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Exercising and Swimming

weather: warm & cloudy
outside: 16°C
mood: okay
So, I have a swimsuit. Husband Guy and I stopped by the Swimco first. I didn't really expect to get anything there, but just in case there's a good deal. Anything that I thought looked decent and that I could wear cost close to $150. Unless I look in the Vomit Orange And Chernobyl Green, Bizarrely Birth-marked Leopard, With Interspersed Various Tropical Fish Print section... >K{

Then we went to Zellers (it's like a Walmart/Target, bargain basement type place). Inventory that doesn't get sold at The Bay ends up at Zellers. I picked out three to try on. *sigh* Next time, I'll know: if I want Husband Guy to be able to come into the fitting rooms with me and give me his opinion, I have to try stuff on in the Men's department. No Men allowed in the fitting rooms of the Women's.

So, the one I got was $39. Wahoo! That's hella less than $150. =) It wasn't the least expensive one, it's a notch or two above. It's a plain black one-piece with a non-uniform piece of mesh in front. It's still probably not the best quality, but for lounging around in a whirlpool and hanging around poolside, that's good enough. When I can swim more than one lap, backcrawl, then maybe I'll think about A Real Swimsuit™.

So, the point of all that was so that we could jump in the pool after working out at the Y on Sunday mornings.

One of my fears is that I'll take forever getting showered and changed, so people have to wait for me. If you know me, you'll know that I have A LOT of hair. As in, extraordinarily numerous follicles per square centimetre of scalp. I'm a freaking mop. Shampoo just will not rinse out of my hair and I stand there rinsing forever. I didn't want to go swimming after working out at all.

But Husband Guy begged and I decided that I'd just rinse myself as best I can, then dry off and change so that I won't take too long. I might smell on the way home, but at least I won't keep everyone. Husband Guy's cousin, C, came with us, so the two of us girls, hit the showers first. She said she takes forever too, so I didn't feel so bad. She shared her shampoo with me and I tried to shower very quickly.

We went to grab our stuff to dry off. C took one changing room, but another lady took the only other changing room(!)... *meurf*... =( I looked around and thought, ah, what the hell, I'll just use an open locker area. I picked a corner area where there was more wall enclosing it and went at it.

Ha-HA! I discovered that this is GREAT motivation for me to HURRY. I kept thinking, OMG, OMG, I hope I finish before someone wants to change here!!! It would be such a pain in the ass if they turned into stone or worse yet, Petrified, you see. Then what the hell do I tell the Y staff?

So, the guys didn't end up waiting too long. =)



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 25th, 2003 05:35 pm (UTC)
sp. Zellers.

I am allergic to swimming. I think mostly because I am allergic to being so exposed in front of people. Well, and a general disgust with pools bred from having one in my backyard when growing up and being somehow automatically tasked with maintaining the damn thing.

Michael keeps teasing me that he hasn't seen me in a swimsuit yet. I do have one, somewhere, assuming it still fits, but... no real urge to use it.

I am a long showerer for the same reason. Shampoo sticks to my hair. It does not come out. Another reason why I tend to avoid gyms and pools.
May. 25th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Zellers

Oops... =)
May. 25th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahah, you made me laugh.

I remember a few times back in China where I had to use public changing rooms when I went swimming and public bathhouses because my friends place didn't have a shower. I've always been someone who takes long showers, but there's nothing like a bunch of Chinese women *staring* at you to get you to hurry up!

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