Thursday, July 12, 2007

Couer d'Alene; coffee with the Bloggers, This weekend's Not Racing at Lifetime

Couer d'Alene
I'm in!! I'm in!!

I will officially be spectating/sherpa-ing the 2008 Couer d'Alene Ironman next summer. Mrs. Bigun and I will be in charge of (not only) more cow-bell, but for presenting our finest enthusiasm and encouragement for all you athletes pouring your hearts out on the course.

Woo-hoo! You go, Ironman!!!! (clank, clank, clank)

See? I'm in training already. How'm I doin'?

My first big training day of the season will be at Wisconsin. I'll be experimenting with my nutrition (that gets listed first from now on), gear, outfits, sunscreen application, etc... any advice, encouragement, instruction is welcome - tell me what you need! A ride to a training swim? spare goggles? Immodium tablets? (that also gets listed first from now on, too) Salt? Aquaphor? Fresh heart-rate batteries? Spare tire parts? pre-race shoulder massage? Ride to a bike shop in case you arrive and realize you've forgotten you wheels? (not that anyone I know ever did that...) ;-)

Coffee
So I just had coffee with Trimama, TacBoy, and Greyhound! You gotta love technology - they are in Colorado and I am in MN, yet we can still have coffee together.

Not Racing ... for a Reason
This weekend we are hosting another fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Triathletes are trading in their racing garb for volunteer garb at the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon, being held on Saturday. We will be collecting donations, working the transition area, and boldly wearing our buttons that declare, "Not Racing for a Reason: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Minnesota". I'll post a group pic after the race.

13 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

I can't wait to be in your IM Moo pit crew! I love the idea of filling day packs with all the stuff anyone could need out there. Maybe we should pack some inspirational messages with the Imodium and Gas-X.

Bigun said...

21st there too? Sounds official, I'll have to update the IMCdA Post with you two....

Glad to have you officially on board - I could always use more cow bell. Di has two - not sure which is her favorite though...

Tri Mom said...

Is that the Ice Age Ultra in WI that you have on your race schedule for 2008? Are you doing the solo event? It's on my list of things to do in '08. Hope it is. It's an awesome trail. Part of the Ige Age Trail is 10 miles from our house, so we run on that a lot. The Dairyland Dare was on the hit list for this year. Talk to you later.

Taconite Boy said...

I officially miss my Jenny....
We need to ride and do beer soon dear.

momo said...

i'm so confused! you're coming, but you're gonna sherpa and not race? oh, i don't care - as long as you are there!!!

WOOT!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

That's the kind of IM training I can probably handle.

Spokane Al said...

I am really looking forward to meeting you at IM CDA 08. See you there!

tri-dogmom said...

Well, I'm sad you aren't racing... BUT selfishly.. will love more race support! Yippee!!!

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

we are going to be some ding dang darn cool sherpas!!! LOL we'll have a blast> I love getting out there and hollerin with the cowbells!!

RunBubbaRun said...

It will be great to meet you in a couple of weeks at IMWI..

I will be your sherpa guide for ICEAGE. I promise not to ring a cowball the entire 50 miles thou..

Jumper 2.0 said...

Ironjenny,

I was really hoping to recognize you/ talk to you after the ltf triathlon today.

Did you guys wear the lft volunteer t-shirts or did you wear special lympoma/leukemia society shirts?

There was one time that I so one that I felt looked like you, this lady was teasing this guy about the wrinkles on his swim cap.

Anyway, I finished my first tri. I wasn't happy with my run but did finish and finished under 2 hours which was my goal for a first race. Unfortunately I am a dork, so I am letting it bother me that I finished 82nd out of 92.

This is only the beginning.

Hope to meet you soon.

Tim (Jumper)

Nytro said...

okay... here's the thing. you bring the cowbell, i won't be able to hang out with you. don't get me wrong, i understand that we need more cowbell... but with as long as that day already is? adding cowbell will be the death of me. or you. ;)

benny and i will be there with bells on. probably little tinkly christmas bells. because those make me happy. unlike the cowbell!!!

it'll be fun to see you there!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

I think I'll be officially expectorating too -- See you there!