January 3, 2013

SPOTD: An after-biking shower

What Mandy Thinks: "Simple Pleasure of the Day" post
Uncoordinatedly awkward bike riders such as myself get really sweaty and exhausted easily.  Riding to work and back TWICE today had me reaching for a sweating record.  Luckily, a semi-warm shower was waiting for me when I got home.  An after-biking shower is my Simple Pleasure of the Day for my normally-not-so-warm shower feeling absolutely perfect after the above average exercise for the day.

Showering after exercise is good for everyone due to:

- Hygiene reasons.  Coming back from a workout and not cleaning up in any way could annoy those around you with your exercise-induced stink and/or sweaty appearance.  Luckily Jimmy the cat was my only witness at the end of the day, so I doubt he cares about my sweatyness more than his urgency to be fed when I walk in the door.

- The personal pleasure of a shower.  My shower may absolutely SUCK 90% of the time due to its wimpy water pressure and failed attempts at hot water at any time of the day, but with my body heat already elevated from exercise, the slightly drafty shower felt AMAZING.  I can finally enjoy my shower to not just get clean but get clean comfortably.

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