Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A few of my favourite things...

I was at the Y this morning swimming a few laps (1250 metres to be exact) and I was pondering some of my favourite things in relation to my new favourite sports.

  1. Team Estrogen: Fantastic cycling and tri apparel, swim accessories...and some of the cheapest shipping to Canada I've seen. And with every order you get a little pad of TE post-it-notes.
  2. Silicone swim caps: These are pretty slick - no tugging of the hair when you put it on, and it makes me feel like I am gliding through the water efficiently with that thing on. Well, that my head is anyway!


  3. Tri-Swim body wash: I smell slightly less chlorine-y today thanks to this stuff!
  4. TYR Femme T-72 Ellipse goggles: Finally, no leaking, no fogging, and no funny raccoon eyes from the suction for an hour after you've gotten out of the pool.

And the Y is now my Y. I signed up for a membership on Sunday. As an appreciation gift for joining I'm getting a $30 credit towards signing up for a program of my choice. Tri swimming and cycling clinics, here I come! I am very excited...

8 comments:

Viv said...

Oh thanks for the favorite things tips. Going to have to check out the goggles and the tri swim products. My goggles have really been doing a number on the tightness causeing headaches.

merrymishaps said...

I'm having a terrible time finding goggles that are comfortable and don't fog/leak!

Unfortunately, the one TYR pair I have (not the same model) wasn't working for me. I think I'll be trying my fifth pair this week!

Bob Almighty said...

Runner Girl has tasted the power of the dark side of the force ( Tri and cross training)and she has discovered it taste like chicken , in a rather spicy marinade.

Remeber things do not make us happy, rather it what we are using those things for.

Scott said...

Just catching up! I wanted to give a big thumbs up to the Country Music Half and Full...it's an awesome event (and we'll be there I think LOL)!!

Glad to see the tri bug is catching on and I'm digging following along...keep up the great work!

teacherwoman said...

Thanks for Sharing! I love it. I am going to look into those Tri Swim products and the goggles.

Sonia said...

I have the same cap, I rarely wear it tough, I like to/the smell of chlorine... weird eh?

I definitely want to try the goggle, mine started fogging yesterday and it pissed me off to have to stop all the time!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on the new Y membership! I know that feeling as I just joined one too. I'll have to check out those goggles too as I'll be needing some new ones soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

rocketpants said...

So...how long will this blog stay 'runner leana?' soon to be 'triathlete leana?" Or always a runner at heart?:-)