Eco-Friendliness: the ideal to which we, being responsible citizens of society, are all expected to abide by and strive for. [that’s what *they* tell me, anyway] Personally, I’m all for saving the world, especially if it means saving a few bucks along the way.
Such was my logic when I decided to walk to the downtown MVP [gym] a couple days ago. Not only would I avoid adding to the car-emission-global-warming-causing-air-pollution-type-stuff, I wouldn’t be using any precious gasoline (aka, saving money), and I wouldn’t have to pay for parking (aka, saving more money). Besides, it would be a time saver too. Forget hopping onto a treadmill for a warm-up and cool-down; they would be efficiently rolled into my travel time. Obviously, the whole thing was a win-win situation.
Except for the part about it being unbelievably cold. And then the part about getting sweaty, ie: WET, and almost dying from hypothermia on the trek home. I hear cool-downs are supposed to be a little more gradual than instantaneous freezing.
Ah well, I survived, was eco-friendly, and saved a few bucks. How wonderful.
I drove the next day.
I got mild hypothermia standing around after a Nordic ski race (The Tour de Forest) in Burchfield Park. I was wearing all cotten. There are high tech fabrics that wick the sweat away so you don’t freeze, but I don’t know if they can handle a full sweat from an indoor workout.