This afternoon, I headed over to the campus gym to hit the treadmill, as has become my habit on Mondays and Wednesdays the past few weeks, and today, I encountered a problem I just knew was inevitable:
No treadmill availability.
The gym is small -- c'mon this is a public community college, so it's not like this place is an L.A. Fitness or anything -- and there are only 8 treadmills. And, currently, 4 are out of order. Thems not good odds, yo.
So, when I got there today, all 4 treadmills were occupado. 2 people were actually running on their treadmills, but the other 2 were walking on theirs like they were just out for a leisurely stroll on the beach. Part of me wanted to be all, "Use it or lose it!" But that's frowned upon gym behavior, and just plain bad sharing (I'm always telling Norah that she has to learn to "take turns" so maybe I should learn that too), and I had to concede to jumping on an available elliptical (of which there are twice as many). I don't love the elliptical, but after my first "mile" on there, a treadmill opened up and I was on it like white on rice. With my time constraint, I couldn't start my run over, so I only ran 2 "legit" miles on the treadmill.
I felt a bit like I was cheated out of my full run, but such is life when you're "sharing" equipment with others.