Days 110 - 111: Gym Bags, Towels, and Totes Oh My!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Good morning everyone!
I almost didn't blog today because I didn't think I had much to say.
Still sore from my adventures in Yoga? Check.
Back on the exercise wagon? You bet.
Working on getting back into the 1200-1400 calorie range? On target.
So, as you can see, it's situation normal around here. Just working at the usual exercise and calorie goals just like everyone else.
What did hit me is that I'm totally stumped on something. Something fundamental and so simple that you wouldn't think I'd be stumped by it.
Here's the situation, I work in a building with a gym and locker room in the basement. It's great and convenient and totally encourages me to work out more often than I would otherwise. I mean, how can you say "I don't feel like going to the gym today..." when you literally are sitting on top of it all day long. There is one itty bitty problem: I know for a fact that there are waterbugs (AKA, a breed of roach) living in the locker rooms. I've seen them crawing up the walls on a couple of occaisions. I'm not all that bothered, they have yet to bother me in the shower and So long as they don't attempt to fly at me I'm a live and let live kind of girl.
So, my problem is that I don't under any circumstances want to leave my shower kit down there any longer than it takes for me to go for a run and shower. What can I say, I'm phobic about having one of the critters hitch a ride with me upstairs (or worse, home!)
So, I'm looking for a couple of solutions. First, my shower kit lives at work and I've been toting it downstairs in a plastic bag for a few months now. I think it's time to graduate to something a little more... sturdy. Yes, I ripped the bag. Additionally, I need something a bit bigger to fit my towel in. Being that I shower at work following a run two or three times a week it's not like I'm changing my towel every day which leads me to my second issue...
... Is it wrong I'm considering one of those damned sham-wow's? I mean, they're compact and super absorbant... I'm just tired of hauling my big ass terry-cloth towl downstairs all the tie is all.
For the curious, my gym bag is a perfect size for my workout clothing. It fits a pair of shoes, an outfit, and sometimes a sweatshirt comfortably. Really, its the 'carryon' or 'overnight' sized bag from the luggage set I got for christmas a few years ago - but it's the perfect sized gym bag for me.
I'm thinking about getting a tote like the ones they sell at grocery stores for those who are far more earthy than me and shun plastic bags. (I use those bags, darn it!) Is there a better option, though?
Also, I'm buying a yoga mat this week for class. Yes, I'm going back. I love that I felt so grounded and stretched afterward.
So, here's wishing all my SparkPeeps a good Monday! Let's all start off on a good foot here - there's nothing we can't accomplish with the right attitude!