I'm fighting something right now.... grr! but I am hoping an overdose on tea and cough drops and wearing a ridiculous amount of clothing will help. Because I have the slight issue of running 20 miles this weekend.... and maybe even by myself! Gulp!That's going to be a toughie.
Thank you all for participating in my Mind over tummy issues topic yesterday!
And now I return with another request for advice... and yet for another embarrassing topic.
Yup. *blushes uncontrollably* I have to admit it. I work out a lot. I sweat. A LOT. And when I do.... well, I guess I could put any 18 year old boys' college dorms rooms to shame! Ok no more details needed. You get the
Now my main problem lies with my dry-fit/tech shorts/pants. You would think that I would have a bigger problem with my cotton gear, but no. The problem lies in my tech material gear.
I wash it in the Cold Cycle and let it air dry. But I cannot, for the life of me, get that nasty smell out! As Steve once called it, the Swass smell. It's so awfully noisome now that as soon as even a drop of sweat touches the pants, it unleashes a fury of absolute putrid torture on anyone within a five-mile radius. I've tried soaking it in water as soon as I'm done working out, I've tried washing it with scented detergent, I've even thrown it in the dryer.... nothing works!
It's especially bad in my Nike pants, because they sew on a piece of cotton right under the crotch. My lululemon pants and CW-X pants don't have that extra fabric, so it's not as bad, but it's still pretty foul. (image source)
So now that I've bared my soul and my deepest darkest secret for the entire world to read (thank god they haven't invented smellavisions yet!) I really need your advice!
Short of doing my laundry every single time I sweat (which is almost every day , so it would be a huge waste of water), and short of buying an entirely new workout wardrobe (which is the ideal scenario, but alas, I am a broke-ass mofo), what can I do to salvage my malodorous clothes?
I've seen Febreeze Sports, Win Detergent, and other "sports specific" odor eliminators.... but are they worth the $$?Do you know of any at-home remedies for the stinky stink? (image source)
So from here on out, I should probably just change my name to "stinky mcstinkyson shoestrings", huh? Oh well. I'm stinky, nice to meet you. Wanna be my friend? :)
Ok time to go nurse my mug of tea and hang my head in shame :)