Share Babyortyl

Monday, August 15, 2011

Being Mighty: Jeff Bell.

A couple of years ago my Sister Tina, who lives in Washington DC, trained for a Triathlon with an organization called Team in Training. She raised lots of money for charity and made some amazing friends along the way.

Here is an email correspondence that just bounced back and forth between Tina & I:

From: Christina Fox
Subject: Fwd: mighty pose
To: "fox"
Date: Monday, August 15, 2011, 10:51 AM

Becky! wanted to share this....its a pic of my old coach and one of my besties Jeff Bell...he told me he was racing on Sunday so i told him to Be Mighty! He dedicated his race to Mighty Oakes...notice his arm...and then he placed first in his age group! When he sent the pic i had to share it!

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 2:18 PM, becky wrote:
are you kidding me!!
I love jeff bell!!
what was the race?
Xo to you and new bestie! Go MO!

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Christina wrote:
He did the 2011 Northeast Triathlon. Jeff is the best and i love that he races in honor of his heroes! Before the race he texted me his Mighty Roar...."GRRRRRRRRRRRRR" but the fact that he placed first of all the men in his age group is huge! he is a rock star!

Dear Jeff Bell,
YOU are amazing!! You are my hero, you are Oakes' hero! Thank you so much for not only thinking of our Mighty Oakes on Saturday, but for dedicating your race to him. I can not think of a more grand gesture. I hope that Oakes will grow into a thoughtful and compassionate person like yourself. I also look forward to the day that he is happy and healthy running around, putting those lungs to good use! I will now add to my list of daydreams forOakes...competing in aTri.....Go MO!
Sending deep breaths,heartsting, hugs and kisses your way!
Congratulations on placing!
XO, Becky & all of the Ortyls.


  1. Jeff Bell is 1. Dreamy, 2. Total triathlete badass, 3. a riot to split a bottle of wine with, 4. Single, 5. Exotic...hailing from the grand land of Canada! Line up the CICU nurses and any other single friends you might have and lets auction that boy off for charity!!! (it won't be the first time I'm sure!)

  2. ps. i'll totally do that tri with MO!

  3. I LOVE it all!!....I love Jeff Bell, I love C.Fox, I love Oakesie doing a tri, I love it, I love it, I love it....

  4. I love it too! I got tears reading the emails back and forth. What a sweet guy...Dreamy Jeff Bell tri-ing like a badass!


  5. I love it!!! Team in Training athletes rock...what a tribute! Keep it up, dreamy Jeff Bell, and maybe you'll stay in good enough shape to train with MO :-) Hugs and tugs for more boring days, Becky!