Friday, August 31, 2007


First off. Tac needs to address Bigun and Greyhound...Yes Tac is aware of his lack of posting...DID YOU READ THE LAST POST! :) Honestly, blogging has been way down on the list the last several weeks. Yet if your reading this, thanks for checking in and sending your words of encourgment, they really mean alot!

Tener Gusta La Espana-The Janus Charity Fund Raiser

What an awesome evening. We had the idea of a fundraiser, the creativity of our friends took over and we ended up with a lovely evening on Lake Minnetonka with Spanish wine flights, tapas and good friends.

Hypen Girl and Swinging Girl were part of our official servers.

Appreciation is in order. Thanks to all the organizers for putting this together starting with the always raging hot Trimama. Thank you Robbie, Sara, Abbey and Pam for all your cooking and decorating! Thank you to all our guests who contributed to my charity SAVE (Suicide Awareness and Voices of Education).

Through the contributions of our guests we raised over $1000.00 dollars towards my goal! One of the special parts of the evening was when the parents of Jon whom Tac dedicated this race to, won the jewlery door prize. You have to love God's providence!

Tac is thankful.

Thankful for the gift of health that allows me to take on the IMMoo event. What an honor to participate in such an epic event.

Thankful for the gift of a beautiful woman (inside and out) who supports me in my goals both spirtually, vocationally and Iron related.

Thankful for friends who love others enough to give generously so others can experience healing in the midst of great sorrow.

Thankful for the opportunity to carry the names of these families 140.6 miles, remembering there loss and praying for them along the journey towards the capitol finish line. Tac has many names he's carrying on a post card September 9th, if you have seen the effects of Suicide in your life, or the lives of others PLEASE email those names so that I can race in honor of them. I'll be praying for you and your effected family members or friends.

Thankful for the bloggers who have encouraged me to dream big and have a big heart! Thanks guys, you know who you are!

Janus Charity Challenge-SAVE

Tac's goal is to reach $3500.00. He's at $2300.00 currently, anything you can do to help would be great! Just click on the link to the right to go to my Janus Chartiy page.

Up final thoughts before heading to Wisconsin

OMG Greyhound is sleeping at our house on Tuesday night. So much Iron intensity under one roof, look out neighbors!

Tac out


IronJenny said...

Thank YOU, Tac! It was a beautiful evening, and so kind of you to select this charity. Sara's homemade baguettes were unbelievable... she let me take one home. ;-)
Hello to Greyhound on Tuesday! I didn't know he was coming up early. Are you taking him on the Wed ride for a pre-race ride?

Bigun said...

after your last post, it's great to see your not swirling down the toilet of whatever had you in it's negative grip. You're gonna be an Ironman! Damn Skippy! I'm psyched for you!

greyhound said...

Hyphen Girl and Swinging Girl look so sweet. Glad your event was a success, and I'll hit your fundraising link again. See you Tuesday, mate.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Congratulations on your successful fundraiser! What a worthy charity. Thanks for taking it up Tac. Best of everything for you next weekend. We'll be watching from the edge of our seats.

Bolder said...

see you, trimama, and the tribe soon...

Brent Buckner said...

Best wishes for your day at IMMoo!

Safe travels one and all.

Comm's said...

I wish i could be there to cheer you one like you do so well for me.

Fe-lady said...

You guys have TIME and energy for the stuff that's really important...I am amazed at all you and your family do! We will be thinking of you during your race!

Tri-Dummy said...

See you soon! I'll call you while enroute to WI!!!!

Spandex King said...

See at the race!!! I'm working at the Cross Plains aid station of the bike.

Lana said...

How nice! What a great idea! I really think your charity is for such a great cause, and one that is often overlooked. Thank you for taking the time to do what you are doing - and for inspiring us all to be all that we can be!!

TriSaraTops said...


SO EXCITED for you guys! I'll be cheering for you from here! Wish I could be there. Have an UNFORGETTABLE day!

LBTEPA said...

Very best wishes to you for a great race day - go Tac go! But WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?????