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Lunch was fabulous — and full of yummy vegetables per the Learn to Luv Veggies Challenge!


Today’s veggie special was roasted Baby Yellow Dutch Potatoes (with salt, pepper, and olive oil), as well as roasted carrots.  Yum!


I also had salad topped with a few spoonfuls of Israeli Cous Cous and four Falafel balls, which I picked up at Costco (they are Veggie Patch brand):


I ate half of my lunch at my computer desk, juggling the dish and my mouse and my drink…. when I realized I was being totally ridiculous.  I took my meal out on the patio, and it was a much nicer way to eat.


GymSoap Giveaway


I was recently asked to review GymSoap, and I thought it was FABULOUS!


According to the website, GymSoap is an antifungal, antibacterial body wash. Gyms, health club locker rooms, and yoga and pilates studios are farms for germs, bacteria and fungus. GymSoap helps prevent anything you might pickup while working out or competing in sports.  The active ingredient of this soap is Triclosan, combined with tea tree oil.


I’m been using GymSoap on my face, back, under my arms, and my feet after long, sweaty workouts.  It smells very clean (like tea tree oil!), but its not harsh and doesn’t dry out my skin.  I have a lot of problems with workout-induced acne, but the GymSoap seems to nip that problem in the bud!  I’ve also been using it to shave with because I’m prone to irritation under my arms, and it’s been miraculous!


GymSoap has agreed to give away four bottles of the soap to four readers!  To enter, all you have to do is comment with the story of your dirtiest, sweatiest workout ever. 


My dirtiest workout was definitely the 15.4-mile Trail Race I completed in April.  I was COVERED in sweat, dust, and dirt by the end.  Dirt even got inside my sneakers and all over my toes!


Contest ends on Thursday at noon EST.  Good luck!



  • greenbean September 29, 2009, 10:00 am

    my dirtiest workout was a bootcamp session in the rain and mud! good times

  • Sarah September 29, 2009, 10:03 am

    I used to play softball and when it would rain we would have sliding practice in the mud…FUN!


  • Rachel September 29, 2009, 10:06 am

    Dirtiest workout – honestly my dirtiest workout was probably when we bought our condo and I cleaned top to bottom. Wiping down every shelf, killing about a hundred spiders, sweeping, moping, scrubbing! It was crazy (no one had lived there for several months and I don’t think the elderly woman who had lived there was able to do much cleaning)!

    But, as far as “real” workouts go… I tend to exercise inside, so it doesn’t get super dirty (but does get SUPER sweaty!)

    BTW, loving the new layout!

  • Dara September 29, 2009, 10:10 am

    My dirtiest workout lasted 20 days! We completed the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal this last May. During those 20 days we hiked for 6-7 hours per day up steep, dusty trails. I took a total of 2 showers, one ice cold! One day was through a wind storm, I even had dirt in my teeth! When it was over and I was able to take a shower, it was the best shower in the world!

  • cyndie September 29, 2009, 10:10 am

    AH! I definitely can remember my dirtiest workout. That would be one of my cross country meets back in high school; it was such a rainy day that the whole course was muddy and slippery. I must have tripped like, ten times. I was crying throughout the race because I kept falling and I knew my time was going to be horrible, and by the end I was caked in mud (made worse by the tears running down my cheeks)!

  • Adriana September 29, 2009, 10:12 am

    My dirtiest workout ever was surprisingly not on one of my 16+ mi long runs, but an old school TAE BO video. JEEBUS! I did a 50 minute session of tae bo II advanced and I was so wet that my shorts were dripping as I was standing trying to cool off. My hair was soaked. It looked like I just had taken a shower. My forehead was white! I discovered then that I was a salty sweat-er.

  • Gen September 29, 2009, 10:12 am

    My dirtiest most intense workout was going mountain biking with my husband–I’d never gone mountain biking before! I was covered from head to toe in mud and dirt, fell down countless times, but at the end, I was just so happy to have survived!

    Congratulations again Caitlin on all of your successes! You are an inspiration!

  • Sara September 29, 2009, 10:12 am

    My dirtiest workout was probably hiking Mount Monadnock after a period rain for two weeks straight. It was scorching out so we were soaked in sweat, and kept slipping in mud on our way down. We were MESSES at the end!

  • LindsayK September 29, 2009, 10:17 am

    Dirtiest workout (and one of the hardest!) was climbing a volcano in Guatemala a few years ago – I was knee-deep in volcanic ash for a good hour or so!

  • Stephanie September 29, 2009, 10:17 am

    My sweatiest (dirtiest) workout was when I lived at my old house in the city and decided to do about a 1 hour powerwalk in the dead of VA summer… when I was walking back one of my friends drove by and saw me and was like, you were glistening — you ENTIRE body. Yea, that was ALOT of sweat that day haha.

  • Anne P September 29, 2009, 10:20 am

    mine was probably any of the runs i did while living in florida this summer!!!! damn it is hot there.

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) September 29, 2009, 10:21 am

    My dirtiest workout was my first race. It was in a zoo, so everything was kind of dusty and covered in animal poo, and I spilled a bunch of sticky Powerade on myself! Yuck!

  • Paige September 29, 2009, 10:21 am

    My dirtiest/sweatiest workout is more like a horror story. It was just a couple weeks ago, and I decided to take a 5 mile run with my new Garmin. Well, around the same time, Plant/Soybean lice decided to swarm the area where I live. I looked down, and my arm was covered with black bugs. I started swatting, but they were sticking because I was SO sweaty! I got home, and the husband freaked out because they were all over my NECK, too. Check out my blog post on it for a picture -warning-gross:


    *please don’t hate me if you just got grossed out!*

    Pretty nasty, huh? I could have definitely used gym soap after that run! haha

  • Sally September 29, 2009, 10:22 am

    My dirtiest workout was unintentional! My dog ran off into the rain and I ran after her…..through all the muddy yards, ditches, and roads. I don’t know what I was thinking as my husband eventually caught her….in the car, armed with treats. Sigh. I was worried!

  • haya September 29, 2009, 10:23 am

    my dirtiest workout ever was the cyclocross bike race i did last spring. we had to bike through 3 big mud pits. i was not at all confident in my bike handling skills or my brakes (i have since gotten new brakes that are much more sensitive!) so i got off and walked my bike. in hindsight, i should have carried the bike, because my wheels picked up so much mud they couldn’t turn anymore! even picking my feet up was hard because the wet mud was sucking them in. i was a complete mess after the race. my bike and i needed a good wash down before i could even go in the house.

  • Nikki T September 29, 2009, 10:29 am

    I noticed someone else had a similar comment, but the first thing that came to mind was when we built our house! I consider cleanin’ house a work out because I usually try and get it done in as little time possible- since we ‘self built’ cleaning the house when it was all done was up to us! I’ve never been so dirty!
    Sweatiest work outs lately are definately my Kettlebell workouts! I LOVE it, but it does make for one sweaty Nikki when its all said and done!
    🙂 LOVE the idea of Gym Soap

  • Gloria September 29, 2009, 10:31 am

    Apparently I’m a little princess when it comes to workouts! Getting stuck on long bike rides in the rain are my grossest. Getting muddy puddle water kicked up in your face from the rider you’re drafting off of is not pretty.

    I love the new blog design by the way! The title font is so cute 🙂

  • megan September 29, 2009, 10:32 am

    I think my dirtiest workout was in China. I spent a summer there and went running most mornings. The streets of the city I was in were dirty, smoggy, and still had lots of trash/food on them from the night before’s festivities. Plus it was in the 90’s and humid at 5:30 in the morning! One particularly dirty, sweaty run I really had to go to the bathroom, thankfully managed to find one that was open, and afterwards suddenly remembered that they don’t provide toilet paper in china and since I was running, I didn’t have any with me. gross. and quite an uncomfortable run back.

