Thursday, April 9, 2009

Suitin' Up!

I finally bought my wetsuit last week...what an adventure!  I was not in the market for anything super expensive, so I was determined to make the cheapest one fit (although I did realize that if it didn't I would spend more because it's imperative that it fits correctly).  

The owner of the store I went to gave me detailed instructions on how to put the suit on (ie. turn it inside out, pull, pull, pull...repeat if necessary).  Then he sent me on my merry way into the bathroom to figure it out for myself.  What the hell is this contraption?  I was wriggling around on the ground like a beached whale...probably sounded like one too!  There was a knock on the door "is everything going alright in there"..."yes, gasp, every-gasp-thing is gre-at!"  After lord knows how much time lapsed I emerged a sweaty mess in a very form fitting suit.  I did my little swim dance for him and he said it was perfect...I was sure it was too small (I am NOT a fan of super tight clothes).  I immediately thought to myself, "I am going to have to sleep in this thing the night before my race, there's no way I will be able to get this thing on without having to take a nap afterwards!"  It was a work out in and of itself!

I had to take a pic of the finished product...I was so happy I was able to get this thing on with no help!  I have since learned some tricks of the trade (ie. organic PAM) to help with the event that is putting on the wetsuit!


  1. Hi, it's a very great blog.
    I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
    Keep doing!

  2. Oh yes, Pam and plastic bags are the key :) For IMNO, the wetsuit was the part I was most freaked out about!!! Get excited, less then a month for Gulf Coast!!

  3. Oh how I hate a wetsuit too. I always feel like a stuffed sausage in one. I sold mine so I'm suitless girl. Practice in it - mine used to EAT my neck off...until I found bag balm, greasy and gross but worked.