Thursday, January 14, 2010

Best Day Ever!!!

So as many of you know, I've managed to gain for myself quite an addiction to endurance racing, especially triathlons.

One of the down sides of all the swim training, is that after a while you develop a rather strong chlorine odor... You'd think that with all the sweating I've been doing on the bike trainer down in my basement, that this wouldn't be too much of an issue, but according the Mrs Koda, it still is. The other downside with excessive training is that a person's libido tends to increase, at least during those times you're not either working out, or fast asleep on the couch from exhaustion. But that particular side effect causes some conflicts when your body smells like the locker rooms at the local aquatic center.

Last year I found a line of products from a company called SBR Sports. The product line is called Tri-Swim and it claims to have a formulation which neutralizes the effects of chlorine on the skin. I can't state with total certainty that it does, but it seems to, and the moisturizer not only works really well, but it smells really good too!

So I've become a pretty big fan of Tri-Swim products.

Now you may be asking, what made today the best day ever? In all fairness, I'm sure I've had better days... The day I got married, births of my kids and stuff like that, but...

A local race production company had a twitter contest this morning, and I won!! And the prize was a Tri-Swim gift basket!!!

The race folks are the ones who put on the BASH winter tri, which my kids and I are volunteering at on Saturday, and they also do the BAM triathlon in August. I'm doing the BAD-ASS challenge at that one this year. Olympic distance triathlon, Off-road duathlon and 10k trail run, all within a period of about 24 hours. And it will include a camping trip with the whole clan as well.


  1. So does this mean that since you don't smell like chlorine, you and the mrs. are doing more business? Because I think that was the point of your post, no?

  2. BTW, I just noticed that all your 2010 posts all begin with the word "Best."

  3. E! The increase in 'business' remains to be seen, but it may well be solid evidence in favor of the Tri-Swim product line. The point of the post was my winning of the gift basket, I added the 'business' side to try and make it appeal to a larger audience, than those interested simply in my choice of toiletries!

    And the 'Best' thing. I'm trying to do the NaBloPoMo thing... Post a blog entry every day for a month. This months theme is best, hence the titles!

  4. I was just checking back to see what the chlorine-smell removing product you talked about was, think I'm going to try to find some today.

    I'm sad I missed the clinic last weekend! Being the procrastinator I am, I didn't sign up and thought I still had another few weeks to do so. Just realized it was the 6th, boo!

  5. I think Wasatch Running might stock it, but then again, I don't go in there a whole lot...

    The clinic did sneak up quickly, and actually I think it sold out, just a day or to after I told you about it. I had a bit of a shock on Saturday morning early though... I looked up the direction to Steiner pool, think that was where the clinic was, and thinking that was what I'd told you, but then quickly realized it was actually over at Fairmont. Nooooooo!

    We should all be headed out to Blue Lake in the next month or two if you're interested. That's just an open water swim in a spring fed pond out by Wendover - although you'll need a wetsuit, and then in June they do an open water clinic up at East Canyon (And they let you borrow wetsuits for that) if you're interested.