02.26.2010 | 10:21 am

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Seriously, if you’re in the area, come on by Sunday, March 14, between 6 and 9 and say “Congrats, Fatty and The Runner.” Or words to that effect.

Give us a hug. Have some chips. And maybe we’ll bust out Rock Band, too. My Billy Idol impression is awesome.

PS: The “Help Fatty Help Kellene Help Dallas Get a Kidney” contest ends Monday. Get contest details here, and click the button below to donate.

PPS: So far, we’ve raised $22,847. To those of you who have contributed, thank you so much. And to those of you who are thinking of contributing, thank you too.


  1. Comment by Ken | 02.26.2010 | 10:24 am

    Too Cool! Congrats! Be HAPPY!

  2. Comment by MikeL | 02.26.2010 | 10:26 am


  3. Comment by judi | 02.26.2010 | 10:28 am

    Eldon, so happy for you. I have tears in my eyes! Stop making me cry! :)

    XXOO!! Judi

  4. Comment by Miles Archer | 02.26.2010 | 10:30 am

    Congrats. Great pictures. I’d love to come but I have a prior commitment. I hope to meet you when you come out to California for the bike race.

  5. Comment by @PeckishCyclist | 02.26.2010 | 10:33 am

    Congrats Fatty and The Runner!

  6. Comment by Kate | 02.26.2010 | 10:41 am

    Wow, congrats! So happy for you.

    – @double0kate

  7. Comment by NYCCarlos | 02.26.2010 | 10:45 am

    HOLY CRAP! Lol… engaged and married in 3 months? you two are nuts! Congrats!!!!!!!

    I’ve gotta learn your tactics on this one… I want to avoid all of the wedding planning crap after I propose, so please post on how you managed to sucker her into the quick and easy wedding! I’d imagine it’s cheaper this way too!

  8. Comment by Clydesteve | 02.26.2010 | 10:45 am

    Elden & Lisa – Congrats! Here’s wishing you God’s blessings and many happy years of love and life together.

    P.S. – I suppose this means you aren’t coming to visit me in the hospital after my knee replacement the day before, huh? :-0-/@ \_

  9. Comment by sprty | 02.26.2010 | 10:45 am

    Congrats happy couple :)

  10. Comment by Clydesteve | 02.26.2010 | 10:46 am

    Whoops! the good leg got removed in my icon!

  11. Comment by kenny | 02.26.2010 | 10:55 am

    I’m coming in my daisy dukes. You said very casual.

  12. Comment by Chris | 02.26.2010 | 10:55 am

    Congrats Fatty and The Runner!

    Hey Clydesteve, I’m doing knee reconstruction surgery in a week as well. Darn ski bindings.

  13. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 02.26.2010 | 10:56 am

    Congratulations again to you and The Runner! I wish you and awesomely joyous day and many, many years to come!

  14. Comment by AJ | 02.26.2010 | 10:56 am

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! I wish you all of the happiness and joy imaginable!

  15. Comment by Ryan in the Rock | 02.26.2010 | 10:58 am

    Just a suggestion…
    You wearing the helmet cam during the wedding would just be way over the top…but the” best man cam” could be quality blogging material.

  16. Comment by Susan | 02.26.2010 | 11:10 am

    “All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.”— Lord Byron

    Thanks for sharing your happiness with your readers…congrats! L’Chaim!

    Susan in TX

  17. Comment by Clair | 02.26.2010 | 11:16 am

    I won’t be in the neighborhood, so congrats Fatty and the Runner! Wishing you much joy and happiness.

  18. Comment by Julie | 02.26.2010 | 11:19 am

    Congrats to you both!

  19. Comment by asmathews (Alex) | 02.26.2010 | 11:26 am

    Congrats Fatty and The Runner! I wish you both the very best. Keep running, swimming, and most definitely cycling!

  20. Comment by Meg | 02.26.2010 | 11:32 am

    Woah! Congratulations.

    Low-key … that is the way to go! My husband and I did the same, and I love that we chose to do it that way.

  21. Comment by peter in ct | 02.26.2010 | 11:36 am

    I am so happy for both of you and your families! Congratulations

  22. Comment by Gillian | 02.26.2010 | 11:37 am

    Were I anywhere near the state of Utah, I would drop by and bring you flowers. Or spinach and artichoke dip – I make an excellent one. Or something along those lines.

    Instead, I wish from afar – happiest of happiness to you both!


  23. Comment by josh | 02.26.2010 | 11:43 am

    A big congrats to the both of you.

