Tidbit #1 – Competing in the Pool
I don’t know about you, but I swim alone at my health club. We have four lanes and I am usually next to someone very competitive. Anyway, the other day, I was swimming, minding my own business when I saw a young man try to race me.
Well, if you know me, I’m not going to let that happen. So, I kicked it into high gear and went out as hard as I could.
When I was done, he stood at the end of the pool looking at me.
“You’re a good swimmer,” I said to him.
“Really? Did you think so? I could barely keep up with you,” he said.
I smiled. “How much did you swim?” he asked me.
“Oh, it was a short day. I only did around 1500 or so. Just an easy workout,” I answered.
He shook his head. “I just have to tell you, you are amazing.”
I smiled. That made me feel so good. I’ve been swimming now since 2014 and having someone say that to me made me feel special.
At Lifetime Gyms, you do not have to wear a mask. The other day, a woman walks into the locker room, comes right next to me, and opens locker #369. My stuff was in it. She quickly shut it. “Oh, I’m sorry,” she said. “But I thought I was the only one using locker 369.”
I’m not sure if she knows that there are hundreds of members at Lifetime, but be it as it may… I let it go.
“I’m leaving now,” I said and quickly scooped my clothes out of the locker.
“Oh, it’s okay,” she said, “I’m a germaphobe and won’t use a locker that I think had been used.” Meanwhile, she wasn’t wearing a mask.
“If you were such a germaphobe, you would wear a mask,” I said to her, wearing my mask for fear of getting sick.
“Oh I used to but I don’t think it’s necessary now,” she told me. “Really,” I said.
She didn’t want to start with me but she put her stuff in a different locker and went upstairs.
I went to the gym, which is about twenty minutes away from my home. I was planning on doing the elliptical for thirty minutes. I got out of the car, went inside, put my stuff in a locker, and realized, I forgot my sneakers!
After brainstorming with myself on what to do, I just went upstairs and used the elliptical anyway in my Ugg boots. I must have looked silly but at least I got the workout done.
Again, I was in the pool at the gym. I was swimming along with Goldfrapp when I saw a guy next to me trying to compete against me in the water. He was going fast and I started to push to keep up or beat him. No such luck. This time he was a little ahead of me. When I said, “wow you’re fast…,” He looked at me with a big smile on his face…