This is making it very hard for me at the moment:
I know, I know ~ everyone is thinking…uh so what? Well, I have no problem running in the cold or the snow for that matter, but the conditions have been less than hospitable lately. Ice and snow and let’s just say the streets aren’t always the best, so I’ve been keeping inside. I can tell running on the black stuff (the treadmill) because of the white stuff is beginning to grate on my nerves. I recently joined our local YMCA because the gym on base is going through “remodeling”. Ah yes, military remodeling = painting and long closures. This has left parts of the gym closed and thus selection of machines thin. Plus, it’s the beginning of a new year; sooooo the gym is always crowed.
I started off my week with a run on Sunday which I usually hold for a rest day, but I thought hey it’s Super Bowl Sunday who’s going to the gym. Well, there was a whole lot of “who’s” at the gym on Super Bowl Sunday. Every machine is taken. I mean EVERY machine. Even the crappy one in the corner nobody wants to use because it’s in that deep, dark corner nobody wants to go near. So, I started sauntering around. You know, yes you do…slowly walking see if somebody is about to get off the machine and who is just (according to your standards) fooling around. I was late getting to the gym, so I already have an attitude. It’s snowing and did I mention ~ I already have an attitude. I start walking around the indoor track eyeing the machines in the middle. I realize there are “others” doing the same thing. I realize this is quickly becoming a game of musical treadmills. Oh yea, I’ve got an attitude. I want a machine.
Then there’s the teaser. You know the guy who starts using the machine, realizes he forgot “something” and hops off. He makes eye contact with me, looks at me like I’m a vulture (I am), and says I’ll be back. Humpf! I keep walking. I feel like a cheetah on the African Plain looking for the weak one in the herd…then it happens an elliptical opens up. I immediately make a beeline and of course you have to do the gym politics ~ so in my best Southern voice I say ~ “you done with that?” Don’t even worry about wipin’ it down sister, I’ll take it like it is. I start on the elliptical, ready for phase two…acquire a treadmill. Again, the dance begins.
Then there are the chatters. You know the gal who’s talking on the phone taking selfies and talking about what she did last night. Scanning my sector, wait there’s one, no…no false alarm. Then one opens up. Now, I’m not going to say I ran, but out of the corner of my eye I knew this treadmill was hot and in play. I wog very quickly to the prize. Don’t look at anybody. If you do that your likely to back down if two people show up at the same time. LOL. Score and that’s how it’s done folks. I’ll be glad when this weather backs off a bit. The week was positive:
Sun ~ 5.60 Elliptical with 5 on the treadmill
Mon ~ rest
Tues ~ Kettle Bell and 1:15 yoga
Wed ~ 5.11 on the treadmill
Thurs ~ Kettle Bell workout
Fri ~ rest
Sat ~ 5.13 on the treadmill
Total for the week was 15.84 miles with 10,248.92 gratefully remaining. May your week be full ~ Happy Miles to You!