Now it is the soapless that are chiming in. Last week as i was getting out of the shower at the pool, eyes to floor, moving my myself from the shower to my towel, a university aged dude walks by me. Taps me on the shoulder and innocently asks if he can borrow some of my body wash.
I didnt know what to say.
The easiest thing would have been an awkward yes, pass the bottle of bodywash back to him, never making eye contact, or eye contact with any other bits and pieces and then, well, run away.
Did i do that?
A low, c'mon man type of growl, looked him in the eye and said seriously?
His shocked look back was enough for me to stammer out, here, here, just take it, like i was getting robbed of my most prized comic book or something.
I just wanted to end the conversation and get my wet, naked self the hell out of there.
But would he just take the body wash and leave me be, no, he kept following me around with it trying to give it back.
Keep it, i yelled over my shoulder, walk faster, almost to towel...almost to towel.
Then he circled me. Not a stich of clothes on and bent over and placed the bottle at my feet and walked back to the shower.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I will spare you the vivid details, but I saw things only a proctologist might.
Why, why baby jebus would you do that to a fella just trying to shower with the fresh scents of old spice, towel off and start the day.
I am going to see this person again, and the entire time i see them, i am going to be thinking, hey, remember that time you tried to borrow my body wash and when you gave it back, you bent over so far i could see your spine......wait for it.....from the peep hole.
I now carry two bottles of body wash in my bag.
Yes I am that much of a weirdo.
Anyway, not a bad week, still have a bit of the back pain kicking around, but the week went like this:
Monday: 2x750m swims
Tuesday: 2x750m swims + 12mile bike ride
Thursday: 12mile bike ride + 15 minutes walk/run on treadmill ( yay!)
Friday: 1x750m swim + 1x1000m swim
Sunday: 12mile bike ride + 40 minutes walk/run on treadmill
So finally, after a couple weeks, getting back into running.
I figured it would be okay as I had another message therapy session booked the following Monday so if I ended up feeling tight in my back after the run/walk, that would be a good safety net.
I have decided to give the Melmerby Sprint Triathlon a try next weekend, depending on how Monday goes and the week of training.
Fingers crossed that I will finally get to my first Sprint!
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan