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  • Panic. Bike. Walk.

    PART I:  PANIC: Forty-three degrees outside this morning.  Sixty-two degrees in the lake. The Expert and I head out early.  We stop at the gate to Lake Lanier’s Mary Alice Park.  Time…

  • Open Water Willies

    Sunday will be my first open water swim practice before the big race.  I have tried on my Free Willy wetsuit once, but only before the purchase at All3Sports. I thought that I…

  • The Expert Goes Wetsuit

    I dragged my husband kicking and screaming to the fabulous world of All3Sports for the trying on of the wetsuits.  “Why do I need a wetsuit,” he asked over and over again. “Because,” I…

  • Shamu the Triathlete

    Well, my worst fear is realized.  The wetsuit, which I now proudly own, is an ORCA brand suit. It is so pretty. But the name. Oh, the shame. Disclaimer: This post contains disturbing images…

  • Try on Wetsuits 2011

    I am counting down the dreaded seconds until Wednesday. Wednesday is my planned trip to All3Sports, for the dreaded SwimBikeMom event:  Try on Wetsuits 2011.This morning, Coach Monster asked me again if I had…

  • Wetsuit Time

    Coach Monster told me that if I didn’t have a wetsuit, that I better get one.  I knew this day would come.  I have dreaded it. The Expert and the kids were…