Ok I will be the first to tell you, and this probably won't come as a shock, but I do not like the cold. Yesterday it snowed here in Charlotte a good 4-6 inches. When it was fluffy and light it was quite fun. But now it is hard and slick AND STILL COLD. I did make it into work today - only failing once on the ice. I did have brief moment were my thoughts drifted toward the idea that a trail run would be nice today but then I realized muddy ice is a lot worse than icy ice.
So onward! I am so excited to announce that I now sponsored by blueseventy! I am truly honored to be sponsored by blueseventy. First of all, I love swimming. I will probably always be a swimmer first and a triathlete second. I think a lot of triathletes do a disservice to themselves by not taking the swim as seriously as they take the bike and the run. Think all the tinkering done to drop weight off the bike and super fast light weight running shoes with the ultra fast shoes laces (don't think about the blisters) and the quick draining seamless inseams . . . then think about your swim kit. Have you done everything possible to reduce drag? Is that tri top with the pockets really hydrodynamic? Really? There are a lot of things people can do to make their swims faster without spending another year in the water - racing in the appropriate gear is a start. Secondly, I love anything that makes me faster. This past May I swam in the blueseventy NeroComp in Atlanta and won the 1650 yd freestyle, breaking the North Carolina State record in that distance in my age group. Do I believe in their products? Yes I do. I really think blueseventy has a great swim concept and I am happy to help bring it to the triathlon world. Be looking out for me on the course proudly sporting my new blueseventy products! Oh yeah and I love that the logo in all in lowercase letters. I used to write in all lowercase letters circa middle school. I thought it was cute. Everyone else thought I did not know how to capitalize. whatever.