So far I have been off running for TWENTY days! Not like I am counting or anything. I miss it, bad. I am jonesing for a fix. I miss the pumping heart, sweaty clothes, and calorie burn that walking just does not provide. Since the PT told me only slow walking, biking, and swimming an idea struck. I haven’t really swum (besides just cooling off at the beach) since middle school swim team. FYI – Not a good time – picture me the exact same height that I am now except a bit heavier with horrible bangs, bright red pimples, and an even clumsier streak. Definitely not the cool kid.
Since I haven’t swum since middle school then maybe just a nice easy swim will burn calories because my body won’t be used to it. Game on! First, I needed a proper suit as the only two I have are both bikinis and not very swim worthy. Luckily one of my fabulous readers told me about a great online deal.
At swimoutlet.com they have a grab bag option. If you don’t care what the suit looks like, you just select the brand you want and the size and they send one to you. For taking this gamble my $70 TYR suit arrived for only $30 including shipping and handling. Way better price.
Plus now it is like Christmas, what is going to be in the bag…
In truth I hoped it was amazingly fabulous or absolutely ridiculous. One end of the spectrum or the other. I didn’t want anything that was just okay.
Holy crap! Ridiculous it is. This suit is so bright it is blinding. It is a cross between gold, yellow, and a 1970s disco party. I feel like only fast people should be allowed to swim in this suit because it will be drawing a lot of attention to me flopping around like an injured baby seal. I am not sure if I LOVE it or LOATHE it for it’s utter ridiculousness. However, I do know I am still happy I let them choose to send me this crazy suit instead of spending $70 picking one I really liked.
Wow, I forgot how tight competitive swimwear can be. I wanted it to stay put while I swum, but this thing was not made for someone who is 5’10. I strategically pulled things in place to take a picture for you all. However, the second I move the leg openings fly all the way up to the top of my hips and I look like the cover of a 1980s workout video courtesy of Jane Fonda. Either that or the arm straps are going to pull so hard they shrink me down 2 inches on there own. Hopefully it will stretch out just a bit.
Honest Opinion – Ridiculous, fabulous, or somewhere in the middle? What do you think of the suit?
Would you buy one without knowing what it looked like to save cash?
Is there any way to stretch swimsuits out? Help!
Any pool tips or etiquette I should know?