Like you BCB, I am embarking on my first tri this year - it's a super sprint, so not a massive one, but more to see whether I can do it and if I like it.
As you have found, sportswear manufacturers obviously think larger ladies don't do sport and if you are over a size 16, you MUST be crazy to be doing anything sporty!!!!!!! (sorry, rant over!!).
So, what to wear?? Well, for me (and I do have body confidence issues, so there's NO WAY I am wearing a trisuit) I am going to wear my cycling shorts, a sports bra and a cheap mens vest top that I got from decathlon for about £3. It's lightweight and comfortable and will dry quickly. I tried it all out on Sunday at my lake swim session and to be honest, under my wetsuit it was totally fine. Even the padding in the shorts wasn't too bad after a swim, so think it'll be ok on the day, especially given the distances I'm covering are pretty small.
Good luck with your hunt for a suitable outfit and very best of luck with your triathlon.
And he managed to laugh about it in the interview afterwards. Absolute legend.
On another note, Contador put in a serious acceleration to try to get away on the last climb.....don't hear anyone baying for his blood as a doper!! And what about Nibali, who did actually manage to get away........
Wow, well done Alex, that's brilliant. Your story really resonated with me as I have been going through something very similar (in 2013 I couldn't walk for more than 15 minutes) and late last year was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
I have just started very VERY gently jog/walking again and have invested in a pair of Hoka trainers as the cushioning is incredible. I do 2 miles every 4 days with my little dog (he loves it) and so far I have not had any pain during or after each session. I plan to continue doing this for a couple of months to get my body used to it before I very carefully up the distance and try to jog more than walk. At the same time I'm starting to ride my bike again, so will get the benefit of some low impact training (and hopefully weight loss). I also horse ride which helps to keep my joints moving and supple - sometimes it's harder work than running!!!
10k is amazing - but I agree with rodeoflip about taking your time with it all. Maybe also try some swimming or cycling which will help strengthen your core and improve fitness - all will help in getting your 10k time down. Also where you can try to run on grass, it's a little bit kinder than concrete.
Anyway, fantastic to hear you're on the mend and hope it continues to go well for you.