Stinky

This is slightly icky, but here we go-

Sometimes, after a run, I like to not shower for a bit.

I’m not entirely sure when this peculiar, solitary pleasure began, but I do enjoy it, let me explain-

I’m a cleanish-bloke, other than at festivals or when the water breaks, I shower every day, I like having a long hot shower, its refreshing and makes you feel better after.

Even if there isn’t a shower I’ll fall back on one of the other types of bathing- in the style of whores or Irishmen.

Whore’s bath– Quick wash over sink with soapy water, hitting the key areas (face, pits and nethers). So-named because I assume this is the way whores would wash between customers.

Irishman’s bath– Spraying oneself liberally with aftershave/deoderant. Guessing the name comes from the fact old aftershaves/perfumes were alcohol-based and draws on the stereotype of the drunken Irishman. If this is wrong, I apologise, but given the plethora of xenophobic/racist idioms still in use, this is my best guess.

Anyway, the thing is, when I get back from a run I know I’m a little whiffy. I appreciate this fact, and guess its not pleasant for others, but my housemates are usually out or I’m in my room, so I don’t think it matters that much.

Also, when I say “a bit” we’re talking an hour, tops.

But, I really do enjoy these brief periods of resembling Pigpen.

I’m not sure why, I think its because I feel oddly proud of the sweatiness. I’ve earned this dishevelled, slightly smelly state, its the product of effort and exercise.

So, I grab some water, get something to munch on, update my Nike+ profile and maybe check some tweets before I hop in a hot shower.

Then I have a long hot soak and clean myself up.

Is this weird? Or do other people kind of enjoy their hard earned stench?

Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO

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One Comment on “Stinky”

  1. rayannsom says:

    I don’t smell after a run lol but I don’t usually shower right after even though I know I should.. all that sweat, probably not good just seeping back into the skin. I usually eat, watch tv, do some face booking, clean a bit maybe… when I feel there is nothing else to do..THEEEN I shower or take a bath lol.. whatever! 😀


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