Wednesday, June 06, 2012
FitformyFamily just asked me in a comment on one of my status updates; Do you ever feel funny about running errands when you're all sweaty? Or is it pretty common that others are doing the same thing? I don't even like to go into a store in my running clothes BEFORE I get all sweaty!
i started to answer there and it was too long, so i decided to make a blog post out of it, especially since now that i've started thinking about it, i'm a bit worried.
what i started to say was:
well i guess that's me and maybe being old enough not to care. no, French women don't go shopping on their way home from running, that i've noticed. and actually my dentist made a comment about my being sweaty on Monday morning (though i had arrived in a similar condition on a previous visit -- it's convenient, he's near the park, and it's better than taking a xanax). i guess i think my time matters more to me than other people's opinion of how i look. might be related to being convinced i looked awful for most of the last 20 years and therefore learning not to care ... but i tended to dress grunge before i was fat too ... except at work or for special occasions. i've always been a jeans & t shirt person, and i guess i assume no one thinks sweaty is worse than that, at least here, where actually my nice lulu running clothes are probably considered more elegant than my jeans.
so, does anyone else stop at the store on the way home from a run to do their shopping? is there any reason i shouldn't unless i think i'm smelly?