I totally felt like a badass last night when I finished off my treadmill run by sprinting for the last quarter mile, until a girl got on the machine next to me and her warmup pace was the same speed as my sprint. Also, her hair was down, she was wearing a sweatshirt, and she WASN’T EVEN SWEATING.
About 10 minutes before the sweatless gym fairy showed up and crushed my confidence, some overzealous dad decided it would be a good idea to stand on the rails of a treadmill and let his toddler son try and run between his legs while he held his hands. At first I was like, “what an idiot” but then I realized that the hilarity potential was pretty high and I got kind of excited.
Sure enough, about half a second later, the kid tripped but didn’t let go of his dad’s hands, forcing the guy to hit himself pretty hard in the crotch. I love seeing stupid people out in the wild.
I’ll end this with an update on my Jillian in January Challenge progress.
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve only been doing Jillian videos two times a week to supplement my running. Even though that doesn’t seem like much, I’ve noticed some pretty big changes. Like the fact that I can once again do regular-style pushups, and can complete all the mountain climbers without fighting the urge to pop out the DVD, break it into pieces, and use the shards to slit my wrists. The side lunges still kill me, and my rock star jumps are more Keith Richards than Adam Levine, but still: I’m making progress, and that feels really good after effectively taking a 2-month break over the holidays. I can’t wait to see everybody’s results!