We Finished the Square Lake Long Course Tri!

>> Sunday, September 07, 2008

Quick Note:

- Pharmie and I both finished the Square Lake Half Ironman today.

- I ran the entire 13.1 mile run in the Grim Reaper outfit.

- Then I cheered for all the other finishers.

- The following video is me cheering for finishers coming to the line. It’s just about the most random 81 seconds on the internet. Hope you enjoy it (I really scared one lady - see if you can spot her):

Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c68aWDi9Hz8
(this is why I don't go to clubs...)

Back with more in a day or two - I have a heck of a story to tell! And my sister-in-law Steph took a TON of great photos!

But now I need to go tend to my nipples that got rubbed off by the Grim Reaper outfit...



Lily on the Road 7:17 PM, September 07, 2008  

O*M*G* Steve, you are cracking me UP!! That is THE FUNNIEST freaking Grim Reaper Video EVER!!

Can hardly wait to hear (read) the rest of the story! OH MY GAWD, I'm still laughing...

Go look after your man boobs and hurry back!

ps, good job on the half to you and Pharmie!

Mendy 7:36 PM, September 07, 2008  

OMG exactly! After finishing watching that, I had tears in my eyes from laughter. That was FUNNY!

I bet Pharmie is so proud of you. :-)

Congrats on the race. Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing the pics.

TRI-ROB 7:40 PM, September 07, 2008  

Esteban? That... well... you're now forever endeared to me. If and when I come to MN to race... you and I are getting a joint chest wax AND busting a serious groove!


Brian 7:49 PM, September 07, 2008  

who woulda thunk that a dancing grim reaper could be so freakin' funny. especially with those moves.

Anonymous,  7:52 PM, September 07, 2008  

That is PRICELESS.... that should be an advert for something I'm sure. Bugger Phil Collins and the drum playing gorilla....

YOU ARE HYSTERICAL!!! Can't wait to see the pics - the most anticipated blog entry in history I would have to say.


PS. Congrats on finishing.

MissAllycat 7:57 PM, September 07, 2008  

Even though your entire body was covered, I'm sure everyone knew that it was a white boy under that costume. :)

Meg 7:59 PM, September 07, 2008  

Congratulations to you both! That was a fantastic video and dance. I can't believe you brought a radio!

Dave M 8:01 PM, September 07, 2008  

Best thing I've seen all day, Steve! Reminds me of the Six Flags dancing old guy.

Mel-2nd Chances 8:06 PM, September 07, 2008  

congrats on finishing, and the video! That was hilarious!!

Anonymous,  8:14 PM, September 07, 2008  

This. is. awesome.

RunBubbaRun 8:17 PM, September 07, 2008  

I didn't know the reaper could dance..

Anonymous,  8:17 PM, September 07, 2008  

I am still grinning...that is the best video!! Pretty good dance moves there ;-)

Congrats on the finish - I can't wait to hear the whole story!!

Kevin 8:21 PM, September 07, 2008  

That was so freakin funny!! Cant wait to see more

teacherwoman 8:33 PM, September 07, 2008  

ROFL!! hahaha! I would have loved to have seen that in person!

Congrats to you and Pharmie finishing! :)

Unknown 8:37 PM, September 07, 2008  

I'm still laughing. That was GREAT! I'm having a really hard time in waiting for the race report and pictures. Take care of the nips.

Jennifer P 8:39 PM, September 07, 2008  

I think for this performance you should get a lifetime supply of Nipguards. That is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

Trisaratops 9:04 PM, September 07, 2008  


Matt just ran upstairs because he thought I was hyperventilating.

Marci 9:33 PM, September 07, 2008  

Totally awesome... can't wait to read about the race :)

Tea 9:50 PM, September 07, 2008  

That is hilarious! Congrats, and I can't wait to hear about the race!

Tea 9:51 PM, September 07, 2008  

btw-grim reaper in flip flops...that's the coolest.

Tracy 10:03 PM, September 07, 2008  

Who says white -er, dead men can't dance! Fantastic, can't wait to hear about the rest of the day!

