Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bad news...

I know it seems like I am full of bad news lately. I guess I am. But I have some good news today too, so I’m not ALL Negative Nancy.

So what should it be? Good new or bad news first? Lets end on a good note. Bad news first…I don’t want to ruin your day though so if you prefer not to hear the bad news just skip down to the photo. here is your chance to self-preserve your positive outlook on life. Don’t let me bring you down…go ahead. I will  never know.

BAD NEWS: I accidentally dried my fav Nike Capri tights. The stench is forever dried into them. GAG-o-licious! Here is how it went down. I did laundry yesterday and this morning I threw the last load of darks into the drier. I went about my morning as usual. THEN, as I was driving LB to school it hit me! My tights were in that load! NO!!!!!!!! I almost ran off the road! Ok, exaggeration but what ev…I came home and riffled through the still-running drier. It didn’t take long to find them, all I had to do was sniff them out. SICKENING! Once upon a time I used to purchase and use Winn detergent for athletic clothes. But alas gas prices are now astronomical and things get cut. Winn included. Maybe I should invest in a new bottle. But really, girls are supposed to be sugar and spice and EVERYTHING nice. Not stinky, sweaty workout clothes. We have all experienced this: You’re at a race and you’re squished in at the start line and someone around you smells like they already ran 20 miles. In the heat of the day. I am that person. Shame, oh the shame….

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GOOD NEWS: For the good news, to bring you up after I knocked you down…Nelly is home from the Bike Hospital! She is amazing! She is all better!! She is ready to hit the road again! Although I got a tiny knot in my stomach when I held her steady with my hands, bringing her into my garage. Riding my Trek was ok, different. I didn’t crash on my Trek. But looking at Nelly my stomach got all tight and I felt nervous. The Aero bars…those bars, oh so far from the breaks, made me feel nervous. I will get back on and ride though, I have to. I’m just glad she is home and I am a step closer to putting that whole ordeal behind me. Only a few fading bruises and a diminishing pain in my bootie remain. I am on the up and up!

Welcome home Nelly CIRN!

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I think we have way too many bikes! Can you see how many bikes are in our garage? The first person to leave the correct number in a comment will get an extra entry into my Allied Steele Giveaway coming later this week!

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Off to spin then swim then work….Se la vi!

33 comments:

  1. I count 8? Yeah for Nelly being home!
    My fav Nike capris are now stanky as well...I am sad....

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  2. I say 7 as well :)

    And yay for Nelly's homecoming!

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  3. Give this a try to get the stank out....put in a 1/2 cup of vinegar when you wash your gear. If your washer has a spot where you put in fabric softener, put it in there. It sounds weird but it works great for me.

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  4. 9? So glad your bike is all better :)

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  5. to be diff i'm gonna say 6?

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  6. Crap. I'm gonna say 11 just in case.

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  7. I counted 8 bikes but I haven't had my coffee yet so my eyes aren't fully in focus. ha
    I got stinky Nike capri tights too. Bummer. I use Tide for active something or other, but like you said... gas ain't cheap these days and well, Tide isn't either! ha

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  8. Oooh sorry about the capris. BTDT and it stinks...literally.
    Yay for Nelly!

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  9. Seven!

    Seven!

    Seven!

    Seven!

    (Said in my best Monica impression from my favorite episode of Friends.)

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  10. 9? Glad to hear Nelly is home safe and sound!

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  11. Haaaahaha!! There's no such thing as too many bikes btw! Good post made me laugh...

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  12. Hmm I see 8. I know I'm not the first one but I wanted to guess anyway. Ha. Sorry about your tights. I always dry all my stuff. :)

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  13. Yes I have some smelly clothes, but hell I wear them anyway. I dont dry any of my running stuff except my bras. At the gym the other day I was complaining about how my bra smell like crap, but I really washed it. One person said that she didnt dry her bras. Now why didnt I think of that. I dont dry anything else. I love how you learn something everyday. Sorry about you capris that sucks. That stuff is to expensive to ruin.

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  14. Vinegar! Add it to your wash. It will get the smell out. And it's cheap! You can google it for the gazillion uses of vinegar.

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  15. One Million Bikes... (Right now, I am using my pinky finger to point to the corner of my lips!)

    Glad to see you got Nelly back!

    :) Happy Biking!! :)

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  16. I get so mad when I do stuff like that - or when husband decides one time a year to help with laundry - it's always a load of my workout clothes that shouldn't be dried.

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  17. Welcome home Nelly!

    So sad about your tights!!! :(

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  18. Uhhh...what? We're not supposed to dry our workout clothes? I've never had a problem.

    (Either that, or I cant smell my own stank. In which case, my sincerest apologies to the general public.)

    I use Kirkland brand detergent and that stuff even gets the stink out of the dog's blankets. I'm going to miss Costco...

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  19. Your pics crack me up!!! Ha ha!

    Boo on the stench but at least they are on your legs, so you wont smell them on your run--only runners behind you will!

    I count 8 but Laura said it first, so 8.5! :)

    Welcome home Nelly!

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  20. So excited that Nelly is home - what an AWESOME/bad@$$ looking bike! I can't wait to get a tri bike!

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  21. I'm like the 10th person to say this, but vinegar really does work! I use about two glugs (technical term) of white vinegar with my running clothes and they smell like sunshine and daffodils... until I sweat in them again!

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  22. Yikes! I've been using Tide for athletic clothes. It has Febreeze in it too! Congrats on your bike! :)

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  23. Glad to see that your bike is back home. Take it easy out there!

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  24. I dont get it?? I dry my capris all the time and they dont stink...what am I missing.. So glad the bike is fixed although I am sure it will take the rider a little time to adjust.

    HUGS

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  25. Bummer about your capris! But, those pictures were hilarious!!
    Yay for having your bike back!

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  26. 7 bikes! And a big shout out to the Gnu Alt Gen Snowboard hanging.. we have a few of those in our garage as well :)

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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