Lookin’ Beefy

>> Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Here are some official photos from the St. Croix Sprint Triathlon that I did a few days ago. For the most part, I look pretty good (at least parts of me), which is rare for me during an event. I usually look angry, drunk, flabby, or constipated. This is relatively unparalleled.

Exiting the water (my arms look good)

Looks like I’m trying not to pee

Not me, but possibly the worst event photo ever

Fighting the sun, not looking pretty...

...but at least I don’t look as bad as this guy.
Is he pooping while having a seizure?

Finishing the 4 mile run in 25:08

Biceps and man-boobs working hard

I’ve been hitting the weights with extra vigor over the past 9 months, and it’s starting to show. And recently, Phamie’s been talking about how much she likes my tummy. Sweet!

When I got home after the tri, I had a quality meal of Sixlets and Burritos:

Remember, only 5 days until the Half IM where I will run dressed as the Grim Reaper! And good luck to those of you doing IM WI on that same day!!


Marci 9:52 PM, September 02, 2008  

Good Luck @ your Half Iron on Sunday :)

Pip 10:03 PM, September 02, 2008  

Looking good! Best of luck with the Half ...

Laura 11:22 PM, September 02, 2008  

You look great, though I have to admit I think it'll be even cooler to see you dressed as the grim reaper and still racing!

IronGambit 11:47 PM, September 02, 2008  

Do you have reflectors on your bike?

Maggs 11:48 PM, September 02, 2008  

I think the 3rd photo of that other guy in a wetsuit looks like an alien.

Good luck this weekend! Your blog is hysterical! I've been following it for a while.

J~Mom 12:08 AM, September 03, 2008  

No, this is the worst event photo ever. The only reason I know it even exists is because my tri club did this race and we all had a good chuckle over it.


Stef0115 1:39 AM, September 03, 2008  

Great photos! Have fun at the half! I hope there will be someone out there taking photos of the Grim Reaper!

Meg 7:02 AM, September 03, 2008  

I'm looking forward to the grim reaper pics. I forgot about Sixlets, I used to love those!

Anonymous,  7:38 AM, September 03, 2008  

Sixlets?!?!?!? I use to love those things! Good luck.

:) 7:53 AM, September 03, 2008  

sixlets and burritos...dude. so much for your tummy! ;)

Kim 8:34 AM, September 03, 2008  

what was wrong with that guy's swimcap in the water? that is so funny!!!! youre gonna kick ass at the half. cant wait!

JT 8:35 AM, September 03, 2008  

Oooh... sixlets. The orange ones taste the best.

Kevin 8:40 AM, September 03, 2008  

Is that the travelocity gnome coming out of the water?

That dude on the bike looks like he is trying to hold back a big one

Rian 8:46 AM, September 03, 2008  

best wishes on the 1/2 IM! Bring on the reaper!

Marcy 8:59 AM, September 03, 2008  

I think you look good! ;D

CoachLiz 9:01 AM, September 03, 2008  

LOL!!! That worst photo ever is classic. Is it proof that aliens exist?

It kinda looks like what I was seeing out of my snot covered glasses on the run this past weekend.

Jess 9:51 AM, September 03, 2008  

Those Grim Reaper pics might top the pics from the race...but it will definitely be tough. Those are some great shots!

Anonymous,  10:01 AM, September 03, 2008  

Even the guy having a seizure looks better than me in most of my action shots

Michelle 10:03 AM, September 03, 2008  

Are you sure that's you?!
25 min 4 mile run? WOW!
BTW, quit calling me MOM!!! I know I'm old but.....

Irish Cream 10:47 AM, September 03, 2008  

Great photos!! Can't wait to see what the 1/2 IM brings :)

GoBigGreen 10:56 AM, September 03, 2008  

Phew i thought you were looking a bit gaunt when i saw you.

Ryan 11:41 AM, September 03, 2008  

Much better than the last pic of you exiting the water. That was a bad one. Hmmmm, David Hasselhoff is that you?

Rachel 12:21 PM, September 03, 2008  

Looks good! Yuck to the burritos though. I don't know how you contain that mess on a run. Have fun this weekend!

sunshine 2:17 PM, September 03, 2008  

mmm.... sixlets... I haven't had those since elementary school!

You look great, especially compared to those other two less than stellar boys! :) Can't wait to see the reaper in action.

Kellye Mills 2:34 PM, September 03, 2008  

I always take the WORST photos during triathlons! Great race! Good luck in your 1/2, that will be awesome, and that food, I'm sorry but all I can think is stomach ache!!

Anonymous,  2:44 PM, September 03, 2008  

Good luck in your 1/2 Sunday...I'll be thinking about ya out there running in that Grim Reaper outfit. Stay hydrated!

Knowing you are going to post pics of that outfit, it will make me race faster in IM WI just to get back home to check them out on your blog.

Go rock the 1/2!

p.s. just in case you get hot and have to peel off the death suit, shouldn't you have a back up 'outfit' underneath. I say a sports bra and tight shorts, with the thick scrunched up aerobic socks and the high top Reeboks with velco. Shoot - get some leg warmers like Jane Fonda.

