Wedding rings

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01/01/2013 at 16:22
Do any of you lot run wearing your wedding rings? Just got married and not sure whether to run with it on or leave it at home.
seren nos    pirate
01/01/2013 at 16:32

I only ever wear my wedding ring for special occassions.started off taking it off for dishes and showering and also for sport.........but wore it the majority of the time.............had to stop wearing it and the engagement ring when my son was little and just got out of the habit.so rarely wear it..... would probably be happy running with it but not cycling or swimming

kittenkat    pirate
01/01/2013 at 16:36

I always wear mine, the only exception is OW swimming because it will slip off if my hands get too cold. Hubby has his on permanently, our rings were chosen with an active lifestyle in mind, that said I've shattered the stone in my engagement ring once already, he replaced it and I've scratched the second one.

They're part of me and do what I do

 

cougie    pirate
01/01/2013 at 16:42

I can't get mine off - so I've no choice ! I'd only take it off if it was likely to fall off whilst running. If not - then why take it off ?

kittenkat    pirate
01/01/2013 at 16:46
cougie wrote (see)

I can't get mine off - so I've no choice ! I'd only take it off if it was likely to fall off whilst running. If not - then why take it off ?

I guess that's my thinking cougs, I'm more worried about losing mine than breaking it.

cougie    pirate
01/01/2013 at 16:54

Exactly - the more you take it off - the more chance of losing it. 

01/01/2013 at 16:55

I take mine off if I'm on muddy courses but wear it on the road - just in case it comes off and I don't hear it drop...

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
01/01/2013 at 16:57
Never take it off
01/01/2013 at 17:02
I rarely wear mine because I have to take it off for sport and it ends up being easier/less likely to misplace if just put away in a safe place. In the end I bought a really cheap wedding band which has no sentimental value so no worries if I lose it, but to be honest the hassle factor is the same and I still don't always wear it - but I never have that heart stopping moment thinking I've lost it. I think I caused a bit of bemusement when I went into Argos and asked for their cheapest wedding rings and walked out saying that ??30 was more than I wanted to spend.

I don't really see a problem either way - lots of reasons not to wear one (for me, my fingers swell a bit when I run), but equally no reason to remove it if there's no problems. What makes you think you should or can't remove it?
kittenkat    pirate
01/01/2013 at 17:05
cougie wrote (see)

Exactly - the more you take it off - the more chance of losing it. 

I'm not into material things but I do love some of the jewellry I've got because of the emotional connections. D designed and had made my engagement ring, so it's unique. We looked long and hard for a wedding ring that would complement it. His wedding ring is also different to the norm, it's textured white gold, so no smooth surface.

I didn't OW swim last year so I didn't take either of them off at all

01/01/2013 at 17:08

Same as SN, stopped wearing them both when little C was a baby and often don't wear them round the house, running, gym.

kittenkat    pirate
01/01/2013 at 17:11

I think it's a very personal decision, I like that it's a public symbol of my committment, but it's also a band of metal so can see why other people don't feel the need.

Horses for courses I guess.

 

01/01/2013 at 18:04
I always wear my wedding ring but my engagement ring less so (I don't want to smash it). The only time it's come off is for X-rays and some messy cooking (kneading pastry).

Saying that - we chose our rings to be hardy/durable.
01/01/2013 at 18:09

Plain gold band style wedding ring, stays on all the time. A bit loose when open water swimming but not fallen off yet. Engagement ring and eternity ring only worn on special occaisions as now a bit big and scared I will lose it or damage stones.

JJ2
01/01/2013 at 19:06

I wear wedding, eternity,engagement ring on L hand & 10th anniversary present ring on R all the time. Only take them off to put hand cream on before bed! I don't wear any other jewellery when exercising though

Whatever suits I guess.

02/01/2013 at 08:03

I'm with Cougs. Unless it's a loose fit why would you ever take it off? Isn't that the whole point of a wedding ring?

02/01/2013 at 09:17

Mine's looser now I've slimmed a bit so I take mine off for running or a swim etc, it goes back on after.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
02/01/2013 at 09:34

Only take mine off for OW swimming, and that's only because they get very loose when my hands are in cold water.

02/01/2013 at 10:13

When I was married, I wore my engagement and wedding rings all the time.  

I would say that it's up to you, if you are worried about losing it, then leave it at home in a safe place.

JvR
02/01/2013 at 12:58

I rarely take mine off and then only when I remember. Running and cycling I wear it, swimming - OW I take it off, in the pool I take it off if I remember, so far its never come off.
Its a square 3 coloured gold ring that I knew was the right one for me the moment I saw it, I wanted something different to a normal wedding ring. Much as I'd hate to lose it at the end of the day it is just a piece of metal and I don't need it to know that I'm married, besides my other half doesn't usually wear they ring as their fingers tend to swell.

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