Ok, so, you know how they say that you should never judge anyone at the gym because they're THERE. They're working out, they're bettering their health, etc, etc. I agree. I'm happy for and proud of anyone I see in the gym. Especially older people because I think they're extra badass. But this isn't the point. The point is, even when someone is doing something with good intentions, they can still be a jerk.
This person picks a treadmill right next to you, even if there are a whole row of them open. They shamelessly look at your speed/incline and then set themselves right above what you're doing. They consistently glance at you to see if you're on to them... and if you rise to the challenge? They'll just keep going. Sometimes the racer is great for pushing yourself, other times you want to push them right off the treadmill.
Oh, weight lifting. I hate it and it shows me damn good results every time. You know what i've never ever needed to do to lift weights? Grunt. Heavy breathing, yes. But not grunting. Especially not so loud that others can hear it across the gym. More points lost if it sounds sexual because... wtf?
Extremely Loud TV Lady
Oh guys. This lady has been at the gym every single day this week. She waltzes in, turns on the TV to BBC America, and then turns the volume up so loud that I can barely drown in out with my headphones. I know you've seen this lady at your gym. You know, BBC America really pumps me up too... but not nearly as much as that perfect playlist i've been working on. Ugh.
What kind of jerks do you meet at the gym?
Also, i'm putting together the perfect playlist for my half marathon and would love some suggestions for songs!