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Public Pool: Part 2

In At home on January 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Back at the pool last night and into the hottub for the usual relaxation session.  Sweater lady wasn’t there but the guy who hogs the jets on the steps was, bobbing up and down to massage his back and block the entrance.  Some other guy exits the steamroom and hops under the shower to cool down.  How do we know the water was cold?

“I love cold showers!! Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold! Yes, yes, yes, I love cold showers!! Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold! Yes! Cold showers!”

Intersperse this with a little deep digging for phlegm and you’ve got one happy guy in the cold shower.

Public Pool: Part 1

In At home on January 8, 2008 at 6:53 am

I’m back at the pool in attempts to get back in shape for some races in the spring/summer.  I haven’t done any swimming in more than two years and I feel the weakness in every muscle on my upper body.  But at least I’m back at it and one of the benefits is hanging out in the hottub after a swim and stretching out where it’s nice and warm.

The other day my goggles jammed out halfway through my swim so I had to toss them, the result being bloodshot eyes and almost zero vision since I wasn’t wearing my contacts.

As I jumped into the hottub, I stumbled over a lady sitting on her own.  Despite being almost blind I noticed two things about her:
1.  she was wearing bright red shiny lipgloss
2.  she was wearing a wetsuit

I think to myself, “weird”.  Why would you wear a wetsuit into the hottub?  As I found my seat I glanced her way again and realized this time that she was not wearing a wetsuit.  She was, in fact, wearing a red, pink, and black striped turtleneck sweater.  Now I know a lot of women have image issues so it’s not unusual to see females wearing all sorts of baggy things in a pool, but I’ve never seen a sweater before.  And this is a very hot hottub.  I find myself wondering if she’s wearing shorts or track pants or perhaps a swimming suit down below.  A few minutes later she stepped out of the hottub wearing… a black skirt and NYLONS.  She then proceeded to take a shower in the rinse-off area, fully dressed, for about 5 minutes, carrying on a conversation with someone else.  Then she left at which point I bolted from the room to follow her into the changeroom to see what came next… and she wasn’t there!  Where did she go???