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...) ;-)

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.