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Ironman Texas 2011 - Race Report

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cjo03
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...only took me 11 months to finish the report.. i wrote it mostly for my family and friends that helped me along the way.. and for me to read in 10 years and reminisce.

it turned into a novel.. regardless, it is now posted on our blog if anyone is interested in the journey. http://www.brittanilouise.com/oliveourfamily/?p=833

[This message has been edited by cjo03 (edited 7/3/2012 9:38a).]
AggieOO
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the blog name. could it be more gay?
cjo03
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yes.. yes it could

best part about it... more than one family member called us about it several years back when it was started... "you misspelled oliver"...
cjo03
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besides.. you've met me.. you know i'm a big cheeseball.
AggieOO
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glad to see me passing you made the RR
AggieOO
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good read. making me want to try and write mine since I never did.
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cjo03
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quote:
glad to see me passing you made the RR


without you, i wouldn't have known i hit my swim goal! very worthy of the report.

now on the other hand.. when i was about to start lap 3 and ran past your girlfriend... and she said "scott's about to finish!" that is not race report worthy...
AggieOO
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if it makes you feel any better...you look a hell of a lot better in all your pictures than i do.
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So did you get a tattoo? I kinda always imagined after I did an ironman I'd get one too...
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Good report btw!
Jerzzy
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Loved reading this!!

Makes me nervous, scared and yet excited about deciding when ill do my first one
AggieOO
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No desire to get a corporate logo tattooed on my body.
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Not even the Tri Shop logo? I'll send you a race kit, and we will provide a free bike tune up.

If you won't do it, I bet Scriff will.
Endo Ag
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Cory,
Thanks for sharing that. Very cool.

My wife has done one sprint, and is doing another next month, but told me not to ask her anything beyond that. Last night she said she is considering an Ironman.

I think I'll share this with her.

And, did you get the tattoo? Fess up.

FTAC of 2000
Formerly AgDDS2B.
Scriffer
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Gonna have to do better than that. One of them purdy Argon 18's and a handful of race wheels, and we'll talk.
cjo03
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thanks folks. to quote someone that commented on facebook "the story is frankly, one that cannot be told in brief".. couldn't agree more.

and no tattoo yet, but i do still plan on getting a small m-dot some day.
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I actually like this one:
Edit: Changed to url from img because it was frikkin huge!!!
http://www.everymantri.com/.a/6a00d83451b18a69e2013480e8ff76970c-pi

Ouch


His bike wheels look like boobies!!! [/beavis]


There are some cool ones out there. I am not a huge fan of tatoos, though (and partly because) they are hugely popular in the Army.

Personally I think the corporate logo arguement is silly. Lots of things are corporate logos. I don't ever see myself getting a tatoo, but if I did, this would be a strong consideration (assuming I earn it).

[This message has been edited by Endo Ag (edited 4/23/2012 10:04p).]
cjo03
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mine will be a plain m-dot.. nothing crazy or creative.. i've been on both sides of the corporate logo fence.. so i understand.. to each their own!
2001%er
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Great write-up. Cute kiddos. Seriously though, the story makes me think ahead and imagine a day in a few years when my family might come out to cheer me on for an Ironman of my own. We have such a small window of time to be our kids' heroes, why not make the most of it? I bet someday your kids will want to take your medal for how and tell so they can brag on you.

Congrats on your accomplishment!
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Great stuff
cjo03
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I bet someday your kids will want to take your medal for how and tell so they can brag on you.


they don't need the medal... i got them matching m-dot tattoos!

kidding of course.. and even if they're not into the sport, i do hope that i can set positive examples through the sport.
AggieOO
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Lots of things are corporate logos


and i wouldn't get those tattooed either.

IF i ever get a tattoo, i have an idea for one...it is h&f related, but not IM-related.
2001%er
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IF i ever get a tattoo, i have an idea for one...it is h&f related, but not IM-related.


Is it a red x?
AggieOO
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i'm going to get "crossfit" tattooed on my lower back in old english.
cjo03
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i'm going to get "crossfit" tattooed on my lower back in old english.


at least it will match the old english "scriffer" tattoo on my lower back after i lose on may 5th
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quote:

at least it will match the old english "scriffer" tattoo on my lower back after i lose on may 5th




That is soooooo bad in so many ways. Do NOT LOSE to Scriffer!

Very great race report btw. Very awesome race too.
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Great race report!
jdaerr
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Great report. Really enjoyed it.

Do you really commute two hours/day for work?
cjo03
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thanks.

and yes on the commute.. if not longer.. live in the woodlands and most of my clients have been downtown for the past couple years.. was ~39 miles door-to-door until we moved this past november and is ~30 miles now.

it doesn't quite have the swagger as a professional triathlete, but my benefits and flexibility are pretty ridiculous so i won't diss the job. the 3 kids under 2 are what makes the training so difficult now. it is pretty easy to prioritize them over the bike.
lazuras_dc
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Since you live in Houston area... you happen to be doing Tejas Tri in June?
cjo03
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not sure what races i am doing after cb&i.. i plan on doing tri aggieland in july.. and maybe going for an olympic PR at either the clear lake tri in august or the houston tri in september.. or may do bridgeland sprint in august instead of clear lake.
AggieOO
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July 28, come to Austin...even scriff is manning up.
cjo03
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ha.. scratch that. wrong race apparently.

[This message has been edited by cjo03 (edited 4/25/2012 11:53p).]
cjo03
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what race is on the 28th?
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