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2021-07-28: Was at Frontenac State Park last weekend which had some great views but my legs were not ready for …

2021-07-23: Never knew Old Powers Blvd existed till I stumbled across a small section today. It was what I …

2021-07-21: It might just look overcast by the picture but this morning’s run was smoke filled ⚠️🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-07-21: I will have to find a special place for this award 🤣. Thanks @HemisphericViews for the fun and …

2021-07-20: I am glad Tuesday is behind me now as it was a very long busy day that started with this picture of …

2021-07-19: Early morning run to start the week off right 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-07-18: Time for some “camping” coffee… ☕️

2021-07-17: It might look like it but in reality I wasn’t running through storm drains this was a “tunnel”.

2021-07-16: Found some fun trails to explore today at Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Granted some where mountain …

2021-07-14: The humidity was thick this morning and hoping it rains this afternoon as forecasted. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-07-13: Taking to the shade of the trails today as it started to get a little warmer again today.

2021-07-12: Hey WebEx, seems like a little much telling me that I have a meeting in 151 min from now 😆

2021-07-12: Very peaceful and cool morning with an eerie look to the sky and sun. Also, looked up at one point …

2021-07-11: Happy 3rd Birthday Lainey Lou the Doodle. I am thinking she is enjoying her puppacino 🤣🎉🐶

2021-07-11: Glad to get another double digit run in today and explore a new area off a familiar route.🏃🏻

2021-07-10: Really proud of this kid for his decision as I know how much he really doesn’t like shots. However, …

2021-07-10: Tinkering with a kids John Deere gator motor and gear box and I think I found the issue 😁

2021-07-10: Good advice and very relatable to lots of things. When you get stuck trying to make something, …

2021-07-09: I have this strange urge today to fire up a new website in a means of better linking M.b and my …

2021-07-09: It was a beautiful morning out there today. Made even better that today is Friday 😁

2021-07-08: There has to be something fun on the other side of the tunnel 🤣. Let’s just say I was glad to find a …

2021-07-08: 📚 I H💛TE RUNNING AND YOU CAN TOO by Brendan Leonard If you are looking for a great motivational book to keep you going in whatever you are trying to do …

2021-07-08: It is official and now on record… 🏃‍♂️ 😱

2021-07-07: Finally a cool morning to get a run in again. I will not complain about the 56° F temps after what …

2021-07-07: I normally don’t log onto the old 2008 iMac I have stashed in a storage room but did today to …

2021-07-06: Was a rainy run this morning after these dark clouds rolled in. I am not complaining though much …

2021-07-06: Change in scenery this morning while my daughter is at hockey 🏒🥅 📍 Bloomington Ice Garden, …

2021-07-04: Created my own solo 4th of July 10k by Lake Independence and on Lake a Independence Trail 🏃🏻‍♂️🎆

2021-07-02: Beautiful morning to put in a longer run by circling Lake Katrina twice on the Lake Independence …

2021-07-02: 🐶 I call shotgun… What an alert copilot 😁

2021-07-01: Strange looking sky this morning. Too bad I had to cut my run a little short and I was still cutting …

2021-06-30: Chased again 🏃‍♂️...🦅...🌳 Pretty sure I was chased by the same bird that followed me a couple of weeks back. This time however …

2021-06-29: Year end performance review time 🤦‍♂️… I am looking for any distraction I order to not work on it …

2021-06-29: Found a new trail to explore this morning that connected to another I have been on before. Tried to …

2021-06-27: Very foggy morning run around Clear Lake in Waseca, MN this morning. Also, ended it with some stairs …

2021-06-26: Family movie tonight was Mrs. Doubtfire. It has been a long time since I have seen it. …

2021-06-25: Free WiFi they say… Don’t worry your in range they say… 🤦‍♂️ Doesn’t bother me as I am glad I wasn’t …

2021-06-25: Good start to my Friday and no real excitement on this run 😁🏃🏻‍♂️… Next up getting the RV packed up!

