What could it be? There really was only one option. I knew exactly what it was...
It was black, squishy and a Medium Long
It's my new WETSUIT!!!!!!!
I think I scored a pretty good deal from a generous BeginnerTriathlete.com member who is leaving the country for awhile and getting rid of his gear. He was actually selling two, and the one that I really wanted, the sleeveless Xterra Vector Pro2, had just been sold to a guy minutes before me. He told me about this one, the Xterra Vortex 3, and said that he would sell it for $120 including shipping. Normally it goes for $200 (with the BT coupon code) plus shipping, so I thought this was a good deal. I'm pretty stoked. I tried it on, and it fits perfectly, at least for the first time I've put a wetsuit on. That's going to be awesome for this olympic triathlon this month and of course for Steelhead in August. Hoorah!
On another note, I just discovered that I'm not a fan of Accelerade.
I have talked to people, and they really like it, but I don't think it's for me. I bought a big bottle (60 servings), and tried it, but I can't get over the protein in it. I also feel thirsty after drinking it which makes me drink more water, causing my stomach to slosh around. What a bummer! What a waste of money! I put it up on Beginnertriathlete.com in the classifieds for $20, but no one is taking it. I've tried 4 servings, and I don't know what to do with it. Any suggestions?
Tomorrow I fly to Florida to drive a car back for a really nice doctor. He is a snowbird and moves from Michigan to Florida for the winter. I drove his car down there at Christmas and now will be driving it back. It's a sweet deal, because he pays pretty well, plus, I get to see my family in Georgia/Tennessee for the weekend.
Good luck to all of you that are racing. I'll be looking for your race reports next week. Go ROCK your races!!! Thanks for reading.