Packet Pick Up

Spring is here! It is officially warm(ish) and beautiful outside. Now that everyone can feel good about the weather….

I’ve been on an egg spree for breakfast this week (see here and here and here). Today I returned to the yogurt+cereal morning fuel. What can I say? It sounded good! In the mix, plain non-fat yogurt, fiber one cereal, mixed nuts, dried apricots, and dried cherries:

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After work, I needed to pick up my bib number and chip for the Get in Gear. The Get in Gear is an annual spring race in Minneapolis. They offer several distances: 2k, 5k, 10k, and half-marathon. I’m running the half marathon and I’m very excited! Packet pick-up was at Minnehaha Park – the same location where the start/finish will be during the race.

As I got to the park, I realized that this is the location of Sea Salt.

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Sea Salt is a sea food restaurant – open only during the warmer months – that I’ve heard raves about since I moved here. There’s a similar fair-weather restaurant, the Tin Fish, by Lake Calhoun that I’ve also heard highly recommended. Even though this is the first real warm day, Sea Salt’s kitchen was fast and furious:

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The outside deck was completely packed, and I checked out the chalk-written menu behind the counter:

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Check out all of these sauces:

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I guess people really like sauce with their fish! The restaurant definitely piqued by interest, and I think it would be fun to come back here during the summer and get some fish tacos or something. Plus, I appreciate their sense of humor:

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Back to the packet pick-up…the Get in Gear is a HUGE race! It’s the largest 10k in Minnesota, and it’s one of the top 15 in the country. To get their number with their timing chip, runners had to find their bib number by looking up their name on these sheets:

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There were about a million sheets, but it was organized alphabetically and I went when there weren’t too many other runners, so I didn’t have trouble locating my name. I picked up my bib:

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BIG BONUS: my name was on the bib! I love having my name on things. 🙂 I also picked up my technical tee that all registered runners get:

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The tents for the expo were already set up although there wasn’t much action:

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I’m looking forward to an exciting race – check back soon for a post about the race itself!

 

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