I didn’t get a workout in today, but I’ve been going and going and going – so that counts for something.
Work consisted of a business lunch downtown (a nice interuption to the normal course of the workday), followed by a social function in St. Paul tonight. In the course of the last four hours I’ve learned more than the average person might know about the Mississippi river and its revitalization happening in Minnesota’s capitol city. St. Paul is mostly recognized as the ugly step-sister to Minneapolis. In reality, St. Paul has lots going for it and just hasn’t marketed itself well since becoming a Twin City. It’s over the river, but the river runs through it and the city has huge plans centered around the river.
For example, St. Paul wants to create a National River Center Park on the banks of the Mississippi that will be a destination point for the more than one million people who visit the river each year. Grand plans for a grand river. I’m excited to be able to watch it develop through the next several years and plan to spend a little more time on the St. Paul side of the Twin Cities.
Tomorrow plan: Run in the morning and bike in the evening. The weekend is upon us and I also need to get my hands on a wet suit. Lake temps on June 3 when I enter the water to do the Buffalo Triathlon will only be in the mid-60s.