Sunday, August 23, 2009

How Do I Overcome the "Ick Factor?"

Next Sunday, August 30, I'm going to the Yankee with the boys. When I go with the boys we usually go early and tailgate in one of the outdoor lots. Game time next Sunday is 1:00 so the tentative plan is to go early and enjoy some breakfast tailgating.

As runners, I'm sure you can see where this is going...that's right, I'm thinking of running to the Stadium and meeting my friends in the lot. Sounds crazy right? Not really, I live no more than 8 miles from the stadium. I would run over the GWB, through Washington Heights on Broadway, down 155th St. and over the Macoombs Dam Bridge to the Stadium.

There is one problem..no showers. Yes, I can give my buddies a change of clothes to take with them in the car but I'll still be pretty sweaty and smelly without a shower.

I really want to do this, I just need suggestions for overcoming the "ick factor." Please chime in.

4 comments:

jenna is awkward said...

baby wipes? cold wash cloths and baby powder?

Mike C-NJ said...

I once ran from midtown Manhatten to Edgewater NJ to see the release of Dean Karnazes movie. My wife met me there with a towel, deodorant, and a change of clothes. It was fine. Go for it and go Yankees!

DuffRunner said...

Shower beforehand. Be generous with the deoderant. Use the baby wipes as Jenna and Mike suggest. They work great. Your friends will think you're crazy. You'll know how great it feels. If you don't like it, don't do it again.

brandontenor said...

Two words, Harlem. River. Kidding. If I were you, I'd bring a towel and some Wet Ones (like baby wipes but with anti microbial stuff). I think you'll feel better if you can just get the salt and sweat off of your head.