Was just contemplating things I have/own that show i’ve been kicking around this sport for a fair while now…
a few of you will relate to these, be able to say “me too”, and probably add to the list of:
A used yellow PowerBar drink bottle
A simple black IM finishers T shirt, with a bit of red trim
A set of Coach Troy Spinervals DVDs
An old Garmin watch so big that it can be seen from outer space
A rucksack used for nothing but holding other rucksacks
A large full bag containing nothing but swim caps
A box in the spare room that always has one slightly rusty safety pin and a gel that went out of date 6 years ago at the bottom.
A Triathlonpro wetsuit with the diagonal zip across the front.
Gripshift bar-end changers.
DH Scott aero bars.
Mans crop-top and bikini bottom twinset.
Oakley Razor Blades.
A beam bike or a Hotta
Yeah i’m not overly sentimental. Various medals hang up in the shed, corroding away. A few others are in the kids’ play boxes. No race numbers. Tech tees used for general run training, anything else has probably been recycled.
I do still have my Garmin 305 in a drawer though. And the one before my current watch. Again, no idea why!! I’m still wearing my 2010 baggy, naff orca tri shorts (first ever pair for my first tri, paired up with a Berghaus tech tee!!) on the turbo when the clean kit pile is looking desperate! I think i have an IM visor somewhere that hasn’t been worn in about 7 years, or maybe that’s in the bin as well!?
Oh and i have 2 pairs of compression calf guards that don’t get used as well!!
Unless you walked into the garage, there aren’t really any clues that I do any sport in our house.
The only clue is in the third bedroom, I have a Welsh flag tri ‘relief’ and a signed poster from Chrissie when I was smashed up in hospital.
Out of the medals I’ve kept, they’re just thrown in the Lego box in the corner of the ‘bag cupboard’.