  24. Comment by Alyson | 02.26.2010 | 11:44 am

    Congrats!! We did low key too, in jeans, in the snow.:-)

    We will be in Lake Tahoe for a well deserved long weekend in the snow, so Utah is out! But sending you best wishes & “may the Bluebird of happiness be flying over your head and not be crapping!”

  25. Comment by skippy | 02.26.2010 | 11:57 am

    Very best wishes to you both, your joint families will enjoy the new environment that you are creating!

    Don’t add to the family just yet as you have too many projects on the go already!

  26. Comment by Jenny | 02.26.2010 | 11:57 am


  27. Comment by Philly Jen | 02.26.2010 | 11:58 am

    Elden & Lisa, sittin’ in a tree,
    First comes love,
    Then comes marriage,
    Then comes 4.8 miles of swimming, 224 miles of biking, and 52.4 miles of running.

    Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

  28. Comment by ant1 | 02.26.2010 | 12:14 pm

    congrats fatty!

  29. Comment by GenghisKhan | 02.26.2010 | 12:24 pm

    Fatty weds Runner
    Sharing life inside and out
    Love is a swell beast

    –May your lives together be better than my poetry above! ;o)

  30. Comment by bikerchick | 02.26.2010 | 12:25 pm

    Wow, congrats! Love the invite and the snapz. Mostly I love the fact that you are doing this on a WEDNESDAY! Sending you virtual best wishes!
    @PhillyJen – LOL!

  31. Comment by Art | 02.26.2010 | 12:26 pm

    Fatty [&Lisa - I suppose she reads this... ;) ]

    I’ve been reading since just before Susan passed, but never commented. This one is just worth breaking out of lurkdom.

    I pray this is as wonderful and healing for you both as it promises to be.


  32. Comment by Jarrod | 02.26.2010 | 12:27 pm

    Awesome news! Much happiness to you both!

  33. Comment by Barb | 02.26.2010 | 12:31 pm

    Congratulations to Elden and Lisa- may you share many adventures together.

  34. Comment by Thomas Bagby | 02.26.2010 | 12:37 pm

    Congrats Elden and Lisa. May you both have many years of happiness together. Looking forward to the Seattle LiveStrong ride in June.

  35. Comment by Julianne | 02.26.2010 | 12:37 pm


  36. Comment by Craig | 02.26.2010 | 12:38 pm

    Although I haven’t been following your blog as long as some, I’ve got to know you well enough to be very happy for you. I hope you’ll find time in your ‘new’ life to continue to share it with us.

    Congrats to you both!!

  37. Comment by Evan | 02.26.2010 | 12:49 pm

    Congrats. Good luck to you both.

  38. Comment by Kelly Bulkeley | 02.26.2010 | 12:50 pm

    Many, many congratulations to you both! I hope it is a fantastic day for you.

  39. Comment by Blackdog | 02.26.2010 | 12:55 pm

    Congratulations. Best wishes to you and the Runner. We have never met but I see you guys in Corner Canyon on occasion. Maybe I will cut myself a set of Kenny Dukes and swing by. Congratulations again and I wish you all the happiness in the world.

  40. Comment by Jenni Laurita | 02.26.2010 | 12:58 pm

    Kenny in daisy dukes? Where do I sign up?

  41. Comment by Mike in Houston | 02.26.2010 | 1:00 pm

    Congrats from a newlywed myself. May you both enjoy all that life throws at you.

  42. Comment by Papa Bear | 02.26.2010 | 1:30 pm

    Awesome, Fatty! Congratulations!

  43. Comment by FliesOnly | 02.26.2010 | 1:35 pm

    I can’t make it, Fatty, but it’s OK if you guys go on ahead and tie the knot without me. Thanks so much for the invite though, and congratulations.

    Just so yo know, the Iceman registration opens up this Monday at 11:00am (EST). Why not sign up and come on out to Michigan in November for one heck of a fun race.

  44. Comment by BellaBike | 02.26.2010 | 1:58 pm

    Congratulations, and may you have many, many happy and healthy years together!

  45. Comment by Justin | 02.26.2010 | 2:14 pm

    Congratulations to you both!

    (I will be in the neighborhood; maybe I’ll drop by if it’s not too stalker-ish.)

  46. Comment by Diane | 02.26.2010 | 2:15 pm

    Congrats, Elden & Lisa. May you be very happy as a couple and as a blended family…yours, mine & ours(?)

    Good luck in the marathon.

  47. Comment by Jenn | 02.26.2010 | 2:19 pm

    Above all things, love. Congratulations and the very best wishes to you both!