2021-06-25: In today’s running adventures… First part went great, then ran into a team of ducks blocking …

2021-06-22: Found some new trails to explore today… 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-22: Always seems fitting that the time I am about ready to spin down a long-standing side project I get …

2021-06-21: This is a pretty good bit from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week when Jon Stewart was on …

2021-06-21: Family movie last night I selected The Great Outdoors, however after about 30 minutes the kids were …

2021-06-21: Had a great Father’s Day with the crew yesterday. Not to mention they did a great job creating this …

2021-06-20: Happy Father’s Day little run in the rain but thankfully the trail provided good cover for a little …

2021-06-18: I was followed then circled by this bird twice on my run this morning. Not sure if it was wise but I …

2021-06-15: Taking advantage of this beautiful morning by working outside on the deck

2021-06-15: Rise and shine… Had the trails to myself at 5:30am 😳🌅🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-14: Does anyone else have this problem of wanting to get a new domain name from time to time?🤦 …

2021-06-14: Change of plans this morning as I had a companion on my run… 🐶🏃🏼

2021-06-10: I have always been a fan of Kirby Ferguson’s work and can’t wait to see the newest Remix …

2021-06-09: Had to get out early again this morning to try to beat the heat… However, it was still hot 🥵🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-07: Got up early today to run but maybe not early enough to beat the heat and humidity… 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-04: Very warm night to be sitting outside but can’t complain too much as it was fun watching my nephew …

2021-05-28: Stopped in my tracks during the middle of my run today as I didn’t want to play chicken with …

2021-05-27: Rainy, wet, and a little muddy out there on my run today 🌧🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-05-26: The NoPhone Air - “It’s simply a plastic box with nothing inside.“🤣🤣 - Be sure to …

2021-05-24: Well now things are getting a little out of hand with another Apple purchase… I think I know some …

2021-05-19: Wondering if anyone has used Shaarli or thought of using something like this to save bookmarks, …

2021-05-19: Ran across a slightly hidden trail today if you look close 👀… Taking it put me in an area I have not …

2021-05-18: Running this morning I found a sidewalk that leads to nowhere… Or does this mean I need to blaze my …

2021-05-13: Electrical wiring in older houses are an adventure… This little issue sucked away a good chunk of time for me yesterday when all of a sudden the lights …

2021-05-09: Super proud of this girl yesterday as she started off strong to get 2nd in the 400m dash with a …

2021-05-07: A true “lunch run” today 🤣… Too bad my sushi got a little tossed around 🤷

2021-05-06: Too much pressure and not enough coffee this morning to really choose a side @hemisphericviews 🤷‍♂️ …

2021-05-05: Well this is super annoying that my work computer is off by 7 min. Of course they have locked it …

2021-05-04: Need more coffee already today… Trying to knock out my self-assessment and employees …

2021-04-29: I really wasn’t feeling it today but after I got out there I just kept powering through. …

2021-04-28: Such a busy day with random work stuff but I am thankful for working from home so I can quickly …

2021-04-27: I am so far behind in all of my Podcasts after listening to a book tape over the last week while …

2021-04-27: Looks like I need to figure out more and better ways to deter these little acrobatic critters.. 🐿️

2021-04-26: Did some exploring yesterday on a long run from the Lowry Nature Center to the Lake Minnetonka LRT …

2021-04-22: In the Background of Pictures I often take pictures while out running as a way to document random things I see or things of …

2021-04-21: I know this has happened before but sometimes I get this feeling that I am being watched while I …

2021-04-21: Can’t believe I just cut my run short today for a 10 min meeting that was scheduled for an …

2021-04-17: Meet Stella... Meet Stella… I found her out on my run today and nowhere near my house. Between myself and …

2021-04-15: Early morning global meetings today… ✅ Coffee ✅ Amazingly comfortable and stylishly shirt …

2021-04-14: 🔗 The FBI might have gone ahead and fixed your Microsoft email server This is very interesting …

2021-04-14: Some late night video work in the “studio” for a school project. He should be super …

2021-04-10: Done and done! Thankful for modern medicine…

2021-04-07: Still working through some email triaging after taking last week off… Going to need more …

