What up? I hope all your runs are going well….
Anyway, I’m writing you this letter because it’s come to my attention that I look a little different than the rest of you… and because of this difference, I'm starting to get a wee bit embarrassed. It's one of those things that we both realize, but we just haven't discussed it... cause, ya know... it's not an easy thing to bring up, I know. But, I'm willing to put my pride aside and admit that I must have a problem.
So, I'm just going to say it....
Yes, I sweat. A lot. Like, buckets apparently. And I know, it's gross and it's stinky, but it's what I do. I run and I sweat. And I don't feel like I have to apologize for that. Frankly, I'm not sure how all of you keep from looking the same way! I mean, you prance around in your running shoes and your dry t-shirts. How do you think that makes me feel? Sure, I play it off like I just stood under a sprinkler head for 10 minutes or something, but we both know I didn't. And, I'm just tired of being ashamed. I'm tired of thinking that there is something wrong with me.
Honestly, how do you do it? None of you ever have a sweaty shirt or a sweaty, red face. I mean. Is there some kind of product out there that I don't know about that keeps you from sweating? Because, by all means, if there is! Just tell me!
Don't shun me. I'm just a girl who loves running and who just happens to sweat a lot. Is that a crime? Is it a crime to look like this:
But, we can exist as one neighborhood, can't we? All I ask, is that you stop staring at me like i'm a freak of nature. Because sweating is a natural and healthy body function. (It is!).
So, thanks for listening. I just felt the need to address the huge white (sweaty) elephant on the streets and hopefully we can all run a little more comfortable now that the issue is out in the open.
Keep on Truckin',