Holman's Table

Holman's Table

How often does someone suggest going to the airport for dinner? It’s probably not the first place that comes to mind when you want a relaxing, fine dining experience. Truthfully, when Logan and I heard there was a “cool” restaurant at the St. Paul Downtown Airport, I immediately pictured a counter service deli with some marginally edible pre-made, egg-salad sandwiches. Once again, my preconceptions were way off.

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2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

As the horn blasted and everyone took off running, my main thought was: “Shit! I have to pee already!” 

Just minutes prior, as I had entered the starting corral after what I thought would be a brilliantly timed bathroom visit, I had semi-jokingly declared that this was going to happen. I either know myself too well or this was the worst kind of self actualization.

Too late to analyze my strategic failings now because, after months of training and years of delays, I was running the Twin Cities Marathon.

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Securian Winter Run 2020: Post Surgery Back to the Basics

Last year my big plans for the running season were dashed by a hernia repair surgery and the drop in motivation I had once that was scheduled. About six weeks after my surgery I started doing some short run/walks with Britt and transitioned those into longer runs of a few miles. I also started a new job around this time, which is conveniently located close to my running store. Right before the holidays I went and bought myself some new running shoes and committed to getting back into enough form to race the Securian Financial Winter Run 10k. (“Race” is here used extremely loosely… I am mostly content as a ‘middle-of-the-pack’ runner.)

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Octo Fish Bar

Octo Fish Bar

Superb seafood in landlocked St. Paul!

We don’t often splurge on extravagant date nights, but every once in a while, a special occasion or celebration marks the perfect time for some Twin Cities seafood! The Octo Fish Bar, located in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, has literally been on our eating wish list since before we left Colorado, and it did not disappoint.

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