  • Sara September 29, 2009, 10:32 am

    My dirtiest workout was when I almost fell off my bike and cut my leg on the chain ring. I kept riding for another 2 hours or so, with blood (and grease!) dripping down the back of my calf.

    I went to the doctor the next day for a tetanus shot. Luckily, it healed just fine, and I have an awesome scar to remind me.

  • Runeatrepeat September 29, 2009, 10:33 am

    I did the Muddy Buddy race a few years back and it was MUDDY! I think I threw my clothes and socks away after that one!

  • Megan September 29, 2009, 10:33 am

    My recent turbo kick group exercise certification. It was 8 hours long, and by the end of it I was absolutely soaked in sweat from head to toe. The worst part was… I had to go to church immediately after the certification! I was not only wearing my hip hop gear, but I was just gross and sweaty. I’m sure the lady sitting next to me did not appreciate it, and I got these weird looks throughout the entire service!

  • Stacey September 29, 2009, 10:35 am

    Mmmmm yay for good eats 🙂 My dirtiest workout would have to be when I did my 10k trail race the day after it rained..by the time I got done with that race, the back of my legs and my precious clean-shiny-white running shoes were a MESS!! But the sweat was totally worth it because I won second place in my age group 🙂

  • Susan September 29, 2009, 10:36 am

    Dirtiest workout ever? Well, it wasn’t even a workout for me, but I went to watch some friends participate in a Muddy Buddy race, which involves lots and lots of mud (including climbing through a mud pit at the end)…and I had to walk through it all myself to get to the various spots to see them! Other spectators weren’t as hard core and definitely stayed more clean. It’s tough work walking through mud…but lots of fun!

  • Tiffany September 29, 2009, 10:41 am

    My dirtiest work out is almost every time my boyfriend and I mountain bike, which has been about once a week lately. However, one time in particular was the dirtiest of them all. We set out to try a new trail which was to take us along side a Canyon. Well first, I should get better about reading the elevation changes in our bike trail guide. We set out on the first part, which was two track urban trail. Then to get to the trail that was to being our trek to the top of the canyon the vertical climb up was simply too great. I had to push my bike up the hill, slipping in several parts of muddiness! Once we got to the top of that hill we were greeted with several other muddy hills, and then when it finally tapered off a bit it was pure dust and dirt. After around 6 miles we still had not made it to the last up hill climb to the canyon. Needless to say we were tired, and had encountered several areas in which we just had to walk our bikes. I wish I could say the trek back to the car was easier, but somehow it was also an up hill madness, only this time it was less of an incline and I chanted “You can do this Tiffany” the whole, slow ride back. Hands down the dirtiest, muddiest, sweatiest work out of my life.

  • Bec September 29, 2009, 10:41 am

    Love the new site Caitlin! It looks fantastic 🙂 My dirtiest workout ever is definitely any mountain bike ride with my two younger cousins who firmly believe the more mud the better! Not only am I sweating buckets trying to keep up with 2 very fit 19 and 21 year old guys but we get covered from head to toe in mud in the process!

  • Lizzy September 29, 2009, 10:42 am

    The dirtiest workout I ever had was a ten mile run on a horse trail (I was on foot). It started raining and there was mud all over me. I also stepped in a giant pile of manure about twenty minutes into the run!!! I had to stop and try to scrape it off on a fallen tree. I took the longest shower ever when I was done.

  • Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com September 29, 2009, 10:44 am

    My dirtiest workout was a trail run in Los Altos, CA. It had rained buckets the night before, but I was determined to join my running group for a last-minute, pre-marathon hill training session. By the end of our eight mile loop, I had mud everywhere! Okay, maybe not everywhere. But you get the picture. 😉

  • Samantha September 29, 2009, 10:44 am

    dirtiest workout ever? most definitely the 10K trail run after a torrential downpour. MUD. my shoes were forever dyed a light shade of brown.

  • Christine September 29, 2009, 10:44 am

    Climbing Mt. Etna in flip flops! (Stupid, yes, but in my defense I was on my way to the beach when the opportunity presented itself!) I fell in enough sand channels and volcanic ash to last a lifetime—-and I’m now remembering how black my entire body was at the end of the day—-but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Allie September 29, 2009, 10:48 am

    how cool is gym soap!! love it!!

    wow, i have had a lot of dirty workouts…my dirtiest of late was a trail run in the rain. i was covered in mud and couldn’t wash it all off. i went to work with dirt still on my ankles (i used soap- i swear!!).

  • stacey September 29, 2009, 10:50 am

    My dirtiest workout was a trail run in the rain. Tons of fun, though!

  • Allie B. September 29, 2009, 10:51 am

    My dirtiest workout just happened on Sunday! I mowed my parents lawn for them while they were out of town. I think I was supposed to put a bag on the mower…grass was flying everywhere! I had just ran for an hour, so I was all sweaty and the grass was sticking to me. When I was done, I had grass in my hair, all over my face, arms and legs. I even had grass on my sportsbra under my shirt, then on my skin under my sports bra! No clue how that happened!! I was a mess after, full of grass and sweat.

  • Leah @ L4L September 29, 2009, 10:54 am

    Don’t you love all the awesome stuff Costco has started carrying the past year or so?! I can’t believe it! The Chipotle Black Bean Burgers in the frozen food sections are AMAZING.

    My dirtiest workout was running a 5k at Northwest Trek, in the rain, on muddy trails. I had dirt kicked all the way up the backs of my legs!

  • Shelly September 29, 2009, 10:55 am

    My dirtiest workout was definitely a cross country meet where we had to run through 2 miles of really thick, stinky mud. It was gross!

  • Melinda H. September 29, 2009, 10:55 am

    I still to this day feel like my dirtiest workouts were in my younger years (high school) when I’d help my grandpa out on the farm! Talk about dirty! I felt like it took 3-4 showers before I’d actually feel clean!

    These days I’m a city girl and prefer my outdoor runs or hittin’ the gym! 😉

  • Rachel September 29, 2009, 10:56 am

    My dirtiest workout was my first triathalon a few months ago – it was pouring rain all morning and the transition area was a total mud bath. They ended up canceling the swim and continuing as a duathalon. EVERYTHING I brought was covered in mud and halfway through it started lightening and hardcore pouring and it ended up getting canceled. I was complete freezing and covered in sweat/mud/tears. It was still a great experience though!

  • Melissa G September 29, 2009, 10:56 am

    My dirtiest workout was definitely my first 10+ mile run that I attempted in the summer. Not only were all of my clothes/hat completely soaked through but once I started to dry off, I had a layer of salt caked on my skin. I looked like I was molting my skin!!

  • Katie September 29, 2009, 10:59 am

    Definitely Bikram yoga…so sweaty but good!

  • Kyra September 29, 2009, 10:59 am

    I’m not kidding when I say, but every work out is sweatier than the next! I’m not sure why, but I sweat horribly when I run (usually anything over 6+ miles), to the point where my shorts are sopping and it looks like I just stepped out of the shower wearing my running clothes!

  • Ana September 29, 2009, 11:14 am

    my dirtiest workout was DEFINITELY a few summers ago when i did some mission work in the Yucatan. the kids down there LOVE to play soccer, which was a blast…until we learned that there would be ZERO running water for 5 days. baby wipes couldn’t handle me.

