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Time for a new challenge
Time for a new challenge
When I got out of college I found myself 50 pounds overweight and working 2 jobs, and working out was not a priority. Then one day it changed. No great inspiration other than my wife was losing weight, and I wanted to as well. I started by telling friends and family that I was going to run a 5k. Then I moved on to a 4 mile race, and last year a rather hilly and challenging 7 mile race (The Bix in Davenport, Iowa). But triathlons have always fascinated me. So that is my new challenge.

The wetsuit debate

phunt77by phunt77Jul 4th 2010
So I had been debating about whether or not to get a wetsuit for my race. I hope that my first race won't be my last, but you never know. Plus the water temp for my race has been 72 the last 2 years. Not really a temp that you need a full wetsuit for. So I have been hesitant to buy one. That changed when my wife and I attended a triathlon clinic. One of the speakers gave her reasons for having one, and it really resonated with me. She said that she purchased a sleeveless wetsuit because she won't ever do a race that's colder than the one mentioned above. Now you're probably wondering why that made up my mind. Well, I don't have a lot of money to spend on this. My research lead me to the Xterra Volt as the best cheap wetsuit. That's a sleeveless wetsuit with a 70 degree rating. Originally I didn't think it would be warm enough, but after listening to the speaker I decided I agreed with her. Therefore, I purchased my first wetsuit. Just got it in the mail yesterday. And I'm really excited to try it out. Unfortunately, it might be a week or two before I get that chance.

One more note, I finally registered for my race. September 26th is the big day. No turning back now!
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