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The Chicken Lady

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This is going to be a "What happens at the gym...WILL be shared!" kind of blog. I love to people watch. Normally this is something that I love to do, however when I'm running on the treadmill I like to be in my zone. I like to put in my music and zone out on myself. Most days I always luck out and there is always a machine between me and the next person. This is nice so that I do not become distracted. Well today I was not so lucky....Today I was stuck next to the Chicken Lady.

I call her this because she set her machine to 1.5 in speed, put on her headphones and started dancing and flapping her arms like a chicken as she slowly strolled on her machine. Do you know how badly this distracted me! I thought that I was going to fall a few times when out of the corner of my eye I saw her flapping her arms harder! My thing is this....if you know that you are going to come to the gym and make a fool of yourself leave a machine between you and the next person....or better yet don't do that at the gym!

I did however get in both my running days today so I'm all set to go on Monday. I was able to get almost 4 miles in a little over an hour. It felt great to tell my mind to go screw it's self and keep pushing myself to get it done. Mind you that was not the plan to do both runs today, I was going to do one tomorrow. But I finished the first one and thought "what the heck I'm already warmed up". So I hit start again and got in the last run for week 3 of the program. I'm glad that I did because tomorrow I'm going to work out and not run but to focus on my core. I know a stronger core will help with my run time. Heck maybe the Chicken Lady will be there and I can video tape her!
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