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explore // kayak mpls

07/11/2016

In this occasional series, explore, I’ll show you around where I live, work, play and swimbikerun – Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota. I promise it’s not winter all year!

One of the things I love most of MPLSTP is that it doesn’t always feel like you’re in the city – from running the Mississippi River bottoms (or paralleling paved path… my favorite route!) to hanging out on the chain of lakes. In fact, the chain of lakes – Cedar, Isles and Calhoun, with adjacent Harriet – are smack in the middle of Minneapolis (through breaks in the trees you can even see the downtown skyline). And, in the summer, it’s the place to be for volleyball, walking / running / biking, sunbathing, relaxing on the beach and water recreation. 

During a post-race recovery day last summer, Nick and I rented kayaks from Wheel Fun Retails and spent a quiet afternoon kayaking around the chain, soaking up the sunshine. The perfect afternoon escape – topped off by coffee + puppy dog tails (and all the frosting!) from Isles Bun & Coffee

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explore // saint paul sidewalk poetry

In this occasional series, explore, I’ll show you around where I live, work, play and swimbikerun – Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota. I promise it’s not winter all year! In undergrad, I took a women’s lit course thinking it would focus on classic novels written…

04/12/2016

let’s talk about the minnesnowta weather.

It’s mid February, folks. And, that means we Minnesnowtans can’t stop talking about the weather (who am I kidding… we always talk about the weather here). Because spring is thisclose!  As much as I like to complain about -30F windchills and heading out for…

02/17/2016

explore // frozen minnehaha falls

If you don’t live in Minneapolis / Saint Paul, you most likely think it’s freezing nine months of the year and that we all talk like Marge Gunderson from Fargo. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! It gets cold, yes – remember last winter’s 50 days below…

01/20/2015

letterpress love at fontlove studio.

The off-season is all about embracing life outside triathlon… because yes, it does indeed exist. In addition to my November goals (creating and kombucha!), I’ve had one email in my inbox for a couple months: Fall letterpress classes. Letterpress has long intrigued me… its…

11/14/2013