How do you handle the mess of getting sweaty at work and getting back into your day? Since I eat lunch at my desk, I technically have an hour to kill, but am nervous to workout and go back to my desk a literal, hot mess.
Well, there are a few different scenarios:
- Scenario 1 = no meetings or after work activities to worry about: On these types of days, I tend to go run around 11:45 a.m. with a coworker or by myself if she isn't able to go. I tend to run longer/harder on these days because I am not really concerned about getting my "stank" on...When I get back to the office, I heat up my lunch and use the remainder of my lunch hour to cool off and eat. After eating, I go to our bathroom and get put back together. I generally just quickly dry off any sweat that may still be left, use some deodorant and some body spray of some form. Sometimes, I just deal with being a little "icky" the rest of the day and stay in my running clothes. Thank goodness my boss understands!
- Scenario 2 = quick meeting or two with coworkers that know I workout often during lunch and/or obligations after work: On these types of days, I tend to go a little easier on my run. I don't go crazy and make myself work up a big 'ole sweat. When I get back to the office, I fix lunch and cool off. After eating, I go in our bathroom and (again) get myself put back together. This involves going into the handicap stall and pretty much taking a
whorebird bath (Thank my Granny B. for that term!). I use a no rinse bathing wipe to get all the "ick" off. After I feel clean enough to make it through the rest of the day, I get dressed, reapply some make-up, etc.
- Scenario 3 = meetings during the workday and/or obligations after work: These days are not fun. I generally just move my run to after work or switch the days of the week up. I guess these would be the days where I feel like work gets in the way.
Do you work out in the middle of the work day? How do you handle being a "hot mess"?