Apr. 28, 2005

What to Wear

Some people have firm opinions about what to wear at the gym. Armpit revealing muscle shirts, or tees? Nike or lululemon? Baggy cotton, presumably with a slogan of some kind on it, or spandex? Midriff exposed, or not? Spandex by the way is a privilege, not a right. A central issue seems to be whether you are trying to raise your heart rate or someone else's.

Personally I drawn the line at exercising without some kind of fabric covering my ass. That's why I turned around today and went back to my office instead of spending my lunch-hour working out... Note to self: check gym bag contents before heading to the gym. I did at least manage to finally talk to a trainer about a sore hip I've been nursing for the last month. We'll have a session together early next week to nail down the problem and talk about triathlon fitness.

What do I wear when I have everything with me? A white New Balance cool max tee, black Nike "compression" shorts, New Balance 605 cross-trainers. And my iPod mini...

Listening to: Ride by The Vines from Winning Days.


  1. Compression shorts eh? Isn't that just spandex with a functional-sounding name?

  2. Um, I'm going to go with "no comment"...