So a couple of weeks back I blogged about how I am back torunning at work. The greatest challenge has been, though, that while the last couple of companies I worked at had the luxury of showers my current company doesn’t. However, I am just steps from one of the most widely used running trails in the country, the Embarcadero in San Francisco and I would have a hard time calling myself a serious runner if I didn’t take advantage of this gift.
So that lead me to explore how shower alternatives. I mean, there are just too many runners in San Francisco running at lunch to not think there had to be alternatives.
So I did my research and came across these fun how to posts:
After reading these posts and coming I came up with this method:
- Run no more than 40 to 45 minutes, allowing enough time to cool off after the run. If you bring a lunch or bar to work, place it in your backpack and eat it while you are cooling off
- If your desk is away from the entrance, see about leaving your backpack with the your change of clothes at the receptionist or security desk.
- After cooling off for 5 or 10 minutes, go to your nearest restroom, and use the shower pad of your choice, then dry off with a towel and change.
Now I have tried several shower pads and they work pretty effectively. Think of them as an over sized baby wipe made for runners or for backpackers. On Friday you will find a review of the two I like the most.