I have been looking for a tri top/shorts to wear for the 2013 season, I really wanted something different.
I searched on the internet forever, and finally found one I liked…
I know. This is super girly for me. It looked even better after I found a 25% discount code.
I read the reviews and they all said, it fits pretty tight (it says “fitted”), order a size up. I ordered an XL figuring it would definitely fit me, especially with the 25 pounds I have lost.
Let’s add to that – my abs made an appearance after being hidden for 38 years. Like real “I am willing to run around in public in a sports bra this summer” kind of abs.
So this thing had to fit.
It finally came…I was so excited!!
I opened it up and ran in the bathroom, stripped, and
pulled it tried to pull it over my head.
I pushed and pulled and tugged it almost on. I turned around and looked in the mirror in excited denial.
I looked like an overfull sausage casing.
I would have taken a picture if it wasn’t so embarrassing.
It was pretty much a bummer. I think I would have to take an XXXL for it to fit me.
I am not overweight (anymore – did you hear I now have ABS!!!!!) – I am solid and strong and secure with who I am and what I look like.
But I kind of freaked out.
I hollered at the sausage in the mirror, I screamed at Tyr for making tri suits fit for a Barbie doll, I cursed my ample bosom and farmer girl shoulders, I tried to pull the stupid thing off without ripping it so I could return it.
Then I wrote a long, dramatic email to Colleen. Girl, you are the best, I wish we lived closer!
It isn’t a big deal really, I know that.
It just hit me hard I think because I lost 25 pounds (and have ABS!) and I STILL can’t fit into triathlon clothing.
This pisses me off.
I just don’t understand why tri clothing companies make stuff for people who are built like Twiggy when most triathletes actually built like athletes.
Anyway, I am over it. It kind of made me wish I had some talent as a designer, because I would totally design tri clothing that fit real people.
Thanks for reading!