Was really keen to run tonight. I had missed a few days, had a bad day at work and it was a lovely evening to go out. However, our boiler packed up and the part to fix it won't come until tomorrow, so we had no hot water. Undaunted I set out and had a good run and left better for it. My husband bless him had boiled some water and heated some facecloths in the microwave so I managed to freshen up reasonably well. Not as nice as a proper shower but good enough and I might be trying a wipe down with warm cloths again before a shower.
It prompted me to share something I've been thinking about as the talk of the Olympics sometimes turns to what is needed to encourage people and especially young adults to keep fit. I do wonder how much not being able to have a shower after exercise means people stop trying so they don't get sweaty. I could see why teenagers girls and boys wouldn't want to sit in a classroom for the rest of the day.
I know there's a cost issue and it would mean allowing more time for sport but if we are serious about better facilities and getting more people off the couch maybe it's worth thinking about.
What do others think?