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3. I've been witnessing something odd in the gym recently. With my new time there, I've noticed one lady in particular, whom I call The Tricky Treadmiller. Tricky always does the same thing--She hops on the treadmill at about a 7min mile, holds on for dear life to the handle, holds herself up for a moment, feet flailing and stomping and looking horribly painful, and then jumps onto the sides. She spends, I'd say, over 1/3 of the time standing on the sides! She does this for what looks like five miles (yeah, I catch glimpses, so sue me), gets off and walks around while leaving her crap allllllll over the floor, and then comes back for another five. Then she walks away from her sweaty treadmill without wiping it, ew! But the thing is, although that treadmill just went 10 miles, SHE isn't running 10 miles. Not even close! She's maybe running 5-6 with all that time spent on the sides. Which, 6 miles at a 7 minute pace is great! But what kind of training is that? Does anyone know??? Am I missing something? I'd think she was doing sprints if it didn't last so long and look so uncomfortable. Someone working on sprints would have good form, not hold on for dear life, and have more consistent timing. I shot her a few odd looks today, and once she actually saw me and slowed down, staying on for maybe a full minute. I felt proud of myself in a very bitchy way. I guess I just don't get the need to try to do something that you're obviously not ready to do. Slow it down, lady, you're gonna break an ankle!
Any fun gym stories you have? Any nicknames that you give to the people there? I love peoplewatching, I hope I make more "friends" at my new 8am timeslot soon, hehe!