2021-04-06: Really great episode of Micro @Monday, if anyone hasn’t already you should check it out. …

2021-04-02: To think exploring Parks when visiting new places can make you famous 🤣

2021-03-29: Another late afternoon exploring on the Central Lakes Trail 🏃

2021-03-27: Watching how the critiquing is done from behind the judges table while my girls are on stage… …

2021-03-26: Not a great start to a Friday… I got out to the kitchen to find my coffee pot ready to go …

2021-03-24: Forty https://upnorth.blog/2021/03/forty/

2021-03-23: I felt like I was being watched while working today and turned around to see the doodle staring at …

2021-03-23: Some solid sticker game going on here… If you don’t have any you should pick some up …

2021-03-19: My son stayed up watching the NCAA tournament first four games last night and before he went to bed …

2021-03-18: Global early morning meetings are sometimes frustrating because you wake up early thinking you have …

2021-03-16: 10 Simple Truths 10 Simple Truths: curated by @Naval If the news are fake imagine history Human life is gradually …

2021-03-15: Right in the middle of a work discussion about some stuff that should be quick enough to get …

2021-03-13: The backyard rink season has finally come to an end… Can’t wait till next year 🏒

2021-03-10: Sometimes I believe I am a small cat 🐈 😸

2021-03-08: My t-shirt game is looking strong today… I will for sure turn the camera on for meetings and …

2021-03-05: Teaching and Learning - 5am Joel > Part of teaching, is learning. > And part of learning, is …

2021-03-05: Reminded again why I got rid of my Fitbit! Last night I was looking for a place I ran in Germany when I was there on a work trip in 2015. I …

2021-03-03: Got this book late yesterday and can’t wait to dive into it. I have chatted with one of the …

2021-03-03: Took a couple wrong turns that led me on a lot longer run than planned today. At one of the dead …

2021-03-02: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 30 - Privacy Peering back into my “office” area that I have been …

2021-03-01: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 29 - Light After a snowy yesterday the sun was looking extra bright this …

2021-03-01: Was hopeful that the dishwasher was going to be fixed today. The repairman diagnosed it wrong and …

2021-02-28: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 28 - Up Good words to live by

2021-02-27: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 27 - Pompasetting Always dress to impress with sass 🤣

2021-02-27: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 26 - Favorite One of my favorite paths to run on

2021-02-27: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 25 - Code

2021-02-26: Power went out at our house which is not ideal for working… Seems like a good time for a run …

2021-02-24: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 24 - Baby We call her Baby Lainey… Even though she is 2 now 🐶

2021-02-23: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 23 - Banana Smoothie

2021-02-22: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 22 - Spell Using the blanket of fresh snow to write

2021-02-22: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 21 - Colors Enjoying this colorful can after a long weekend of kids activities

2021-02-21: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 20 - Weather Finally blue sky’s and warmer weather to find some trails to …

2021-02-20: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 19 - Alive Jumping up near the edge of a cliff at the Badlands National Park

2021-02-18: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 18 - At Home Glad to be back home…

2021-02-18: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 17 - Still Very calm and quiet morning running through the snow on the back …

2021-02-18: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 16 - Erudite

2021-02-15: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 15 - Reflection Late night working from a hotel room

2021-02-15: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 14 - Compassion These kids

2021-02-14: Been over a year since I have traveled on an airplane. Very different traveling now but here …

2021-02-14: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 13 - Make Building this for more creations by others

2021-02-13: Mood follows Action - 5am Joel. Good reminder here as the cold days could be keeping you down.

