I always felt a bit like a lonely misfit in triathlon culture. I figured it was my outdated equipment, solo training, or playfulness in a disciplined sport. Little did I know the true cause. I was part dinosaur and just hadn’t found my herd.
This season my herd found me.
The origin story began as a dream that percolated for years until it exploded. Now I know that last April was not my 34th birthday, but my first dino birthday.
Below is a small selection of the dino-shenanagans of the season.
Triathlon dinos started their open water training early. This was April 20th and the water was in the mid 50s.
Andrea and I made a pilgrimage to the Minnesota Zoo for some education. For us part-dinos it was really just entertainment.
Dinos cheered on other dinos doing triathlons at Superior Man and St. Croix Valley.
Big-T (AKA Trirannysaurus Rex on Facebook) getting his strength training in at the gym.
Lil’ T (AKA Dino Bites on Facebook) is better equipped than I am.
For my summer finale Andrea and I became Team Vilocikitty Snuggles!
We rocked the Square Lake Triathlon as a relay, passing Lil’T the whole way, making it his first complete triathlon. First in species!
A giant tiny-arm hug to all my dino peeps who’ve done more for me than I can rawr about.
still looking for my herd. flying, fire breathing dragons. let me know if you see any.
I’m not sure that fire breathing dragons are your herd. I’ll let you know if I see any stripe and polka-dot unicorn-dragons that sneeze glitter when they laugh. I think that’s the herd you’re looking for.
yes, sneeze glitter and laugh bubbles. A dragon that runs a kitten daycare.
you are right as usual.
I think you’re looking for stripe and polka dot unicorn dragons that sneeze out kitties! The more kitties, the better!
I think sneezing kitties sounds painful. All those claws! Maybe kitties sprout out of the foot prints of the stripe polka-dot unicorn-dragons. So everywhere it walks kittens spring out of the ground.
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