Friday, May 18, 2007

Lucky Ducky

This week I indulged in the inevitable.

I bought a wetsuit.

It's been on my list of things to do for the HIM/IM craziness -- along with booking hotels and flights for family, actually registering for my key races, blah, blah, blah. And the tax man, as we know, a wetsuit shall, too.

She'll look a little like this:

And getting into her will be like stuffing this:

Into this:

...Which should be fun...

And, the coolest part is that her debut will not be (as originally presumed) at the Half! Instead, I found a fun little swim in Jersey that is PERFECT to test out not only my swimming, not only my swimming in open water, but my swimming in open water with the ultimate suck-em-in!

Now, I've never done the "Nav-E-Sink or Swim," but it gives you the option of the 1.2 or 2.4 mile distances and is el cheapo. Which is a bonus. Because I am...yes, you've got it...el cheapo.

Talk about a lucky find!


TxSkatemom said...

lol!! i might have to steal that gorilla pic for my site -- do gorillas swim well???

new gear is fun, even I know that!!

stronger said...

Just a thought...Maybe you should shave first. (not that you're a hairy monkey)

Cheaper Than Therapy said...

1. You're hilarious. I love the pictures.

2. You find the best events. I think I might just start following you around :)

Curly Su said...

i suck in and don't breathe until i get water in the suit...

it's not easy.

good luck. :)

Spokane Al said...

Very funny!

Good luck on your upcoming swim.

JohnnyTri said...

Now that is FUNNY!! but you are so right, I swear my suit shrinks every time I put it on.

thanks for the comment post.


Donald said...

Congrats on the wetsuit purchase! We need a "gorilla in the garden hose" photo once you finally get the suit on.

LBTEPA said...

Have you got the book Slow Fat Triathlete? The instructions in there for putting on a wetsuit are pretty good :)
As far as getting it off goes, I spray cooking spray on my calves and thighs and my wetsuit slips off like a banana peel!
have fun in your swim!

Duane said...

Very funny! Good luck on your swim!

TriShannon said...

Good luck on the swim!

It takes me so long to get my wetsuit on. Why do they have to be so dang tight? Or maybe I am just a little too big. I don't know. It is a sport in itself!

Laurie said...

Ha! Good idea to try it out before your half IM.

Benson said...

Oh so funny! reminds me of the 6 wetsuits I tried on before I finally settled on one. Think of your wetsuit as a "super hero suit". I think triathletes look way cool and fast and immortal in thier wetsuits. Enjoy

ShirleyPerly said...

I love your sense of humor! I'm la cheapa and wish there were open water swims like that in my area. GOOD LUCK!!!