Wednesday, August 22, 2007

raceAthlete meet up in Chicago

It looks like Roman has a meet up organized for 1pm on Saturday in Chicago at the Inside Triathlon booth in the Expo. Looking at the "map" for this Expo - wow! If it's really that big, it will surely be the largest Expo we've been to yet. I should wear a bib to catch the drooling.

I'm really not sure who else will be there - Di and I are looking forward to meeting with Mike and J-wimm, and with Roman and his family; I doubt that is it for raceAthlete or Tri-blogger Alliance folks in Chicago.

I'm totally exhausted from 3 days of cramming in all my lawns! Some day I'll be in good enough "lawn" shape to handle 10 or 12 lawns in a day...I hope so, see'ns how I really need to get to 50 lawns ASAP (from the 31 I have now...). The sun was brutal the past few days with record high temps this week in the Tampa region. The only saving grace was the breeze - if not for that, I'd have wilted and died. NO SHIT!

With that, I haven't even thought about swimming, biking or running one iota. Well, not true, I have THOUGHT about it. Then I popped the top on another brewski and thought some more about it. When the Bigun tapers, he really goes all out! I'm pretty sure I won't do much while traveling for 2 days to the Windy City, so I'll be pretty well rested by the time my wave goes off on Sunday.

I'll be missing a day in front of IMLive looking for all the folks I know - GG, Sweetness, Iron Pol, and Dieing Water Buffalo for starters - taking names in Louisville. Good luck to all of you and to those whom I missed. On the Ironman subject...ug!!!!! I just got a comment from a good ol' College roomie of mine, TA - he's needing someone for Sherpa duties at IMMOO! Crap! Another great reason to go to Madison. All of you IMMOO'ers, I'm soooo, soooo sorry! I feel lame. Weak. Lame and weak and full of excuses. I'm hanging my head in disgust with myself as I type this. Someone hit me. Thanks, Di! You can always count on your spouse for a "free wack" when you ask for it...

15 comments:

bigmike600 said...

Bigun-Send you friend our way. We will be at IMWI all day. We are body marking folks at 4AM and then plan on watching it all. I have been watching your weather and yikes it's been on fire there. Surprised people have not spontaneously combusted. See you Sunday.

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Good luck on Sunday, big guy!

S. Baboo said...

Good luck in Chicago. Have fun!

Wendy said...

Best of luck in Chicagoland!

We'll look forward to your recap.

TA Gile said...

Big-un

Good luck at Chicago, dude. Does that mean you're not going to be in Madison for the 9 Sep IM? I'm looking for a support team. Fired Sue -- she's down on all my training since I'm kind of beat up.

Can't find your email address. Hope this works.

The Clyde said...

I live in Chicago, but unfortunately I'm not able to take part in Accenture, have fun, I'm sure our paths will cross at future events, a little mano y mano clyde competition.

blink140pnt6 said...

Have a fun trip and a great race.

JohnnyTri said...

Rest up Bigun, and drink a brew for me too!

Enjoy the windy city and kick ass in Chicago.

look forward to the recap next week.

rockon`

Cindy Jo said...

Yeah, that expo is nuts!!!

I'll have a beer for you in your absence at IMW.

Duane said...

Good luck BigUn!

excel man said...

Hey Dude - kick some @ss in Chicago.

Tea said...

Sounds like my kind of taper! Have a GREAT RACE!

excel man said...

Ya did good. Congrats. 2 of 10!

Wendy said...

Great job out there Bigun ... we now await the race report!

tri-mama said...

Have a great time in Chicago- why don't you just hang out for the week and then take the short drive to Madison 8-} It's not like you have yards to mow or anything...We'll be there- get us your buddies name so we can make signs and cheer for him- I've got me lot's of cowbells