|Outdoor run but no place to shower.|
After my daily work was done I got the thumbs up from my boss to leave a bit early and go run. But remember, I still had an event to be at a few hours later, preferably not smelling to high heaven. What to do?
Go to the gym for the sole reason of taking a shower, of course!
I traded my running shoes for shower flip-flops in the parking lot because I had a smaller gym bag, and I'm pretty sure I had a parent ready to call the authorities because he/she pulled over and kept an eye on me until it was clear I was taking off ONLY my shoes. After I washed off all the sweat and sunscreen (safety first, people) I had to remember that the gym at 5:30 p.m. is different than 5:30 a.m., meaning, you'll terrify a lot more children if you are lax about putting on your clothes as you dry off. Sorry, kids, but it is a locker room.
And I was back at the office looking professional once again with plenty of time to spare.
I felt kind of weird showing up at the gym already sweaty, but you know what? I pay to use their services -- who cares if I use one service one day and something else another day? I don't pay a per-shower fee, I pay a monthly fee that includes everything.
And you know what else? It was really convenient not having to drive all the way home to make myself presentable. I might just do it again if I have to be somewhere after a run where stinking would be frowned upon.