When you go to the gym and feel uncomfortable about another member who is nearby, what would you do? Just ignore and keep doing what you’re doing? Or move away? I did the latter. I moved to another machine today.
There is an old man at my gym. He used to do the stepper or elliptical before but recently he started to walk on the treadmill. There is nothing wrong about that. Problem is.. he is really distracting and makes me quite uncomfortable. Many times, even when the gym is empty, he picked the treadmill near me. No matter which treadmill I ran on, he picked a machine near me. And he stared at me a lot and sometimes says something. I had my headphones on so I don’t know what he said. I don’t know he said something to me but I do know he didn’t something to himself. He did that several times. That really bothers me. He is a kind of creepy looking old man. And he has really bad BO. At the gym, people get stinky. But his BO is not from the exercising. It is like…”I can’t breath” or “it makes me nauseous” level. I saw a man running next to him shook his head and moved to another treadmill the other day.
Today the gym was crowded but most of people used ellipticals and bikes so there were many empty treadmills. I picked one and started to warm up. And that old man hopped on the treadmill next to me. Come on! Why!! He stared at me when he started the machine. I didn’t want to put up with him. Just too creepy,uncomfortable and stinky. So I grabbed my things and moved to another machine far from him. Did what I do offend him? Maybe. But I didn’t care. I will do the same thing again if I have to.
After I moved to another treadmill, I felt better. I ran 5.31 miles today. If my memory serves right, that was the longest one since I started my project. I’m feeling a little tired now. I need to go to bed early tonight.