I must confess, I am confused.
Being that I frequent many runner and exerciser blogs, I read a lot about the stank issue. Namely, that people are stanky after they run/exercise and that the stank does not always come out in the wash.
I don't get it. I have never had a stank problem. Well, let me rephrase: I have never had a stank problem except with the ballcap I have worn for runs over the past three years and it only developed a stank issue after about two years. Then I washed it and it ceased to stank.
Anyhow. With that exception, I have never had a stank problem And hey, my friends can chime in here about how they've been around me after I've run and I did do the stank. But I don't think I did. After I run, I smell like my deodorant and body wash is working. That's it. And it's not because I'm not working up a sweat even if I am slow. Because I am.
I'm wondering if it's because of another thing that baffles me, namely, that not everybody showers every day or, alternatively, that not everybody washes their hair every day. Like I do. I've read literally a hundred magazine articles that all talk about how to perk up your hair on the days between showers or that this style or that style works better with dirty hair. Um, yuck?
Maybe that is the reason for the stank versus the non-stank. If so, my suggestion is: Shower! I'm not even going to get into the whole shower at night versus shower in the morning thing. For me, it's hands-down shower in the morning. If you're horrifically dirty after the day then shower at night too. That could be why my grandmother comes down on the side of shower in the evening, now that I think about it; she grew up on a farm.
But shower! Wash your hair while you are in there! By the way, if you don't, please don't take public transportation. Or walk past me in the grocery store. I can't count the number of times I've nearly upchucked on the broccoli because people can't be bothered to hop in the rain locker (as my grandpa calls it). And I'm not talking about the "I just worked out" stank on these people. It's clearly the "I haven't showered in at least a day" stank. You can just tell. Hell, don't even go out in public.
So, inquiring noses want to know: Am I the only person who wonders why everyone else is so stanky post-workout? Or do they just think they are stanky?