Thursday, January 26, 2006
My gym nemesis
I have a gym nemesis. He's ALWAYS there, no matter when I go, which means that he either is constantly is at the gym or he somehow knows to go only when I'm going to be there so he can do his nemesis thing. What has he done to provoke my wrath? Well, he's one of those circuit trainers, people who simultaneously use seven or eight machines at once instead of doing them sequentially. Every time I go to the gym (about twice a week), I run on the treadmill for about half an hour and then I lift, alternating between legs and arms and back. I do some free weights, but mostly use the machines. And Gym Nemesis is always doing legs the same day I am, and arms and back the same day I'm doing those. So, basically, no matter what machine I'm using, he's there, asking to switch in with me. I don't mind switching in with someone, but couldn't he just use one machine at a time instead of moving in a circuit and constantly interrupting everyone, and by everyone, I mean me? To make matters worse, he's like 5'3" and lifts double what I do, so I have to reset the damn settings every single time. Aaargh! And he's a tank top spandex wearer! And sweaty! And annoying! I hate him with the fire of a thousand suns.