Earlier this week, I forwarded my wife an email from one of the local triathlon shops that was having a deal on a spring Sprint tri. Even though my birthday is still two months out, I figured I would send it to her as an idea for a birthday gift. The deal they were offering was that if you sign up for the race in store that day, they’d give you a gift certificate to the store for the same value as you paid to register.
It sounded like a great deal to me. And evidently my wife thought so too, because she went and signed me up. How do I know that already, when it was supposed to be a birthday gift? They set the gift certificate to expire December 31st. Not knowing what I’d need or want from a tri store (umm, everything!), she decided to just give me the gift certificate now.
I went and did some shopping at the tri store on Friday, since they were having some Black Friday sales. I successfully avoided walking down the bike aisle (that’s not a safe place for me to be when I have a credit card in my pocket). In the end, I walked out with:
-new swimming goggles
-an insulated cycling water bottle
-toe covers for my cycling shoes
-a bottle of “Tri Slide” (the race I’m signed up for will be wetsuit legal)
-a couple of single-use butt creams
-24 gels (they were buy 1 get 3 free – in hindsight I should have gotten more!)
I figure that’s not too shabby, considering it was free. Or I could always think of buying all that stuff for $85, and getting a race entry for free. Either way, I’m not complaining!
So, once I’m done with the Rocky Raccoon 100, I better start teaching myself how to swim (again?) – I’ve got until April.