  48. Comment by Anonymous | 02.26.2010 | 2:19 pm


  49. Comment by Dan | 02.26.2010 | 2:19 pm

    Congrats from Luxembourg too!
    Want it in luxembourgish? Here you go :)
    “Alles Gudds a ganz vill Gléck fir är Hochzäit Fatty a Runner!”

  50. Comment by dave1949 | 02.26.2010 | 2:23 pm

    I can understand the congratulations for you Fatty but has nobody here thought to warn the lovely runner about this. Oh the humanity, the humanity.

    Best wishes for you both.

  51. Comment by Alli | 02.26.2010 | 2:33 pm

    So so happy for you both — and wishing you all the very best!

  52. Comment by Kathleen@ForgingAhead | 02.26.2010 | 2:35 pm

    CONGRATS you two!! Super happy for you. And I love this invite! Glad to see such happy and healthy smiles all around!!

  53. Comment by anonymous | 02.26.2010 | 2:56 pm

    Congrats! I wish you guys a wonderful marriage, even though it does seem too soon, I am sure susan is smiling down on you. Mixing families can be difficult, trust me, so make sure to be there not only for the runner, but your kids, I am sure they are still struggling with the loss of their mother. Give them your love, and the newly added children. GOOD LUCK! LOVE TO HEAR YOUR HAPPY!

  54. Comment by Adventure Nell | 02.26.2010 | 2:58 pm

    Woot woot to you both!!! Have a lovely wedding and many many happy years together :)

  55. Comment by justrun | 02.26.2010 | 3:19 pm

    Well then. If I had a reason to be in Utah other than “stalking a couple from the Internet” then I would.
    But congratulations from here and all the best to ALL of you in this new chapter!

    Is it too soon to start humming the Brady Bunch tune?

  56. Comment by Zlatko | 02.26.2010 | 3:20 pm


  57. Comment by winner27 | 02.26.2010 | 3:20 pm

    Awesome news! Congrats and much happiness to you both! Please post pictures of Kenny in his daisy dukes.:)

  58. Comment by Joe Haney | 02.26.2010 | 3:24 pm

    Congrats! Glad you two are doing so well, and very happy for you. People deserve to be happy, and happy people make others happy. Here is to your happiness for many years to come!

  59. Comment by Heidi | 02.26.2010 | 3:43 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: WOW!

  60. Comment by Elizabeth | 02.26.2010 | 3:45 pm

    You gotta believe in love.

  61. Comment by Heidi | 02.26.2010 | 3:45 pm

    And? Dan’s comment “livehappy” brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely sentiment.

  62. Comment by geckonia | 02.26.2010 | 4:02 pm

    Oh Happy Day!!! That photo says it all… You’re back on top!

  63. Comment by Yitzhak (Isaac) Ben-Moshe | 02.26.2010 | 4:24 pm

    Mazal tov, Lisa and Elden! Or, congrats, Fatty and the Runner! May you have many years of health and happiness together. Would stop by if I could, but I’ll raise a toast from here in Austin. BTW, gotta love Utah-the only place in the world where a Jew is a Gentile ; > ).

  64. Comment by Slowerthensnot | 02.26.2010 | 4:32 pm

    Awesome…. may have to make a trip up north for this… How do I top kenny? hummmmm

  65. Comment by Susie | 02.26.2010 | 4:38 pm

    congratulations to the both of you! looking forward to waving to you two on the tour of california…i’ll be the one on the corner in davis on my lunch hour!

  66. Comment by Peter | 02.26.2010 | 4:45 pm

    The very best of British to you both :)

  67. Comment by Dave | 02.26.2010 | 5:18 pm

    Congrats to the both of you!

  68. Comment by jeff | 02.26.2010 | 5:25 pm

    Congrats and the best to you both!

  69. Comment by Sam | 02.26.2010 | 5:45 pm

    woohoo!! Congratulations!! ;-)

  70. Comment by Lori Scheel | 02.26.2010 | 5:54 pm

    Most Excellent – Congratulations!! :)

  71. Comment by eandjmum | 02.26.2010 | 6:16 pm

    Happy Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy – all the best – thanks for invite :-) Sorry I won’t be in your neighbourhood. When I am in your neighbourhood you bet your bottom dollar I will visit!!! Best wishes from Christchurch, New Zealand

  72. Comment by a chris | 02.26.2010 | 6:24 pm

    Wow, that is a cool and kind invite. Congratulations, and have a blast.

  73. Comment by Sara | 02.26.2010 | 6:34 pm

    Do you know how many people read your blog and do you realize you’ve just invited us all to “drop by”??? Whoa!! Keep a tally for us. Wish I could be there to congratulate you both!