Kelly 10:15 PM, September 07, 2008  

I laughed when I watched.

Then I laughed harder when I watched it with the sound on.

Although I don't know if that counts as cheering.

Anne 10:19 PM, September 07, 2008  

You did a half ironman -- in costume -- and still had enough energy to dance to kanye west?! I'm so impressed. I fully expected Blue Oyster Cult to be playing, but that would be hard to jam to I guess.

RBR 10:55 PM, September 07, 2008  


I am with Anne, and am seriously impressed that you can dance right after finishing a half iron tri!

Can't wait for the full report!

Run For Life 10:55 PM, September 07, 2008  

HAHAHA! That made me cackle. Yes, cackle.

Unknown 11:01 PM, September 07, 2008  

This is the funniest thing I've ever ever seen. Thank you so much for making me laugh my butt off. Congrats on the half IM.

Molly 11:27 PM, September 07, 2008  

That is the funniest thing I've ever seen. You should take that show on the road - we could use it at every race!

Stef0115 12:29 AM, September 08, 2008  

Oh.My.God. I had to watch that twice. SOFUNNY!!

Hope your nipples heal in a hurry.

Speaking of "hurry" please hurry with the race report and photos.


Pip 3:01 AM, September 08, 2008  

OMG - the funniest video ever, and the music was perfect!

Please, more photos, especially the bleeding nips! I promise to post some gnarly blister photos at the next available opportunity!

C 4:37 AM, September 08, 2008  

Your dedication is just freaking amazing. Can't wait for the full report!

SingletrackJenny (formerly known as IronJenny) 6:25 AM, September 08, 2008  

re: Missalleycat's comment --
**ya think?***
Dude you are one of a kind.

Ryan 6:45 AM, September 08, 2008  

I feel offended, violated, and entertained at the same time. You are a true artist!

Anonymous,  6:58 AM, September 08, 2008  

I didn't even think of telling you might want to wear nip guards under the outfit...so sorry, not that I wear them...

go tend to those tender nipples.

IM WI was good, didn't get my time, but the short story is two flats on the bike, and had to walk the last 13 on the run due to slosh belly :)

Marcy 7:00 AM, September 08, 2008  

ROFLMAO! Duuuudddeeee very nice! Very nice!

Jess 7:27 AM, September 08, 2008  

OMG, that was the funniest thing I've seen so far today!

Charlotte 7:54 AM, September 08, 2008  

Best thing I've seen today! Please please run a race by me next time! Racing Death... hee!

CoachLiz 7:57 AM, September 08, 2008  

Bwaa Haa Haa Haa!!!


If you have not reached the summit on that one then I guess that there are other mountains of ideas for you to come up with to keep us laughing.

You Rock!

Wendy 8:13 AM, September 08, 2008  

OMG I am dying laughing!! So simple, yet so friggin hilarious!

Herself, the GeekGirl 8:57 AM, September 08, 2008  

I'm trying to think of what this brings to mind--oh, oh, it's ELAINE. On Seinfeld. Ever seen how she dances? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0

triguyjt 9:11 AM, September 08, 2008  

yep/// just what i suspected,,,,even white grim reapers can't dance ;)

look forward to the insanity report

Tyger Lily 9:12 AM, September 08, 2008  

Thank you Steve, for starting my week the way ALL weeks should start. With a good, hearty laugh. You.are.the.shit!

E-Speed 9:17 AM, September 08, 2008  

OMG! I hope someone got video of you on the run course! That vid is priceless, I am not sure how you can top that!

Trophy Wife 9:52 AM, September 08, 2008  

I was waiting all weekend for that...and? Totally worth it. My favorite part was at the end when you threw down the sickle and walked away. Genius! I, like the other 46 commenters, can't wait to read the rest.

chia 10:13 AM, September 08, 2008  

Um.. LOL.

See, I came here thinking "I wonder how Steve and Pharmie phared... I mean fared... at the 1/2IM yesterday...

Never in a million would I have expected this. Wow. Simply wow.

