So the Misses and I changed gyms about a month ago. Our old gym was a little costly and the advantages it once held were no longer the case. I chose our original gym as I drove past it everyday to and from work, so I assumed if I always had to drive past it, I would have no excuse not to stop in on my way home. Then the misses joined and so we would bot go once we both got home. Which worked well for a while until they began all this massive highway construction between our house and the gym.
It turns out our local rec center has a gym, and for the family plan, and not just the two of one year, costs the same as two months at our previous gym. And no crossing the highway, shoot it’s only a few blocks away. There are just so many ways it’s better for us, except for the fact that this thing is tiny.
Anyway there is this one old lady. She is up there everyday doing an hour on the treadmill and then an hour on the elliptical. Then last week she speaks to me. I do more miles than she does in the first place. She tells me she’s competetive and I need to try and catch her everyday. I accepted her challenge and the first time I caught her.
Today when I show up she was at 2.5 miles and I had 18 minutes left. I steppped up my game and made an effort to catch her. She hit her four mile mark and was done before I could catch her. I still did more overall than she did but trying to catch her has gotten me moving faster. So is she being friendly and having a light competitive time, or is she sadistic and try to get to have a heart attack pushing harder so she has no competition at the gym?