Saturday, June 14, 2008

CdA Plans

I was chatting with my Dad a day or so ago, and he asked me what we were gonna do besides race up in Coeur d' Alene - good question! After thinking a moment, I responded that the thing we will do most of is socialize! Everything has been so hectic here at the year round outdoor training center - it will be most awesome just to get away from it all. The moving, the cutting, the training, all that...all behind us as the plane takes off on Tuesday.

I'm sure there are things to do and places to see once we get there. I and perhaps we (TrisherpaDi included) miss the mountains so much living here in the swamps and land of the giant rat, that just being amongst them and their majesty might be enough. The lake, the cool temps, different vegetation and building structures will all be so different to make it a great enough escape.

Truly, however, the infinite meets, hugs, hello's, conversations, and get togethers that will take place from this coming Wednesday and continuing on for nearly a week will make the trip. Physically getting out and doing what we love to do - swim, bike and run - with our virtual friends is an opportunity of a lifetime. Spending time with people that I know, possibly, better than friends I have locally but because they don't blog, our friendship is somewhat superficial in comparison.

I'm not saying all my non-blogger friendships are weak relationships and that just because a person blogs then they are my BFF. All I'm saying is that, well, when it comes to YOU ALL, I know things. I know fears. I know triumphs. I know family troubles. I know of trials and graduations and birthdays and new births. I was there, in my living room, watching you cross the finish line in Wisconsin, sharing, even that little bit, the glory of that moment with you. Thank you, BTW. I know things you probably don't talk about with your local friends and family - how do I know this? Because I don't talk about most of what I blog about with my local friends and family.

But then again, I'm a dude.

See many of you soon!

10 comments:

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

dude.

Cindy Jo said...

Very well said Bigun - and SO true!

I SOOO wish I was there to see everyone, but I will be watching online.

“Ironman has always been about finishing what you started. It’s about being able to do what you set out to do...maybe not as fast as the person in front of you, but certainly faster than the person who never started. Go ahead and quit…no one will care; but you will know for the rest of your life.” – John Collins, founder of the Ironman Triathlon.

TRI-ROB said...

Holy CRAP! Where's my tissues??? You nailed it! Get over here and gimme a HUG!

Breathe...

p.s. See you Friday.

TRI-ROB said...

Oh! I forgot! That IS the most bitchin number EVER!

J-Wim said...

How about them packers, eh?

Scottie said...

I will be looking for you Bigun. It would be cool to meet ya.

blink said...

Nice post. Look forward to the meet-up in person.

What was your number again? 4321? I'm such an idiot... to many beers.

blink said...

It should have been too not to. See what I mean. Ahggg!
going to bed now.

S. Baboo said...

You are a dude, dude! Can't wait to get out on the course with you.

Tea said...

You're a dude?
For the longest time, I thought you were the ugliest chick EVER.