Some Thoughts From Erin: Why Endurance Athletes Enjoy Getting Dressed Up

If there is one thing I love to do, it is to get dressed up when I go out at night or on date night. For someone who is used to training in the dead of winter or the hot summer months, sweating profusely and not looking so pretty, I want to be able to get dressed up at night. I want to cover up those nasty tan lines, put on a cute outfit, some makeup and top it all off with some nice pumps in comparison to biking and running shoes.

If there is one thing endurance athletes like to do, or at least me, it is the feeling of looking good, getting all pretty and presentable and going out every once in awhile. For my boyfriend, he encourages me to wear whatever I want (ie dress down) but for significant others, they need to understand, that getting dressed up is necessary for us athletes. We want to be able to look pretty. We are so used to training and working out and wearing those clothes, that going out for a night on the town is a very special occasion. 

So to those significant others, let us get dressed up and enjoy ourselves. Take us out to dinner or dancing or for a walk. We don’t do it very often because life gets in the way, but when we do, we like to look good. 


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