Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wasn't going to blog today, but one of the articles on the frontpage caught my attention (which is rare). About workout clothing.
I generally wear compression underwear, nylon shorts, 100% cotton socks, and a 100% cotton tshirt. Since I've had a part-time job at Gap the last 5 years, all of my shirts are Gap... and very soft. I just really love the feel of 100% cotton. And I consciously try to avoid buying polyester/rayon/man-made materials as much as possible. I just don't like the feel against my skin.
Is that weird? I think most of the people I see at my gym wear activewear and not just a plain old tshirt.
But I do sweat a disgustingly amount at my gym (I read that part of this could be a side effect of a medication I'm taking). They don't have the AC on yet and I'm not sure there is an AC (but there has to be, right?). My gym is located in a warehouse district, which lends itself well to the industrial "feel" of the gym, the style of the workouts, and maybe even the nature of the members. There are some industrial-sized fans, which help a bit. And on nice days (or almost every day in the spring and fall), they lift up all of the garage doors that line the sides. It's pretty cool, actually. But lately, the heat and humidity has really been oppressive. And it's not even July or August yet.
All of this is to say, MAYBE I will think about buying a moisture "wicking" tshirt sometime and give it a go. Even as I type this, my nose kind of crinkles about the thought of all of this non-100% cotton material against my skin. Another thing I'm wondering about is since this material is designed to bring all of the moisure to the surface, does that mean the shirt is going to look disgustingly wet/sweaty when I am in the middle of a workout? Or will it kind of evaporate away?
Anyway, just something to mull over and consider.