  • Ashlee September 29, 2009, 11:19 am

    My dirtiest workout was definitely when I completed the Muddy Buddy in Austin, TX. It consisted of a six mile relay course. One person was required to ride a mountain bike and the other run for a mile. After each mile there were army style obstacle courses and then we switch off with the other person now riding the bike or running. At the end after six miles, each person had to crawl through a 2 foot deep mud pit. It was awesome but definitely dirty. Then I had to drive home for three hours to Houston covered in mud.

  • Lauren September 29, 2009, 11:22 am

    It was back in college and it involved a mud volleyball tournament for a philanthropy! These days, I know I have had a good run if my skin feels salty at the end!

  • Jenna September 29, 2009, 11:28 am

    dirtiest workout was playing in a lacrosse game in the pouring rain and being absolutely soaken wet! brrr.


  • stephanie p September 29, 2009, 11:28 am

    I took a Strike class at my gym, which is basically kickboxing with weights. It was 100+ degrees out and very humid. I notice the more humid it is outside, the sweatier I get, regardless of the indoor temperatures. Needless to say, in addition to flinging sweat everywhere, I was standing in a puddle of it as well. I’m sure my neighbors in class really appreciated it! I was shocked by how sweaty I got!

  • julia September 29, 2009, 11:32 am

    Hmmm…I think my dirtiest workout was my last long run (12 miles!) before the Disney World half marathon last year. We had a freakishly warm (59 degrees!) day in late December, which meant that all the snow from the previous week’s storm was melting, making everything very icy. I had to run on the muddy grass next to the bike path because it was the only ice-free place to run, and when I got home I had mud all over my legs and all over my back. Despite the mess, it was one of my best runs ever!

  • jill September 29, 2009, 11:34 am

    My “dirtiest” workout was dirty for perhaps some odd reasons. First, I ran my fastest 5miles on the treadmill yet.. so I was pumped, and SOAKED in sweat, but again, pumped 🙂 I knew I was drenched in sweat, but as I get into the locker room, I find out a very specific part of my chest has sweat through my tank, like… I have two small spots on my dark tank. MMM. And as I go to JUMP in the shower – i see the dreaded sign, “NO HOT WATER.” Yes, I thought a heart attack was immiment… but somehow i survived. Not your typical dirty… 🙂

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness September 29, 2009, 11:35 am

    My dirtiest workout was the FOUR MONTH workout when my husband and I purchased our first house and renovated it before we moved in. When I’m showered and have dried my hair, I’m a girly girl, but I can play with the best of the boys too. So I was covered in sweat (Florida heat!) and scraped the popcorn ceilings off our entire house. We did everything you could imagine to that house… beyond the normal painting and recarpeting, we also replaced the bathrooms, kitchen, made a bar area by cutting out a wall… you name it, we did it, and got quite sweaty and dirty in the process!!!!

  • Dayna September 29, 2009, 11:37 am

    I’d have to say that my dirtiest workout was when my hubby and I went mountain bike riding through Capital Forest in Washington. It’s considered somewhat of a rainforest and really never dries out. They allow horses on the mountain bike trails, so when we were done riding for the day we were covered pretty much head to toe in horse poo and mud. It was awesome!!! (well, not the horse poo part, but the mud part was awesome) I love a good muddy workout!
    Have a great day!

  • Stephanie September 29, 2009, 11:40 am

    I must admit, I’m not that hard core about getting dirty during workouts…sweaty yes, but dirty no. I can’t say I’ve ever been covered in mud, but when I sweat sometimes I think the smell and saltiness is so disgusting. And how do I know it’s salty? B/c sometimes it drops from my nose and hits the lips…gross!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) September 29, 2009, 11:45 am

    Dirtiest workout was definitely the half I just ran. I forgot to braid my hair so by the end of my half, it was in a HUGE massive knot!!!!!!

    Another one was when I was on a fastpitch team and we had to play in the pouring rain. Covered in mud from head to toe.

  • Nicole September 29, 2009, 11:49 am

    Sorry to be a downer, but just a question: What about all the good bacteria on your skin that you would be killing with this product? AND (sorry another question)what about the genetic mutations that you will cause by using an antibacterial/anti-fungal soap? We all need bacterial on our bodies to protect us from the bad bacteria! Everyone keeps using anti this and that, and all it is doing is causing bacteria to mutate against it, ie. stronger strains of bacteria. It sounds like a great product, but here are just some questions to consider. 🙂

    • caitlin September 29, 2009, 11:50 am

      good questions for the gymsoap people! i guess its not a product that you should use ALL over your body ALL the time, but just in your dirtest places/most likely to have bad bacteria. i know the developer created it after getting ringworm (gross).

  • Jocelyn September 29, 2009, 11:49 am

    Hey Caitlin!
    My dirtiest workout ever was definitely the Camp Pendleton Mud Run 10K that I did in October 2008. I was soaking wet, covered in mud, and I had to throw away all the clothes I wore, and my shoes, but it was totally worth it and so fun!

  • Emily @ My Chubby Confessions September 29, 2009, 11:51 am

    I know this may not sound too extreme but my brother, dad, and I went on a hike a few years ago. We got off the trail somehow (you know how dads are with their pictures!!) and we ended up hiking an extra 6 hours. It was beautiful and miserable at the same time. I look back now and I am very glad I experienced it.

    As a matter of fact, my dad and I were just talking about going hiking on the same trail sometime this fall! I’m pumped!

    BTW – your lunch is divine! I’ve never tried falafel and I am dying to try it out!

  • Ali September 29, 2009, 11:53 am

    My dirtiest workout ever was when I ran 6 miles on a REALLY hot and humid day here in Boston. It gave me a new respect for you FL girls that run in the heat all the time, I have no idea how you ladies do it!

  • Karla September 29, 2009, 11:53 am

    I feel like all my workouts are my sweatiest! With the heat and humidity around here I am normally completely soaked by the time I’m trhough with my training runs.

  • Grace September 29, 2009, 11:57 am

    My dirtiest workout ever would have to be the 3-day long canoeing trip I took with my family last summer. 3 days of rowing in the heat with no shower or running water! We slept on the river banks at night… Let’s just say that when I took a shower- the water was black!

  • Naomi(onefitfoodie) September 29, 2009, 11:59 am

    ohh boy my dirtiest workout was an overnight hike in israel. We hiked in JULY HOT HOT HOT in the middle of the day all the way to the top of a mountain, slept in tents then hiked down the next morning. it was about 48 hours with no shower and LOTS of sweat and dirt, I could have used that gym soap!

  • Krista September 29, 2009, 11:59 am

    My sweatiest/dirtiest workout would have to be last summer; i was out on a 6 mile run and was already completely soaked with sweat, but I slipped on a soggy part of the trail i was running on. of course it was near the turn around point in my run, so i had to run 3 miles back to the car completely covered with sweat and mud/trail debri.

