Thursday, June 02, 2011

Christmas in June?

Thursday, June 02, 2011  at 7:25 PM
Today was the day I had been waiting for, because there was a package waiting for me on the front porch.
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.

6 comments:

Jon

Nice! New gear ALWAYS ups the motivation :)

Sorry about the Accelerade :( Lesson learned! (Trust me, ur not the only one to have made this mastake)

Ironman By Thirty

Awesome deal! Now, just don't rip yours like I did to mine :( (aka, don't let it dry out over the winter time and make sure to soak it overnight before wearing it for the first time of the season).

Sounds like a good gig you have there for your Florida trip. Safe travels!

DRog

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

Ive had mine on like 4x this winter
cant wait to try it out!

have a great wknd

Caratunk Girl

I love new gear, it always motivates me!! Listen to Kevin about the soaking it thing!!

Colleen

Awesome wetsuit! Gotta love presents, even if you buy them for yourself! :)

Wish I had some advice on the Accelerade. I would have suggested BT too.

Matty O

yeah same deal with accelerade. made that mistake.

Costly one :(

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