Guess who's at the gym at 5am? The Cat Woman! (Gird your loins before viewing). And she looks just as scary/amazing as ever. The significant part about this is that she is just as made-up at 5 in the morning as she is at 5 in the afternoon, when I use to see her. Spider-web eyelashes, lots of lipstick, blush, shadow, eyeliner. And really big sparkly chandelier earrings. She also brings her own personal fan to blow on her as she's on the step-climber - I imagine to help out with the sweat to foundation ratio. Whatever her motives for it are it makes her seem both gloriously superior and incredibly wack-a-doo.
She brings up a good topic for discussion. People who put on make-up to work out. I'm pretty sure the Cat Woman is one of those women who wears make-up to bed - I bet if you cut open one of her eyelashes you could count the rings and date them back to 1939 - so I understand that a special kind of therapy is needed for her. But there are other woman there in make-up. At 5 in the morning! It's one thing to have on make-up at the gym in the afternoon, when it's normal to look like you've been alive that day, but in order for someone to have make-up on at 5am they would have had to wake up that much earlier to put it on. I can barely find my toothbrush, let alone my make-up bag, when I'm getting ready to head out. I'm not sure it even exists at that time of the morning - like magic elves bring it out at 7 when I'm ready to face it. I want to put my arm around those women and say, "You're at a girls-only gym and most of us look like sweaty bags of death and when you leave here it will still practically be the middle of the night. Why would you get gussied-up for this? Is there a pageant being held in the weight room that I'm not aware of?"