Monday, November 12, 2007
Day 60...just when you think it's safe to go back in the water...
I hate scary movies. They give me nightmares and stress me out. I remember being a kid and swimming at my neighbor's pool after watching JAWS. Everytime I went under to swim to the other side, I felt like something was gonna get me...like something was chasing me. Sometimes I feel that way at the gym. I try not to make eye contact with certain people, because I don't want to be "chased". Last week, Mr. C pretty much left me alone, so today I thought it was safe to "go back in the water...to let my guard down". I shoulda known...that's always when the "attack" comes...when you least expect it.
I was getting off the crosstrainer after finishing my warm up and ready to move on to weights, and here he came with his arrogant swagger and his creepy, crooked smile. I had to hear about his ongoing knee problems and how he called his sister for pain pills, because he was in so much pain. I also had to hear about his incredible tolerance to pain meds...when others are asleep or "knocked out", he's still wide awake and talking. Oh, so impressive...I swear a few brain cells die everytime I go through one of these "interludes". He then proceeds to end with a story about being in a hospital and being given lots of drugs...enough that anyone else would be out of it...but not him...not the boxing stud muffin (HA!)...he was still awake eventhough the nurse expected him to be out. So in his words, he "decided to have a little fun with her". He tells me that he pinched her butt!...and then laughs like a prepubescent boy...and says, "She told the other nurse I didn't know what I was doin...HA HA HA! It was so funny." This is where/why our conversation ended. I can only take so much. My reply, "Oh gosh!...It may be funny to you, but I'm sure it wasn't too funny to her. You are incorrigible...you should be ashamed!" He just laughed it up and I walked away....scratching my head. Yuck!
I worked really hard today...probably too hard. I added stuff to the workout and now I regret it, because I feel spent...like I way overdid it...like I'm gonna be no good for the rest of the day. But...on a positive note...I did my best and gave it all I had...and THAT, I can be proud of...and the pain involved with this workout, was nothing compared to the "brain pain" I had to endure during my sleazy encounter with Mr. C. I worked hard today. It was a good way to start a new week.
WEEK 9 / DAY 1
5 MIN WARM UP - CROSSTRAINER
20 DB FLYS 8# (I ADDED)
20 OVERHEAD SQUAT 30#
20 DECLINE SITUPS
30 FRONT SQUATS 50#
30 BICEP CURLS ON "GREY MONSTER" W/ STRAIGHT BAR 20# (I ADDED)
40 BACK SQUAT 75#
40 TRICEP PRESSDOWNS (I ADDED)
40 SIT UPS W/ FEET ANCHORED
50 AIR SQUATS
50 BICEP CURLS (ALTERNATING 12#) (I ADDED)
60 LAT PULLDOWNS 55# (I ADDED)
40 MIN ELLIPTICAL - PROG 4/ RES 10 (NEARLY KILLED ME TO FINISH)
5 MIN OF MUCH ANTICIPATED STRETCHING
TOTAL TIME - 1 HR 50 MIN
Posted by MC at 11:51 AM