    Best wishes,

  74. Comment by Joel P. | 02.26.2010 | 6:55 pm

    Just finished digging out from yesterday’s nor’easter and came in to read the big news. Couldn’t be happier for the two of you and your families. Congrat’s and best wishes.
    Joel P.

  75. Comment by Franky | 02.26.2010 | 7:59 pm

    Lisa and Elden, I wish you both all the best. If I wouldn’t move to a new place during that time I might just have jumped coasts. Great news :)

  76. Comment by scoty in salida | 02.26.2010 | 8:02 pm

    So Excited for the both of you! Happy Happy!

  77. Comment by elisabeth | 02.26.2010 | 8:44 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!!!! So so happy for you!!! Congrats!!!

  78. Comment by BionicCyclist | 02.26.2010 | 8:47 pm

    Congratulations guys!

  79. Comment by Niall @ Brisvegas | 02.26.2010 | 8:49 pm

    NYCCarlos – Easy…he showed her his quads and she was hooked!

    Congratulations you two. After all that has happened over the last few years I know your happiness is well deserved. If I lived in the US I would be there to shake your hand Fatty but it is a long way from Australia for a quick BBQ! Especially if I have to fight my way past a queue of (potentially) 1,975,318 people.

  80. Comment by Caren | 02.26.2010 | 9:04 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!! I wish many wonderful years of love, happiness, adventure, and blogging about it!


  81. Comment by Bashzilla | 02.26.2010 | 9:07 pm

    Congratulations! That is awesomely good to hear!

  82. Comment by David | 02.26.2010 | 9:09 pm

    Congrats. This gives me a sliver of hope to meeting someone during my lifetime. Best of luck.

  83. Comment by Flora | 02.26.2010 | 9:10 pm

    Hi! I just started following your site/blog and wanted to congratulate on the impending nuptials! :)

  84. Comment by Peter | 02.26.2010 | 9:17 pm

    Zippity do da! A hearty and heartfelt congratulations to you both! It’s quite obvious that you’re very happy and I hope that continues to be the case for a very, very long time. I’ll raise a pint in your direction on Wednesday. Eat a half-dozen brats for me on the 14th.

  85. Comment by Lisa | 02.26.2010 | 9:42 pm

    Man, gotta work on the 3rd and have a gymnastics meet on the 14th. So tied up! Ha ha.

    Congrats to you both, don’t toss any flowers at the twins, and happiness always.

  86. Comment by Brandy | 02.26.2010 | 10:01 pm

    Congrats Fats!
    Chips? What about brauts?!

  87. Comment by joliver3 | 02.26.2010 | 10:08 pm

    Congrats, Fatty and The Runner! Or words to that effect.

  88. Comment by GJ Jackie | 02.26.2010 | 10:15 pm

    Wow, wow, WOW! So cool guys! Welcome to your next wonderful adventure. All the best to you both.

  89. Comment by TimRides | 02.26.2010 | 10:49 pm

    Hot ziggity!

    Much happiness to both of you.


  90. Comment by Sunny | 02.26.2010 | 10:57 pm

    WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!! Awesome! Congrats to both of you!!! I wish my mom still lived in Salt Lake City so I had a reason to be out that way to say congrats in person :D

  91. Comment by Rob M. | 02.26.2010 | 11:36 pm

    I wish both of you all the best. I hope The Runner participates in Philly so I can meet her.

    And I guess it’s time to call her Lisa. So, Congratulations Lisa and Elden.

  92. Comment by Linda | 02.26.2010 | 11:49 pm

    Congrats Fatty!

    I’ve just been reading your blog for a month or so – you’ve been through so much!

    It’s so wonderful that you have found such happiness after such troubled times. Definitely happy-tear-worthy :)

    And I think you and your family all sound like such excellent, resilient, humble people. So very deserving of good things!

    Best wishes to you, Lisa and many prayers for Kellene and her son.

  93. Comment by Garmon | 02.26.2010 | 11:59 pm

    Hey, congrats Fatty!

    I spotted the two of you at a grocery store a few weeks ago, you looked pretty happy. Good for you!

    Sorry I won’t be able to drop by in person on the 14th. (I’ll be on my way to India) So best wishes to you, Lisa and Elden!

  94. Comment by Matthew | 02.27.2010 | 12:28 am

    Very happy for the two of you! If I could attend I would be the one wearing the speedo, Giro helmet, and Bontrager shoes. Throwing out brand names to distinguish myself from the other 6′ 2″ dude, who will be attending, wearing nothing but helmet, speedo, and shoes…….:)

    Congrats and can not wait for pics.

