If nothing else, these days spent on the treadmill sure do help my running-self-esteem.
So, some random treadmill/gym tidbits:
- The gym has a "no cell phone use" policy. And, the other day, I actually saw an employee enforce it. I'm kinda curious: Why no phones? Don't get me wrong, it actually pleases me (as an instructor who is frequently looking at a class full of students texting while I'm talking, I am ALL for restricting the use of cells in certain environments), but I really wonder what the reason is. Any guesses? I suppose I could ask.
- Most of the gym-users are the college's students, and when I'm in there, I feel as though I'm transported back in time to my college years and using that college gym: There are a lot of people there who seem to simply be there to look pretty and socialize. Needless to say, I see a LOT of flirting. Which, hey, is probably better than picking up someone at a bar, right? (For the record, I totally met Jerry at a bar!)
- Each time I use the treadmill at the gym, I find myself "racing" the treadmill users next to me. It makes me feel good to know that I'm clipping along at a faster pace and for a farther distance than people who are (most often) 10-15 years my junior. Like I said above, this is GREAT for my self-esteem!
- Today, I got a prime treadmill spot -- near a fan! So, I had the advantage of not only running in the A/C, but I got a fan too! It was glorious. I wonder what the gym sets their A/C at. Again, I'm just curious about the temp advantage of running inside vs. outside this time of year in FL. Outside, this afternoon, it was 96 F; I'm guessing the gym HAS to be at least 76 degrees. Maybe even cooler. Again, maybe I should ask!