Unknown 10:14 AM, September 08, 2008  

Dude... you've posted some funny stuff. I truly think that's the funniest. :)

Brent Buckner 10:18 AM, September 08, 2008  

That significantly improved my Monday morning - thanks!

Aron 10:55 AM, September 08, 2008  

LOL OMG that was too much... i cant wait for the race report!

Anonymous,  10:56 AM, September 08, 2008  

I cannot wait to hear more!

biker chic 11:07 AM, September 08, 2008  

Bandaids baby! Or maybe the manziere from seinfeld

Eric 11:17 AM, September 08, 2008  

When "Death" comes for me, I want it to come dancing :-)

Unknown 11:45 AM, September 08, 2008  

Oh man, that was awesome! You're totally making it around the cube farm today...I can hear your music and laughter coming from every office.

Erin Leigh 12:00 PM, September 08, 2008  

I tried not to laugh but the dancing did me in ;)

Donald 12:27 PM, September 08, 2008  

Dude - you are hilarious. Awesome video.

T 12:36 PM, September 08, 2008  

hahahahaha that was AWESOME!!!!

put up your race report soon! on a side note, i hope you got your pre-race poop in. i couldn't in my last race. it was sad and almost tragic. :(

:) 12:47 PM, September 08, 2008  

You are the whitest man in America with those moves!!! LOL

Papa Louie 12:48 PM, September 08, 2008  

Steve, You sure have a lot of engery after doing a half Ironman. I'll be thinking of your engeries while I do my half this coming weekend.

sRod 3:25 PM, September 08, 2008  

1. If I ever saw that during a race I would keel over in laughter (much like I did right now).

2. How does your brain operate so that it comes up with these ideas?

3. Your poor nipples. Maybe you should see if Under Armour makes a grim reaper outfit.

jeanne 3:31 PM, September 08, 2008  

white men rock on! hilarious!

Rachel 4:00 PM, September 08, 2008  

13.1 miles in a grim reaper costume? Rock on!

constance eustace 4:19 PM, September 08, 2008  

I saw you yesterday! great costume.

Did you get wet, or do rain droplets die the second they touch the grim reaper?

akshaye 6:28 PM, September 08, 2008  

Haha.. that was hilarious!

Anonymous,  7:00 PM, September 08, 2008  

You kill me!

AddictedToEndorphins 8:34 PM, September 08, 2008  

WOW! I feel like I should wear something funny for my marathon...or not.

Good for you! Im sure the finishers appreciate it. Put a little pep in their step!

J~Mom 9:52 PM, September 08, 2008  

SHUT UP!!!! Dude you are hilarious!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

richvans 10:37 PM, September 08, 2008  

no matter how hard you try - you can't out run death. You weren't supposed to pass me so early in the race. I liked giving you the blase "hey steve" when you blew by me in the costume.

Unknown 10:51 PM, September 08, 2008  

I have to echo everyone's comments. That is pretty freakin hilarious. I don't think I could ever have the guts, but you, there's no stoppin ya. Oh yeah, nice job on the race too.

Unknown 7:22 AM, September 09, 2008  

Yoy're a freakin' nutcase. That's some funny stuff.

Judi 8:53 AM, September 09, 2008  

Can you tell Pharmie how lucky she is to live with you? She must laugh soooo effin' much.

p.s. the yellow shit i was coughing up last weekend, i spit some out of the car window and it dried all over the side of the car. i wanted to take a pix just for you but d wiped it all off before i could get the camera. yum yum.

p.p.s congrats on the half.

TriGirl Kate O 8:46 PM, September 09, 2008  

So you think running 18 in a tropical storm is hard core?! No way. That was hilarious! Thanks for the good laugh.

Vickie 12:11 PM, September 10, 2008  

LOL! Just wait for the new USAT rules to come out about wearing Grim Reaper outfits!

Alice 9:20 PM, September 10, 2008  

YOu just earned my respect. Finishing a half ironman AND doing a little dance? Get out of here.

ShesAlwaysWrite 11:19 AM, September 22, 2008  

Dude. This is why I luvs ya. I haven't laughed so hard since I saw this video of a guy pulling socks out of a toilet. ; )

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