See through lycra?


I see more and more lycra clad figures in public with the right sunglasses, the right smart phones, the right earphones, the right trainers (always the “right shade of immaculate”), the right sockies, the right hair tied-back (just right), the right amount of shoulders, and arms, and torso and legs …

I questioned my scepticism with one who knows about these things.

“It’s not about “showing-off”, you cynic, it’s all entirely necessary to exercise properly.”

And I hear the words.

But I see the lycra.

Because to look good in lycra (in public parks or the High Street), to my mind, is more about “looking good in lycra” than anything much of anything else.

Taut tummies, tight butts, washboard six-pack … The complex warm-ups and stretching, the uninterested-interested checking out everyone that might matter … The (incredibly) time-consuming preparations before doing anything “excercisey” at all … And then not doing any real exercise that one could call work at all

That just screams (with no words at all):

“I do the work, I do the pain-barrier, I do the mental strength, I smash it!

See this … all of ”this” … I earned this … I work for this … this isn’t “free” … this is me .. This is who I am! 

I don’t need to do this.  I only do this … “

Because “why” … exactly?



4 thoughts on “See through lycra?

  1. Drowning in a sea of lycra, of billowly skirts , sides split to the waist band, or torn like Autumn leaves. Short skirts, low, bosomful, blouses. Look, see, love me, here is all of me!
    Dropped crotches, skin tight king gee sports shorts , tight, round posteriors to draw the ladies. T Shirts with torn off sleeves for the casual, work hero in sinklet , Fletcher Jones, you know. Toes squashed in shoes a half a size bigger and pointy, toes half off from walking on tight air.

    It isn’t for Love or faith or usefulness, and certainly not for us. We are, we be, just that, and shield eyes from outward vanities which neither scatter or reap, yet still want to eat

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