Greetings from the distant past, as I'm writing this on Thursday before what is actually my second trip to the gym. There's a chance I may not survive this one. I would wait until after my second trip to really talk about my visit(s) to the gym but by then I probably would be very very exhausted.
So as you know I went to the gym on Wednesday. The induction was pretty simple; the guy showed me a few of the machines and we did a little strength exercise and then he let me do my own thing. I mostly stuck to the treadmill and exercise bike but I did a few more strength things too. Treadmills scare me. Well a little anyway. You see I really hate it when things move underneath me. I can't stand at the edge of the sea because the sand moves under your feet and I get scared it's going to drag me out with it and the same applies to things like treadmills and escalators. I accept them as a necessary evil but I don't have to like them.
Well to get to the point of the title of this post, it seems I do have absurd levels of physical stamina. Definitely far more than someone of my size should have at least. My boss is about half my weight and a semi-regular gym user (although he admits he doesn't go as much as he used to) and I was outperforming him on the treadmills and exercise bikes. I was able to just keep going and going at resistance levels several levels above him.
The thing is, I really hate to lose. I hate to compete but if I feel like I'm in a competition then I'm going to try and outdo you. I wasn't even feeling too terrible when I woke up yesterday (Thursday) as only my shoulders were sore from the weight lifting. Other than that I felt fine.
It seems going to the gym was a good idea. Not that I'll ever admit it to my boss or thank him for suggesting it and dragging me along with him. He's making me work out at 8 in the evening until 10, so I'm allowed to be disillusioned this one time. Well, he's not making me, but you get what I mean. I hope. This is just when he works out, so if I want to go with him it's when I have to do it too.