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LAZY MAN IRONMAN AWARDS

  • Family or Team with the Most Total Miles is the Bihun Family, Meaghan, Joshua, Niall with 810 miles.
  • Individual with the Most Total Miles & Biking Miles is Jess Zendler with 404 miles total, 372 miles biking
  • Individual Under 18 with the Most Swimming Miles is Casey O’Flaherty with 4.6 miles
  • Individual under 18 with the Most Running Miles is Chris O’Flaherty with 99 miles
  • Oldest Participant is Joan Christnacht at 85 years old
  • Youngest Participant is Niall Bihun at 8 years old
  • Team with the Oldest Combined Age is the Seniors Rock comprised of Helen Manley, Jerry Snarski, Marilyn Snarski team with a total combined age of 223 years
  • Most Inspirational Participant is Libby Catalinich, read her story by clicking on her athlete spotlight below.

And the winners are… LAZY MAN IRONMAN AWARDS Family or Team 👪 with the Most Total Miles is the Bihun Family, Meaghan, Joshua, Niall with 810 miles. Individual with the Most Total Miles & Biking Miles 🚴‍♀️ is Jess Zendler with 404 miles total, 372 miles biking Individual Under 18 with the Most Swimming Miles 🏊‍♂️ is Casey O’Flaherty with 4.6 miles Individual under 18 with the Most Running Miles 🏃‍♂️is Chris O’Flaherty with 99 miles Oldest Participant is Joan Christnacht 👩🏻 at 85 years old Youngest Participant is Niall Bihun 🧑at 8 years old Team with the Oldest Combined Age is the Seniors Rock 👴👩🏻👩 comprised of Helen Manley, Jerry Snarski, Marilyn Snarski team with a total combined age of 223 years Most Inspirational Participant is Libby Catalinich 🏃‍♀️ Congrats to all of our athletes! #healthyliving #ironman #notlazyatall

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Athlete Spotlight

Libby Catalinich

About Libby

Libby Catalinich is 58 years old and was baptized at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. Libby began training for Sprint Triathlons ten years ago, and half marathons four years ago. Since that time Libby has run in 40 half-marathons. In the last year Libby achieved one of her Bucket List accomplishments by running in the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World. The race included a 5K, a 10K, a half-marathon and a full marathon, accomplished on four consecutive days.

Lazy Man Ironman

During the Saint Patrick Catholic Church’s first ever Lazy Man Ironman Libby ran in the Bloomsday Race in Spokane, the San Juans half-marathon, the North Olympic Discovery Marathon Relay, the Seattle Rock ‘n Roll 5K, and the Super-fast Half-Marathon, and participated in the parish Blessing of the Bikes and Ride Around PointDefiance Park.

Libby credits her husband, Jim, also a Lazyman Ironman, with the love and support that has enabled her to be the dedicated runner and parishioner she is.

Libby Catalinich is worked hard to get her Lazy Man Ironman miles. She told us the San Juan Island Half Marathon was very hilly but fun!

Libby won the Grand Olympic division of the North Olympic Discovery Marathon relay in Port Angeles recently with her team during the Lazy Man Ironman. “It was a blast,” she said.

Helen Manley

Helen Manley is part of the Seniors Rock Team that is truly rocking the Lazy Man Iron Man challenge. Helen along with Jerry Snarksi, featured in a previous athlete spotlight, along with his wife Marilyn are getting their miles in on this competition.

Jerry Snarski

Meet Jerry Snarski. He is 84 years old, making him the oldest male Lazy Man Ironman athlete. He recently completed his 112th mile of cycling. Way to go Jerry!

Jim Rooks

Parishioners Jim Rooks and Libby Catalinch joined the Lazy Man Ironman Challenge on May 26, 2018— kicking of their quest with the Blessing of the Bikes and a ride around 5-Mile Drive at Point Defiance Park.  It is never too late to start.  Sign up now.  Email health@saintpats.org to join the challenge.

