Monday, May 21, 2007

TriDummy's Birthday; Gear West Duathlon; FCA Huddle

Happy Birthday TriDummy! After a tough week fighting crime, TriDummy joins Trimama and TacBoy for some birthday cheer.

... it was an 80's themed party, so don't think we all dress like this everyday. Anymore, anyway.
Below is John and Micki and the girls.

And then it was up-and-at-em for the Gear West Duathlon in Orono. It was fun to show TriDummy our "hood". The course is on the same streets as many of our training rides.

TriDummy and Tac Boy did the race together, and finished together.

Tac, The Soapinator, TriDummy, and me. I volunteered on the course as trash-sweeper. I got to follow the last riders and pick up all the gu packets. Mmmm.

I found a guy that had on the same three-year-old limited-edition shirt as me:

... and then we got to introduce TriDummy to some of our local "pride". That's David Thompson in the middle, winner of the Powerman in Alabama, as well as the innaugural 101 series last month. He set a new course record at the DU yesterday. Now this is a mah-chine!
.. and this is Carrie Tollefson, who represented the US in the olympics in track. On the right is one of my favorite people, Katie McGregor. She is often the fastest 10K in the country and usually ranks in the top 10 or 20 in the world.

It was a fun race despite the 45 degree temps and howling winds.
Sunday evening I hosted the huddle for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. TriDummy was a special guest and as a true believer, was great to have him worshipping with us. At the end of the huddle, we were doing our closing prayers and when John (my ski coach that I blog about from time to time) asked for a special prayer request about his cancer treatment, TriDummy jumped out of his chair to shake his hand! He hadn't made the connection that THAT's who John sitting next to him was. It was really cute. John truly is inspiring to be around, and TriDummy really is an inspiring believer, so it was awesome that they each were so excited to know the other person they'd heard me talk about.
This morning John will sit for his FINAL 6-hour Rutuxin drip, please keep him in your prayers, too. He has improved tremendously and really appreciates your continued prayers. They are working!

Today I think we are going to get a swim and a bike training ride in. ...
Finally, IronGirlNyhus, TriNick, Greg, Steve G, TriJack and Terri O finished the 70.3 in Orlando yesterday - go check out their results!


greyhound said...

Speaking of goo (or gu), that's exactly what I would have been reduced to with Carrie T. on my right and Katie McG on my left.

Of course with all three of you, that's just a tractor beam o' hawtness.

21stCenturyMom said...

You people are so fun and so nice you almost make me want to move to the Twin Cities area. That is until you get to the "45 degrees and howling wind" part. Then I think "Wildflower - the reunion" and that sounds much better.

TJ said...

OMGosh! you are surrounded by some heavy hitters up there. wow!
no wonder you guys are so fast.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

I loved your post/update/report!! Sounds like a really fun weekend, races and birthday parties finished up with inspiration for all!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sounds like you had a really great weekend!

tri-dogmom said...

You are So busy! How did you managage to run a marathon, go to a party, volunteer at a race AND host another party all in a weekend! You are like super woman!!

brendaj said...

Looks like you're doing a lot of fun things. And great job on your marathon!!

Kewl Nitrox said...

Reads like a who's who report. :-)

I luv 80's parties. Mainly because I just come as I am.

Bigun said...

I saw David Thompson at 101 - crimeny he smoked by me on the bike (it was a 6 loop course...) and at the end I couldn't believe how skinny and young he looks.

Are there any other kind of parties than 80's?

Gu patrol?!?! You mean you can throw those things on the ground? That sure would save the insides of my bike shirts and tri short pockets... You are a trooper for pulling that duty - yuck!

Shelley said...

You would be so much fun to hang know all the kewl people!!