Friday, September 29, 2006

Time to shave?


Shaving your legs is just a part of being a triathlete. Don't ask, just shave. It saves time. Easier to get off your wetsuit. It shows that you are a triathlete. It hurts far less if you crash. It makes you fast. It is…. Ahhhhh…..Oh no……

I did it again. I was looking from the WRONG side again. Let’s back up. I promised I would look at the world from the IronWidow point of view. (I'm doing better right?)

Ok. It’s time to tell the truth. I have heard many wives say they actually like the shaved legs. I have also heard wives say they resent the leg shaving because it makes them have to keep up. So what is it? Do you mind? Do you like it? Let's be honest. In a 15 hour Ironman, does the hair on your legs really matter? "I think if it was just the legs, we would be ok" said one wife to me. She continued to say "I just can't take the arms, chest and other areas. What the heck." So I dare to ask, what is "ok" in your mind. Legs? Arms? Chest?

Let’s hear it. Let it all off your chest!

Before you cast your vote, let me tell you the ultimate quote I heard this year. "Stu, I just don't get it, but I accept it. My husband shaves his legs, arms, chest and EVEN feet. When he took the razor to his feet, I know he had lost his mind." Her husband later came up to me and said, "Stu, the feet shaving is just a ploy to get her mind off my crazy looking Speedo!"

Ok, time to cast the vote!

7 comments:

Comm's said...

Thats a typical husband reply. My wife understands the shaving but pretty much is ambivalent about it. One way or the other doesn't bother her.

Mr. Wil said...

Well, I can't really complain about this one. You know, seeing as how it would probably be more of an issue if Wil stopped shaving her legs.
About shaving the chest, arms, and toes. Let's just hope that doesn't become a necessity.

Anonymous said...

I love that my BF shaves... he shaves underarm, chest, tummy, legs, and even feet. I've even been trying him to #2 or #1 the arm hair also, but he won't yet... maybe he'll do so soon, only when it looks like I've forgotten about it :)

Jay Ferreira said...

My wife only asks that I keep it up. Once I started, she got on me if I didn't shave regularly...as she didn't like the "stubbly" feeling!

Wrenching Winz said...

Shaving is great for the oh so smooth and relaxing post race massage. Its also a sanitary thing if you get road rash

Manitoba Guy said...

Just a good link on shaving, which I have to do. I might have been the only guy at IMW with hair on his legs. Maybe next year, or the year after, or after I'm picking hairs out of road rash.

Here's a good story on shaving:
http://www.trinewbies.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=20

Karin said...

I love it that my husband shaves! It just looks and feels great.