Half IM Dress Rehearsal

>> Thursday, September 04, 2008

Tonight, it took me 3 minutes to go from this:

To this:

(My black cat, although appropriate to
the outfit, will stay home on race day)

During the half, while I’m in T2 getting changed, it will take MUCH longer than 3 minutes. I’m going to have to Body Glide EVERYWHERE! Head to toe!

There’s some good news and some bad news about Sunday’s Half Ironman. The good news is that it’s supposed to be pretty cool. That will be good because, well, look what I’ll be running in! The bad news is that it’s supposed to rain. That costume will get heavy if it gets soaked! We’ll see what the race brings!

Check back on Sunday evening to see what happened! If I don’t have time for a full post, I’ll at least post some fun photos to tide you over! Wish Pharmie and I luck!


Jenny Davidson 8:51 PM, September 04, 2008  

Those are certainly some good-looking cats! Have a great race...

Maggs 8:57 PM, September 04, 2008  

What's amazing is that in 3 minutes your cat went from being striped to all black. Good luck on Sunday.

teacherwoman 9:04 PM, September 04, 2008  

ROFL! I was thinking the same thim as maggs...

Good luck this weekend! Can't wait to read the follow-up report!

Marci 9:29 PM, September 04, 2008  

Hope it doesn't rain on you! Have a great race and I can't wait to read about it :)

Kevin 9:33 PM, September 04, 2008  

So what did you have to do to get that cat to go back arched, tail up?

It adds to the effect

Unknown 9:36 PM, September 04, 2008  

I can hardly wait for the report. I hope you get pictures of others faces as they get passed by death.

bigmike600 9:47 PM, September 04, 2008  

Go to Gander Mountain or some other camping store and get the waterproofing spray that is used for tents and other nylon products. It will make that suit rainproof for about 10 bucks.

Good Luck. I wish you were going to be at IMWI so I could write on you.

I can't wait to hear this report.

RoadBunner 10:15 PM, September 04, 2008  

The change in accessory cat in the photos is hilarious!

RobbyB 10:29 PM, September 04, 2008  

You should yell "BOO!" to everyone you pass. Good luck!

Anonymous,  10:55 PM, September 04, 2008  

Dude, that's seriously scary!!!

Brian 11:11 PM, September 04, 2008  

it's sad when I look forward to updates from your blog. that's my weekend

Kelly 11:33 PM, September 04, 2008  

Are you going to be biking with that cat attached to your leg? Cause that takes talent.

21stCenturyMom 11:46 PM, September 04, 2008  

Good luck with the weather and I hope you both have a great race!

MissAllycat 12:34 AM, September 05, 2008  

That? IS FREAKING AWESOME. I love it. Can't wait to read the recap. :)

Mike 2:39 AM, September 05, 2008  

You have to take the black cat on a lead for the run! :)

RunBubbaRun 5:37 AM, September 05, 2008  

Good luck this weekend. Hopefully the weather cooperates.. Nobody likes a wet grim reaper running around.

JenC 6:19 AM, September 05, 2008  

Now, this is going to be good. Can't wait to hear about it.

Born To Endure 6:55 AM, September 05, 2008  

I thought maybe you spray painted the cat black...that would have been cool..:-D

Marcy 7:02 AM, September 05, 2008  

ROFLMAO Love it!! Lube er up baby!

Jess 7:04 AM, September 05, 2008  

Bahahaha I cannot wait to see race pics!

:) 8:19 AM, September 05, 2008  

I SOOOOO wish I could see this in person.... :)

Sarah 8:42 AM, September 05, 2008  

OK, I'm totally crying in the corner of my office. That's scary! Have fun!

John 9:23 AM, September 05, 2008  

Good luck on Sunday Grim! I can't wait to see some pictures of people being passed by the Grim Reaper! Just be careful when you swing that sickle... ouch!

Jeff 10:01 AM, September 05, 2008  

No way you could get the "bowl full of sunshine" shorts on top of the costume, huh?

Good luck on Sunday. Can't wait to see the pics.

Trishie 10:09 AM, September 05, 2008  

Cannot WAIT for this race report, Steve! and neat trick -- turning the cat black ;)

Unknown 10:13 AM, September 05, 2008  

Yeah - the black cat totally adds to the outfit, are you sure you can't carry him/her with you?

Aron 10:47 AM, September 05, 2008  

i cannot wait for this race report... good luck!!

Judi 10:52 AM, September 05, 2008  

Good luck to both of you guys!

The Sm'allards 11:42 AM, September 05, 2008  

How much did you pay your cat to pose perfectly? Did s/he go to scary cat modeling school or something? Clearly, that cat's got talent.

ShirleyPerly 12:55 PM, September 05, 2008  

Can't wait to hear how it goes. GOOD LUCK!!

Meg 2:18 PM, September 05, 2008  

That would scare the crap out of me!

Kim 2:23 PM, September 05, 2008  

i love it. but i dont love your cats. good luck my friend!

Unknown 2:30 PM, September 05, 2008  

you're a goofball. have fun.

Anonymous,  8:03 PM, September 05, 2008  

Hopefully it won't rain to make you look like a soggy grim reaper.

Good luck to you on Sunday! Go kick some a**!

Mel 8:25 PM, September 05, 2008  

oooooohhhhh GOOD LUCK scary man....you crack me up and way to keep things fun!!!!!

Joe V 9:00 PM, September 05, 2008  

Good luck Steve! And keep that rain away from us!

KodaFit 9:42 PM, September 05, 2008  

It's sure to be an interesting race report... From you and anyone who see's you running - especially if they happen to be a little fatiqued...


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chia 10:23 PM, September 05, 2008  

Reason #21445 why body glide should come in an aerosol can

CoachLiz 12:05 PM, September 06, 2008  

Go find some Scotchguard waterproofing spray by 3M in the laundry aisle of the grocery and spray that costume down if it is going to rain!

I can't wait to see the pictures.

Irish Cream 6:40 PM, September 06, 2008  

Hahahaha! That is truly priceless! Best of luck to both you and Pharmie! Can't wait to read all about it . . .

Eric 10:58 AM, September 08, 2008  

I love the way you made the cat "transform" too :-)

Anonymous,  11:10 PM, September 08, 2008  

This is ridiculous. Jessie H. and I are crying because we're laughing so hard. You're ridiculous.

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