Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Matter of Time

I had to give up Big Girl Swimsuit Top today and put on....MOM SWIMSUIT TOP. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHSLKJDFL:SDKJFLS:DJK

It totally makes me look like a mom. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOO not triathlete. I look like one of those moms who just sit at the pool and read magazines. It's like a black lycra tent.

Boo.

But I did manage to swim 1200 meters in it--I could have gone longer but I wasn't wearing a cap and my hair was driving me up the wall. I figured I shouldn't wear a cap and look like a poser in a Mom Suit. But then I went INSANE all swim with my freaking hair everywhere. I think I'm just going to have to look ridiculous and wear a cap with my Mom Suit in the lap lane and my stomach that looks like I swallowed a watermelon.

The Mom Suit is temporary, and at least I know I won't EVER SUCCUMB TO THE HORROR of the dreaded MOM JEANS.



It's kind of funny how, as I looked through my lesson plan book today, I had "Leave for Ironman" with an arrow and a homemade M-Dot on the week before I now have a ultrasound scheduled to see just how big this kid is. Cuz it's BIG, people. We may have a little TriSaraTops early.

What's even STRANGER is that TriShannon called all this a LONG time ago. Like, right after she signed up for IM MOO. In November or so. She called me and said, "I just had a dream that I was at the finish line of Ironman, and you were pregnant. REALLY, REALLY pregnant."

I was like, "GIRL, PLEAZ. U CRAZY."

She can tell the future, people.

(Please tell me the future will not involve this tent of a Mom Suit or the Mom Jeans.)


27 comments:

The Big Cheese said...

MOM JEANS - Funny stuff.

21stCenturyMom said...

The future will involve a very fit Mom out running and swimming and cycling. Sometimes she will be pushing a stroller and sometimes not. When people look at her they will think, "Wow! She looks great for a Mom" as though pregnancy and childbirth were a disease. They are not. They are what it takes to have a kid and once you have the kid you will understand that it was all worth it. Of course, it might be nice to just order them from a catalog but alas, that option isn't open.

jkrunning said...

Okay, so I'm totally one of those mom's who reads magazines. But I'm working to change that.

jbmmommy said...

I think I wore "mom jeans" before I was even a mom.

I'll probably always look like I've had kids, but that's because I have. That's life.

Kim said...

um if you ever start wearing mom jeans/pants, i will come to OH and smack you :)

oh and make sure when baby z is born, you teach him/her how to "group swim". we dont want baby z to run into a nasty jerk in a speedo!

TriShannon said...

It is only your life I seem to be able to predict. :)

While I was swimming yesterday I was thinking about your post where you had to have Matt come pick you up on your walk. In my head popped... "You Otter Be Auqa Walking."

xt4 said...

You're friggin' hilarious.

greyhound said...

Mom jeans are a tool of the devil. Booooooo.

teacherwoman said...

The mom jeans are too funny. We tease my mom about her jeans... even though she is a tiny little runner, she still likes her jeans a bit higher...

speedvegan said...

you're going to be great ! my Ironman friend went through the same thing. she had her baby in February and is already signed up to run the Chicago marathon in October. she's also already done a few spring triathlons this season. everything will be fine. you're going to be an Iron-mom ! no mom jeans for you ! best of luck !

Wes said...

Well, if you plan on having more, then mom suit is definitely in your future. I think you can do without the jeans though :-)

And what's this with worrying about how you look with a swim cap on? You peed yourself girl in an Ironman, and you haven't tried if you haven't been running and biking with snot and drool all down your face. LOL. Put that cap on and swim in a drape if you want to :-)

Siren said...

Just the other day WH and I were discussing one of our dear friends and her unfortunate Mom Jeans habit. We're thinking about staging an intervention, but unsure how to proceed without offending her.

I'm just starting to reach the boundaries of my trusty Speedo and debating what to do next! My tri shorts are pretty roomy cause they're a size too big, so I'm thinking I might try those with a sports bra and just hope nobody looks too close so they don't, ya know, get blinded for life.

jessie said...

Wear the cap with pride! You are a triathlete despite the fact the maternity wear industry has not quite figured out that pregnant women exercise!

Oh and I totally agree with 21stcenturymom ... JenniferP (over at decafplease.blogspot.com) and I were just discussing how fun it is to pass people when running with a stroller!

Cara said...

Ack! Mom jeans! That was hilarious!
I think I have finally outgrown my super-stretched big suit, and I decided to *gasp* go with a 2-piece. Like workout bikini two-piece. The ones that cover the belly seemed like they would be weird and floaty. I'm trying it out for the first time in about an hour! I hope there's no one there!!

TxTriSkatemom said...

OMG! that video is hilarious!! while I admit that i am not comfortable in most low-rise stuff, I promise I have NEVER worn nor I will I ever wear jeans with elastic in the waist! that's too funny!

and having been both the passee and the passer with the stroller, I know you are so going to be blazing by folks with Baby Z yelling "on your left!"

Triteacher said...

Very funny post, TST. I always find the cutest clothes - and then realize I'm in the maternity section. (No joke!) You make me see how it really is.

tri-mama said...

I had a bright lemon drop yellow mom suit- lovely. So, this begs the question, have you checked the underside of your belly lately-because preganancy makes your underbelly hairy- I have no idea why- but it is appalling when you see it again for the first time if you haven't been shaving. Just a helpful little tip from someone who's been there :-)

tri-mama said...

I'd go with the Ironman swimcap- btw

Steve S. said...

OMG, as soon as you were talking about the Mom swimsuit top, I was already seeing the Mom Jeans skit in my head. Good stuff!

(I apoligize if it's insulting to find your preggers weight gain entertaining....)

Veeg said...

Yeah -- while I suspect it might be possible to look bad-ass while big-pregnant, it is NEVER something I managed to achieve. ;)

You'll be back out of the mom suit in no time, girlie. Although by then. . . ANY suit you're in will be a mom suit. :)

Kurt said...

Well about time you get use to it!LOL

How are you feeling? Blog Baby Z should be making its appearance shortly in the world.

Rachel said...

You will bounce back to your pre-baby shape in no time. Meanwhile, kudos for swimming while pregnant! That's fantastic.

Rae said...

I think that is one of the best SNL skits ever. We refer to it many, many times when we're at the mall!!

I am SURE you won't ever end up in mom jeans! Peeps born in '77 are WAY too cool for that!

Robin said...

That SNL skit is one of the funniest *ever*. But the great thing about triathlon training is you don't need the mom jeans! And as for swimsuits, those speedo workout bikinis make great pregnancy swimsuits - they have a great big open space for the tummy to go. No horrifying maternity suits needed.

Hang in there down the home stretch. I get to celebrate my first baby's 11th birthday this year and his voice is dropping. I love reading your blog, it makes me nostalgic for when I was anticipating his arrival!

Run for Chocolate said...

A funny thing happens when you become a mom, you don't care about jeans or suits for a while. But now that I don't have babies anymore, I make sure my ass fits in some blazin' jeans, but I just wanted clothes on when they were babies and all that mattered was that the clothes were clean, fashion wasn't even a thought.

Cliff Tam said...

TriSaraTop,

Love the mom jeans commerical..made me laugh.

Notice you haven't post a pic of you with the watermelon.

Any chance we get to see that anytime soon? :)

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Oh honey. I hear you on the swimsuit thing.

I had two in there, so early on I said f*ckit and I wore a bikini.

That's right. You heard me. A Bikini. There was too much real estate to cover up with any swimsuit (or even a muu muu), so I went the other way and put on Very Little.

Did I care how I looked? no.

Did I care how it felt? HEAVENLY!!!