Don't laugh, but I have a huge fear of jelly fish. I'm fine training in water around here with high levels of E-Coli, but those little buggers aren't fun and that's one thing that scares the pants off of me about the Ironman Florida swim. Although I knew I'd be doing the race in a wetsuit for obvious reasons, I only had a sleeveless suit and that leaves a lot of attackable (yes that's a word) skin. Not to mention the fact that I need all the help I can get to be faster, so I started looking into a full suit kind of half-heartedly.
Tom got an email the other day for 50% off XTerra Vortex 2 full suits. Don't know if the sale is still going on, but you just have to enter XX50 when you add it to the cart. Sweeeeeeet!
So we ordered them and got a great deal- originally $398 a piece, got them for 50% off. It arrived yesterday. OH.... MY.... GAWD! The thing weighs a ton, but it's like I'm going to be wrapped in a floaty. These babies are the real thing!!! I'm so excited to try it out, although I'm going to have to wait a bit as I was nearly sweating during my swim yesterday without a wetsuit on.
And the best part - those jelly fish aren't going to have anything on me!