The gym has been really physically challenging, but not in the usual ways. The main challenge I experience while training for my Roseanne watching marathon is the smell of the other gym members.
Here are some smells I have had to overcome:
2. Gross man who likely won’t shower for several hours or ever.
3. Strong floral perfume or air freshener or cleaning product?
4. Smoke on a person sweating.
5. Axe body spray.
7. Gross women’s bathroom odors.
The gym is about getting out of your comfort zone and becoming a better person all around. I am not sure if I am game for this sort of awful feat.
I am the sort of person that spends a really long time on one machine watching a bunch of amazing programs such as Roseanne, SVU, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Top Chef (this is not really amazing, it’s a backup), Snapped, Rachel Maddow (a good show but not probably the best for working out), Anderson Cooper (same as Rachel but less smart), and occasionally the local news when I want to be really bored/depressed.
To stay on a machine for an hour or more is not very hard for me in terms of moving on the elliptical. The true obstacle is standing one foot away from some who is making me feel like gagging or throwing up. I don’t know why there is not an Olympic event for people with incredible senses of smell having to smell horrible things. In addition to the nauseated feeling, these people make me have a minor headache.
That said, I continue to persevere. The Roseanne Marathon is this summer in Barcelona and I am hoping to PR.
In addition to training, I have been getting injured at work, and so has Afton. Last week I cut my face on the fridge by nicking it on the corner of the door. Afton accidentally pricked her chin with a push pin. Office Olympians do have some minor injuries.