Thursday, 19 January 2012

Exercise fail

Not an exercise fail like most. I haven't given up or stopped. I was just a numpty!

On Tuesday I arrived at the university gym ready and raring to go. Having not exercised properly over Christmas I was really looking forward to a really good gym session. I got undressed and put my new running leggings on. I was excited to try them out. I looked down and realised my schoolgirl error. No trainers.

No trainers.

Epic fail.

Just my boots. Admittedly they were flat and I did half contemplate wearing them in the gym but I knew if was pointless. What an idiot. Normally I wear my trainers there so I don't have a pair in the car or my gym bag.

Luckily, I delved into my gym bag and discovered my swimming costume. This wasn't my ideal option. I hadn't shaved my legs and I was slightly scared my bikini line would have people running from the pool. But I had no choice. I put my clothes back on and sheepishly left to the pool changing room. I pulled my costume on, making sure it was as low as possible on said bikini line. This did inadvertently flash a bit more breast than I'd normally feel comfortable with but everything was just about covered!

I jumped in the pool to start my leisurely swim. About four lengths in I overheard a lifeguard asking another to clear a couple of lanes for the Morecame football squad. A few minutes later the squad appeared wearing the most ridiculous outfits ever. Think 1901 male swimming suit but with loads of weights inside. At least I didn't feel alone in looking an idiot! 

Needless to say, a pool containing a football team certainly made me swim harder and faster than I ever normally would. I was properly out of breath and bright red when I stopped!

I did catch at least two of them having a cheeky peek at the extra flesh on show. Luckily my bikini line was underwater.

I'm going for another swim on Monday, having sorted the bikini line problem. I've also put a spare pair of trainers in the car for the days when I am more than stupid (I'm sure there will be more)!


  1. It's so annoying when you're all set for exercise and then can't do it as planned. The swim sounds good though. No one notices your bikini line when you're in the pool.

    By the way if you get chance come link up to my Tuesday tea and sympathy linky.

  2. I reckon this was a total triumph! I sympathise, of course, with the bikini line issue (I've had those "oh no, forgot to prune" moments even when I'd planned to go swimming...) However, kudos to you for turning your forgotten-trainers-fail into a successful workout! I would have given up and cried like a girl at the point of discovering I'd forgotten my trainers. Nice work :)


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