Tuesday, August 05, 2008

"Long Sleeves?!"

Adam made that comment on my last post. People ask me that pretty often since it's counter-intuitive to wear more clothes when it's over 100 degrees outside. The explanation is pretty simple, though: I have incredibly fair skin (shout-out to my mom) and no amount of sunscreen on my arms will keep them from burning after hours in the sun, so years ago when Nike started making Dri-Fit products I simply started covering up, and now I'm used to it enough that I'm actually hotter in short sleeves. The white fabric deflects the sun away from me. Plus I sweat so much it gives me a surface to wipe my face on during the match. The Dri-Fit fabric doesn't stay wet for long, so I'm not bogged down by soggy shirts either.

So there you have it. :)

4 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

I know what I'm getting you for Xmas this year - Dri-Fit body suit with mask.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Christopher J. Bottaro said...

Haha, good one, Adam...:)

Btw, I wear Nike's Dry Fit stuff also. Good stuff.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Radiohou said...

You're both huge pansies filled with some kind of "bits".

4:04 PM  
Blogger Badger said...

Adam, I'm not sayin' that would be a bad gift :D

7:17 PM  

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