A few weeks ago an email popped into my inbox looking for bloggers to take part in the Shock Absorber Women’s Only Triathlon taking place on Sunday 14th July at Dorney Lake, Berkshire. I’ve been feeling in need of a new fitness challenge and although the time to train was limited I thought I’d send an email and see what happened…
Well the title of the post is the giveaway – I got accepted! YAAAAY! My first ever triathlon! The very kind people at Shock Absorber have paid for my entry and sent me a fantastic Shock Absorber run bra to wear during training/ triathlon.
If you do a lot of running/ exercise chances are you know about Shock Absorber bras already. If you don’t then in a nutshell they are just completely awesome, particularly if you are
cursed blessed with bigger boobs as they completely rid you of the dreaded ‘bounce’ without a) squashing boobs and making them sore b) killing your neck by distributing the weight unevenly c) making you/ the boobs look unsightly.
Re point c above. I used to really resent having to wear boulder holder sports bras they always looked like something out of a 1950s magazine and weren’t exactly what you call flattering. Whilst some people may not mind this, viewing the bra as purely functional, I like to wear pretty things and don’t like being penalised for having boobs but loving sports. The great news is that Shock Absorber cottoned on to this a few years ago and their bras are pretty snazzy. I was delighted when I opened my review package as its exactly the same as the bra I already use. It’s mostly blue with red and white trimming and I think it looks pretty cool. I won’t show you a picture of it on because frankly no-one wants to see that (pass the eye bleach!) but here is a pic of the bra…
Shock Absorber has now also brought out a new colourway of the above design, which is a very pretty pink and purple. I love that sports bras no longer have to be just black or white, although of course Shock Absorber does those too!
So now I’ve got my underwear sorted all I have to do is get prepared to swim in a lake, cycle around a track and do a sprint run finish all without losing my way in the transition area *gulp*. It seemed like such a good idea signing up at the time… Although having quizzed friends who’ve done it before I’ve been reassured it’s absolutely the friendliest triathlon ever and having chosen to do the novice distance as a taster I should be alright. Just got to get used to swimming in cold water now.
If anyone else is taking part please let me know below, I’d love to meet up with people there as I will be going on my own and I’m pretty sure I’ll be feeling nervous.
*Disclaimer* as mentioned above my race entry and bra have been paid for by Shock Absorber. I am covering my other triathlon costs and the views above are entirely my own.