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#41: Ultramarathon

On April 13, I ran the Zumbro 50 miler. This was my second 50 mile race, however both races have been completed in the time I’ve taken away from blogging. My first, the Superior Sawtooth 50, was in September 2012. Completing ultramarathons is an incredibly satisfying experience for me, since I’ve never really considered myself […]

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#40 – Becoming a blogger

I’ve been neglecting writing my final blog because…. well… I’m sad to see it come to an end. In the last 10 months I’ve met new people, shared new experiences and become a more well rounded person. (Not in the donut eating way – although I did plenty of that too.) I bought a goat, I saw a glacier, […]

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#39: Creating my family’s Coat of Arms

I’ve always been enamored with medieval history. Once I went to Medieval Times in Chicago and ate two giant turkey legs while desperately yelling inappropriate lust comments at the Green Knight, whose face you couldn’t even see under his armor, I might add. I was 14, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t do the same […]

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#38: Pottery

  I have no finesses. I color so hard I break crayons; it takes me several minutes (and a lot of luck) to thread a needle; I can’t even braid my own hair. Even the shampoo named Finesse revolts in my hair causing a frizzy unruly mane that is nearly impossible to tame. When Brad […]

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#37: Eating a falafel

I generally try to stay away from foods I can’t pronounce. This has served me well over the years, steering me away from exotic foreign fare and towards things like chicken nuggets. My mom never claimed to be a great chef, and since she worked full time we stuck with the family standards: frozen pizza, […]

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#36: The Goofy Challenge: 39.3 miles of running

In most areas of the world, mice are shrieked at and met with immense disapproval. That is unless you’re at Disney World! My family and I just returned from a fantastic trip to the happiest place on earth where we rode rides, hugged Disney characters, ate junk food, hugged each others, met new people and […]

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#35: Cribbage

  A spiritual pursuit!   I’ve never been fond of cribbage. Perhaps it sounds a little too much like “cabbage” or maybe because I’ve never seen anyone under that age of 70 playing it. Whenever the senior citizen set monopolizes an activity it generally means one of the following: It is obsolete and newer, more fun […]

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#34: Making jewelry

  Recently I scored a sweet offer to learn to make jewelry. My buddy Susan’s sister, Stacy, is a jewelry-making gem! She is a real life geologist. It was fascinating to meet her. Ever since I took Geology 101 in college, I find studying rocks to be interesting. I only took Geology because it fulfilled […]

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#33 Geocaching

In fifth grade my class took a field trip to a nearby state park where we learned many useful survival strategies that I promptly forgot. If I get dropped in the forest somewhere, my strategy is to search for Pumbaa and Timon. They are my only hope. I distinctly remember attempting to learn three “survival” […]

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#32: The Spam museum

  Spam; a cultural phenomenon. While most canned meats go completely unnoticed by the masses – nearly everyone knows the wonder of Spam. I grew up only 20 miles away from  Spam Town, USA, yet I never thought Spam was anything more than a last-minute meal for the anemic. My sister and I took a […]

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