 7th Street Entry
  • Lydia Liza - 11/30, The Cedar
  • Dead Man Winter - 12/3, Turf Club
  • Cloud Cult - 3/20, Orchestra Hall

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