How often is it really necessary to shower? I mean, I know some people HAVE to take a shower every morning to wake up. I even have a friend that takes a shower before he races, weird, right? Usually I like to tie my blog posts into something sorta philosophical, but this one is pure curiosity.
I had my running group yesterday at 6:45am, so I ran to our meeting place (2.2 miles) we ran to the track (1 mile) did 2 miles worth of speed work then ran back to the YMCA (1 mile) then I ran home (2.2 miles) Needless to say I had a solid running day. I was home by 9am and had zero plans for the day. Unless you count a date with my new book and the sun plans. Soooooo, I didn’t shower. I laid on the couch with a fresh cup of coffee and read, I eventually ventured to my friends and chatted while we soaked in some vitamin D and then went back to my book for the afternoon.
I (accidentally) napped and was woken up by my friend calling asking if I wanted to get a beer later, sure, I said, as long as I don’t have to shower. And you know what her response was, dude, I’m not showering. And so she came over, we decide to not have a beer and just catch up with our smelly selves instead, but still, we were both fully ready to go to the bar sans-shower. I ask you, is this okay?
Wait. I guess this saga isn’t done yet. I then fell asleep, with no shower, and woke up to go to work. I totally forgot that I hadn’t showered, good thing I work at a gym and am amongst smelly, muscley guys all morning! So I went to work and then worked out. I ran a bunch of errands and just now got back from a visit with my neighbor and lunch. Now here I am, writing this blog, about to read my book and I’m two workouts deep and the only reason I’m probably going to shower today and not after my run tomorrow is because I’m getting a hair cut tonight and I was told to come with clean hair.
Does anyone else live like this? Or is it only me and my other friend who runs/mountain bikes a lot?!
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Your body produces its own natural oils, if you shower too much your body starts to over produce sebums, making you more oily, generally causing more breakouts…
I shower every other day in the late spring to end of summer. But in the fall and winter it’s more like what happened last week, I showered on Friday before work, after run, and didn’t again until Tuesday, I didn’t stink, wasn’t oily, my hair smelled like resturaunt and it wasn’t making me feel very good.
If I shower Monday, I probably won’t again until Friday just because I’m off wednesday and Thursday and absolutely DON’T shower on my days off ( I generally plan on NOT doing things that require makeup). But in your shoes <- punny 😉 I think you just kind of fit in with your customers!!
Ps I’m glad your getting (?) your hair cut 😝
Didn’t happen. Had to postpone. 😦 next week! So my shower was totally wasted!!
I HATE showering (Sean can vouch for his hehehe) – I think it’s a waste of time and entirely unecessary. I secretly this is why I like to move abroad to other places where natural ‘stink’ doesn’t matter. I bike to work, clean for 10 hours and then bike home and I only shower every other day. When I come back to the US it drives me parents nuts! I fully support your opinion on showering. Thanks for blogging about it!