While I was running my 3 miles on the treadmill last night, I got a show. I thought it was pretty hilarious. To set the scene, I am including a Google Image that resembles the chick on the treadmill next to me.
Add a nose ring and running clothes and that was her. 🙂 I got up to the cardio room and spotted a treadmill open; I grabbed it immediately. The chick next to me had already been on the treadmill for awhile. She was running at a pace of 6.7 on the treadmill. I am totally not judging her but it seemed to me like she was struggling at that pace.
You know how on both sides of the treadmill there is a place to stand when not running on it? So every 2 minutes she would jump off the moving track of the treadmill, doing the splits so she could stand on the steps of the treadmill and TEXT on her iPhone. She’d furiously type and then jump back on the treadmill (tripping too many times to count) and run for a few more minutes than do it again to text.
She did this the entire time I was on the treadmill (45 minutes). My first thought when I saw her was:
“She is TOTALLY going to bite it on the treadmill.”
Seriously. She was tripping over herself. She had been on the treadmill for about 40 minutes at this point, stopping to text every 2 minutes, then she got off the treadmill leaving all her crap on it, and went to the bathroom for about 5 minutes. People were coming up to use it, then turning away because she was being a Treadmill Hog.
She returned to the treadmill and resumed her running, texting, tripping routine. I’m trying not to laugh. Then she dropped her iPhone. LOL I snorted to myself a little bit but she recovered and continued running. She dropped her iPhone about 3 more times and then she turned the treadmill off and just stood there while she texted. Just hangin’ out. Hmmm….
Then she spent the next 10 minutes talking loudly on her cellphone. Luckily I had my music to almost drown out her annoying conversation.
Oh. My. God. I looked at my treadmill and saw it was almost time for me to finish THANKFULLY. I was so annoyed. She finally got off the treadmill (after over an hour) and DID NOT WIPE OFF HER SWEAT.
The moral of this story: don’t be this chick at the gym. The chick all of us regulars hate: the machine hog, the annoying cellphone talker and the “I’m too good to wipe off my sweat” attitude.
Onwards and upwards! My run was good. I did a medium pace, had zero pain and then headed down to focus on weight lifting.
Calories Burned: 675
When I got home (starving because my pre-workout banana did NOTHING) Michael had dinner almost ready. THANK YOU! I was famished. He made the Bacon Jalapeno Turkey Burgers on Sandwich Thins and baked the last sweet potato.
I used the Random.Org generator to pick………
Vickie please email ASAP so I can get you your CSN code.
QUESTION: What is the funniest (or most annoying) thing you’ve seen at the gym?