Stuff I want: happy birthday to me: part 2 (biking & swimming gifts)

Originally, I was going to divide this up into two separate posts, but then I didn’t have ten items in each category, so now it’s one post.

Biking Stuff

1. These pants. So cute! So functional! So expensive. *sigh*

Novara Flirt Capri Bike Pants (size small)

Novara Flirt Capri Bike Pants (size small)

2. Rain pants. I have a jacket – but some pants would be fantastic. It would certainly prevent me from using the “it might rain” or “it is raining” or “insert whinyness here” excuses!

Womens Club Convertible Pant - size small

Women's Club Convertible Pant - size small

3. Bike shirts. I don’t have a single bike jersey, and could really use one or two.

Pearl Izumi Select Bike Jersey (green! medium)

Pearl Izumi Select Bike Jersey (green! medium)

4. Seat pack – to carry important things in, like a tire changing kit! and Gu!

Timbuk2 Strap Seat Pack (green or red)

Timbuk2 Strap Seat Pack (green or red)

5. Helmet lights for safety! I have bike lights, but am super jealous whenever I see someone with helmet mounted lights. I would like both a front & back light!

Cygo Bicycle Light Helmet Mount Kit for Rover/Night Explorer

Cygo Bicycle Light Helmet Mount Kit for Rover/Night Explorer

Planet Bike Blinky 3H 3-Led Rear Bicycle Light with Self Leveling Helmet Mount

Planet Bike Blinky "3H" 3-Led Rear Bicycle Light with Self Leveling Helmet Mount

Swimming Stuff

6. Swim caps – I would really like to have a spare swim cap.(of course, not pink – but I do like reds, blues & greens!)

ClubSwim Solid Silicone Swim Cap

ClubSwim Solid Silicone Swim Cap

7. Swim suit – I think it might be impossible to have too many swim suits. I have two now (thanks A!), but would love a third – especially as I start ramping up the swims. (I really love this one – size 32 or 34; whichever is available.)

ClubSwim Urban Dandelion (size 32 or 34)

ClubSwim Urban Dandelion (size 32 or 34)

8. Wetsuit – this is a must for all my triathlons, but I haven’t yet gotten one – because the price frightens me. I rented one last year – and spent about $50.  So, if I do three triathlons this year, at $50/each, I will have spent $200 at the end of the season (including last year’s, of course). Which makes this a less scary investment, right?

2XU SC:2 Sleeveless Triathlon Wetsuit (Womens S/M)

2XU SC:2 Sleeveless Triathlon Wetsuit (Womens S/M)

9. This book (please? pretty please?)

Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes (Spiral-bound)

Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes (Spiral-bound)

10. A pool? Just a 25 yard lap pool would be sufficient. So far I can’t convince the architect to build me one. No? Well, fine, then.  How about a triathlon suit? I would love one of these! (two piece, I am not the same size on the top & bottom!)

DeSoto Womens Carrera TRI Short (size small)

DeSoto Women's Carrera TRI Short (size small)

DeSoto Womens Carrera Full Top (size medium)

DeSoto Women's Carrera Full Top (size medium)

so – that concludes the swimming & biking portions of my shamelessness. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the “household stuff” and “other random crap I want” portions of Amy’s birthday wish list!

6 responses to “Stuff I want: happy birthday to me: part 2 (biking & swimming gifts)

  1. Haha! I have a few things on this list and I think they are all great.

    I just bought those DeSoto Tri Shorts and I’m really happy with them. I have the swim workout book and as you know I LOVE it.

    Hmmmm, wonder how I can advertise to everyone but YOU what I’ll be wrapping up for your birthday.

  2. Good stuff. Checkout the wetsuit Alisa and I just got (we got the same style for the same discount), it’s an xterra sleeveless wetsuit for only $99. I have also paid twice to rent wetsuits, and I really like the sleeveless over the full sleeve models.

    oh and be sure you pick out a swim cap that can bee seen from underwater. if someone has to pull me out from the depths, i don’t want them looking for a blue or light gray swim cap underwater. neon green or pink makes it really easy for others to see you, which is the main purpose of a swim cap. i have several (a neon green, a blue [useless] and a gray [useless]) that I got from races. most tri’s with open water swims will give you a swim cap with the race packet.

    • I always thought the main purpose of a swim cap was to keep my 78million pounds of hair out of my face! 🙂

      I have my neon green from my tri- but it was kinda cheap & crappy – I wouldn’t wear that for a pool swim.

      If I can get the xterra sleeveless for $99, I’d do that – but I didn’t see anything CLOSE to that cheap on the website.

      • Yea my tri coach put out a discount code that I shared with Alisa. if i can find the link and discount code, i’ll send it to you. but you might want to shoot her an email just to see if she can locate the link/code before I do.

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