procrastinator too busy to do personal things for myself during the week; I’ve been running around trying to get everything I need for the Super Seal Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. My Neo Sport Podium Sleeveless Triathlon Wetsuit came in from Amazon and it fits beautifully even though I look much like a beached Walrus while I’m wearing it. As did my new goggles and swim camp.
Having never done anything even near a Tri before I have absolutely have no idea of what I’m doing; I’ve mostly have had to ask one of the executives at work advice; I fear he may be tiring of my noob questions. When I tired on the wetsuit it occurred to me that unlike Surfing where under the suit a swimsuit, tighty-whities, or in your birth suit works well; I had no idea what I was supposed to ware under the wetsuit since I would be stripping it off to ride a bike.
Google provided a ready answer which was a ‘Triathlon Skinsuit’ or if I could not find one that cyclist short and shirts would work as well. I end-up at Dicks Sporting Goods and of course the only things they had were cyclist shorts so I picked-up a pair. Now were these provided gel padding for your load bearing buns and added padding for the two tender buddies in the front, running in them felt like I was wearing a sanitary napkin for those ultra heavy flow days, not that I have ever worn such a device; I’m just sayin’ SO.. I end-up back on Amazon and ended up buying SLS3 Skinsuit thank goodness my wife signed up for Amazon prime this year – whew – now I just have to hope it fits as it arrives on Saturday.
My original idea was to ride my BigBox Toys-R-Us Mtn. Bike, yeah I know, but hey why would I spend major coin for a bike I would hardly use? so using what I had for this one off race seemed the best (and cheapest) alternative. Then a surprise! A long time good friend stopped by and said hey! I’m your sponsor for the Triathlon and produced a Global Concepts GS BK Triathlon and tossed me $200.00 for shoes. I was totally shocked and actually refused both the bike and money. I ask just to borrow the bike but he wouldn’t stop and I eventuality relented. I have vary vary few friends; but the friends I do have are the best a person can have and life long. I was touched by my buddies generosity and I now swim, ride and run for Quality Generator Services .
PS: I now feel conflicted because of how I feel about San Diego Cyclists.