This is my spiffy new sports bra I'm wearing for Sunday's triathlon. I'd forgotten what support feels like when exercising! I've pretty much decided (I think) what I'm wearing for the triathlon, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not freaking out bigtime. Anyone who's overweight understands that clothes and bare skin are a vulnerable proposition. Especially when the clothes are skin tight and skimpy, like tiny bicycle shorts and thin sleeveless shirts. Worn in public. While exerting your ass off. With bike helmet hair.
I bought TYR tri shorts which you can swim, bike and run in. But TYR's XL must be designed for a rare breed of miniature pixie humans (perhaps triathletes), because even XL is way too snug on me. When I go back to Fitness Fanatics to pick up my race packet today, I'll ask what they think. The last thing I want is to spend my first triathlon hitching my pants up!
I am officially nervous. About showing my body, what I'm wearing, will it chafe? (I do have Glide to rub everywhere to prevent chafing), the bike ride, possible flat tires (which I don't know how to change very well), the run, the early start time (check-in begins @ 5:45 a.m. *gasp*, triathlon starts @ 7:45 a.m.), getting enough sleep the night before, wearing contact lenses which I hardly ever wear, functioning that early in the morning, what to eat beforehand, etc. etc. etc. ETC.
On the plus side, I'm a strong swimmer, I have a good bike, plenty of other women are in the exact same newcomer boat as me, the weather's gonna be ideal, and my boobs will be supported. As for the rest of it, I think I need to stop thinking!
UPDATE: Just picked up my race package and a whole bunch of peace of mind thanks to support and reassurances from other triathlon veterans and newbies. I also exchanged the itty bitty tri shorts for a pair that feel MUCH comfier! Still anxious, but much less than before.