  95. Comment by Sally | 02.27.2010 | 1:35 am

    Blessings to both of you on your upcoming nuptials!

    Wish that I could give you my best in person, but I will be doing some spring skiing that day here in Alaska.

  96. Comment by Orbea Girl | 02.27.2010 | 1:41 am

    Wishing you and your families many years of happiness together.

  97. Comment by vito | 02.27.2010 | 3:23 am

    Wow! Very cool news,indeed. Congrats to both of you on your upcoming marriage.

  98. Comment by McDicDoc | 02.27.2010 | 5:50 am

    Best wishes to you both. We’ll wait to stalk you until Livestrong Seattle.

    If anyone deserves their happily ever after, it’s you. Enjoy it fully.

  99. Comment by Claire | 02.27.2010 | 7:26 am

    Congratulations, I hope the day is fabulous for you both. I think it is now officially time to give you one of those combined name monikers befitting your uber celebrity status.

    From here on out when appearing in public together you should be referred to as Funner…or Ratty.. I say we go with Funner. It seems more appropriate.

    Happy life to both of you and all your peeps.

  100. Comment by leroy | 02.27.2010 | 7:54 am

    Congratulations Lisa and Elden!

    May you be lovers of life and lovers for life.


  101. Comment by Greg @ Greg Rides Trails | 02.27.2010 | 8:03 am

    CONGRATS man!!! Hope you guys have a happy life together!

    PS Is that donation amount Fat Cyclist readers only??? Because that is hardcore!

  102. Comment by ChristyM | 02.27.2010 | 8:32 am

    Congratulations! I wish you all the best.

  103. Comment by Linda | 02.27.2010 | 8:32 am

    Sounds like it’s gonna be one hell of a party! I am gonna be completely honest here: I live in NJ and for a very brief moment I really did entertain the idea of somehow getting myself out to Utah to meet you guys and celebrate with you!

    Oh well . . . with or without my physical presence, I’m sure you will have a weekend to remember–CONGRATULATIONS all around, and many, many happy years to you all!!!

  104. Comment by DrBryce | 02.27.2010 | 9:22 am

    I second the Brady-bunch sentiments, as that is my first thought upon reading the news.

    Congratulations and very happy for you. So can’t wait for another guest post from Lisa to see if she’s just as much a ‘character’ as you. And, happy for the rest of the Fatty fam to share in such a wonderful time.

    Thank you for the invite to drop by. Suddenly I feel totally stalker-ish at the thought of dropping by to wish you well, after only following you from afar for what seems a short time but an incredible journey.

    Again, much happiness and well wishes to you and your new, much larger family. Heaven is humming in anticipation of the beginning of this new chapter in your lives!

  105. Comment by Mike | 02.27.2010 | 10:09 am


  106. Comment by Swanny | 02.27.2010 | 12:10 pm

    WOO HOO. Congrats.

    The Sun will come out again one day, and it is.

    All the best to the Runner and her Fatty.

    -The Swanny’s

  107. Comment by Roadie2009 | 02.27.2010 | 12:40 pm

    Fatty and the Runner, oh holy awesomeness….this is just fantastic. Congrats to you both as you begin the next chapter together with your multiple offspring. May you weather the coming years with smiles and grow closer with each year. Just brings a spring to my step and a tear of joy to my eyes….. uber congrats.

  108. Comment by bobbie | 02.27.2010 | 12:45 pm

    I won’t be able to stop by, but I want to wish you both a big “FAT” congratulations, and send all my best wishes for your new life together ~
    Hugs ~

  109. Comment by nl | 02.27.2010 | 12:47 pm

    Congratulations to you both! Thanks for the invitation, but it’s a bit too far to go from Sweden. I’ll do one extra donation instead.

  110. Comment by Chris R | 02.27.2010 | 2:15 pm

    Banner week…you are engaged and you get a killer wetsuit…who’s the big winner? Elden is the big winner

  111. Comment by deepbrook | 02.27.2010 | 3:42 pm

    I wonder if we would have been invited to drop by if Elden lived in NYC? VERY cool story to follow online, I agree, the best-man-cam is a must.

  112. Comment by Anne | 02.27.2010 | 3:57 pm

    Congrats Fatty!!

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  114. Comment by Jennifer | 02.27.2010 | 4:42 pm

    Congratulations to Susan and the kids! I’m sure they’re very happy for you.

    Live in love, and grow in goodness.