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, Healthy living blog :) September 29, 2009, 12:04 pm

    That’s so great to see your beautiful new site up and running!!! And the product sounds fabulous! Could you please post some cooking methods for some of your veges? I’d really like to try them out ^.^

    ok, business time.
    My Dirtiest Running Story:
    In the first few months when I started running, my mum entered me in a low-key race with the local running club. She told me it was just going to be 7 Kilometers, but I was still freaking out because I’d only been running for a couple of months and I had never run that far before in my life. Nevertheless, I laced up my crappy running shoes, (mum and I had bought them for 20 New Zealand Dollars ((which is roughly twice the value of the american dollar)) from a really crappy, cheap shoe outlet, so they weren’t appropriate for proper running in the slightest), and off I went.
    WELL, she failed to tell me two things, ONE, that it was actually a TRAIL race, and TWO that it was 8.5 Kilometers as apposed to 7!
    The other MASSIVE downer, is that it was absolutely pouring rain. and we’re talking VERY heavy rain.
    Once the race began I was really irritated to find that the trail we were running through was basically just bush. Not even a trail. The footpath was about one of my footlengths wide and very windy. also it had mud EVERYWHERE, rather wide streams to jumps over and multiple hills to climb. Not to mention walking through grass that was as tall as my hips.
    When I was running it, I was exhaauussttedd! Coz as you most definitely am aware, trail races are so much more tiring than road races. I fell over so many times and landed straight in the mud. One time I tried to leap across one of the streams but because I was getting fatigue, I fell short and got my lower legs more soaked than they already were from the rain.
    When I got back to the clubs rooms, I was soaking from head to toe with mud smears on my face, and mud + dirt + grass blades decorating my legs up to about my knees. My shoes were unrecognizable and had mud caked in every single little nook and crevice you can imagine AND, my socks were TOTALLY drenched, pretty much swimming in a pond of muck because my shoes were so filled with muddy water. I had mud caked under my toenails and smeared all over my feet.
    Also my hands were disgusting from all the times I’d fallen face-first into the mud and from all the times I’d had to grab hold of things- ANYTHING, to haul myself up hills or gain my balance going around a narrow bend with a steep drop.
    I was the most exhausting run I have done to this day, and forever shall remain the FILTHIEST! It took me like 15 minutes to get all the mud off in the shower at home, and I have never appreciated hot water so much in my life 🙂

  • kaet September 29, 2009, 12:05 pm

    my sweatiest workouts is a tie between bikram yoga and this amazing cardio kickbox class i used to take at crunch on 13th st in nyc! man what a sweatfest!!! and my dirtiest workout was hiking in the lake district in england…muddy!

  • Kalli September 29, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Dirtiest workout was a 1/2 marathon trail race. I was filthy from the dirt, dust and water crossings!

  • Tiffany September 29, 2009, 12:12 pm

    My dirtiest “workout” wasn’t actually meant to be a workout at all, but boy was it hard! This past summer I went cave diving ‘spelunking’ in New Yorks Adirondack Mountains. I signed up thinking it would just be a tour of some caves…not exactly. It was climbing into some of the tiniest spaces known to mankind. There were caves where you were simuntaneously touching the floor and the ceiling at the same time, and you were lying down! I had to use pure upper body strength to pull myself through! In the end i was COVERED in mud and dirt!!

  • Sara K. A. September 29, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Hiking up and down a mountain in Guatemala for 3 days straight – with no shower.

  • Kelly L. September 29, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Dirtiest workout had to be moving out of our old house. I dripped sweat moving for 10 hours, was covered in dust, and had dirt marks all over my clothes. I knew it was a workout when I devoured a whole pizza at the end of the day. Talk about working up an appetite. 🙂

  • Jaime September 29, 2009, 12:29 pm

    Eww…90+ minutes of vinyasa flow yoga in a room approaching 100 degrees. Let’s just say that what was rung out of my hair alone could’ve filled a bucket.

    As an aside from a long time lurker/never commentor: Congrats on all your success! Very inspiring and well deserved!

  • Laura S September 29, 2009, 12:33 pm

    My dirtiest workout was definitely a hs soccer game during a rain storm with everyone falling in the mud!

  • Amy September 29, 2009, 12:35 pm

    Love the new site!
    I think my dirtiest workout ever was running the red rocks in Sedona, AZ. Not so much *mud* but tons of dirt and dust everywhere! My brand new shoes were tinted pink for the duration of their life span!

  • maren September 29, 2009, 12:43 pm

    my dirtiest workout was probably a boot camp style workout i did at camp one summer. complete with lots of mud!!!

  • elliebelle September 29, 2009, 12:49 pm

    I think my dirtiest “workout” would be when I helped my parents get their bales of hay up into the hay loft of the barn. I was definitely sweaty and covered in hay afterwards. And man, was it a workout! My back was sore for a week!

  • jvegegirl September 29, 2009, 12:55 pm

    Dirtiest workout? Running through 3-feet deep mud in a field in the middle of rural Kansas!!!

  • Carrie H September 29, 2009, 12:57 pm

    Oh man, mine was totally just a couple Saturday’s ago when I did a 10+ mile mountain run up from 7,500 feet to 9,500 feet in rural Wyoming. The road was supposed to be dirt but it had snowed (!!) recently and it was muddy, gravel-y AND it was so hard that I was covered in sweat at the end too!

  • Rachel S September 29, 2009, 12:59 pm

    My dirtiest was definitely my first cross country race in high school-it was a cold, wet, grey morning. My new white running shoes were never the same again after running through those creeks!

  • Natalie D. September 29, 2009, 1:05 pm

    The dirtiest for me would be a 15 mile hike I did in Yosemite National Park. Dirt, twigs, sweat, bugs…you get the picture =).

  • Kristin September 29, 2009, 1:05 pm

    My dirtiest run was a local XC race we do through streams, corn fields and mud. It’s around Thanksgiving and my husband and I won a turkey! =)

  • Jessie September 29, 2009, 1:06 pm

    Hi Caitlin!

    I’ve been reading your blog almost daily since stumbling upon it a few months ago- and I LOVE it! I’ve gotten so many great ideas for workouts & nutrition, so THANK YOU and keep it up- please!

    Just a brief comment on your give-a-way… Triclosan is a fairly potent antibacterial/antifungal agent, and some concern has been raised over the past decade or so over its potential to give rise to resistant bacteria (a portion doesn’t degrade when you rinse it down the drain), however some data has shown to conflict with that. Also, some information has suggested it can act as a endocrine disruptor.

    Just thought I’d share, I know you like to know what you’re putting in/on your body!

    ps I am semi-qualified to make these statements (I’m a doctoral candidate in biological sciences, though not a microbiologist), though I haven’t review recent data on this particularly in… yikes, 5 years I think?!

    Just an FYI 🙂

    • Caitlin September 29, 2009, 1:20 pm

      Hi Jessica!

      I have asked the GymSoap people to respond to this issue (see comment #50 for a similar concern). They will get back to us, I’m sure!

      Thanks for reading!!

      • Alissa September 30, 2009, 8:40 pm

        Hi, thanks for the comments and questions. We think GymSoap is a great product and we have a lot of loyal users that do use it as a daily body wash.

        Tea Tree Oil is one of our main ingredients used as an anti-fungal agent and this is what helps to prevent the spread or recurrence of fungi like ringworm. We definitely don’t claim to be a cure for any diseases but with frequent use, our clients report positive feedback that their “issues” have not come back.

        We understand some people’s concerns about Triclosan and urge users to do their research and email us with any questions, especially understanding what is evidence and research-based.

        Good luck to all with the giveaway!!!

  • Lauren September 29, 2009, 1:06 pm

    I love the new look of your blog! Absolutely love it. I would love to wine this giveaway. I’ve never really gotten incredibly dirty when running, but I do get the sweatiest on my long runs in the summer because it is so humid in DC. This soap would definitely be great!!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope September 29, 2009, 1:07 pm

    I almost got a Falafel sandwich when I went out to eat last week to a Greek place, but have never tried it, so I was too scared to risk it…how does it taste?

  • Courtney September 29, 2009, 1:17 pm

    dirtiest workout ever definitely was when I volunteered with my university to help compost. hard work and the smell was not beautiful. At least it helped campus look beautiful!

