After a 2-hour flight delay, arrived in Minneapolis…just before midnight.  Whew, late night – but end of another work week, psyched for marathon #8.  Have pasta loaded & consistently ran for almost 3 weeks.  Ready to run!

Started my Minneapolis day at a rooftop café in Uptown. Norwegian Benedict (eggs benedict w/ salmon) – YUM!  Hot, overcast & HUMID.  I thought Minnesota weather would be more like Alaska — NOT!  ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ is crazy humid.  And if tens of deep lake waters were not enough, the Mississippi River runs north-south through the city.  Misperception: the mighty Mississipp’ is not solely in the Deep South – Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer had a whole lotta river to work with 🙂

3 mile walk around Lake of the Isles, then off to Mall of America – USA’s largest shopping mall (North America #2 – behind Canada’s West Edmonton Mall).  Honestly I’m not much of shopper but had to see what the fuss was about – an amusement park (Nickelodeon Universe) inside a shopping mall?  Picked up a Vikings shirt for tomorrow’s race.  Check, done.

Paid homage to Mary Tyler Moore – positioned outside Macy’s in Downtown – then to the Sculpture Gardens & Saint Mary’s Basilica.  Hour nap, take-out pizza, quick shower & Minneapolis’ famous Guthrie Theatre.  2nd row tickets to Crimes of the Heart.

FULL day – so much to see, so little time.  But tomorrow is race day!

 

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