Tuesday, July 21, 2009

cool summer

The unusually mild weather this past weekend inspired me to try on something I had been saving for the Fall. I eyed it on a previous visit to Sam's Club but didn't buy it right away. When I returned a few weeks ago and saw there was only one left in my size and at a reasonable price, I snatched it up.

In the hopes of extending my swimming season, I bought a Sea-Doo Springsuit. It's similar to a wetsuit, except with short sleeves. I foolishly thought the zipper went in the front. When my wife and son stopped laughing, they told me to go back upstairs and turn it around.

Once I got the suit on right, I started swimming laps but not before pretending to be a superhero. When I wear it again, I will have to get used to three unusual sensations. The suit made me more buoyant, which was great. However the air and water that got trapped felt weird as they escaped. The air bubbles rode up my spine and out the collar as I swam. The water that got trapped in the suit ran down my legs when I got out of the pool, which would be no big deal except that it had been warmed to body temperature and felt like something else.

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Blogger jj said...

Air bubbles up the spine... hmmmmm sounds like something else went on inside the suit... looks great!!!

Blogger Amelia said...

Thumbs up!

Blogger main said...

look it's mr incredible.

Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

do you swim much? there are a couple of sprint triathlons around here that you could do. Of course there is the Run and the Bike, but you could get two other people and have a team.

Blogger Kim said...

Frank...I have to say that I love reading your blog, even though I think that this is the first time I have actually left a comment. This one I have to say made me chuckle.


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