So apparently the thing that I forgot to do this morning before I hopped on my bike and met up with my friend Mel, was to apply sunscreen.
In my defence, I have to wonder how anyone could be expected to remember sunscreen on a hot summer day where the sun is high in the sky and all sunshiny and potentially burny?
Okay, clearly I am an idiot. There is no defence for not putting on sunscreen. Especially given how hot it has been and how long I knew Mel and I were planning on biking.
Although perhaps I can’t be blamed completely for my stupidity. I was, if truth be told, super excited about biking with Mel. She’s a pretty hard-core biker and I wanted to train with her since I am trying to finish a 100km or even 160km bike ride this year. Obviously, in my excitement I just forgot to apply any sort of SPF.
We’ll go with that reason because it is actually true, even if the former reason – my idiocy – is also true. Which statement is truer? Good question. I’ll leave you to make up your own mind on that one.
Whatever the reason for my lack of sunscreen application, I am currently a little bit crispy in spots. Mainly my knees, my arms, and my nose. You know, those things that were most exposed while I was out biking for almost 51 kilometres. It probably didn’t help that after my bike I headed to Guelph Lake with my buddy Mark to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery. Fortunately I did apply sunscreen while at the beach, but the damage was already done.
On the bright side, the heat that is currently radiating off of my body means that I am not – for a change – cold. I may actually have to sleep without the duvet on my bed tonight.
It’s all about finding the silver-lining folks. That’s a rule. You should write it down.
- My Super Sweet Summer Ride (angelaostafichuk.wordpress.com)
- Repeating History (rerunprevention.wordpress.com)
- 5 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Sunscreen (bellasugar.com)
- A Review of the Five Best Sunscreens that are Safe for Both You & Your Child (savings.com)
- Cycling Thoughts (kararuns.com)
- Sunscreen (uloop.com)
- National fried chicken day (eatocracy.cnn.com)