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  1. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    September 21, 2011

    Wet suit strippers…what a job title huh?
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  2. jodie
    September 21, 2011

    the chick pea sandwich looks yummy. and I have never tasted okra.
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  3. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    September 21, 2011

    You’re rockin’ that tri suit! Woo hoo!
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  4. Laura
    September 21, 2011

    Try putting your foot inside of a plastic grocery bag and then sliding your foot into the wetsuit – it should make it much easier to put on!

    • Jamie in Arkansas
      September 22, 2011

      This is the ONLY way to go!!! Makes it SO much easier & faster!!

  5. Lara @TresLaLa
    September 21, 2011

    I totally waited about a week before putting mine on, too. Of course, I was trying to lose weight to make sure that it fit… Whatever, I’m a weirdo. You are going to love those wetsuit strippers!
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  6. Reenie
    September 22, 2011

    Grilled Okra is soooo good. I tried it a few months ago. Keep them whole ~ and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper ~ and mix them around with your hands ~ to get the all covered. I put them on my skewer sticks….. OMG…..soo sooo good!! Try it =)

  7. Holly
    September 22, 2011

    2 pieces of the best wetsuit advice i got and can give are this:
    1. BODY GLIDE your neck–the back of your neck specifically
    2. Use plastic grocery bags to cover your feet while getting into your wetsuit. The plastic helps the suit “slide” on a little more easily. I also used the bags on my hands to help prevent the fingernail through the suit (and because I have a long sleeve wetsuit).

    Glad you were able to get in the suit and into the water with it on. The final countdown is here!!! Good luck!!
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  8. Nikki
    September 22, 2011

    Ahhh I am getting so excited for your race!! This post brought me back to my competitive swimming days. We would have team locker room time to get our suits on. You wouldn’t believe some of the things we had to do!!
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  9. Lauren
    September 22, 2011

    I remember having to wear a wet suit when I took surfing lessons. Haha, the process of getting in and out of that thing is more of a workout than the actual race!
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  10. Alicia
    September 22, 2011

    Seeing you wet suit gets me excited for your race! πŸ˜€ & your dinner looks super yummy! I’ve never cooked with eggplant but I’m so eager to try it!

  11. Hope
    September 22, 2011

    I’ve never had okra before. What does it taste like?
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  12. Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen
    September 22, 2011

    Another helpful wetsuit tip – put a plastic bag over your feet and hands (if you have a sleeved wetsuit) to get the arms and legs on easily. The suit slides right up over the slippery plastic, and you can just pull the bag out after it’s in place. So much easier than struggling over the hardest parts! πŸ™‚
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  13. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
    September 22, 2011

    It’s a good thing that there are people there to help you take the wetsuit off in your transition after the swim. That would be terribly difficult to do yourself.

    I wonder if anyone bikes and runs with their wetsuit on?

    What’s the water going to be like? Is it really cold? Or did you get the wetsuit for buoyancy purposes.

    • Meghann
      September 22, 2011

      It’s predicted to be cold – if the water wasn’t cold they wouldn’t allow a wetsuit. πŸ™‚

      • Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
        September 22, 2011

        Oh really? I would have never guessed that. I’m learning so much about triathalons from you!
        What’s the temperature point at which wetsuits are allowed?

      • Meghann
        September 22, 2011

        For Augusta the water temp would be below 76 degrees

  14. Ali @ Ali Runs
    September 22, 2011

    It must be such a relief to have tested it out at least a little bit before Augusta! πŸ™‚

  15. Ufgxg
    September 22, 2011

    I second the idea of putting plastic grocery bags on your feet before putting you wetsuit on

    Another idea is to fill the wetsuits inside “walls” with shampoo. It helps to take it off + makes you smell nice πŸ™‚

  16. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    September 22, 2011

    YOU.are.SO. close! You’ll rock it. Love the new wet suit!!

  17. diana@mymarblerye
    September 22, 2011

    i would have gotten claustrophobic in that suit. I can barely wear skinny jeans without taking a xanax!
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  18. Cait’s Plate
    September 22, 2011

    Hahaha oh my gosh!! I’m really impressed with your stick-to-it attitude when it came to getting that thing on! I would’ve given up at minute (and curse word) 1! Looks super snazzy though!! I’m excited for you!
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  19. Mary
    September 22, 2011

    Be careful not to catch any hair in the velcro around your neck – makes your head feel tethered and leaves a bad knot. Leave your zipper tie in a place you can grab it on the way out of the water and unpeel the top part while you run to transition. Then unpeel the rest like a banana at your bike or with the strippers! Good luck in Augusta!

  20. Vegan Ali
    September 22, 2011

    Last year, Augusta had a bunch of strippers–maybe 10 all together! Unzip if you can on your jog to transition (it’s a bit far from from the water), and then they’ll help you get it the rest of the way off. Usually they help you get your arms out, and then you sit down and they pull it off your legs. πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  21. Daniella
    September 22, 2011

    Plastic grocery bags are a great wet suit tip.

    My tri coach told us to turn the suit inside out…then pull the legs on, to the point where you want the ankle’s to sit…then flip the suit over and pull it up…less fighting to get everything over your feet.

    Good luck with your race!

  22. Sophie
    September 27, 2011

    Haha, getting a wetsuit off is seriously one of life’s biggest challenges!
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