Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TriTalk Tuesday: For the Love of Spandex

It's Tuesday again, and I'm being a bad blogger.  Today is the day I should be linking up with Cynthia at You Signed Up For What and Courtney from The Trigirl Chronicles and telling you all about what to put on your body (and what NOT to put on and take off) for a triathlon.  But my friends, I am sick.  I feel really super dooper crummy.  Crawl home and under the covers crummy.  The only possible aspiration I can conceive of for between now and Tuesday (it's Monday afternoon as I type - these blogs don't write themselves!) is maybe watching Game of Thrones before I fall asleep.  Maybe my kids teeball practice.  Priorities.  So the girls very kindly gave me a pass for the week.  Thank you tri-friends!!!

Before I completely punk out, I'll share a couple of photos from over the weekend.  I've been feeling poorly for about a week now - I've had ups and downs, and in those ups, I did squeeze in a little bit of training.  I dug out my tri kit for a brick workout on Mother's Day:

"Tri kit" being my tri shorts (padded a little, but less than regular bike shorts), and spandex top. Single piece trisuits also exist - I prefer the two piece variety for ease of potty stops, etc.  It is really best if you just convince yourself you rock the spandex look early on in your triathlon career, even if it isn't true. 

Just own it.  You got it. You were MADE for this look.

(Side note: existing on Gatorade and crackers for a week or more makes your tri kit fit better, but your training suffer.  I don't recommend it).  

Gil and I test the waters

I also got to play with my new (to me) full-sleeve wetsuit over the weekend.  (This goes on OVER your trisuit, by the way.  Then you take off the wetsuit and continue with race wearing just the trisuit).  First open water swim of the season.  Which, since in New England, the water temps have just barely broken 60 degrees, makes me a badass.  And it's good to be a badass every once in a while when you're not feeling well.

I will now head to bed and refer you back into the very capable (and way more informative) hands of Cynthia, Courtney, and all our linkers below.  Have a great week!

Do you talk triathlon on your blog? Link up with You Signed Up For WHAT?!The Cupcake Triathlete, and The TriGirl Chronicles on Tuesdays for Tri Talk! We’ll discover a new theme each week and talk about triathlon training, tips, and general chatter. Be sure to link to your specific post and not a general link to your blog so that your post can be found in the linkup archives. Links not triathlon-related will be deleted.


Salt said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry you're sick. :( I am sending lots of healthy vibes your way. That stinks! And you are definitely not a bad blogger! Besides the sickness part, this post rocks. I think as far as a tri kit is concerned I'd have to go for the two piece as well.

Seriously you take care of yourself, lady! Get better!

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! said...

Feel better and yes - ROCK THE SPANDEX!

Courtney Fields said...

Hope you feel better you spandex rocking mama!

Annie Brees said...

Feel better lady! Get some rest!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you are sick, rest up and feel better, you will be back to training in no time!

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