In between my remix challenge outfits, I'm wearing this t-shirt non-stop.
I completed my first triathlon this past weekend! It was the "short" course length comprised of a 500 meter open water swim in Longview lake, 12 mile crazy hilly bike (where I was one of only a few on a mountain bike = newbie) and 3 mile run in the blazin' sun! It was intensely hard, but so great at the same time! I was so glad to have done it, and can't wait to do another!
We were given the above t-shirt, and I'm wearing it the rest of the week while lounging around as my badge of honor. :)
Being my first tri, I took some suggestions and a leap of faith on what to wear. I was super happy with my selections without spending $150+ for a tri suit! Here are the pieces I used, and that I'll easily wear again:
All by Athleta:
Tri Spin Shorts - have slight padding in the rear to get your through the bike, but not enough to soak up water and make me feel like swamp-ass. I wore these shorts over the swim suit for a faster transition between swim and bike (pulling on tight shorts over a wet suit and body is hard). They didn't budge and felt great through all 3 sports! I'm wearing these shorts in the top photo. Tarpon One Piece Suit - This suit has a full bottom to avoid a wedge while running and a sports bra on top for better support and to keep you in place. The open back makes this suit feel like a two piece. Zipper Daybreak Top - Once you get out of the water, you want something easy to slip on and that will wick away water and upcoming sweat. I got this sleeveless top that had a 3/4 of the way zipper. I laid it on my bike at my transition area unzipped 1/2 way down. This allowed me to easily slip it on and zip it up on my bike.
Now that I have the clothes down, for my next tri, I hope to have an easier bike...I got whizzed by tons of road bikes. While I love my mountain bike and it's a good one - a hilly triathlon course is no place for it!
My favorite part about the weather cooling off is layers! I love being able to through on a jacket for my summer clothes to extend their life longer, or new fall clothes for something new. Already, I've seen tons are great jackets styles and options, trend by trend I'm going to share options with different price points.
Starting with the Military/Utility jacket trend...
I don't just love this sweet dress (especially with that belt) that Krystal is wearing, but am absolutely adoring her mannequin's outfit! The perfect little outfit to take you into Fall! A two in one post of cute outfits: