I decided to skip F.I.T. class last night since it killed my body last week and I could barely walk till about Thursday. Instead, I hit up the gym’s treadmill. I have a love-hate relationship with that thing.
If you remember right… I have to “hug” the treadmill while running – to keep my balance. I’m a clutz. Plain and simple. So, yesterday, I looked around to see who all would possibly witness me falling on my face…and decided to try running without holding on. Much to my surprise, it wasn’t that bad. I could last about 2 minutes without holding on, then I’d have to hug the treadmill again for balance. LOL Hey, I’ll take that 2 minutes though.
While on this great adventure, a bigger guy gets onto the treadmill beside me. I don’t pay him much attention, because I’m trying to focus on not falling off. Until… I hear a very loud irritating noise. I begin to wonder if my tv somehow became un-muted, so I take an earbud out. It wasn’t my tv, it was the guy next to me. He had his cell phone playing music at full blast – without ear buds!!!! Then, I noticed his weird behavior and came to the conclusion that he wasn’t mentally all there. Not to be mean – he just really wasn’t. So, of course, I can’t ask him to turn it down or grab some ear buds… I feel sorry for the guy. So, I turn up my iPod and try to drown out his crazy music. Doesn’t work. I look around and notice that others look annoyed… Finally, after about 10 minutes, one of the trainers came by and offered the guy some earbuds and thankfully, he accepted. Thank goodness for earbuds.
So, I continued on my routine of running – with and without the death grip. I did 3 miles before calling it a day. Remember – I felt like poo yesterday, so I’ll take those 3 miles. I’m still sick today…but not to worry – I’ve had my breakfast of oatmeal followed by a shot of Alka-Seltzer. Ick.
Tonight’s agenda? Spin Class. I can’t wait.