Friday, February 5, 2010

10 Reasons I'm Sad About Not being Able to Wear Speedsuits After June 1st


10. I'm miss that neoprene smell
9. Compression -- a good thing for a 40-year old
8. That full body super hero look
7. The full body workout I got putting it on -seriously 15 minutes of huffing and puffing
6. Looking mean and lean
5. Won't be able to ask strangers, "Would you mind zipping me up?"
4. Won't be able to ask strangers, "Would you mind unzipping me?"
3. They just made me feel young again.
2. That electric rush of doing something new and different
1. Well - duh -- they're damn fast in the pool

6 comments:

Mary IronMatron said...

YOu never know. Maybe they will change the rule or delay it again?
:)
Also, you can still wear them in the summer or in the south when in OW, right?

Swimming for ME said...

I think we need a Haiku on speedsuits from you. I would have written one but have no clue what they rules are.....

Erica said...

Hi, I just found your blog when I googled looking for info about the 2010 Rockland Breakwater swim. I also keep a blog about my open water training/racing. Nice to "meet" you.

Swimming for ME said...

Erika - I'll check out your blog. Hope to see you at one of the races ... Maybe the Rockland Breakwater then?

Erica said...

Yes, definitely on for Rockland Breakwater--I can't wait to take in the beauty of coastal Maine.

Swimming for ME said...

Well keep in mind last year it was during the remnants of a hurricane... all swimming was banned at local beaches but sure enough the race went on (albeit shortened slightly to avoid the open ocean). Beautiful it was.. check out my race report on the race from August. See you there!