Friday, February 29, 2008

Course correction?

Oh Boy. Trimama showed me the flowers she bought for herself yesterday, exclaimiong happily, "I decided to romance myself"


I may be a dumb old superhero, but I picked up on that one pretty quick. Mama needs more of Tac's emotional and thoughtful attention. Not being one to put my marital issues on the blog, Tac feels that the tri-blog is good place to talk about his life priorities sometimes.

Devotion to Christ is number one. Marriage is right behind that. I married my best friend, so thats not too tough. The tribe is second, again easy cause the kids are an awesome gift to me! My business is next because money makes the world go round. Training for an Ironman is last. Oh that's right...Bigun is so emotional.... so I better put the podcast in there too.

The problem is that training moved it's way up to first. Not healthy for Tac, Mama or the kids. It's amazing to me how I become such a slave to the PLAN. Plan's are ignorant of other life pressures and customizing is essential to me.

I've decided to pull a Trimama. I'm cutting back to 4-5 days of training only a week. This is exactly what she did in preparation for IMFL 06 and she had a great race. If it's good enough for my lover, then it works for me. Tac's putting in some course correction but still planning on hitting the IMCDA course hard in June.

Have a good weekend...I've got a hot date to plan.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Episode 4 is up!

No Title. No Bits. Hopefully just laughs :D

Click on my sidebar link to go to iTunes


Friday, February 15, 2008

Tac's a wheeler and Dealer

You have to be careful around the Tribe household when Tac gets near craigslist. Hold onto anything you want to keep cause he likes to deal!

In the last couple months.

-sold garmin 301
-sold imac then bought new iMac for only 100.00 bucks more!
-sold cameras-replaced camera with way more expensive one (duck that was Trimama swingin)
-sold wii accesories
-sold old video camera

Which brings me to this listing that appeared under a search I did for a 40d Canon camera. Apparently 40d refers to more then just camera's...

What the fruit! Who knew?

Take a care out there regarding your underwear!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Library in the Hallowed Hall

Tacboy n' Bigun have an official Library. Think of old mahogony ceiling beams with book shelves from floor to ceiling. Reading chairs and large tables (triangular of course). Each time you remove a book there is that 'book smell' with a little dust needing to be blown off.

Were looking for titles for the Library. Book Titles

Also we have a large Dictionary in the Library. Think aged edged pages, about a mile thick. We need Dictionary words related to the official Dictionary of the League of Triathletes.

Any ideas you have we would love to hear!!

Leave us a message at 813-990-0951.

Tac's been busy training and still looking for that career change. Ugh. Lots of stress, but I'm thankful for a very supportive and praying wife! The podcast has been a great escape as well. Thanks for all your nice comments!

Have a great week and help us build a our mythical library!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Team Ortho Couer d'Alene 2008

Taconite boy begins his training today. 20 Weeks to Ironman. In some ways it seems like it far off in the distance, but in reality those weeks just seem to fly by. Before you know it, your suiting up and getting into the water with 2500 of your best friends.

Last year when Tac did Ironman Wisconsin he decided to participate in a Janus Charity Challenge by raising Funds for SAVE (Suicide Awareness and Voices of Education).

What a rewarding experience! I determined that any future Ironman's would always involve a Janus Charity of some sort because it made the process so much richer.
By the way, we raised $3000.00 last year for SAVE and Janus added another 800 to total 3800.00!

Thank you to all of those who supported Tac and SAVE last year!

Well this year to race at Couer d'Alene was through a Team Ortho slot.


Sounds good to me. Team Ortho is dedicated to raising funds for Orthopedic research to better the lives of those who suffer from joint ailments. Much of the research that they fund is used not just here in the US but all over the world to help devloping nation populations. Team Ortho also encourages general joint health by sponsoring multiple ameteur races all over the country.

Tac will get right to the point. He needs your help. If 200 people donate $10.00 I will have reached my goal! (I'll tip in the rest if need be) of $2500.00

Team Ortho uses the Janus Charity site to raise funds, credit cards accepted. If you would like to send a check please contact Tacboy by email.

Here's the link...

Team Ortho-Taconite Boy

Thanks for anything you can do!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Just like the podcast...

Tac's going to post on something that has nothing to do with Triathlon :)

New podcast up on Monday by the way.

Some opportunities have arisen that allow me to pursue another passion in my life, photography.

Tac's looking at purchasing a 40d Canon and looking for anyone who has some opinions on lenses for Canon in general.