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3WBC #7 Get Me Off This Treadmill!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

7. What is your least favorite physical activity overall? at the gym? Explain.

My least favorite? Oh, there are so many, I'm very very spoilt for choice. It would have to start with anything to do with teams and/or balls. If I had to be on a baseball team, I preferred to be out in the outfield picking dandelions and looking at clouds. An attempt in college to be cool and learn tennis was a complete disaster, as my brain is apparently incapable of dealing with any extension of my arm to a bat, racket, club, or what-have-you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I know it puts me in a small minority of exercisers, but I hate to run. Tried that as a hip young Californian back when jogging was being invented there, but I detested every boring minute of hearing myself breathe and nothing else. I know it's different now with iPods and better shoes, but the impression was made back then, and it stuck. emoticon

At the gym? Well, you can imagine how I feel about treadmills and the like. Boring with the added advantage of pounding your legs on a hard surface. I deeply dislike all the machines, really. There's the boredom, yes, but also the ick factor of the sweaty handles that a bazillion people have grasped. I can't explain it--use as much sanitizer as you like, they still feel slimy to me, while being immersed in a pool with dozens of other sweaty bodies bothers me not a whit. Doesn't make sense, but there it is. emoticon

So you can imagine my delight at discovering the water, and having forms of exercise that I LOVE. And my very most favorite exercise--dancing in the water. Viva Aqua Zumba! emoticon
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  • GEORGE815
    Water is good!
    1207 days ago
    That is so funny about the balls - I have always said that I hated flying projectiles. If a baseball comes at me, I DUCK!! I played soccer when I was younger, loved it as long as it was on the ground. Hit it with my head one time only and ended up with a wicked headache.
    1207 days ago
    I'm with you--hate teams and balls, not able to run. Thought I'd hate water exercise, but boy was I wrong. I love that I can work hard and not get hurt or have sweat pouring off me.
    1208 days ago
    Good to hear you have found a favorite form of exercise. I am not fond of running either and the treadmill isn't my favorite but I do have one of my own so the only germs on it are mine.
    1208 days ago
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