2021-02-12: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 12 - Sporg *Found it”

2021-02-11: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 11 - Machine Currently in the corner of my basement near the walkout where my …

2021-02-10: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 10 - Energy If only I had this ones energy and perseverance right now as she is …

2021-02-09: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 9 - Muddy I have found my fair share of mud over the last year

2021-02-08: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 8 - Hope My frozen face hopes the weather warms up soon 🥶🏃

2021-02-08: It’s time for the Monday morning round up to get the kids up, ready, and off to school… …

2021-02-07: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 7 - Craving The double stuffed Oreos are my favorite and the kids will clean up …

2021-02-06: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 6 - Sport _Never grew up playing Hockey or really watching it but my two girls …

2021-02-06: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 5 - Pets *The Doodle lays, watches, and waits for her human friends to return …

2021-02-05: That time of day when there is under an hour and the kids will get off the bus… 😨

2021-02-05: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 4 - Layers Not as many layers as you would think for 5°F with a feels like …

2021-02-04: I consider myself a morning person but I really don’t like having to jump on work calls right …

2021-02-03: 📷 February Photoblogging: Day 3 - Comfort Watching the fire

2021-02-03: First day I have been to the office in over 4 months. It is interesting how strange this feels as it …

2021-02-02: 📷 February Photoblogging: Day 2 - Morning Beverage Coffee Please 🙋

2021-02-01: 📷 February Photoblogging: Day 1 - Close up Making Tracks

2021-01-29: Question but does anyone use screen protectors on their phones anymore? I bought one and it …

2021-01-26: Another sunny yet cold day in MN… 🏃

2021-01-25: Bright sunshiny day… ☀️🏃

2021-01-23: Snowy trail walk with Lainey this afternoon 🐶

2021-01-22: Today’s distraction… Not sure why but I am going to test out a new to me RSS reader …

2021-01-22: Going to be a cold one today… 🥶

2021-01-17: So I am doing this tonight… Wish me luck!

2021-01-14: Avoided the snow falling today but with the warm temps I found a lot of slush and puddles…🏃

2021-01-13: It was an amazing 41°F today so how could I pass up the opportunity to run in shorts 🏃…

2021-01-13: I feel like my day job has moved to coffee barista when I am working upstairs and kids come out from …

2021-01-12: Not a bad view of the sun setting tonight. However, it got darker than I thought which I …

2021-01-10: Put in some long mostly straight miles today… 🏃

2021-01-08: Of course after posting my thoughts on Newsletters this morning I ran across this amazing article …

2021-01-08: Blog Posting or Newsletters Has anyone ever considered instead of a specific Blog site to just create a Newsletter and publish …

2021-01-08: Friday early morning! Time to get some work done and I will be sure to keep the coffee …

2021-01-07: Such a beautiful day to put in a longer run as I attempt to build a bigger base of miles… 🏃

2021-01-06: Does anyone else find themselves switching up locations in their house to work who typically never …

2021-01-05: Treadmill vs Exercise Bike I have always liked the idea of an exercise bike. In fact, last December when my wife was talking …

2021-01-05: It is that time of year again for the 2020 Ugly Sweater Contest - Better late than never. Statment …

2020-12-29: Rink is finally fully functional after the blizzard last week which required some maintenance over …

2020-12-23: Not many days during this year I can say I that 10k steps before noon… Let alone before 10am …

2020-12-21: I have been a user of Evernote Premium for a long time and used to use it to store everything but …

2020-12-21: Seems about right for a Monday, started the coffee pot and take the dog outside. When I get back I …

2020-12-17: That feeling you have knowing that you need to now wake all the kids up after a nice quiet morning …

2020-12-17: Seem to have gotten trapped in another rabbit hole of looking at and trying to install open-sourced …

2020-12-16: Found a new spot to run not far from my house actually while I was waiting to pick up dinner last …

2020-12-16: Spent 4 hours putting together a dresser for my kids last night where a majority of that was sitting …

2020-12-15: I am not sure why I do this to myself but I decided to try installing Quill on my own domain as an …

2020-12-14: Found time to check out @HemisphericViews podcast and it is really good stuff. Started with the ones …

2020-12-14: I am still baffled that with company connected calendars showing when people are free or busy people …

2020-12-13: The season is upon us… This will mark the 7th year flooding a hockey rink in the backyard for …

2020-12-11: If you build it they will come… Commence the flooding 🏒

2020-12-10: Run with the dog this morning… She was less than impressed with this way to start her day. 😁 …

2020-12-08: Didn’t mind the view this evening running on the trails by our house. Kind of lost track of …

2020-12-08: Two questions for the Micro.Blog community: - What is your typical way you post to Micro.Blog? - Is …

2020-12-08: On a conference call this morning and Lainey is really trying to get some attention. I am not sure …

2020-11-30: It is a coffee and work email catch up kind of morning as I wait for the house to wake up.

