a Bri Gaal's Blog: Ironman Hawaii

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ironman Hawaii

It seems like these days almost everyone is talking about the Ironman World Championships taking place in Hawaii this Saturday. I was lucky enough to accompany Marty out there in 2005 and it was quite an experience. For those interested, here’s his race report. I always enjoy reading Marty’s race reports and I realize I may be a bit biased, but they’re not full of flowery language and “oh I learned so much about myself out there”, but more “this is what happened” with a mild sarcastic drip. I wrote a novel detailing our entire trip but it doesn’t seem to be on the old website anymore.

I’ve mentioned my dad before on here, and some of you have met him at the races – he’s on the board of directors of USAT and is kind of a big deal. Haha, just kidding, I just felt like getting a Ron Burgundy quote in there. Seriously, he has been around the sport for a looooong time and knows a lot of people, but this is his first time ever out in Hawaii to watch the big show. He left me a message last night saying he just found out that he, along with the mayor of Kona, gets to shoot off the cannon for the start on Saturday! It also pays to be nice to Marty and I because he was able to hook up some of our friends with some VIP passes which gets them all sorts of swag, entrance to pretty much anywhere, free tickets to the banquets, and who knows what else. It’s all about who you know. We accept cash, checks, bribes, and gear :)


At October 8, 2009 11:06 AM , Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

Your Dad does sound like a big deal! That is awesome that he gets to shoot off the cannon. Will he be wearing Sex Panther Cologne??? I couldn't help myself :) Or does he prefer Ironman cologne? (which does really exist).

At October 8, 2009 6:39 PM , Blogger wonderwoman said...

After meeting your dad, I know he is a big deal! :)

At October 9, 2009 10:14 AM , Blogger Angela and David Kidd said...

Your dad does sound like a big deal. The cannon is awesome!

Hopefully next year at this time I'll be kissing your ass to get the hook up!

At October 9, 2009 9:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I reread your husband's race report and enjoyed it just as much the 2nd time around. And I enjoy your novels too! But I must admit I miss Tassie puppies blogs. She is long over due. Maybe you could give her a nudge.

At October 16, 2009 10:08 PM , Blogger SND said...

Okay, it will worth asking at least. Would Marty or your dad know anyone associated with the NYC marathon? There are 3 or 4 of us that want to run in that marathon next year but it is really hard to be able to get all of us in with it being a lottery marathon. Any suggestions without running for a charity?? Love your blog!!! Thanks! Sandra Dyson


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