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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. =)

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katie_ah
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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