  115. Comment by Anna | 02.27.2010 | 5:30 pm

    Totally Rad! If I wasn’t an impoverished starving uni student surviving on only old bread and lentils I would be there in a flash! All the best!

  116. Comment by Penina | 02.27.2010 | 6:01 pm

    Mazal Tov you guys!
    So, does this mean that us LiveSTRONG challenge runners now have our own leader, Lisa???
    See ya in Philly!

  117. Comment by Bo in Charlotte | 02.27.2010 | 6:14 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH AND THE CHILDREN!!! It’s funny, I found Fatty’s interview with Dick Gordon on public radio and just streaming it when the ‘invite’ came through…………..All the best to you both.

  118. Comment by Jantine | 02.28.2010 | 3:30 am

    Dear Elden and Lisa,

    Congrats all the way from Holland from an admirer of this blog. I always read it laughing out loud or crying or some emotion in between. I am very happy that you are happy together and wish you a wonderful wedding and life together with your loved ones. Would be there if only I lived a bit closer.

    Virtual hug and good luck to both of you in the Ironman!

  119. Comment by cece | 02.28.2010 | 7:10 am

    Congratulations on a new chapter in your lives together! Only 4 more days and counting! I have pre-wedding jitters! Keep us posted! Good luck to you both…I am thinking more of the Sound of Music family…except instead of music I am hearing “Wooosh!” the sound of a family of athletes going by!

  120. Comment by DeborahB | 02.28.2010 | 7:18 am

    Congrats you guys! Prayers for a long and happy life together. You deserve it!

  121. Comment by Shiny Flu | 02.28.2010 | 7:26 am

    Congratulations, we’re doing paper signing around that time too!

  122. Comment by MTB W | 02.28.2010 | 9:40 am

    Congrats!!!! I was going to come but my daisy dukes will be out at the wash that day.

    Best wishes to both of you and your combined family!

  123. Comment by Lisa | 02.28.2010 | 10:35 am

    A wish for both of you from the best card I ever received from a very special friend:

    “I wish for you all that life has to offer: health, happiness, dreams fulfilled and a lifetime full of rich adventure.” ~Thomas Trumble.

    Warmest congratulations to you and your families. Your joy makes me happy!

  124. Comment by ChefJT | 02.28.2010 | 11:55 am

    Congratulations and best wishes!!

    In lieu of a present, I’m making a donation to help Dallas.

    (I’ve got a feeling you won’t mind!)

    To paraphrase Tom Hanks in Dragnet:
    May you live together as long as you want, yet never want so long as you live.

  125. Comment by Jeff | 02.28.2010 | 12:07 pm

    Congratulations to both of you. You are proof that staying positive through adversity pays off.

    I wish you both a life second to none. You deserve it.

  126. Comment by Jeff | 02.28.2010 | 12:39 pm

    PS. Anytime you are in Maine, you are welcome to drop by as well.

  127. Comment by Jane | 02.28.2010 | 1:21 pm

    Well I’m pretty sure we all saw this coming:

    IN 2012 or there abouts.

    Have a wonderful wedding and reception and as a strong and loving couple, have your hearts desire.

  128. Comment by buckythedonkey | 02.28.2010 | 1:51 pm

    Blimey, that was fast work. Congratulations to the pair of you!

  129. Comment by Peg | 02.28.2010 | 2:48 pm

    That is the best news I have heard in a long time!! Many blessings for a wonderful life together and much joy for your new combined family.

  130. Comment by wayfarer | 02.28.2010 | 6:07 pm

    All of us at Wayfarer House wish you both every blessing! Congratulations!

  131. Comment by BamaJim | 02.28.2010 | 6:09 pm

    Congratulations, and my God bless.

  132. Comment by Michelle M | 02.28.2010 | 6:40 pm

    Congratulations to both of you and your children! I wish you all the happiness in the world and all of God’s blessings.

  133. Comment by Paulscarlett | 02.28.2010 | 6:56 pm

    let me add my voice ot the chorus – Congratulations to you both

  134. Comment by John Hopkins | 02.28.2010 | 7:25 pm

    As a cold black hearted man, I’m not normally one to pay attention to, or care about others relationships… But as a regular reader, I gotta say, I am very happy for you both. I even felt a little excitement. Let me adjust my skirt now.

    Also, congrats on the money raised for Dallas. Lets see him grow old, the way he is supposed to.

  135. Comment by BrindiCruiser | 02.28.2010 | 8:06 pm

    congratulations and enjoy what comes next.

  136. Comment by spa | 02.28.2010 | 8:26 pm

    Congratulations on the Bloggie! Well deserved.

