Saturday, March 20, 2010

No Wetsuit For Me!

Well I went shopping for a wetsuit today. I fit in one just fine, but after I took it off and wondered around the store some, I broke out and the itching began. Yep the rubber in the suit I can not do. My regular shorty, doesn't have that. I can get in and out of that without help. But it is a little big now. I called my local dive shop and told them my dilemma, they said they have a 1m suits that are more for surfing. I told them I have a shorty just to big now and it doesn't bother me. They put the smooth rubber on it to glide through the water better. So I do not know what to do. Should I get a new shorty, or suffer through with the one I have?? Suggestions please!

I ran 3.1 miles on the dreadmill. Why does it seem slower on that than outside?

I have some sunglasses coming from one of my sponsors. The cool part is that one pair, the frames are the same color as our Team Voice shirts. I have my tri top from another sponsor. It's neat. I will have to post a picture soon.

All I need to do now is get a second pair of runners, goggles x2, and tire and co2. I am not big on running without socks. We will see.



Amanda said...

Yikes...I am familiar with the break outs. My dive shop wetsuits don't bother my at all, but I totally broke out at Sea World in September from their wetsuits.

You could try a rash guard with a full wetsuit. They are just that - rash guards.

You could try to use your shortie, but if it's too big, it might slow you down and it won't be as effective in keeping you warm either as you'll end up with a lot more water in it.

It's a tough call. You need to be comfortable and not worrying about rashes.

MikeF. said...

Let me know what you think about those sunglasses and how much they cost and who they are from. I would love to have our team color on a pair of glasses.