Honestly! Ask my kids. It certainly isn't as sexy as you might be thinking. But it comes from years of knowing that my kids cannot help themselves, when the tub has water in it (if that water is warm) they are drawn towards and into it, without a fail, every single time. And so it goes without saying that if I am in the tub (because of a run and weights at the gym) they will, without asking or thinking, strip down and join me. I know this! If I want a relaxing tub, I do it well after they've fallen asleep, if I want a therapeutic tub, I hedge my bets that they will eventually be joining me. Hense the bikini. Today I got lucky, I actually got 45 minutes to myself, before the zoo joined in! But it was a glorious 45 minutes. Jets on, back getting massaged... p.e.r.f.e.c.t.
I hope I'm ready for the punishment (I mean 5K) on Canada day! I'll have to remember that my tummy won't be as big at 9AM as it is at 5PM, so that's a positive thought. And even thought I really really want to run the whole thing, it's not like anyone would blame me for walking a few minutes. I don't think I'll get overipe fruit thrown at me, I wonder why I push myself so hard? Or why I'm so hard on myself? Do you do this? Have extreme expectations for your yourself, ones that you would never hold to anyone else?