So toward the end of another grueling workout on the elliptical machine a short while ago, I was running out of steam. Giving myself a pep talk, I looked at the time remaining on the screen. Sixteen minutes. Sixteen short minutes!
I can do anything for sixteen minutes, I thought to myself. It was at that exact moment that the smelliest, stinkiest, man came and hopped on the machine next to me. I took a deep breath (somewhat important in exercising) and nearly choked!
Wow! That sixteen minutes became an eternity! Was this person trying to set a record for not showering, or did he simply live in the woods and was anti-antiperspirant? Whatever the reason was, continuing to breath next to this smelly man was now my biggest challenge, not completing my workout.
I struggled on, counting seconds instead of minutes. I was determined to finish. Finally, my time was up and I escaped before being overcome with the toxic fumes. Oh, and I did my cool down far, far away.
Have any of you ever encountered "unusual" people at the gym?
Wishing all of you a sweet smelling day!