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Slight Irritation at the Gym

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ok - I know the clubhouse at my complex is tiny - we have 2 treadmills, 2 elliptical machines, 2 bikes, and then the assorted machines and free weights. When I got there this evening, both treadmills were taken. Ok - no big deal - elliptical for Katie. About 2 minutes in, one of the treadmills came free. The guy on the other elliptical took it, which I had no problem with because he'd been there longer than me. Well, after about 8 more minutes, the woman on the other one stopped walking. Instead of being considerate and hopping off, she stood on the treadmill watching the machine TV - FOR ANOTHER 6 MINUTES. Now, could I have gone over and said something? Probably. But honestly, if one is done walking or running, one should get one's butt off the machine.

Despite all of this, it was a great day - ate healthily (if just below the calorie range), got in a 56 minute cardio workout AND an upper body workout. Can't complain too much. So I'm going to go get ready for bed and hope that I can repeat it again tomorrow.
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  • KA_JUN
    ack, sometimes people just zone out, though she should've really thought about it. you would've been well within your right to ask if she was finished. no reason to sit there on the treadmill watching the tube when others want to use it for what it's for.
    1888 days ago
  • CMW405
    I'd have been a bit perturbed, too. If I was her, and so utterly absorbed by the TV, I'd have kept walking at a lower speed or something, just so I wouldn't be totally rude about it. Good job finding an alternative, ignoring the rudeness, and still getting a good workout in!
    1888 days ago
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