What the Hell Was I Thinking! Broken, but Never Beaten
Monday, May 24, 2010
Redheads do not like the sun!
I need to apologize ahead of time for this post - I did not run hills today - and will have no cuss words for you regarding Coaches Leno and Dale pushing us to run up and down ramps.
I do however, have a story behind the reasons why I did not go to practice today - I am a Celt.
If that wasn't enough of a background for you lemme 'splain - I am Welsh/Scotch/Irish. I am a redhead. I don't tan so much as my freckles begin to multiple and take over the snowy whiteness that is my skin.
I spent this weekend at the beach - both days - for about 4 hours each day. Now - I did wear sunscreen, 70spf - AND I reapplied. However I am just that fair that no matter how much sunscreen I wear, I burn.
Honestly though, I am getting color from all this running around outside like a moron. I still wear my sunscreen, but my arms and face are losing the glow-in-the-dark whiteness and becoming less sickly pale. So another nice bonus to all the running!
But even as non-ghostly as I am becoming on my arms, my legs and shoulders were still pasty white. And now they are fire engine red. I am fried like a chicken in a rowboat. My shoulders, legs, knees, feet, and chest are scary red.
Knowing that I have to be at sea for 4 days next week, and that if I burn on top of this burn my chances of skin cancer climb, as well as the likelihood of a sexy looking peeling - I chose to stay at home, staying away from the sun - hiding in fact - applying some form of aloe about every 20 minutes. Sucks!
And just in case no one believes me:
Exhibits A,B, and C
My favorite part is the splotchy-ness on my left leg - how the hell that happened - I would love to know!
But I have done some calisthenics at home and plan on using the rowing machine during one of my prime time shows. So no running hills today, but I think wrestling with four dogs to keep them off my sunburn is enough exercise! I have been hit with huge paws, smacked right across the reddest part of my thighs with tails, and scratched on my chest from the little monster. I think I paid my penance!