06 October 2010

Konabowl: Getting Ready For Saturday!

I know what you're thinking. "Who is that good looking dude next to Chrissie Wellngton, and why does he have his shirt off?"

It is the Superbowl of Endurance sports—The Kona Ironman Triathlon is the summit of Iron distance racing. I shall be glued to my computer for a lot of the afternoon. The boys and I will be rooting on all the competitors, but I am especially rooting for Chris Lieto. Who else can make a crop top look that macho? Okay, perhaps just  Faris al Sultan, but that's it!

In my mind, I qualified all year. You know, father of five, triathlete, gainfully employed, married. I just couldn't seem to put in the required time after this photo shoot to train for the big island. Ah, perhaps next year.

Got in the pool on my "lunch break" today. Wow, it is incredibly amazing to be able to walk to my pool from my office. I use to have to drive from my former university. Yay me!

Train Smart Humans!

13 comments:

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Everyone is dying to know one thing: Does Chrissie smell good? You were close enough to know man c'mon and share!

Jason said...

I cannot stop laughing at that picture.....very creative.

EasternClimber said...

photoshopped

Kristin said...

ha ha!! CUte!!

Molly said...

holy cow, laughed out loud at that one.

Alexa said...

HAHAHAHAH!! I used to be in that picture with Mark!!!!! it's better with Chrissie

Kelly said...

This is the funniest thing I have seen in at least a month...with the exception of someone who put IM on their business card after their name...

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That picture is awesome! Ha ha! Thanks for the laugh!
I can't wait to see what happens this weekend! It's going to be exciting!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Dang. I didn't know you were so tall!!! Chrissie goes 5'7". What are you 6'5"??

Good job. You need to send that into the "new" Triathlete magazine guys and tell them you were disappointed they photo shopped you out of the original picture..

Yep, can't wait. Guess it will be 12 hours of Greg Welch live... Oh boy!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

LOLOL!!!!!!!

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

Wahahahahaha! This made my day!!! =)

RockStarTri said...

Why does he have his shirt off? I thought he never wore a shirt EVAH!

Good job. Chuckle city.

Caratunk Girl said...

That picture is a riot!! It is such a bummer she got sick and couldn't race