2/27/08

She's out to get me

Mother Nature is a bitch. Yesterday she gave me snow. Today she's giving me freezing temps. *sigh* I freaking give up. I had a mini meltdown at the gym last night. First, I had stomach pain all afternoon which did not make running very comfortable so I had to cut that short. Then, when I went into the weight room, I found the usual suspects sitting there on the benches having a rest and staring at themselves in the mirrors. *blink blink* HELLO?! I'm here to workout. WTF are you people here for? A pose down later on? So I have to AGAIN hide out in a corner until a bench is free and then scurry over like a vulture on a carcass only to receive mocking looks as I do presses with my puny weights. But then when I go to increase my weights, I can't find the higher ones and my bench gets thieved. WHAT THE HELL?!!?!? I storm off in a huff, steam pouring out of my ears as I'm only half finished my routine and start thumping up the stairs to the change room....only to realize that I've forgotten my iPod in the stupid place. Well, don't I feel like an ass. So I sneak back into the room but they all see me and one guy who has noticed my annoyance the entire time and has tried to stay out of my way and even give me room smiles at me. Don't tell me I've cracked the secret code here? But enough of the asshats - I was talking about the bitch. I was ready to ditch the boys and embrace the great outdoors again with the Running Room tonight...until she served up a -22 this morning. She's totally against me. But I did find an article on exercising outdoors courtesy of the National Post that gives you a few tips and alerts you to the risks it has on your heart. Ugh. Back inside I'll go :(

13 comments:

Trish said...

It is freakin' cold! I swear my ears almost got frostbite this morning just going from my car to the end of the driveway (garbage day). That will teach me not to grab a hat when I know it is -22!

Sara said...

It is damn cold. I hate it.

Yeah I didn't run yesterday - it was too wet and the sidewalks were too gross and excuse and excuse! But I did 60min on the bike at least.

Boo Hiss stupid pretend body builders.

Thanks for another excuse for not running outside!! Looks like a really good one too!

Jen said...

Boo to mother nature and I agree, a HUGE boo to the pretend body builders...

My gym sucks for the VERY same reason...the "body builders" are morons and have little to talk about except how awesome they are in their weird grunting language "ugh...me strong"...

Whatever...I wish you sunny skies and warm weather so can leave the dumbasses to their benches!!

Angie All The Way said...

The one thing that keeps me liking the gym I go to is the indoor running track. No matter how many cardio machines are full, and no matter the weather outside, that is always an option. That would be perfect for you. Are there any gyms around you that have one? I bet you'd love it.

Candace said...

Marie, You have as much right to be there as the guys, so plop down your water or schedule on the bench, grab the extra weight you need and kindly say "Um, I was using that bench" if someone tries to take it. Then squinch up your face and grunt really loud from the bottom of your belly as you lift those suckers. The morons will move for you after that.

Natalie said...

I'm sorry you weren't able to run outside. Your gym issues sound very annoying and I'm glad I wasn't there. I might have thrown a barbell at a dumbbell.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, you folks have to deal with some really obnoxious winter temperatures.

I won't tell you what it's like in the San Francisco bay area today, but, well, it's sure not minus anything.

(I'm trying to remember, right now, why we just sold our house and are moving to New England...)

katieo said...

"So I have to AGAIN hide out in a corner until a bench is free and then scurry over like a vulture on a carcass only to receive mocking looks as I do presses with my puny weights."

LOL!!

I know exactly how your feel. Hopefully you will get some of our nice weather out your way. (Serious. It was 42 yesterday and my kids wanted to pull out the kiddie pool. We were drinking up every bit of it)

katieo said...

Ok, one more thing.
This blast of nicer weather has given me SO much hope. Just hang on. Spring will come. and it WILL get easier!!

Amuldoon said...

Yep. She's a bitch. I would ever go so far as to call her a c_ntface... THATS how much I hate her.

Guess who's in the process of getting herself pysched to go run in -3453950 tonight? Yep. ME.

C_ntface Mother Nature.

Shrunk said...

Dude stole your bench? You should have told him to back the f off.

I think you need to find a new gym. I wish that I could bring you to mine. It's sooooooo quiet.

Trish said...

It's even colder today! I swear I'm gonna be cold forever.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I just wish I could have been a fly on the wall in that weight room... I love that you're brave enough to go in there!

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