friend or foe?

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?


About thejollyrunner

There's so much and so little time. The two most important things to know is I suffer from a condition caused Generalized Dystonia and that I love to run. Ironically, two things that don't mix are what now defines me. I have a whole variety of other interests such as my long standing devotion to the Texas Rangers. I am also quite the hunter, fisher, and all around outdoorsman. If I had more time and less dystonia pains, I would fit in more gardening, home improvement, and probably some amatuer astronomy. And lastly, while my life is regrettably being slowed down from the dystonia, I am trying my hand at writing. I have a lot of ideas and it would be nice to see if I have what it takes to create some works worthy of publsihing.
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1 Response to friend or foe?

  1. Leona Driver says:

    I’m sure she’s sadistic but it is great seeing you step up to the challenge and really push yourself.


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