Meaghan Bihun

Meaghan Bihun, parishioner and staffer and school parent at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, along with her son and husband has already finished the required Ironman distances— faster than any other individual, family or team. Team Bihun will continue to keep up the goo d work aiming for the most overall miles of any participants.

Sandra Kuharic

Sandra is a parishioner and staffer at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.  She restarted her fitness journey in April 2017 at Grit City Fitness and Performance— training at least 5 days a week — sometimes 7 at 5 A.M. with the Team Training group.

Check out a sample training session and the fun her crew has as they build strength and endurance!


The Bethke Family

The Bethke family is all in!  They are participating in the Lazy Man Ironman challenge.


Jess Zendler

Jess Zendler, a Health Ministry member kicked off the Lazy Man Ironman at the Tour de Bloom bike race in Wenatchee, WA. Jess is the event coordinator for the Blessing of the Bikes & Ride the  Point Defiance Park 5-Mile Drive on May 26, 2018.

Jess’s totals for the first week were 132.4 miles biking and 5.6 miles running. Quite impressive.

Garry Fitzgerald & Barb Hepfer

Garry FitzGerald, Health Ministry Leader and Barb Hepfer, Health Minsitry member participated in the Emergency Food Network hoted Hunger Walk and 5K Run on May 5, 2018 Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood to kick off the Lazy Man Ironman and fight hunger!

Participants in this 38th annual event walked around Waughop Lake or ran in a chip-timed 5K. Garry was the second oldest runner and came in 30th out of 82 runners.

What did you do to kick off the Ironman?

Niall

Niall, a parishioners and second grader at Saint Patrick Catholic School is pedaling his way through the Lazy Man Iron Man! Join him in this challenge.

The first ever Saint Patrick Catholic Church & School Lazy Man Ironman kicked off May 5, 2018 and it is not for the lazy. This Ironman with a twist allows individuals, families, or teams to complete a legendary Ironman competition over a six-week period rather than a single day. In traditional Ironman competition, participants have one day to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The Lazy Man Ironman has the same requirements, but allows 6 weeks— until June 16, to complete it. All athletes who complete this event will be eligible for prizes and all athletes earn a commemorative t-shirt!

Not a Swimmer?

You can choose alternatives, as indicated below, for each of the three sports.

Alternate activities are:

  • 1-hour water fitness class=1 mile swim
  • 1-hour water walking/jogging=3 mile run/walk/swim or 5 mile bike
  • 1 hour aerobics class (i.e., kickboxing, Zumba) = 5 mile run/walk/swim or 7 mile bike
  • 1-hour treadmill/elliptical/rowing machine=5 mile run/walk/swim or use mileage counter
  • 1-hour spin cycle class=20 mile bike
  • 1-hour physical therapy=5 mile swim/run/walk or 10 mile bike

The Health Ministry is committed to helping athletes get fit and healthy.  Check out other opportunities.

Participants Earn Awards & Prizes

Registered participant received a tracking form to log miles. Health Ministry Leader, Garry FitzGerald will check in with athletes via email. Progress reports are posted on a whiteboard in the Gathering Space at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. You can choose not to have your progress noted on the whiteboard, just let us know.  Once you or your team has completed the required distances you are done, but you can keep going and report your extra miles to be posted to the whiteboard.

The Health Ministry will be awarding prizes in the following categories:

  • Oldest participant
  • Youngest participant
  • First individual to complete the Lazyman Ironman
  • Most total miles completed by June 16th by an individual, and by a team
  • Best Lazyman Ironman participation picture.  Please submit photos of yourself participating in this event as often as you would like!

Prizes and t-shirt will be awarded on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Sunday Social Hour in the Church Hall after each Mass.

Are you Registered?

Want to report your progress or share a photo?  Send us an email.

Each week we will highlight an athlete to inspire others to keep going the distance. How will you inspire your fellow athletes in getting fit and healthy?

Learn More

Garry Fitzgerald, Health Ministry Leader

253-383-2783

health@saintpats.org