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I haven’t had a chance to write up the entire marathon report. But here are my initial thoughts:

I just woke up from a short nap following the marathon debut. It was a cool pretty much perfect start at 8am that turned miserable with a deluge of rain for 4-5 miles starting around 7. I hit the wall shortly after 20 and finished in 3:25.

I finished and am now a marathoner!!

I’ll have a more in-depth review later this week but wanted to let you know. Thanks for all the spectators who endured nasty weather this morning and for all those who cheered me on!

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This past weekend was the Minnesota Bike Festival which had several different cycling competitions throughout the metro-area. One of the major events was a criterium course in downtown Minneapolis. This 4 stage of the festival was aptly called the Minneapolis Downtown Classic. We watched with friends Kristofer and Amy and had a great Friday evening. Here are a few pics from the night – all taken with my cellphone!

Women’s Race

Men’s Race
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This morning Christy and I made an exciting journey to Shelbyville, IN for the Bears of the Blue River 5/10K It was a fun little adventure.

One of the Kenyans I ran with at Taylor, Kip Rop, was there he won the 5K and his Kenyan friend Rueben won the 10K. No money for me this year, oh well.

After the race we had planned on wandering around the festival some. This crotchety old lady was driving her car through the closed area at the start/finish line for the race and asked me how she was supposed to get to Linnie’s Bakery. I tried telling her I had no clue, but downtown was all closed off. She persisted, again I told her I was from around here. She said, “That’s just as well.” geesh whatever happened to manners…

Anyway, we walked around this itsy bitsy little festival in very old school (cool) downtown square. Not seeing anything too exciting we asked someone where “the bakery was”. It was good food and a very quaint little cafe. Not really anything to get to cranky about, but a neat little place.
Linnies on lunchspark
Linnies in the Shelbyville News 1 2 3

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