Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sweating Roses

Let me just explain something to you about Oklahoma.....it's hot.....and humid.....and summer seems like it's never ending {especially last summer}!
So for a runner's heart like mine, that means that my favorite hobby becomes 1,000 times more difficult! But as my girl Kelly would say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger! :) So stronger it is. Luckily, this year hasn't been too bad yet, and today was extra cloudy, which I love!!! But it was also very humid. And I'll just be honest, when I get sweaty, it's nothing pretty. My face makeup runs off of my face and I break out in this weird heat rash {that only happens in OK} and I stink. Is that a good visual?? It should be.
{sorry for the blurrrr!!!!}
So there I was today, me and my sweaty self running along, when I pass these two girls jogging past and I catch a whiff of something.....something.....something that smells a lot like roses and a lot unlike me! 
I stop running. 
Say what?! Gir....you smell like roses! {That was said in my very gangster voice. Notice how I left off the  "l" in girl?? Yep. I'm legit. Legit gangster, that is.}
How in the world do you smell like roses in a place like this....while running none the less!? I slowed my run for a while while I pondered this thought. It would seriously take me dousing myself in a bottle of perfume before and a couple times during in order to smell like roses during a run. 
Then I started questioning my womanhood....
Okay, not really. That last part was a lie. But it bugged me.
Just like the girls that get all ready {hair, makeup, etc.} in the morning before their 5 a.m. workout. I don't understand those girls! Why get all ready when you're going to have to shower afterwards and repeat the process all over again?? I have a hard enough time doing the getting ready process once a day, let alone twice! But maybe those same girls are the ones who sweat roses and don't have to worry about showering after because they perspire glitter and loveliness! The only time the gym ever sees my face with a shred of makeup is when I go after work. And even then, most of it has melted off.
So this is my question, if you're one of the my-pheromones-smell-like-a-bouquet-of-roses girls, please tell me your secret!!!! I'm sure my husband would appreciate a less smelly version of me when I get home. Poor guy, it's the first time he gets to see me at the end of the day and I always end up managing to look less than lovely! Good thing he's my prisoner of love. :)

14 comments:

Kjerstin (The Way I Am) said...

Hahaha I LOVE this post! You are hilarious! I hate that too! When I get done at the gym and my hair is all frizzy...I've got stank a mile away...and then there's this biotch that "sweats glitter and loveliness" haha love. it. you are awesome!

Beverly said...

This is hilarious!! It also kills me... slowlyyyy to see goorls that got their make up done up for our 5:30am workout!! Who does that? And who the hayyyyl would wake up at 4:30 or so to get ready for their workout?! And who wastes MAC makeup to sweat it off?! ANNNND who likes to wash their make up off TWICE in one day? I already dread it at night!! Sheesh!!

Yea... no roses on this end... maybe some ferns? b/c I don't know what they smell like but I know they do NOT spell pretty!!

Julie Marie said...

love the gangsta voice!! you ARE legit! 2 legit to quit, gir!!

Tracy said...

too freakin funny!

Victoria said...

i am not pretty either when i run, sweaty and red faced...sure don't smell like roses much either lol

adorable niece you have!! being an aunt is the best, congrats :)

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

HAHAHA. oh, our prisoners of love. poor guys. that picture made me DIE!

listen, i stink all the time and typically worse than my man. I live in SC and humidity is generally in the 90% category. i get it, i totally get it.

oh man, there was this girl that i used to hike around on the AT, i hiked with this girl for 3 months. her trail name? roses. because that's what she smelled like. if they gave me a trail name off of what i smelled like, it'd be "dead man."

Ioana-Carmen said...

This is so nice darling! What do u say about following each other?:X


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ms.composure said...

LoL i ask the SAME QUESTION!!! but i guess if they want to waste the time to re-do their hair/makeup twice then i guess that is what they want to do! loving the gangsta voice!

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Vic said...

I don't get it either! I really don't understand, 15 minutes into a run and I'm the tomato-faced girl who's hair is escaping everywhere (attractive, huh?)But hey, at least we look like we've been working hard!

thompson said...

that is so bizarre! i never understand the get all gussied up just to get sweaty? makes no sense!
totally agree.

No(dot dot)el said...

ha ha ha so funny! IF I even ever exercise I most certainly don't smell of roses after. Especially after Bikram Yoga. Those classes cause me to be a stinky mess. Love the gangsta in you white girl! SO funny. Oh hi there, I'm new here. Found u through The funny thing. Happy to be your newest member here. Looking forward to more laughs with you :)

Sam said...

totally made my night by reading this lol don't worry i smell really bad after and durring my workout lol it's like please don't get closer than 10 feet lol

sam*

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

oh you are so gansta.
I hate humidity. and heat. and so does sherman. we can't wait for fall!

Alana Christine said...

Are you from Oklahoma?!

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