  137. Comment by leroy | 02.28.2010 | 8:59 pm

    Yes, congratulations on the Bloggie too!

  138. Comment by Gomez | 02.28.2010 | 9:10 pm

    As always, Elden maintains the guy tradition of marrying up.

    Thanks, Runner, for taking him on. I suggest you get him a real TT bike for a wedding present, you know he’ll just get one on his own eventually, anyway.

  139. Comment by my middle name is fred | 02.28.2010 | 9:15 pm

    Hooray for Fatty and the Runner!

    In your honor, this evening, my wife and I made (and consumed) the World’s Best Cake. Thanks for sharing this and many other wonderful things with your readers.


  140. Comment by Betsy | 02.28.2010 | 9:27 pm

    Congrats to you and Lisa! Many blessings to you and the kids on your new journey together.

    Just sent my donation! Woo Hoo! Dallas has been added to my prayers. If I win a bike you can keep it. Some Fatty gear would be great or the cookies with the troll doll.

    Again, all the best to you and yours.

  141. Comment by Bravo Delta | 02.28.2010 | 9:34 pm

    Congratz on the wedding!! Oh and just saw a tweet that you won your third bloggie!! Hall of Famer Fatty!! I remember voting for you for your first one, and getting a free tshirt too!! Mucho love Fatty!!!

  142. Comment by Carl | 02.28.2010 | 10:13 pm

    That is great news Fatty. I couldn’t be happier for you.

  143. Comment by Saso | 02.28.2010 | 11:26 pm


  144. Comment by Waffles & Steel | 02.28.2010 | 11:55 pm

    Greetings. I’ve donated during the last two raffles and just tried to send some money for this one, but I had a heck of a time doing it via Paypal. Might be because I’m in China. Paypal wouldn’t accept my Wells Fargo credit card and wanted to take the funds from my U.S. checking account. I’ve had a terrible time lately with hackers, so I’m reluctant to go that route. Anyway, I’ve encouraged readers of my blog to donate.

  145. Comment by Sasha | 03.1.2010 | 12:48 am

    Congratulations to both of you and your combined families! I wish both of you a long and happy marriage. I can’t imagine a better fit – a friend and an athlete. You are truly blessed! Very sad that I cannot attend your reception. Bet it will be a blast!

  146. Comment by Mark Kynaston | 03.1.2010 | 2:58 am


    Is this how you proposed?

    Runner, Runner give me you answer do,
    I’m half crazy oh for the love of you,
    It won’t be a stylish marriage,
    I can’t afford a carriage,
    But you’ll look sweet upon the seat,
    Of a bicycle made for two!

    Do Trek make tandems? Surely, Johan and Lance could get them to rustle one up as a wedding gift!

    All the very best to you both.

  147. Comment by buckythedonkey | 03.1.2010 | 3:00 am

    Congrats on the Bloggie…


  148. Comment by fee | 03.1.2010 | 4:13 am

    Nicely done! All the best from the rainbow nation at the tip of Africa.

  149. Comment by jayci | 03.1.2010 | 7:37 am

    Sounds like this has been in the works for a lot longer than you or the Runner let on… regardless, congrats!

  150. Comment by Claire | 03.1.2010 | 7:42 am

    There’s a (quite literal) ocean between us, so sadly I won’t be able to pop by in person to say congratulations (who am I kidding – I’m shy and probably wouldn’t have the nerve to pop by even if I lived two streets away). As a result, let me say this virtually instead:


    Wishing you and your kids every happiness.

  151. Comment by Wine Dog | 03.1.2010 | 8:41 am

    Congratulations to you and The Runner.

    And hopefully with a diagnosis Dallas can get past this healthy and happy and get back to leading the life he’s supposed to.

  152. Comment by unbelievable | 03.1.2010 | 8:49 am

    Dismiss as another troll posting, but I’m out too.

    The self-centered posting and huge lemming population here finally did me in.

    Gotta go rinse this nasty taste out of my mouth.

    Oh, you are going to LOVE the post I am working on right now. Or you would if you hadn’t left forever, much to my chagrin and dismay. – FC

  153. Comment by SuomiTri | 03.1.2010 | 9:49 am


    what do you expect?

    1) It’s Fatty’s personal blog. What the hell else is he supposed to write about but himself, his interests and his experiences? If he’s boring or not your style, read something else.