Have FUN!

Katelin 3:38 PM, September 03, 2008  

good luck at the im! can't wait to see the pictures from that one, haha.

Erin Leigh 4:11 PM, September 03, 2008  

Your arms do look good!!! Good work with the weights. You are proof that you can lift and be fast.

Have fun this weekend!

Unknown 4:14 PM, September 03, 2008  

wow you eat the weirdest combinations of food.

Tracy 7:50 PM, September 03, 2008  

Man you have blossomed haven't you!? Must that radioactive diet of yours! Oh and probably all the butt whomping you're doing lately, way to go!! I can't wait to see you in the reaper costume, that's going to be one for the books! Have a blast out there!

KK 8:38 PM, September 03, 2008  

I think some random chick is checking you out in the last two. Pharmie might have to trunk a b*tch!

Good luck this weekend!

Cy 9:16 PM, September 03, 2008  

Nice run split-- Good to see you out there!

Have fun this weekend at Square Lake. I'm hoping for cool weather for you. Your outfit could get nasty in the heat.

Charlotte 10:04 PM, September 03, 2008  

And where has YOUR blog been all my life?! Hilarious! Please please tell me you really peed in the lake. Can't wait to see the grim reaper pics!

331 Miles 10:11 PM, September 03, 2008  

That 'worst photo ever' is obviously a cross of Sasquatch & Loch Ness monster photos.

Unknown 10:30 PM, September 03, 2008  

Good luck at the half IM! I would comment on your physique, but I'm just not that comfortable giving other guys compliments. I'm sure you'll understand.

ShirleyPerly 11:32 PM, September 03, 2008  

Great job on your sprint and best of luck at the half. That third picture looks like an alien!

KimsRunning 7:37 AM, September 04, 2008  

Hey...very nice blog(s) you have! I wish my pics were half as good as yours. So didja really peein your wetsuit?? Ican't stplaughing at that....LOL

KimsRunning 7:38 AM, September 04, 2008  

ARG!! My kids have been eating chips at my laptop again!!! There's crumbs under the space bar!!!!!!! Sorry 'bout that!!!

SWTrigal 8:18 AM, September 04, 2008  

Great pics! i love it when pictures show off our hard work!

Vava 8:20 AM, September 04, 2008  

Nice pics! And thanks for visiting my blog - much appreciated. All I can say is you look like a triathlete, and that takes a lot of work. Well done!

Calyx Meredith 8:37 AM, September 04, 2008  

Great race pics! I'd say something about your plastic wrapped burritos and sixlets but I'd leave myself open to return comments about my microwave mac n'cheese and lemonheads - so to each his (or her) own recovery meal, eh?

Can't wait for the Grim Reaper photos!

Gotta Run..... 8:43 AM, September 04, 2008  

You are kidding about the Grim Reaper... right?!

You rocked the photos!

Fizzgig 9:00 AM, September 04, 2008  

sixlets? Eeek! I havn't seen those in forever!

how are they sixlets in a box? where im from sixlets came in tubes of six. I'm jealous

Alisa 9:25 AM, September 04, 2008  

Good luck on your Half IM. I would love to be able to do one someday.

My race pics always turn out like the guy who looks like he is pooping...for some reason running and photos just don't mix well for me.

Eric 9:25 AM, September 04, 2008  

You're going to scare some people into a PR out there!!!

Mel-2nd Chances 10:18 AM, September 04, 2008  

thanks for stopping by my blog! won't make any promises on the stir-crazy part, but so far so good. :) great race pics, mine usually turn out horribly too. cheers!

Liz 12:20 PM, September 04, 2008  

Good luck! Knock 'em dead!!

(Has anyone made that joke yet? I didn't feel like reading though all the comments...)

Janet Edwards 1:39 PM, September 04, 2008  

Ahhahaha...love the pics! Still laughing about the poor soul in the seizure pic!

Nice recovery food.

Can't wait to see the Grim Reaper pics! I really need to think about if I can get my hungover butt up to run the Skeleton run here in October!

James Kernan Ferrin 1:51 PM, September 04, 2008  

I stumbled upon this blog by googling 'moose knuckle' for co-workers of mine. Very cool man - I have started to get into races, and would love to do triathlon!

b 5:52 PM, September 04, 2008  

Great guns and MB's Steve...but wheres the suspenders?

Formulaic 7:11 PM, September 04, 2008  

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Knock them dead! HA!!

Judi 10:49 AM, September 05, 2008  

You look good in red. RED hair would have worked too Steve. :(

Michelle 5:58 PM, September 06, 2008  

Great pictures. And the funny ones you found are hilarious!

Mendy 7:30 PM, September 07, 2008  

Pictures are GREAT! But, the reason I just HAD to write in, is because I LOVE, LOVE sixlets and the only place I can find them here at home is in the old country store that has the pails and pails of buckets of different candy, you can pile together. We went there about 2 wks ago and I specifically went there looking for sixlets. No joy. They were OUT! They suck.

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