Yesterday I was running around like a nut and I was feeling pretty pleased with myself for making a meeting with exactly 30 seconds to spare and a hot cup of Starbucks in my hand. My good friend met me in the parking lot with the news that the meeting was canceled. 60 to 0 in 5 seconds. Then she told me that I was looking nice. (Cue chuckling.) I’d spent exactly eight minutes showering and getting dressed. I dropped Asa off at 8:30. Ran from 9:00 to 12:15. Home at 12:28 and out the door again at 12:36. 8 minutes. I was sweating again as soon as I got in the car. You know that exercised-hard-and-still-sweating-after-the-quick-shower kind of sweating. When I snorted at my friend’s kind comment (thinking of my wet hair pulled into a sloppy ponytail and the tinted sunscreen I’d smeared on while actually running out of the bathroom), my friend said, “No, you really are glowing.” I told her it was sweat. Not to be dissuaded, my friend replied, “Well, it becomes you.”
“I know!” Hahahahahhahaha!!!
I’m sure none of you are laughing as much as I was at that exchange. But the idea that I look better covered in sheen of sweat cracked me up. It’s so true. I’m one of those girls whose beauty comes into its own after a good week without a shower in the mountains. Weren’t familiar with that subcategory? I’m a knockout after three weeks. Ask my husband. 😉
The book club was great fun last night. The ladies said they enjoyed “Born to Run” and I kept the crazy talk to a minimum. The surprise of the evening was the news that two of the ladies and one husband were Vitamin D deficient. Lots of sunscreen and not much time in the sun. I’d heard about the sunscreen v. Vitamin D deficiency debate, but it was a surprise to hear how common it is. These folks were diagnosed after feeling utterly depleted of energy for a while. Wish I could blame the Vitamin D.
Time for the core workout video and another cup of coffee. Hope you’re all looking lovely and handsome today.