Thursday, January 27, 2011

My New Favorite Gym Patron

While coming inside from work I noticed that it was somewhat decent outside.  I thought to myself, "self.... why don't you suck it up and run outside for once??"  And so I did.  After roughly 45 minutes of procrastinating and putzing around I finally got bundled up and headed out.  No more than 2 minutes in to it, and I decided I would be heading home.  I made it a solid .83 miles before calling it quits and heading to the gym.

Once at the gym I decided to make the best of it and do a tempo run.  I did a 1.17 mile warm up (gotta have the even stats) and then got to work on my 3 mile tempo run.  I decided to do my pace around 8 minutes-ish, and was pretty shocked/pleased/excited by my pace when I was done.  8:08, 8:12, 8:08.  Yes, I was ready to be done at the end of it, and I was a schweaty mess, but it wasn't all that hard.  And to be honest, that's not too far off of my 5k PR pace.  Hmmm perhaps someone needs to run a 5k soon?

But enough about me. Let's move on to the highlight of my gym experience.  For the first 1.17 miles I had my head buried in a trashy celeb gossip magazine (what?  I had to get caught up!).  Once I set out for my tempo miles, it was time to do work.  The way the gym is set up is that the first row (right up to the windows) is the treadmills, then the second row is ellipticals, and the third is stationary bikes.  When it's dark out, the window = mirror.  Through the reflection of the window I see a guy behind me on the elliptical STRAIGHT UP JAMMIN' OUT.  While going to town on his elliptical.  Words cannot actually describe the awesomeness that was happening, and so I decided I will create a vlog to further demonstrate it's awesomeness.  Vlog will hopefully be created this weekend, so be prepared for that.  It was literally like nothing I have EVER SEEN BEFORE.  And I kept looking around to see if other people were watching him as well, but there was NO ONE. It was unreal.  So thanks dude, you kept my tough tempo run all sorts of fun.


Rach said...

I can't wait! I love crazy gym people!

Evolving Through Running said...

Sounds like a great video opportunity. I sometimes envy folks that can do stuff like that and just not give a F. I'm far too self-aware to pull something like that off.

Catching up on some posts I missed, and just read one of your recent posts mentioning your dairy issues. So .... that makes you a 'Lactose-intolerant Cheesehead'. Too funny.

Good luck to your Pack next weekend. Seeing another big day for Greg J.

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Hilarious!! That so would have made my day!! can't wait to see the video!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I swear this guy used to work out at the Y on Minnesota Ave--I've totally seen him! (Or a close relative, perhaps...) I remember it being as awesome as you describe : )

Heather said...

First of all, your attention to detail with mileage amounts Cracks me up...heh. I'm soort of like that with the Garmin, but I don't think I'd take it to your level. Very impressive, stats-Jer. ;)

Anywho, VLOG is much anticipated...I can only imagine how one jams out while on an Elliptical!