  • Sarah September 29, 2009, 1:17 pm

    My dirtiest workout would have to be when I was in Basic Training in the Military. We had to run through streams, climb, low crawl through mud and march all the way back to our bunks. This was an entire day event. Everyone was covered in mud and dirt except around their eyes 🙂

  • Caitlin September 29, 2009, 1:22 pm

    My dirtiest/sweatiest workout was probably when I went jogging with my sister on a Saturday morning. We go every Sat. on a 4.6 mile route but this one time it was great weather to begin with, but by the end the weather made a turn for the worse. It got SOOO humid and started torrential downpouring. So, whether it is sweat or just rain..I was soaked and miserable! But, hey, we got a work out in 🙂

  • Mandy September 29, 2009, 1:22 pm

    My dirtiest workout was when I attempted to run on my aunt and uncles farm!!!! I went early one morning so the grass was still wet and all the mud and grass was inside my shoes and my shoes were soaked…oh and that wasnt even the worst part…they let their chickens roam free!!! So not only was i getting grass inside my shoe and on my legs but…I was stepping in chicken poop!!!! Lets just say…I cut that run short that day =) Next time…I stick to running on the country roads!!!

  • Tyler September 29, 2009, 1:35 pm

    My dirtiest workout happened before I got workout smart. I was taking a long walk and decided to put my phone in my sports bra (my husband, then boyfriend, is in the military and his calls were random and I didn’t want to miss one). So I go on this long adventurous walk and come home drenched in sweat. It doesn’t sound all that bad, but when i got my phone out, it seemed to have “boob sweat damage” and stopped working. That was fun to explain to the AT&T guy…

  • Rae September 29, 2009, 1:37 pm

    I’m a triathlete, and I completed in a half ironman last year in New York. It was 90 degrees in the beginning of the bike, and thunderstorming by the end. I started the half marathon run portion with wet shoes, socks, and everything, and then proceeded to take a mud bath for the next two hours through the messy trails and sidewalks. As I neared the finish line, I did an oh so graceful slip n slide reanactment and ended up tush over teakettle in MUD!! Yuck!! My hubs almost made me walk home!! 😛

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 29, 2009, 1:39 pm

    My sweatiest workouts were functional workouts done before my fitness competition. Phew!

  • Amari September 29, 2009, 1:40 pm

    That soap looks amazing! My dirtiest workout story would be when I worked out at a compost in Mexico City for a day. I did not anticipate it being a workout at first, but all of the shoveling and lifting definetly counted as strength training! I had to turn the piles of compost so that they could get oxygen and decompose properly. In doing so there were giant cockroaches and snacks swimming throughout the compost. I got completely muddy and filthy with garbage as I tried to avoid the snacks and bugs! Meanwhile, giant crows were swooping down at me, almost hitting me, trying to grab all of the cockroaches off the ground for lunch! It was the dirtiest, most disgusting workout that I have ever had.

  • Katie September 29, 2009, 1:41 pm

    Run 3 miles, work at the barn for 4 hours sleep, work 4 more hours at the barn. Yuck I had a gray stream of water running off of my body!

  • Amari September 29, 2009, 1:41 pm

    That soap looks amazing! My dirtiest workout story would be when I worked out at a compost in Mexico City for a day. I did not anticipate it being a workout at first, but all of the shoveling and lifting definetly counted as strength training! I had to turn the piles of compost so that they could get oxygen and decompose properly. In doing so there were giant cockroaches and snacks swimming throughout the compost. I got completely muddy and filthy with garbage as I tried to avoid the snakes and bugs! Meanwhile, giant crows were swooping down at me, almost hitting me, trying to grab all of the cockroaches off the ground for lunch! It was the dirtiest, most disgusting workout that I have ever had.

  • Carly September 29, 2009, 1:45 pm

    Hi Caitlin!! Love the new blog! My dirtiest workout would have to be when I went for a ‘run’ in the AZ mountains. Needless to say, I got lost, didn’t have a phone, and ended up roaming around in the desert for 3 hours!!! Finally found my way hot, sweaty, and COVERED in dirt!!

  • Erica September 29, 2009, 1:46 pm

    My dirtiest workout is when I take my dogs hiking at a nearby mountain. It’s usually almost 100 degrees and there is tons of dirt (I live in the desert!) that my dogs kick up at me. Sweat and dirt together is not a fun mix!

  • Danielle September 29, 2009, 1:51 pm

    My dirtiest workout was a 7-mile hike into the Grand Canyon with my dad. It was a blast! It was the middle of June, so we ended up hot, sticky, sweaty and covered in the red dirt of the Canyon! My boots are still in a bag somewhere…waiting to be cleaned 🙂

  • mama September 29, 2009, 1:54 pm

    Probably running in florida heat, sweeeaaatttyyy!!

  • Mellissa September 29, 2009, 1:56 pm

    I need to explore my Costco for that couscous. My dirtiest work was a bootcamp I attended a kids playground, all of the equipment was part of our workrout. I had dirt everywhere!

  • Katie September 29, 2009, 2:01 pm

    My sweatiest workout ever was the first time I did Yoga Sculpt in a 90 degree+ room. I had sweat coming from parts of my body I didn’t know could sweat! It was such a cleansing feeling though.

  • Kristen September 29, 2009, 2:19 pm

    I’m a big sweater (I always say I’m the sweatiest person at the gym, lets just say I stay away from the color grey). But my sweatiest workouts are doing Power Yoga in 95 degree heat. The first time I did not bring a towel and almost went flying off my matt in down-dog!

  • Errign September 29, 2009, 2:19 pm

    My dirtiest work out has to be when I was mountain biking & fully sweaty already, I fell off a log bridge into this swampy thing..I was NASTY.

  • Sara September 29, 2009, 2:21 pm

    My dirtiest workout would have to be this past spring’s Homecoming Scotland 10k in New York. It was my first 10k and I was really excited, but the forecast called for torrential downpours and race officials handed out rain ponchos. I brought an extra pair of clothes for after the finish, so I wouldn’t have to endure a sweaty and wet subway journey home. After a triumphant race, I was soaked to the bone (unfortunately the poncho only did so much!) and had to wade through the mud pit that was the baggage area to find my belongings. I was very disheartened to see someone had taken out my change of clothes and thrown them in the mud! Furthermore, the rain had delayed the buses leading back to my apartment, and being wet and muddy already I decided to run the 2 miles home. All in all, a great race, an extra-dirty pile of laundry, and THE most satisfying hot shower of my life!

  • Rebekah September 29, 2009, 2:23 pm

    My dirtiest workout was actually on an elliptical at the gym. I secretly compete with the person next to me. On that particular day I was next to a gal who ramped the incline up as high as it would go and was basically hugging the machine so she wouldn’t fall off as she went FAST. I thought it was just a little interval work so I did it too, but she just kept going! She was soaked in sweat, even had beads on her hands and dripping onto the machine. She started slipping after a while it was so wet. I stopped before then.

    It was a nice lesson in “why we don’t compare ourselves to others.”

  • alli September 29, 2009, 2:24 pm

    lunch on the patio sounds wonderful!
    not sure about dirtiest workout…but most sweaty has to be bikram yoga….due to 105 degree room and something like 40% humidity!

  • Ada September 29, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! My dirtiest workout was a bootcamp style one hosted by my college. It had just rained the night so the ground was all muddy. Doing abs in the mud definitely equals becoming dirty!

