Monday, November 10, 2008

The Rundown

  • Picked up Tri Rob and his buddy on Wednesday. Ate a healthy dinner. Dude dislocated his shoulder doing the Airport Shuffle. I brought him a sling. It was very sexy.



  • Tacboy rolled in on Friday night. Turns out that not only do we have similar senses of humor and comedic timing, we both have no problem lying around and watching movies instead of going out. Translation: we are old men.


  • Spectated the 70.3 Championships in Clearwater Saturday. Met up with a pro's wife and cheered for her hubby too. Tac knew many more people there than I did. Watched Tri-Rob finish his race, went home and took naps. Affirmed: We are old men.



  • Sunday morning Tac dragged me out of my own house for a 5.5 mile run. Everything now hurts. I hope everything now hurts him too. Guess it's time to start training again. Also, Tac wears more IM schwag than any 3 people. Shamelessly adorns himself with layer upon layer of overpriced finisher clothing. There has to be some sort of therapy group he can go to....



      • Met Tri-Rob at his hotel and did the dinner thing with his buddy and his coach...Coach Liz. Cool chick - she says it like it is. I instantly liked her. Met Brian Dunn (super stud) and his mom (super studdette) pool-side at Rob's Hotel. Turns out their heritage of "redneck dutch" is the same as mine. They just hail from the side of Holland with the smaller, crazy fast folks. My ancestors stuck their finger in the dike and held it together while his ancestors ran and got help. Small, yet important distinction.

      • Got Rob to the airport on time, hoping that he didn't break anything getting to his flight. Overall, a great weekend.

      11 comments:

      Danielle in Iowa said...

      So even though your people were stopping up holes (there were a lot of places I could have gone with that, but decided to keep it clean :-)), does this Dutch heritage explain your rockitude on the bike? I mean aren't the Dutch like born sitting on a bike?

      Bigun said...

      after a weekend watching the uber-fit and uber-fast, my bike prowess is little more than...."casual speed"...

      TRI-ROB said...

      Bigun! You're the BEST pal! Thank you SO much for all the support out there! The week wouldn't have come together the way it did had you not been there!

      Breathe...

      Taconite Boy said...

      Schwag whoredom is badge of honor.

      You and Di were awesome hosts! Thanks so much for the fun weekend!

      greyhound said...

      If so, I have the Medal of Honor. All schwag ho's live in my shadow. Who else had to buy an M-dot bag in which to put their assorted m-dot clothes and smaller m-dot bags.

      Bigun said...

      oooooh saaaaaaahhhh

      Cody the Clydesdale said...

      If I remember correctly you are a Vetran. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your service Big un.

      Ryan said...

      Great photo of a triple layer schwag whore!

      What's up tac, leave your finisher medal at home?

      tri-mama said...

      what no picture with the sleeve rolled up sporting the tattoo?

      Oh, man did I miss a great weekend! Dang it! Thanks for taking care of the Tac-O it was a great weekend for him leading into the business week.

      Looking forward to reciprocating at B2B

      Iain said...

      You can always spot the man with an inferiority complex. He's the one who spends all his money on Finisher swag and wears it at EVERY opportunity.
      My gf says Tac boy is obviously very small downstairs, even if the water isn't cold!

      IronJenny said...

      lain - figures you have no profile or blog of your own .. Tac's a great man, an awesome friend, and my whole family is glad to know him.
      Be nice, or just don't comment. Our friends hang out on these blogs.
      Thanks.