hit my local Y on the way to the office, knock out my workout, go into work for about an hour and then head down to Columbus to see Jillian Michaels speak.
The reality, get on a plane early this morning, get home this afternoon, hit my
local Y on the way to the office. So far I’m sticking to the plan, but then the
wheels shot off the bus! It would seem that the general philosophy at my local Y
is to cram as much crap as humanly possible into as little space as possible! We
have wall-to-wall racks and machines and absolutely NO space to do anything. We have 28 treadmills, but nowhere to walk between said treadmills. We have no “steps” for step ups or box jumps and we have five kettle bells and no “sets”
they are all different sizes.
We have 5000 machines, but not the one I need! We have one that is similar and I could have made do with it, but it was occupied by these two high school boys who were built like 10 year old girls! Normally I would not make a derogatory comment like that, as it’s an insult to 10 year old girls, but these two
jack-a-loons jerked my chain! I have no problem with them being in the gym, in fact they need to take up permanent residence there, however they also need to
learn to share the equipment. Watching these two idiots hog the machine and make comments to every girl who walked through the door, while struggling with a single weight plate did nothing good for my overall mental state!
To add to my frustration, my shoulder has decided it simply doesn’t want to play today! I’m not sure if I’ve aggravated it (I haven’t really done any upper body work until today) or if I slept on it funny or what, but it’s being an angry diva today. I’m trying really hard to remember that one month ago today I was in the OR having it fixed! But I have things I need to do and it needs to cooperate! I’m reminded of the advice my Dr. gave me, “Give it more crap than it’s giving you!” Well I tried, and to a certain extent I succeeded, but it hurt a lot more than I’d like and I was unable to use as much weight with my right and I could with my left.
In the end I simply ran out of time, I generally do not work out on my lunch break, but that was my only option today and while a short workout is better than no workout, in my own mind today was a failure. So for now I’ll sit and be annoyed and if I forget to be annoyed I’ll move my shoulder and it will remind me!
On the lighter note I do get to go see Jillian speak, I’m post something on that
later tonight or tomorrow, I have to be up early to hit the gym and tomorrow
will be better if for no other reason than I’m headed over to a different Y and
I’ll get to see MK!