Day Three – To shower or not to shower…

Did I take a shower today? No

If yes, how long did it go for and what was it like? N/A

If no, what was my reason for not taking a shower?

It was easy enough to find time to shower at Woonona beach the last two days but today was different. I played tennis comp tonight, which put me in a hygienic pickle. Should I shower before playing only to get sweaty afterwards or should I shower once I’ve played regardless of how late it is? I opted for the second option but after getting home at 11pm, there was no way that I was going to shower before sleeping.

Sleep before shower

Again, this is a break from tradition as showering is normally the first thing I do after getting back from tennis. Even though it would probably only be a 25min round trip to go shower at the beach, it’s enough to put me off.

How clean do I feel on a scale of 1-10 (10 being extremely clean)? Discuss.


I’m still sweaty from tennis, I feel like my hair is greasy, I have sand in more places than I’d like to admit (the tennis courts were sand-based synthetic grass), and I smell. Though I’m basically already half asleep, I’m not looking forward to “dirtying” my clean bed. I have this idea that if I don’t shower before going to bed, my dirtiness will transfer to the sheets. I’m not sure if this is a myth I’ve created or if it’s actually unhygienic to do so but it’s probably not that bad. Anyway, I’ll let you know how I feel tomorrow.

Any comments on what other people thought about my hygiene (e.g. if anyone had made a comment on my appearance, smell etc)

Again, nothing direct but I will try and ask my housemates what they think of my cleanliness before I shower tomorrow.

Other comments

– Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep. Though I enjoyed my showers for the first two days, today has made me realise that a 20minute walk is easily enough to dissuade me from showering. Very rarely do we make showering a priority, as it’s so readily available, but I wonder where it would stand in the hierarchy of all my daily activities when push comes to shove. Clearly, it does not trump sleeping, tennis comp or writing this blog.

A “smelly” Chris out.

One comment

  1. Steven White

    Chris, I hear you. I know if I have had a performance and its finished late, the last thing I want to do is have a shower. And it’s hot.
    So in your situation having spent a day with some intense physical activity compounded by the desire to sleep the last thing you’re going to want to do is drag yourself down the shower block and bathe in cold water.
    There’s always the following morning and you can take a nice green tea down with you (being careful not to spill it of course or it will rather defeat the purpose) =)