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 I figured it was my outdated equipment, solo training, or playfulness in a disciplined sport.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.