Thursday, February 28, 2008

My New Suit

Yesterday I swam for 20 minutes straight. Not sure how far I went-- I lost track of laps after a while. It didn't matter, though. I was just testing myself-- could someone who couldn't swim a full lap back in November actually swim for 20 minutes?

Well, of course I could. I just took a nice, slow pace, kept my heart rate low and my breathing regular, and just swam and swam and swam. No big deal. I could do that all day.

With that confidence boost, I placed my order for a ProMotion triathlon wetsuit. Open water swimming, here I come (as soon as the ice melts off the lakes, that is!)

And while we're talking about clothes, could you use some new digs? If so, consider making a purchase that will help make a difference in the world. The Tri To End Homelessness campaign now has a great line of t-shirts and other casual wear. All proceeds benefit the Genesis Home, an organization that helps homeless individuals and families get their feet back under them and transition into a home-full life.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Thanks for the plug!

Have fun with your new suit. Consider greasing yourself up with a good dose of body glide and non-stick spray (yes, the cooking kind) before you suit up for a practice swim or race - especially around your armpits, neck, and ankles. Keep the rubbing at minimum and makes getting the suit off, MUCH, MUCH easier.