This is not the weekly load, it is the daily load and based only on our exercise gear for the last 18 hours or so (Thursday night and Friday morning). All this working out to keep fit means we have to wash about twice as many clothes (or more!) than if we lounged around all day without sweating.
So on the line today were (based on one run and a cycle for me this morning and a night ride with the boys for The Cyclist last night):
- 3 pairs of cycling shorts (one for me, 2 for the Cyclist - he wears baggies over the tights)
- One set of running shorts
- 3 cycling tops (The Cyclist wore 2, me one)
- 1 running vest and underwear.
|Washing generated from exercise|
Maybe we should just stop exercising to save the planet!
On a more positive note, I had a fantastic first cycle today with my dear friend, M. She has only had her bike less than a month and cycles like a machine, absolutely no problem on the hills and did 28km with ease this morning. We are so fortunate to live in such a lovely part of the world where we can go off and enjoy such a beautiful outdoor cycle in a relatively safe environment. One of the reasons I love Australia!
|M and I and our bikes|
Please let me know what you think!
Do you think working out is contributing to greenhouse gases and global warming because of all the extra laundry generated, showers, etc?
Do you find you have a whole lot of extra laundry caused by exercise? What % of your washing is from exercise gear? (In my house about 40%!)