  • Laura from Pgh September 29, 2009, 2:31 pm

    I’ve done a lot of workouts in my life, but my dirtiest was mountain biking with friends in the pouring down rain … i was covered head to toe in mud!

  • Catherine September 29, 2009, 2:38 pm

    My dirtiest, sweatiest workout would definitely have to be two years ago when I traveled to Africa to climb 19,000 feet to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It was 6 days of hiking in sun, rain, mud and snow…. with no showering 🙂 It was the hardest and most incredible experience of my life. My entire body was sore at night but it felt amazing.

    In the end, I had to stop somewhere above 17,000 feet due to health concerns. But I don’t regret a single minute of it. I would go back right now if I had the chance to try and conquer that climb all over again.

  • Brittany September 29, 2009, 2:46 pm

    First off I love the site look- it’s awesome! And your lunch of roasted veggies and falafel looked delish.

    On to the giveaway- I think my dirtiest workout would have to running outside near the James river here in Richmond and coming home to find my legs covered in dirt and gnats stuck to my sweaty body. It was gross.

  • Sarah September 29, 2009, 3:25 pm

    My dirtiest run was very similar to yours! I ran a 25k trail race back in May and was filthy by the end! I wore black running capris…but in my race pictures they look gray from the dust (there were 20MPH headwinds on one section of the trail that we repeated 2x). The insides of my shoes and between my toes were covered with dirt, I had dirt in my hair, in my ears and all over my arms/legs. The worst part was after I had showered (and had to throw away my bath poof because it turned from white to dingy brown after that shower) I blew my nose and out came a ton of dirt, it was so gross!!

  • Laura T. September 29, 2009, 3:30 pm

    My dirtiest workouts occurred during field hockey season. Luckily we are still allowed to play in the rain unless there is thunder/lightning, so it was so much fun to be running up and down the field in the pouring rain!

  • Nancy September 29, 2009, 3:35 pm

    My dirtiest workout occurred when I was running outside one day and on my way home from what I believe was a 5/6 mile run, with less than a mile to go, I spotted a group of dear next to me and FREAKED OUT! I got so scared because I didn’t notice them from a far until they were about 10 feet away from me so I ran across the street, near the muddy pond and ran through mud and duck poop! My shoes didn’t look too pretty after that one! lol

    I would love the soap- I think my skin is REALLY prone to acne because of sweaty workouts, my skin is also very sensitive in general. :-/

  • Eliza M September 29, 2009, 3:47 pm

    my dirtiest workout was a rainy and muddy 2 mile run in the woods followed my calistenics in high school soccer with the meanest coach ever! she would stuff her face with with McDonalds while we suffered!

  • Laurie September 29, 2009, 3:50 pm

    My dirtiest workout was during a trip with two girlfriends to northern Spain. We decided to get up and go for a quick run before breakfast at our B & B. We were in the mountains of Asturias and little did we know the running path we chose led right through a part a valley where people “kept” their cows. It started to POUR and we slopped through miles of cow poop and mud and faced some VERY intimidating cows on our way home.

  • Stephanie September 29, 2009, 3:52 pm

    love the new look! I knew there had to be something up because I hadn’t seen anything from you all day! and then I remembered lol

    My dirtiest workout would have to be whenever I mowed my parents lawn. It’s almost 3 acres so it took several hours and I always had sweat pouring everywhere and grass stains all over my legs. Gross!

  • Rachel September 29, 2009, 3:58 pm

    My dirtiest workout was mountain biking over Memorial Day weekend.. it had been rainy and we were completely covered in mud by the time we made it down the trails.. so much fun though:)

  • erica September 29, 2009, 4:03 pm

    this past summer my friends and i hiked the JOHN MUIR TRAIL from Yosmite Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney in California. It took us 21 days and we never showered! NOT ONCE. mm hmm that’s right. we took a few dips in the lakes and rivers, but at the end of the trip when we took our ponytail holders out, our hair still looked like it was up in a pony tail. gotta love it.

  • Stephanie @ My Life In Motion September 29, 2009, 4:33 pm

    My dirtiest workout by far was when I ran/biked in the Muddy Buddy race! I ended up FILTHY crawling through mud at the end. To see pics, go to my blog and click “Muddy Buddy” under labels. 🙂

  • Jenn September 29, 2009, 4:35 pm

    My dirtiest workout was in cross country in high school. One day, it was pouring rain, and, of course, we were still out running. We were about a half mile into a team run, and our seniors decided to do running belly-flops in the mud/puddles along a grassy part of the course. So, since they were the leaders, we, of course, followed. We were covered head to toe in mud. And, I really want to do this run: http://asymcamudrun.com/. Seriously, how fun does that look?!?

  • Jacqueline September 29, 2009, 4:38 pm

    I love the new blog style! It’s very simplistic and easy to navigate.
    The dirtiest workout for me would be mud volley ball. It was for The March Of Dimes so it was totally worth it and I loved it too!

  • Savannah September 29, 2009, 4:38 pm

    Alpha Theta 1M Competitive Mud Run!

  • Erin September 29, 2009, 5:06 pm

    I’m so not hard core compared to most of the commenters! I have come home from runs, though, stripped off my socks, and discovered that my legs were a different color than my feet. Mud puddles on the sidewalk will do that to you!

  • Lo September 29, 2009, 5:16 pm

    my dirtiest workout was by far a 10 mile run in the pouring rain. I didn’t give up and ran it. I ran through slush and ice and managed to make it out alive. I was so dirty though and I looked scary because I was soaked. What an accomplishment tho!


  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) September 29, 2009, 5:36 pm

    Your lunch looks like it was very tasty! Yum!

    As for my dirtiest workout, it’s every Sunday’s spin class. I am a sloppy wet mess with that instructor ha ha

  • Lauren @ Dragonflies Journey September 29, 2009, 5:47 pm

    Dirtiest workout was in high school. I was camping with my ex-boyfriend’s family up in the Adirondacks of NY and we all decided to go for a 3-mile-hike around the mountains surrounding the lake. It was a gorgeous hike and all went well, but it started raining. With the rain came a mudslide and with the mudslide went me and my ex-boyfriend’s mother. Needless to say we slid our way down to the bottom and enjoyed a dirty walk home.

  • Paige September 29, 2009, 5:54 pm

    My dirtiest/sweatiest workout was the Stump Jump 11 Miler in Chattanooga, TN. The trail was muddy, the mud was red, and I did manage to fall more than once! Tough, but so rewarding!

  • Kristin September 29, 2009, 5:56 pm

    Def. my first 10 miler… it was rainy and I was super muddy!!

  • Cara September 29, 2009, 6:03 pm

    Definitely my first time at Bikram Yoga…My shirt was absolutely dripping with sweat! Good think I had nowhere to be afterwards…

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full September 29, 2009, 6:12 pm

    I think my dirtiest workout was when I went camping & hiking for three days. I hiked 7-10 miles each day and never showered! And I sweat like a pig 🙂

  • laura prida September 29, 2009, 6:22 pm

    mine was probably any of the runs i did while living in spain

  • Christa September 29, 2009, 6:26 pm

    During a rainy soccer match, I kicked a ball wide and high – it landed in a drainage ditch and I had to go in after it in muddy water up to my waist.

  • becca September 29, 2009, 6:29 pm

    Love the new format/ colors! and my dirtiest/ sweatiest work out would have to be biking 20 miles in the rain, through grit and having sopping/ dirty everything when getting home.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) September 29, 2009, 6:33 pm

    My sweatiest workout was Jillian’s 30 Day Shred!

  • Dori September 29, 2009, 6:42 pm

    Nothing was ever sweatier than spin!

