Super-Mo VII : That Just Happened

This year’s plan to dress like Ditka and run a 5k was a good idea. Adding donation incentives for the costume was better. Creating a trophy with the names of donors on it and run with it? Great. But getting Ditka’s attention and shaking his hand was nothing short of unbelievable.

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Completing the Ditka Look

So I picked up the Ditka Dash race packet and realized running in warm weather gear is still not enough. Earlier this year I ran the Soldier Field 10 mile race with a football, so doing that again didn’t feel quite right. So after thinking about it a bit, I decided Da Coach needed his SuperBowl trophy. The football, some tin foil, and a shipping tube I had laying around turned into something of beauty.

 

Test Run in the Cold

It’s gotten much, much colder than I thought this year, so it made sense to get accustomed to the cold weather after a week of being sick. 25 degrees with wind chill of zero? Man I miss my beard.

Progress

With this lingering cold I’ve avoided pics of my snotty self. But now that I’m feeling better and there’s less nastiness in my ‘stache, here’s a nice update of the fancy mo I’m sporting.

It is Very Real – The Plank of Victory

After years of office competition, I thought it was about time there’s some benefit besides a little bragging rights. And thus began the journey to have a Plank of Victory created. Laser-engraved maple from an old barn, the thing is massive for my tiny-man hands and weighs a lot more than anticipated. It’s the Manly Cup without a silly bowl on top.