Tuesday, January 5, 2010

When did the gym get so wild?

The alarm went off at 4:30 this morning. I looked at it in disbelief, I mean, how did my sleep time pass so quickly?

I turned it off & laid there for a moment, because really, it was warm & cozy in my bed & I knew the temperature outside would only be in the high teens. Ick. No way did I want to get up & go out in that, but get up & go out in that I did.

I got to the Y & got started on my cardio when someone claimed the machine beside me. I glanced over to see who it was and it was the same woman from last week - Mrs. "I cover the timer on the elliptical so you can't see I've been on it for way over the 30 minute maximum when people are waiting" Stinky Pants.

It appears that last night's dinner agreed with her tummy more so than last weeks.

I thought all would be fine. I made sure my earbuds were securely in and the cord shortened up (you see, sometimes I can be THAT person who accidentally flings their iPod across the gym cause it got caught by the swinging arm of the machine - or their own elbow) and settled in with my Kindle (review coming soon) to read & work out.

Getting into my groove. Upping the resistance to 8. Upping the incline (I LOVE the climbing ellipticals!) to 12. I was MOVING!

When I hear what sounds like an angry bear cub beside me! Or perhaps a huffing dog - you know the sound - like they've got a little cough. Only this sounded like a 400lb dog coughing.

Looking over, I realize it was Mrs. Stinky Pants. Doing some sort of huffing while working out. I'm not sure what caused it or why she felt the need to be so loud, but she seemed ok - I mean, she wasn't swaying on the elliptical or anything.

Digging back into my Kindle I tried to focus on how hard I was working. Every few minutes I'd hear the huffing again & look over at her. It was startling. I do have one thing to be thankful for: at least she wasn't gassing me out.

Happy Tuesday!

16 comments:

brown eyed girl said...

I think I ran next to her husband, Mr. Stinky Pants, this morning. They must do a long-distance relationship. I vomited in my mouth a little.

Brittany Ann said...

I'm posting about this tomorrow...but seriously, the crazies are out in droves in the gyms right now, thanks to NY resolutions. It's dog-eat-dog, and frankly, I'm scared.

Caroline said...

Crazy!!! And I wish all of these NY resolution people would go away. They are ruining my workout!

Deelsu said...

I'm with Caroline. These NY resolution peeps are totally ridiculous!

Lindsey said...

Haha that is crazy!

MCW said...

At least she keeps it interesting!

katie + bret said...

Oh my gosh - I swear... People at the gym crack me up! I have a guy right now who has Fox News on SO LOUD on one TV, some cooking show on SO LOUD on the other TV - And, to top it off, the radio BLARING classic rock. How does he hear ANYTHING that is going on? Oh yes, and he gets mad if the fans are on... Geez.

LG said...

I am always completely mystified by people who act so inconsiderately in public. Who have ZERO embarrassment for things that they should be embarrassed over!
I got a kindle too and have been loving it! Did you get the M-Edge Light? its awesome

Lis said...

Oh my goodness! SO crazy!! There was a similar (not quite as stinky but equally obnoxious) lady that used to always get on the elliptical next to me at the gym. She drove me crazy!!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

4:30 in the AM! Go you!

Annie said...

wow, i wish i had your motivation!!
what time do you go to bed to wake at 4:30?! i would love to start working out before work but i don't think i can drag my booty outta bed at 4:45 to be to the gym by 5 and back home in the shower at 6.
btw, i'm also one of those people that hits the ipod cord sending ipod flying off the treadmill ;)
i hope stinky lady doesn't have any more episodes this week! ha!

Michelle said...

All the more reason why I should just work out at home with my DVDs! LOL

Mrs. Stinky Pants needs to take some Beano...and work on her lung capacity.

Ashley Pizarro said...

pretty sure the new year brings out all the crazies though. Do you not just love how the gym is packed right after new years?!? I love come February when most of these crazy people leave.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

ahhh, my gym always gets more crazy and wild after the New Year...I hope they all quit soon! :) I do find some people entertaining though...
And 4:30 AM!??!? HOLY MOLY!! NEVER could I do that!! That is serious dedication. What time do you go to bed to get up that early??

Weighting on Life said...

OMG! How distracting!! Luckily I get in such a zone when I work out I don't realize much of what is going on around me however sounds like that may have been too hard to not give a look towards!!

Lil' Woman said...

Ugh, and that's why I don't go to the gym!

J/k that was just an excuse for my lazy behind! :)