In less than two weeks, I will be standing at the cold, muddy, goose poopy edge of Heritage Park Lake with a couple hundred other triathletes who just cannot bear to wait the one more week for the KC Tri.
I have to learn to put on a wetsuit for this. Of course I would not deprive you of the potential for watching me fall down in a botched bondage of neoprene and lycra.
This is Elise, your videographer and the first friend we made after moving to Kansas eleven years ago. Elise rocks my world. Elise, who started running in February, ran her first 10-minute mile today. Then, because why not, she ran two more of them that fast. That happened today! Big day! "I feel like I could FLY over to your house!" she says on the phone.
The following film has been approved for all audiences, and:
- Does not show how hard Elise was shaking with the giggles.
- Features music dubbed in as a surprise by my debonair and sardonic N. Yes, he IS proud to say I'm his buttercup.
- Should give you some idea how funny it is watching 200 people do this in transition before a race.
Thanks, wetsuitrental.com*, for doing such a fantastic job sizing the suit! It's perfect. I feel like a life raft in it. Now please put your hands over your eyes and your fingers over your ears.
Wetsuit Tip: trim your fingernails or be extra careful when you start tugging. Neoprene gouges like cream cheese. It's a fright to look down and see a tiny nick in the suit. Wetsuitrental.com, you didn't hear any of that, did you? Great.
*Attentive viewers will note that I give the URL in the video as wetsuitrentals.com. No matter; either way resolves to the correct web site. Check 'em out if you're not ready to buy your suit — great price, prompt shipping, clear information, good suit.