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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Apparently I don't share well with others

Well, I feel like after announcing my workout schedule last week, I should keep myself honest and post how it actually went.

But... I am not going to bore you with all the details. Basically, I got mostly back into the two-a-day groove. I also commuted to and from work on my mountain bike every single day. I ran a total of 28.11 miles (the goal was 29), and I rode 53 miles. I swam twice, and the good news is that I still have one more day left in the week. Rock on!

Now, I have a question for you all.

Does it bother you if someone else wears (and sweats profusely in) your helmet? I really want to know.

Let me lay it out there. Wednesday night, I came home from guitar practice and changed into my cycling gear to go ride. I pulled out my baby blue TT bike, tri shoes, etc. I looked for my helmet but it was nowhere to be found. I knew it was on my aero bars when I left because I had set my mountain bike helmet on top of it after work. Both of Mr KT's bikes were gone (a little strange) and I realized that he had my helmet, I was sure of it. Just to clarify, he has two of his own helmets. The road helmet was gone and the mountain bike helmet was hanging on its hook. Anywho, I proceeded to get madder and madder. I had decided to wear my mountain bike helmet when he pulled in on his road bike in my helmet. I asked why he was wearing mine, he said his was at work. I said, "why didn't you wear your other one", he said, "it was dusty and dirty". Boo. He said, "here, you can have it." I got annoyed and disgusted and more annoyed and actually, pretty mad for not a very good reason. I said no, he said yes and I finally took it and put it on and was totally grossed out to have it touching my face. He said he would go back out and ride with me and put on the "dusty, dirty" helmet. We had a nice ride out and then the last 1/4 of the ride I turned it on. I was pretty much over the helmet issue so it wasn't that I was still mad. (Although I still feel like that is comparable to sharing a toothbrush, GROSS, or wearing someone else's underwear really gross.) I have no idea how fast I averaged that last part. All I know is that I was working as hard as I could sustain. I was drooling all over my face and when we got to the end of the trail I gagged hard about 4 times trying not to puke. I coughed and spluttered 3 more times trying not to hurl in the street. I have never been that close to puking during a workout.

After we rode up the big hill, I pulled in behind Mr KT and he said, "so that is why everyone was looking at us". Apparently he thought my jersey was unzipped a bit too far. I was hot, I didn't even notice. However, when I went up to change clothes I realized I had 26 gnats smashed in my sports bra. OK, maybe it was a bit low. I was going to document this phenomenon photographically but decided against that since there was no way I could do it with the bra on and that may have changed the rating of my blog to at least PG. :)

Anywho, back to the original question...

Does it bother you if someone else wears, and sweats in, your helmet?

Cause it makes me crazy and apparently it makes me ride a lot faster.

9 comments:

SUB6 said...

eeeeewwwwww!!!!! pretty gross! not really thought about it before but I'm with you on the matter ... not quite as bad as sharing a toothbrush but ....

Danielle in Iowa said...

Oh man! I didn't think about this before, but my friend Kori and I are doing this race where we have to switch off biking and running on the same bike so that probably means we have to wear the same helmet...

bigmike600 said...

It wouldn't bother me if it was dry and I could spray it out with some alcohol. But wet? No way. I couldn't put it on. I guess if I had to or something I could and if it was the wifes sweat it might make it better. But if some other dude borrowed my helmet and wore it and gave it back sweaty...no way.

Nice workouts too.

Di said...

I am witjh you KT That is just GNASTY!! yuck. If Bigun sweated in my helmet, he would own himself a new used helmet.

Patrick aka...Mr. KT said...

It really was not that wet and sweaty. I had a bandana on that absorbed most of the sweat. Also, in my defense my "dusty and dirty" helmet is nearly 8 years old and is probably no good anyway so I really was just trying to be safe by wearing a good helmet.

kt said...

It definitely was wet and sweaty but he definitely had on a bandana that helped. And, I suppose that I would rather keep his head safe so he made a good call. :)

J-Wim said...

You definitely should only sweat up your own stuff. Or ask permission.
My suggestion: Pink helmets, then he won't be tempted to borrow!

blink said...

I hope you guys worked up a sweat making up.

Benson said...

Yeah, a little yucky by me.
I think Mr. (k)T had a minor laps in judgment.
I have a habit of rinsing my helmets after every ride. Does that make me anal?