The downtown 24 Hour Fitness is also a great place to go because there’s a good chance that someone around you will do something, or just generally be, entertaining. Last night it was this girl who seemingly poured water all over her treadmill and the floor next to it (I’m guessing it was an accident, but it looked very intentional from my perspective) and then continued to run until a staff member came by and she waved him over. He started going to get stuff to clean it up, realized she was still just running, so turned back and turned her treadmill off and made her come with her. When they came back he left her with a giant roll of paper towels and she kind of wiped off some of the water on the treadmill, and then left the roll and the used paper towels in a pile on the ground next to her. She then got back on the treadmill to continue her workout. However, because of the way treadmills work (I’ll assume you know), most of the treadmill was still covered in water. There was another girl who was significantly less entertaining, but was wearing two coats and pajama bottoms and would walk on the treadmill for a period of 5 minutes, wander around the gym, come back and repeat. This happened about four times at least. If these things don’t sound amusing to you, imagine that you’ve been running in place for an hour, and then you witness them. Instantly funnier.
I’m taking a rest day today because it’s cold and windy and I accidentally fell asleep during my planned run time.
Also, despite the fact (that I made up) that working out right after you eat burns double calories, I don’t recommend it. Aside from getting reminded how tasty my dinner was every time I burp, there are no real advantages, and mostly it’s kind of painful. You might have already known this.
Miles run this week: 14
Miles run in 2010: 14