Well here I go, posting for the first time as taconite boy apparently no longer as trihubby (although trimama says I'm always her hubby ;) Good day to post, I just signed up, paid the bill and am heading towards Ironman Wisconsin in 2007! I guess the last several years have been preparing me for this. It was only 20 months ago that I noticed
What's Taconite? Good question, I'm glad you asked. Taconite is a the rock pebbles that are mined from the Iron range in northern Minnesota. In fact the upper portion of the state is called the 'Iron Range'. The Taconite that is mined from the range contains about 35% Iron. The process by which the iron is extracted requires the taconite rocks to be pulverized and mixed with other chemicals. Since mining is a blue collar job, and I own and operate a blue collar business the similarities work for me! The unique challenges of pulverzing my body in training and mixing my life up with all of the other athletes in this crazy sport after hard days at work are either crazy or God inspired....or Both. I know I have good support from both my family and my faith, so bring in the pulverzing truck and lets get going!