First off, why would I even ask that question? Let’s be honest… I have a mild desperation to swim really fast this weekend. Like unreasonably fast for a fat guy in a swimsuit, so I’m exploring all my options for going faster. I’m doing a semi-taper and I’m going to wear my TYR Tracer Light (although I have talked myself into and out of buying another speedsuit of some sort), so now I’m down to crazy person stuff like shaving.
My legs will be covered so those are fine. Plus I wear shorts to work and I don’t want to have to explain why all of a sudden I have shiny, silky, smooth legs. My head is shaved all the time anyways so that is covered. The goatee is staying, sorry, it balances out the feng shui of my noggin. So that basically leaves my arms. My forearms are somewhere between Wolverine and Robin Williams hairy so this would be a substantial undertaking. Is it worth it? I can already feel the growing back itchiness… ugh.
So what say you? Should I shave or should I grow now?
I can’t believe I’m letting the internet help decide whether I shave my arms… feel free to leave discouraging comments below :)