  • Emily September 29, 2009, 6:48 pm

    My dirtiest, sweatiest workout was the cross country meet of the season last year. It was raining, and the field was completely flooded and gross. Let’s just say I ran that race harder than ever just so I could get out of the nasty conditions and I was covered in dirt, sweat, and mud by the end.

  • Kelly September 29, 2009, 6:56 pm

    My dirtiest workouts occurred when I was in college on the rowing team. We did not have a dock in the lake so we had to wade into the water while carrying the boat every day! I went to college in Florida, so it rains A LOT so we were constantly soaked from rain, lake water, and SWEAT! We were also caked in dirt from carrying our coach’s boat and engine down to the lake before and after each practice!

  • Niki September 29, 2009, 7:16 pm

    My dirtiest workout was my trail half marathon last weekend! I was covered in sweat, dirt, and sand. When I took off my socks, I had a definite dirt line between my legs and feet, and I had dirt in my socks and between my toes, too! Yeesh! Definitely need a new pair of running shoes after that!

  • april September 29, 2009, 7:17 pm

    I haven’t had a “dirty” workout.. but after cardio kickboxing I’m a mess!

  • Lizzy September 29, 2009, 7:20 pm

    I love the new blog girl!

    I would totally love to try out this soap, i love smelling so fresh and so clean clean after a good workout (outkast anyone?) hahaha

  • Sarah September 29, 2009, 7:26 pm

    I do Bikram Hot Yoga at least once a week, and every time I go it seems like I get sweatier than the last time! Definitely my most disgusting (and oh so good) workouts 🙂

  • Allison (Balance in Bites) September 29, 2009, 7:30 pm

    Sweatiest, dirtiest workout? European cross country races in high school. We ran through knee deep mud, climbed over trees, swam through dank rivers – basically anything and everything OFF the beaten trail.

    It was so, totally, immensely awesome. =P

  • Jenna H September 29, 2009, 7:34 pm

    my dirtiest workout is when i went on a study abroad trip to costa rica and we hiked for four hours through the monteverde rainforest, we got dirty then got rained on, and were covered in grime from head to toe. it was amazing.

  • Stef September 29, 2009, 8:01 pm

    My dirtiest work out to date was a Bikram class. Any Bikram class that is. 105 degree room for an hour and a half. I was super sweaty and it was disgusting!

  • Mary September 29, 2009, 9:28 pm

    My dirtiest workout to date was MUD Volleyball!! It was much much harder than I anticipated and we had to duct tape our shoes on to keep them from being suctioned off. It was a dirty, dirty afternoon of elimination and SUCH a good workout. My FB picture is of the aftermath. Second up would be my TC 10 miler that I did, my longest race to date! Great Giveaway! Thanks!

  • Rachel September 29, 2009, 9:33 pm

    I am seriously crossing my fingers for this stuff, it looks awesome and just what a need after every single spin class, I’m always drenched in sweat!

  • Tay September 29, 2009, 9:47 pm

    I love those falafel balls!! So convenient, tasty, and delicious 🙂 They’re super good grilled with hummus in a wrap. Just FYI 😉
    My dirtiest workouts are probably when I hike the mountain next to my house. It’d this strong red dirt that gets everywhere!

  • Ilene September 29, 2009, 9:51 pm

    I wore my exercise clothes again (a few times). After the 3rd or so, I smelled SO nasty. Obviously 🙁

    & I LOVE your new layout!

  • Whole Body Love September 29, 2009, 10:41 pm

    The first time I went to the gym after giving birth to my daughter, I was so anxious about leaving her. The cardio cinema was crazy hot and humid too. So, I was sweating so badly that when I got out of my car after my drive home, my leather seats were wet with sweat!

  • Cee September 29, 2009, 10:59 pm

    My dirtiest workout was actually an indoor treadmill run. I have a treadmill in my basement, and usually run while watching TV with the lights dimmed. I was so focused on my show that I misstepped and took a huge spill around mile 2. Since I wasn’t in too much pain (probably from the endorphins), I decided to continue and complete my planned 10-miler. It was only after I turned the lights on after I finished that I realized my little fall wasn’t so little. I completely skinned my legs from knee to shin and one elbow and blood, lymph, and sweat coated my skin. I ended up on antibiotics to prevent any impending infection and still have a permanent dent in one knee. Gross.

  • BeccaC September 29, 2009, 11:11 pm

    Definitely hiking Squaw in Lake Tahoe. I was dusty, dirty, sweaty, and scratched up. I feel truly sorry for the poor people who had to ride in the same cable car back down to the base of the mountain with me.

  • Kirsten September 30, 2009, 3:32 am

    That looks great – I love how it has salicylic acid and tea tree oil!
    I had a pretty bad 9 miler a few weeks ago – I tripped and fell and cut myself, scraped my ipod, and then a mile later, I tripped again – ouch!

  • Holly M. September 30, 2009, 4:30 am

    My sweatiest workout is when I’m running 20 milers on a dirt trail after a rain storm with high humidity! My clothes are these runs are SOAKED.

  • Suzanne September 30, 2009, 5:01 am

    When I ran a half marathon last August in the back woods of Virginia, it had rained the night before so it was super muddy and the humidity was ridiculous! When I got home I saw that along with being covered in dirt and sweat one of my socks was socked in blood. I normally keep my dirty clothes hamper in our closet, but my boyfriend made me move it because the stench was unbearable every time he opened the closet door.

    Charming, I know.

  • Corinne September 30, 2009, 5:48 am

    Each time I kickbox-train with my PT/Police Officer I am dripping with sweat!!! Sounds like this GymSoap is the perfect post-workout solution.

  • Amanda September 30, 2009, 5:50 am

    Last week I started taking bikram yoga lessons… I have never been covered in more sweat in my life! Basically when I left I looked like I had just gone to a swimming lesson instead of a yoga one! Guess that’s what 90 minutes of yoga in a 105 degree room will do to you 🙂 I would love to clean up with this product after one of those workouts!

  • Laura September 30, 2009, 6:15 am

    Aw man…I sweat like no one’s business for virtually every workout…One of the worst was during a spin-a-thon we did at our clinic. Two hrs of spinning hard wearing Under Armour gear which wicks away the sweat from your skin…into the clothes you are wearing.

  • Kate September 30, 2009, 6:35 am

    Oh this stuff sounds awesome! I did a triathlon this past weekend and I am pretty sure that after swimming in a nasty lake, biking, and running, I was disgusting. I felt bad for the people around me! PS…I just washed my clothes last night…YUCK!

  • Katie September 30, 2009, 7:02 am

    Running in Iowa humidity = a serious sweat-fest! This gym soap looks awesome 🙂

  • Sarah September 30, 2009, 7:25 am

    My dirtiest workout? I guess it was a trail race in Van Cortlandt park (Bronx) in the pouring rain. Muddy!!

    Sweatiest would have to be the Manhattan Half-Marathon in August 2003, when it was about 98 degrees and 90+% humidity.
    They were running firehoses to cool people off, but about ten seconds after running through you just felt hot and wet. Bleck!

  • EL September 30, 2009, 7:31 am

    My dirtiest workout was the Baltimore 10 miler. The skies opened up just as the race started. Nothing like running the first 4 miles of a 10 mile race in a thunderstorm. By the end of the race I was freezing and covered in mud. I actually hosed off and then stripped into he garage. There was no way I was going to track that mud into the house.

  • Kelly September 30, 2009, 7:44 am

    I love the new website. Looks great! One of my dirtiest workouts was probably hiking half dome in Yosemite. It was a hot, hot day with lots of dust but the view from the top was totally worth it!

