Friday, January 05, 2007

Call Me Slick.

I'm a Sweater.

I can't help it, I was born that way.
It's not bad in the Summer or if I'm warm, but when I work out I lose at least a litre in fluids.

I don't really care so much that I sweat, there's nothing wrong with it. But I do have a big problem that has to be rectified as soon as I am able.

You see, when I'm on the Treadmill, Elliptical, Rowing Machine or Bike I use my iPod. The problem is that when I get sweaty, the sweat runs into my ears, and oh-so-gently loosens the snug fit on the earbuds. They don't sit as well, it doesn't sound as good, and eventually they come flying out .

I'm left with two decisions.
  1. Get the John McEnroe-like headband to wear while working out. This not only makes me look like a 70's Pornstar/Tennis Pro, but has the added value of having people stop and laugh at the fat guy in the headband. I'd become the center of attention at the gym, and people would flock to witness my chubby sweat get all soaked up. Sounds too good to be true, right?
  2. Get some over-the-ear or behind-the-head earphones. They may not make me the center of attention, but I'll get to listen to my music and not worry about taking someones eye out with an errant earbud. I know there are many different types, but I'll take my time and try to decide what's going to work best for me.
  3. Staple the currant earbuds to my head. The main drawback I can see to this is that I'd go through a lot of staples taking them out and putting them back in. Oh yeah, and the pain. Lets not forget the pain.
So there are my choices.

I would prefer to sweat a little less, but hey, it shows you I'm working hard. I also work up a bit of a sweat at other times, (if you know what I mean) but nobody's ever complained yet. (Shows I'm putting out the effort.) I don't need headphones for that workout.

The other options look good, but I think I'm going to go with the new headphones. Maybe pick some up when The Sidekick and I go to Victoria.

If not, I think I'll fall back to the headband.
Do you think Blue is my color?


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