Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Goggle Eyes

Alternate post title: "I'm so vain, I probably thought this post was about me"

On Sunday, after I got back from my run and laid around for a while I decided to clean out the pool and go for a swim. I'm still trying to perfect my breathing in the pool in prep for my first ever triathlon in the fall. I'm starting to get pretty good at not sucking water into my noise. Success!!

The one issue is that I am having a hard time finding a pair of goggles that I think really fit. They either let water in (took those back) or feel like they are sucking my eyeballs out of my head (current pair). On Sunday however, for some reason I decided to try them on upside down. SUCCESS! They fit well and weren't TOO bad at sucking my eyeballs out.

I screwed around in the pool for about an hour, got out, messed around in the yard for another 90 minutes, and then showered. When I looked into the mirror after getting out of the shower I thought that it looked like I hadn't slept in weeks! I don't think the picture I took does it justice, but there were HUGE bags under my eyes that are not normally there. You'd think that I was trying to give myself a hickey and instead got the vacuum stuck on my eyeball.



Careful not to look too close.
If you look too long at my soul, you'll start to see the Easter Bunny playing with Santa Clause


I assume that some level of face puckering is normal, but after an hour or so I want to look like my normal opiate induced well rested self! Is this normal or should I go looking for yet another pair of better fitting goggles?

18 comments:

Chad said...

You look fine, Priscilla. I went through a bunch of goggles before I found the Speedo Airseal XR. I've had them for over a year. The straps don't degrade in a hot car like some brands, and they never leak. Love them!

Anyway, you're a guy; no one is looking at you.

Jamoosh said...

You call that "playing with Santa Claus"? Perv...

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Wow, you are doing a Tri in the fall!?! That is pretty exciting:) You look better than a few people that I have seen with after shots of wearing the goggles!

Good luck with the training and don't worry about looking like a Homer with goggle eyes:) You are fine!

Emz said...

I'm going with the hickey thing actually did happen. . . .I looked at that photo of your eyes too long, I guess. Have to share my grandma's quote [two days before she died] --- "I looked into the nurses eyes for a long time. I could see he didn't eat wheat bread". WTF? loved it. NOt totally sure why I shared that but ya know . .

Rad Runner said...

A tri?! Holy smokey diggity doggies! Go Adam!

By the way.. Bags are totally in.. Duh

Morgan said...

I don't know why but I couldn't stop cracking up at the goggle eyes! LOL! Good luck finding a pair that works!

Dr. TriRunner said...

I went to Ash Wednesday mass with goggle eyes, and remember getting some pretty questioning looks.

Finding the right goggles is not easy!! I have gone through SIX pairs before finding a pair that doesn't leak in on me. My boyfriends says my face must just be shaped funny, to which I respond, "it's not shaped funny, it's 'elite.'" ;)

A couple kids on my team use those sweedish goggles... and I'm thinking about trying a pair out.

Jill said...

Ok, I thought it was me. I've bought every pair of pink goggles under the sun, even going so far as getting these pricy thingamagigs cuz they were, well, pricy so I assumed they do the trick. Nope, they leak worse than any of 'em. I never thought about trying them on upsidedown, I will give that a try for sure! So anyway, I have no solution for you....but I have a gym bag full of pink goggles, in case you want to try any of those out!!???!!

destinationathlete said...

Yea, I get the "sucked-out-eye-sockets" too. No solution for you...but if you find a pair that work, let me know!

Chris Korn said...

Oh to be young again. Bags under your eyes? Welcome to my world.

mo said...

I tried Aquasphere Seal xp. They are kind of big- like a small mask, but they dont give me a headache or big eye bags.

Cynthia O'H said...

My eyes get puffy after goggles and it doesn't seem to matter what make or brand. I look like my husband has just beaten me.

Hmm, I might be able to tap into this somehow....

inspiREDtorun13 said...

You have found the cure for a Botox overdose.

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Upside down, hmmm... I may have to try that . I have "hickey eyes" all of the time now, too, lol! Last night i knew i had lost all shame when I went to Walmart looking like that (even better is "swim cap cone head syndrome"). I am going to check back to see if you actually get any 'serious" answers to your question, because I am wondering this too!

Her Name is Rio said...

As long as your face doesn't hurt and it doesn't leak, I think you're good.
My goggles are Speedos. Not sure of the model name.

Glenn Jones said...

What's this fascination with triathlons? The pool and I just don't get along....

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I just had to buy another pair this week after my son lost MY googles during his triathlon, which he had to use because he lost his... ugh. I use tyr goggles, never had a problem, maybe play around with the straps a bit too? I made sure not to stare too long... too early in the morning for the easter bunny/santa thing. haha

RunnuRMark said...

Great...just another thing I have to worry about as I creep closer to getting in the pool. Hope I don't have that problem!