Friday, July 10, 2009

Odd Duckling

I'm sure we all do a strange thing at the gym here and there. I like to think that whatever strange quirk that I might have is completely unintentional. But sometimes people do things intentionally that just make me turn my head to the side. Yesterday I witnessed a girl on the treadmill doing the strangest thing. She was holding herself up with both of her arms and perhaps flying?? on the treadmill. I'm not entirely sure what her intentions were...perhaps to do some sort of a half pushup/ half swing your legs in the air sort of thing. Yes, her feet were touching the treadmill slightly...but she was clearly not surfaced. Perhaps I'm missing the logic, but I wasn't understanding what she was trying to get out of that workout...Maybe some of you are air runners and can tell me what I'm missing??

Anyways, so Monday I had a wonderful amazing 5 mile run. It was supposed to be 3 miles but turned into 5 because I knew I was going to be crunched for time this week. I ran 3 last night with little problems. This weekend I am all set to run the Lindstrom Loppet 5k and hopefully PR on last year's time. We'll see what happens. And Andy is running it with me!! Yay!


Irish Cream said...

Hmm, I don't think I can even picture what your describing--sounds very odd, though!

Best of luck in the 5K this weekend--I bet you'll snag that PR! Can't wait to read about it!

Jill Will Run said...

You're right, people do bizarre things at the gym. I used to have a whole category on my personal blog where I recounted the experiences of seeing people do weird stuff. Once a girl was running on the treadmill in front of me with a tennis racket in her backpack. There's nowhere to use a tennis racket at the gym, she just had it on. And then it flew out of her pack. I had to dodge it... and she kept running, didn't even realize it had flown out. CRAZY!

Good luck on snagging a PR!

EmLit said...

This sounds like another variation on the leaning-all-your-weight-on-the-handrails-of-the-machine technique that people love so much. I guess they don't realize that if they put all their weight in the upper body, the workout isn't really doing anything.

Good luck this weekend! I'm looking forward to hearing about it :)