The LEGSHAVE Challenge: Shaved

Much to my consternation, the fund raising goal for my LEGSHAVE Challenge was met with Mark's donation (I'll never forgive him for this treachery). A deal's a deal so tonight I made good.

As Mark suggested, I started with the clippers. Can you see a hint of dismay in my eyes?


Here's what the clippers took off (sorry if you were eating something just now).


Then came the razor. Still not happy to be shaving - it felt emasculating. (Don't worry, I have a swimming suit on. This isn't THAT kind of blog!)


Why am I smiling? Because my wife was laughing at me and when she laughs I can't help but laugh along, even though I'm dying a little inside.


Here's the result - before and after:













I didn't notice much difference until I put on some warmups. It felt really strange. Mark says it feels good to slip into bed with shaved legs - I'll find out in a few hours, but I'm a little frightened.

And I'm not looking forward to keeping the legs shaved until April. I know many of you hope I'll decide I like it and keep my legs shaved. We'll see. In any case I'm sure I'll blog more about having shaved legs for the first time.

Thank you to all who donated - I'm excited by how much good this money will do in the fight against cancer in the hands of the Lance Armostrong Foundation and in honor of Susan via Team Fatty.

Update: My legs feel like they're wet and cold all the time - creepy.

10 comments:

KDAY said...

Just wait until you get in bed or slip on a pair of pants. It only gets better from now on.

UtRider said...

I never thought I'd see you shave but for $106 how could I let the opportunity pass? Looking at your legs (now that I can see them) I'm worried about keeping up with you this weekend (as I sit here watching the Tour of Cali eating a bowl of ice cream)!

KanyonKris said...

KDay - I'll take your word for it.

UtRider - I'm impressed you coughed up the $, so I had make good. Don't worry too much, I've had buttered popcorn and cake tonight.

Fatty said...

Dude, your legs were made to be shaved. It's a good look for you.

irideiwrite said...

How high did you go? Did Jolene help or just laugh and take pictures?

irideiwrite said...

And, since you are an aspiring triathalete, the chest is next, buddy

KanyonKris said...

Fatty - Thanks for the compliment and plug.

irideiwrite - I went mid-thigh, but I don't think that's high enough as I have a semi-hairy boxer look. I'll go higher next shave.

Jolene laughed, took pictures and gave a few pointers.

The chest? The fund raising goal will be a LOT higher for that.

29er said...

NO chest shaving! Your plastic-feeling legs are weird enough to get used to.

JoshuaMcC said...

Aaawwww man, another one bites the dust. What's all this NEXT time crap. Your going to keep going, and going until you look like a dolphin. I guess Bic's are for chicks, and philanthropists like you. Congrats on reaching the goal, if not on joining the hairless masses.

Anonymous said...

Them's some fetching gams, sir. I'm seeing snoozing Buddha faces on both knees in the "after" pic, front view- (much clearer when I don't enlarge the pic.) Looks like you spiffed-up your battle scars. You did, right? Congrats, I think, on another challenge met.