Interstellar Adventures

June 19, 2006

Workout Divas

Filed under: Rants & Opinions,Training — by InterstellarLass @ 9:04 am

This morning I was at the gym, working with my trainer. I was pumping away on the elliptical, and my trainer was having fun periodically increasing and decreasing the resistance and the crossramp and I was dying. Then, in front of me at the stationary bikes, two women got up and walked away. I noticed that one of them was wearing a lacy pink bra under her navy workout tank. WTH???

Yesterday after the group long run, I was stretching and looked up to see a woman with full makeup, half-melted off her face. This is the second woman I’ve seen in this group that wears full make-up at 6 am on a Sunday while they run multiple miles. WTH???

And then there’s the high-school/college girls that look so cute in their little ultra-short grey gym shorts, their little tiny-tees and tanks, their hair coiffed perfectly as if they were going on a date, and makeup. And they don’t look like they ever break a sweat. WTH???

I don’t get it. There are the Workout Divas, and then there’s me. They put effort into makeup and hair and are still pencil thin. I’m lucky to grab something to eat as I drag my behind out of bed and into my workout gear. My hair gets pulled back from my face and my eyes are half closed as I drive to the group runs. During the run, my hair goes all frizzy because of the humidity and I sweat like a proverbial pig. I remember last year on a really long run I feared I had lost control of my bladder and wet myself, but it turned out my workout shorts were completely saturated and I had rivulets of sweat running down my legs. How is it that these Workout Divas can get away with it and I look like I’ve been run over by a train??? It’s not fair.

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