Brynne, the Loons biggest fan

Friday, May 17, 2024

We went to the latest Loons game with Bryce and Abbie. Brynne stayed with DJ, Anna and Caio at our house. She is so cute!














 

Maple Grove 10K

Saturday, May 11, 2024

We ran the Maple Grove 10K this morning as a "training run" for our next half marathon in June. My friend Meghan joined us today. The weather was amazing, the course was hilly but nice and my time was great! This was the best 10K I have ran in over 5 years!  I felt strong the whole time and I'm hopefully this continues for the rest of my training. 





 

Northern Lights

Friday, May 10, 2024

 It was an amazing night for Northern Lights. I knew there was a high potential to see them and had seen several posts on Facebook from Europe of what was coming.  I was grateful that they were early in the night so I could see them.  Eric and I drove down to rural Marystown (just south of our house) and the views were great. Seeing the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list and I have always wanted to see them. To be fair, I saw a glimpse of them when we flew over to London in 2005. I had finally fell asleep and Eric woke me up to see them. At the time I was mad but I really wish I would have looked at them then. Well almost 20 years later I finally saw them and it was amazing. 







  


Champions Club at Target Field

Thursday, May 9, 2024

After 10+ years as season ticket holders, we finally upgraded to sit in the Champions Club for the Seattle Mariners game. For only $300, we got to sit right behind home plate, eat all the food and drink we could and sit in very comfy seats. I'm not sure if it is really worth it for me since I don't drink and really can't eat a lot of food (contrary to my size). I made Eric drink for me. haha. The steak was delicious, the deserts were pretty good and the malted milk balls were amazing. I wish I would have brought in zip lock bags and filled them, they were so good.   The game was great and the Twins pulled off the WIN!  It was such a good night.








Hot Chocolate 10K

Saturday, April 13, 2024

This morning we ran the Hot Chocolate 10K in Minneapolis. This was a great race for me the first 5K was 40 seconds faster than Goldy's 5K on Sunday. The second half wasn't so great but there is the big hill at mile 4 and my feet were hurting at mile 5 and 6. Overall I finished 2 minutes faster than last year so that is a huge win!

















 

Goldy's 5K 2024

Sunday, April 7, 2024

We made the last minute discussion to run the Goldy's 5K. My brother has been walking a ton so I told him that needed to do a 5K.  So we registered yesterday and picked up our bibs before the Loons game. Alec started near the start and ran a mile before Eric, Mike and I even started!  Alec finished 14th overall with a time for 19:47. Eric came in at 33 minutes, I was just under 43 minutes and Mike was under 53 minutes. It was a chilly wet race but thankfully the rain came after we were done running.


Beautiful sunrise on the way to the race.


Keeping warm before the race. We met up with my friend Meghan


Start!

Finish


All finished


Mike had a PR


Cool medal


Loon's Game Banner

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Eric, DJ, Mike, and Alec held the banner tonight at the Loons Game. It was an exciting game with the Loons tying the game in the 87th minute.