I don’t know why, but one thing that is scaring the hell out of me now on the thoughts of doing triathlon at PD this weekend is the JELLY FISH!
Yes, I know they are cute, and soft, and jello-ish, some maybe colorful. But, as it is for snakes, or scorpions, or bees, I am scared at animals that are poisonous or are capable of stinging human being.
Reading from triathlete blogs recently, some of them reported that they get stung by jelly fish during the Xterra off road triathlon in Kuantan and the recent ATM triathlon in Melaka. If a strong triathlete like them said it was painful to get stung by jelly fish, I don’t know what if I get stung too. I can’t imagine. I don’t want to imagine.
I don’t know whether it is because of the water temperature, or is it because of the season, or whatever it is, but it seems that I’ve been hearing more things about people getting stung by jelly fish while swimming in the sea lately.
I really, badly, seriously, truly, high hopingly wish that there will be no jelly fish presence in the area where we will be swimming at PD both on this coming Saturday and Sunday. I don’t mind if they want to watch us swim and cheer for us from under the water by clapping their tentacles, but please leave us alone for that short 1.5km swim. Please don’t touch us or be in our way that we have to touch you. Please, please. Onegai…
If there are any specific tips you may have on how to avoid getting stung by a jelly fish (other than telling me not to go into the water), or at least how to quickly recover from the pain, I beg your mercy please share it with me. Any real life experience will help too. I don't have the luxury of time at this moment to search the entire net-universe. So, your help in sharing is highly appreciated.
I don’t want to be standing alone at the starting line shivering, while everybody else have entered the water. Ayoyo, really scary lah.