    2) Fatty’s made his choices. What? Are you going to say he shouldn’t be doing this, that or the other thing? Even if you do know more than he does about his life (which is more than highly doubtful) and disagree with his choices, there’s nothing more to say or do than to wish someone the best– which is what most socially non-inept people do, and which I shall now do:

    ALL THE BEST ELDEN AND LISA! (You guys should change your last name and hyphenate to “Fatty-Runner”).

  154. Comment by AndyH | 03.1.2010 | 10:09 am

    I didn’t know yer name was Elden. I’m sitting here thinking “Why the hell is Fatty posting someone else’s wedding announcement on his blog?” Then I saw your mug in the pic…

  155. Comment by PinoyWeekendWarrior | 03.1.2010 | 10:13 am

    I’m a massive fan of yours, Fatty. Congratulations to you and The Runner! Warmest greetings from a little country called the Philippines!

  156. Comment by Susan's sister Christine | 03.1.2010 | 10:43 am

    Elden and Lisa,

    We wish you the best and want you to have a happy life together.

    Christine and Family

  157. Comment by NoTrail | 03.1.2010 | 11:03 am

    Congrats. Very happy for you both.

  158. Comment by KenG | 03.1.2010 | 11:08 am

    Congratulations to you both! You picked a great date, that’s my anniversary. She’s put up with me for nine long years. Here’s hoping for many more happy years for the two of you and the two of us! ;-)

  159. Comment by Tarah | 03.1.2010 | 11:23 am

    SOOOO happy for you! Congratulations!!

  160. Comment by Alyson | 03.1.2010 | 11:33 am

    And even more Congrats on “Best Sports Weblog: Fat Cyclist”

    Well done Elden ~ you Rock Dude!

  161. Comment by Frankenhip | 03.1.2010 | 11:49 am

    I am impressed by your bravery – putting an open invitation to your after wedding party on the internet! Congrats to you and the Runner.

  162. Comment by centurion | 03.1.2010 | 12:31 pm

    Eldon is getting the better part of the deal.
    Good Luck, Good Health, and Happiness to you both.

  163. Comment by Haven (KT) | 03.1.2010 | 12:32 pm

    Wow, congrats to you and Lisa! That’s really awesome. I can’t be in Utah on the 14th, but would someone please take pics and post them on the Fatty flikr group (is that still active?) for us?

    Oh, and what a banner week– I saw that you’re a 3 time bloggie winner!

  164. Comment by Marlys | 03.1.2010 | 2:00 pm

    Tremendously happy for both you and Lisa. You make a great couple in many ways. Wish I could “stop by” but I live several states away but will be thinking of you. Have a great time and many happy years! I will have a toast in your honor!

  165. Comment by Mary | 03.1.2010 | 3:54 pm

    Wonderful news! So happy for you! Eat some wedding cake for me!

  166. Comment by mzadvntr | 03.1.2010 | 7:48 pm

    Long time reader, infrequent poster. I’ve laughed and shed many tears. Wishing you both much happiness and a long life together. :)

  167. Comment by Decker | 03.2.2010 | 9:45 am

    WAIT!!!! Runner-girl, listen to me…Will you marry me?…I am into Triathlons, Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain. Hmmm, no I will serenade you: ” Keep it comin’ love, keep it comin’ love, don’t stop it now, don’t stop it no…” I await your reply 8-D

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  169. Comment by cloud19th | 03.2.2010 | 4:07 pm

    ’bout time!!

    I am SOOOO happy for you both!

  170. Comment by Susan | 03.3.2010 | 12:48 am

    Perfect! Enjoy! Here’s to a wonderful new life together!

  171. Comment by Penina | 03.3.2010 | 4:11 am

    I know you did not want gifts, but I could not help myself….
    Made a donation to my Philly LiveSTRONG Challenge page (and ultimately Team Fat Cyclist):

    From The Scullion Family, In Honor of Fatty and the Runner’s Wedding! LiveSTRONG Warriors both.

  172. Comment by Lisa | 03.4.2010 | 10:37 am

    Nice… Congratulations! I hope you will be very happy. Love to you all.

  173. Comment by Mitch | 03.19.2010 | 5:41 pm

    Hey Fatty & Runner it was great to meet you two…

    Congratulations! you two look very happy together it was nice to see. all the best and I think you’ll bring out the best in each other…

    I like this pic, I think it says a lot…" alt="a>" />

  174. Comment by Mitch | 03.19.2010 | 5:42 pm

    Let’s try this =)


  175. Comment by Mitch | 03.19.2010 | 5:46 pm

    Ok one last try, boy do I suck at this…


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    Congratulations to both of you and your children! I ambition you all the beatitude in the apple and all of God’s blessings.


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