2020-11-27: Another Thanksgiving day 5k in the books this year. However, I decided to double it to over a 10k …

2020-11-24: A little frosty run yesterday morning…🏃

2020-11-20: Chasing the sunset tonight… 🏃

2020-11-19: The longer I work from home the more I reazlize how bad my email management is getting. I try to get …

2020-11-14: Getting ready for the 2020-2021 season for the bigger 80x32 backyard rink… 🏒

2020-11-13: Making tracks in the snow yesterday… 🏃🌨️

2020-11-11: Office partner today… Are you ready to play again yet? 🐶

2020-11-11: Have I mentioned that running in the snow is actually kind of fun 🏃🌨️

2020-11-05: Even with everything going on I haven’t been on normal “Social Media” that much …

2020-11-04: Had to get outside and space out for a while after a long night before and day…🏃

2020-11-02: Came across some ice still out there today on what was a beautiful day today… 🏃

2020-11-02: I went though some time where I wasn’t sure what book to read next and now I have about 5 in …

2020-11-01: Doing a little fitness challenge with some friends which motivated me to get outside and run today 🏃

2020-10-31: Can’t believe Sean Connery died… played such iconic roles.

2020-10-29: Pretty sure this isn’t a “real” path to run on 😂… Oh well it will …

2020-10-29: I feel like Scott Adams was reading my mind yesterday with the Dilbert comic today as I spend most …

2020-10-29: Why when joining a call and a conversation is already going do some people feel then need to …

2020-10-28: After some really cold weather last week today feels like an amazing spring day in Minnesota at 47 …

2020-10-27: It was one of those days where the sun is shining, you feel good and you just keep going and …

2020-10-26: Sometimes large organizations make it so hard to get things done. I have spent too much time trying …

2020-10-25: Early morning hockey tryouts for this girl… 🏒

2020-10-24: It was definitely colder than I would have hoped but not a bad evening for a run… 🏃

2020-10-23: Not a bad way to spend a Friday night… 🏒

2020-10-22: It was a rainy one out there today… 🏃

2020-10-22: Finally decided to jump all in and give this M.b a real go with a membership. Now I just need to …

2020-10-22: I have read something similar to this a while ago as well but I think Seth Godin says it well that …

2020-10-22: Global organizations sometimes mean extra early mornings… 🥱☕

2020-10-21: Sometimes the only time to fit a workout in is late at night when the streets are quiet… 🏃🌃

2020-10-21: Want to change a bunch of things at once but I know I need to be patient in order to get things …

2020-10-20: Lovely Fall day for a run blazing my own trail… 🍂🏃🌨️

2020-10-20: Question for the Micro.Blog community… I am guessing it is better to have an actual …

2020-10-19: First snow run of the 2020-2021 season in the books and in shorts 😁… 🏃🌨️

2020-10-19: Not looking at anything work related for the past 4 days my Inbox seems to be full of things I need …

2020-10-18: Got out early today to catch the sunrise and as a bonus no one was at the waterfalls… 🏃🏞️

2020-10-18: Last RV camp trip of 2020 in the books. Drove home early today, cleaned it out and winterized it. 🏕️

2020-10-16: Nothing beats a fall run with some views… 🏃

2020-10-15: Hiking to a waterfall on a cold day…

2020-10-14: No work on Thursday and Friday means up late working trying to stay afloat so Monday isn’t a …

2020-10-14: Dark morning runs are not all bad but I would prefer having the sun peeking through the trees ... 🏃 …

2020-10-14: It has been interesting playing around with this new Micro.Blog format. I think long term if I get …

2020-10-13: New day, new site, new running goal... GO! 🏃🌄 #running, #sunrise #morning

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