  • Melissa September 30, 2009, 8:07 am

    Dirtiest Workout: Almost every cheerleading practice ended up becoming a dirty workout! To start off, as a co-ed stunter, I need to hold onto my guy partner’s SWEATY wristbands to get tossed up to a stunt. Eww! To dismount from a stunt, I get caught in my partner’s arms…when the guys are sweating through their t-shirts, this is the grossest thing ever. My worst story is when I did a stunt called a “Texas Twister” and I got scrapes on my stomach from spinning on my stomach on a guy’s sweaty back!

    Dirt and dust and my own sweat are semi-tolerable. But being covered in someone else’s grime is THE WORST thing ever! Haha.

  • Kay September 30, 2009, 8:59 am

    dirtiest workout would have to be when i was in the mountains of thailand running up and down the hills in a polo and long khaki pants in the middle of their summer. for the respect of their culture in the small village, we had to be covered.

  • 4shley (FitBits) September 30, 2009, 9:16 am

    Dirtiest workout for me would be back in high school – used to be big into horseback riding & barrel racing. Get on a horse, working hard, covered in sweat, and you’re riding in an arena covered with dust so you end up just caked in dust. But… that arena is populated by horses all day long. So that dust is really at least partially made up of poo. Nice thought eh? Still, good times. 🙂

  • Andrea September 30, 2009, 9:20 am

    My dirtiest workout was definitely our powder puff flag football game in high school. I was a sweaty dirty mess by the end and I had painted my face with war paint (we were the Warriors) and it was running everywhere. Nice! Good thing I had homecoming court practice right after that….it was a sight….oh yeah and I tore my shorts during the game and you could see my undies. Cute!

  • Jess September 30, 2009, 10:00 am

    My dirtiest workout ever was a mud volleyball tournament at my college!

  • michelle September 30, 2009, 10:34 am

    Mine was a 10k trail run where the back of my legs were covered with dirt and my white socks were now black. the only clean spot left on my legs was where the chip timer was velcroed around my ankle. It was gross and I felt gross but it did not stop me from going to brunch all sweaty and dirty and refueling after the grueling run

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 30, 2009, 10:38 am

    Here is my GIVEAWAY ENTRY!!!

    My direst more like “sweatiest” moment/day was last weekend, check out the link below for a picture of it! =)


    I ran “4” miles in the hot & humid sun and almost killed myself…….I was dripping when I was done!

    Thank you! =) Laura @Finding A Healthy Balance

  • Sarah September 30, 2009, 10:41 am

    Dirtiest workout: I’m tempted to say it was the 2004 NYC marathon, which was unusually hot for November… At the end, I was covered with streaks of a fine white powder… Which I realized was the SALT from my DRIED SWEAT. I guess if you sweat considerably for 26.2 miles, you turn into a salt rock! Truthfully, though, my dirtiest workout involved another bodily emission, urine. I had to pee so badly just before a 5K fundraiser that I ran behind my car in broad daylight, with hundreds of people yards away, and squatted in the parking lot. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my shorts out of the way and soaked them with my own pee. I was embarrassed and almost went home but lined up and ran the race anyway, with a big wet mark on my butt. HARD CORE!!

  • Carrie September 30, 2009, 12:12 pm

    My dirtiest workout was either when I ran 10 miles in the snow and came home dripping wet with my face covered in snot….or the time I ran 18 miles on a treadmill in a small, hot room and ended up VERY salty!

  • Sarah September 30, 2009, 12:40 pm

    I feel like every zumba class is a dirty workout for me. My friends and I work really hard, and I’m usually dripping with sweat by the end of class. (I hate that my sweat marks outline my undies and bra, but hey, at least I was dancing my little heart out.) Since I go from work to class, I usually have mascara/eyeliner dripping down my face. It’s really pretty. And really dirty.

  • Maureen September 30, 2009, 12:49 pm

    I have never been so dirty as the days I did community service in Mexico. I’ve been there on three separate service trips, where we mix cement to build foundations for roads and schools. Maybe this isn’t exactly what you meant by “workout”, but I have never worked harder, sweated more, gotten dirtier, or had more fun than I did there!

  • Brooke September 30, 2009, 2:08 pm

    My dirtiest workout would have to be the time I participated in a mud volleyball tournament in college. I was covered from head to toe in mud.

  • Melissa September 30, 2009, 2:16 pm

    Unfortunately (fortunately??) I’m not a sweater so I never have sweaty workouts…..but my dirtiest was when I walked a Full marathon on June in the POURING RAIN! It was 50* outside and pouring on me for 8 hours 🙁 needless to say, I wasn’t too perty when I was done!

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness September 30, 2009, 3:36 pm

    My grossest, sweatiest workout story – what a fun way to enter a contest!

    This would have to be earlier this year, when a friend who was training for an IRONMAN triathlon was visiting. We had gone out the night before with my then 22-year old sister and had had quite a bit to drink… well about 5 hours after passing out, my Ironwoman friend knocks on my door and says ‘Laura, time to hit up the gym!’
    Normally the last thing I want to do after a boozy evening is work out… however I went with Jill and ended up doing 6 miles on the treadmill! Granted, I had to walk extremely slowly or risk upsetting my stomach, but it was a great workout and I truly sweated out all of the toxins from the evening before. I smelled like a whiskey distillery! The shower I took was probably the most cleansing of my entire life.

  • Zelda September 30, 2009, 6:03 pm

    My workouts get dirtier every day! (:
    I run cross country at my school, and every time we go down to the track it is SO muddy! Especially when it rains. When I go back to the locker room, my legs are so black and brown with mud, that have to wash my them! Thankfully, today the sprinklers were on, so we ran through them to wash off. (:

    Also, as a cross country running teenager, my back is umm
    .. not the clearest area of my body. Unfortunately, I suffer
    from bacne, and I would also love this to clear up my pimples.

    I would love love love to win this giveaway! Thank you (:

  • Laura E September 30, 2009, 7:06 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    A couple years ago when I was in High School we had softball conditioning for an hour every morning(for one week). It was from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and the grass was very wet and there was often small puddles in the field where we ran. One day we did a bunch of ab exercised in the grass too and I remember being soaked, spotted with dirt, and smelling like sweat and grass! Good times..haha

  • Lauren September 30, 2009, 7:25 pm

    My dirtiest workout occurred while on a run in Providence, RI, during which I did not find a bathroom fast enough. Your imagination can fill in the rest. Not surprisingly, my dirtiest workout also happens to be my most embarrassing moment…and I just shared it with the world…for anti-fungal soap.

  • Stephanie September 30, 2009, 7:39 pm

    I used to kickbox and the studio was un-airconditioned. My sweatiest workout involved a Texas summer, tons of sparring pads, and a non-stop 1.5 hour ass kicking. LOVED IT.

  • postcollegecook September 30, 2009, 10:08 pm

    My first 18-miler — It was really muggy out, and I ran on trails that went through farms and around swamps and through the woods. I was caked in sweat and dirt by the end!

  • becca October 1, 2009, 4:20 am

    Hmm…my dirtiest workout would have to be when I go biking because we go on a trail by a creek, which we somehow end up in everytime!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Cat October 1, 2009, 5:21 am

    Muddy Buddy – the name says it all. You crawl through a pit of mud to the finish line and there is a giant group rinse off area at the end.

  • KellyB October 1, 2009, 11:52 am

    My sweatiest, dirtiest workout? Playing mud volleyball!! You get mud in places that don’t come clean for a long time!

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