Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Long runner

Whenever I run for more than 20 minutes on the treadmill, the trainer puts up a public notice, "Treadmill strictly for 20 minutes".

So the other day, I catch up with him, "Why do you always put up this notice whenever I run a little extra?"

"Don't be silly, ma'am, it's not for you!"

"See, sometimes I really feel good sweating and don't want to stop, so I just go on. My body starts warming up only after 20 minutes..."

"Of course, ma'am, you are one of my best members."

"But it's not everyday. Maybe twice or thrice a week."

"This notice is for the others..."

"Who others? It's in my face."

"You know, the afternoon ladies never want to get off the treadmill. You don't worry, you carry on."

"Listen, I will pay extra for it."

"Ma'am, now you are embarrassing me. Please use it for as long as you want."

So I go on. For an hour sometimes. Against rules that are made, knowing fully well they are made for me. But I guess the trainer will have to suffer me till he gathers the guts to tell me on my face, or charge me more.

Or till, I am ready to move myself to another gym.


Blogger GratisGab said...

LOL! I like :)

11:21 PM  
Blogger Atul Sabnis said...

or till, ready to stop punishing yourself? probably out of line (apologies), just a thought, however.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Ha ha ahha... rules are for mortals :)

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Stone said...

Gandhigiri v/s Dadagiri?? :-)

10:26 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

gratis: Where are you? Maharaj giving you no time to blog?

atul: Hardly punishment. I LOVE working out. Gives me the biggest high.

sudipta: Yesyes. And I am immortal :)

stone: No, some plain manipulation. What to do.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Tanushree said...

rules are made to be broken..

do keep breaking it..untill n unless it harm others..

12:24 PM  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

So somebody has been working out a lot and getting into tip-top shape,eh?!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Varsha said...

ahh....an hour on the treadmill!! Neat

5:09 PM  
Blogger Mistress of Magic said...

hmm..i feel exhausted just climbing one flight of stairs at office. :P u sweating it out for an hour makes me feel like a very old 24 year old. :)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Dreamcatcher said...

LOL. You and Sanny are actually inspiring me to take up gymming.

6:04 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

tanushree: I am not the usual rule breaker but here I do. Of course after being assured that it doesn't apply to me :)

priyanka: I wish working out was synonymous to getting into tip top shape. I am far from the shape I would like to be in.

varsha: I know. Even I feel great when I go on for an hour.

mistress of magic: It's all about getting used, I think. My energy level dips if I take a long break.

dreamcatcher: I am glad you see it positively :) People almost avoid me for the amount I chase them to start gymming.

8:13 PM  
Blogger V N said...

I have never actually worked out!!
I guess I shud...


9:09 PM  
Blogger Abhishek said...

good he made that rule.
i knw a fat guy @ the gym who bloody "sweats" himself for abt half an hr....n inspite of persistant reminders he keeps on going.
N once he is of the "mill"..its all bloody stinking swaety in thr...
saala aadmi hai ya engine?

anyways thanks for ur hit on my blog....keep hitting back.

6:38 AM  
Blogger sinusoidally said...

Anumita I am sorry to say this but people who do not get off the treadmill in spite of the "30 minutes on cardio machines" irk me to no end!!! Guess what I got so tired of waiting on people being impolite by ignoring the signs I took membership at another gym that has no time limit.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Perspective Inc. said...


2:30 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

velu: Try it. It feels divine!

abhishek: Tut! Tut! You should appreciate the fat guy's efforts. He's working so hard. I of course do not let the sweat drip and wipe it before. AND I DO NOT STINK :)

sinusoidally: You are right. They irk me too. Please note that, I only run extra when there isn't anyone waiting to use it after me. I usually go at a time when the gym is almost empty and the machines are idle. The moment I see someone waiting, I jump off in 20 mins or even before.

perspective inc.: You find it funny? Thank god!

8:05 PM  
Blogger manoj said...

what may be the percentile of persons in this world who can run for an hour?

8:11 PM  
Blogger raka said...

Good Job. way to go.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Arunima said...

the only exercise I do is dragging myself out of bed. :-)

10:42 AM  
Anonymous sherriff said...

"for an hour sometimes"...is it advisable??

"afternoon ladies"....hav heard of midnight children...seems to be some new classification...lol

11:33 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

manoj: It's all a matter of habit. The more you run, the more your stamina increases.

raka: Thanks, raka.

arunima: On days I do that too :)

11:38 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

sherriff: Advisable or not, I dont know. (I am much much older to Budhia!) But I have always been exercising and working out... so I just do whatever makes me feel good. But I never stress myself.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Sangita said...

One hour now that's something..Do u participate in Marathons..Of not u can really think if doing that..

5:17 PM  
Blogger hope and love said...

one hour..?! OMG..!!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Gangadhar said...

Me wanna join in gymn..but i keep postponing it..like postponing to quit smoking.

8:29 PM  
Blogger monk15ad said...

Please share the secret on how you can go on for so long. I cant stand that thing beyond 2 or 3 mins.

12:21 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

sangita: No marathons. I am lazy that way.

hope and love: Now I am feeling like a freak! Actually it's not everyday, just once in a rare while.

ganga: You smoke? I think the moment you start the gym, you will find it easier to give up smoking. Trust me.

monk15ad: If I cross 10 mins at a moderate steady pace, I can go on forever :)

12:32 AM  
Blogger venkat said...

Good for you,Anumita.20 minutes is nothing.At least, they should let members use for 30 to 40 minutes.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous shub said...


6:11 PM  
Blogger educatedunemployed said...

Never faced this situation,but I have seen people be inconsiderate or just linger on knowing some one is waiting.That is just plain rude.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One hour! ! ! and i have been thinking one year to join a gym,i am still thinking......:(
Go girl,till he comes and says it straight on your face let it be 1hr a day:)

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the anonymous comment is mine:(

12:42 PM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

hahah thank god in my gym, they are ok if we run for more.. LOL.. that instructur needs a run I think.. :)

12:55 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

venkat: It's indeed less for me. But the others are happy and it's a small gym. So expected to adjust.

shub: Not everyday. I think I should rephrase that.

educatedunemployed: You are so right. But like I told sinusoidally before, I do not keep anyone waiting and only go on for longer when the machines are idle.

alapana: Just promise to reward yourself with something really nice if you start the gym. It should work :)

pallavi: Lucky you! Yes, he needs to run but I have noticed he goes breathless in 5 minutes if he ever steps on the treadmill.

5:45 PM  
Blogger itchingtowrite said...

good u r getting the uninterrupted use of treamill. I remmeber when i used to go to the gym there were some women whio wud hog the treadmill for really long time & forever there was a long queue waiting at it..

10:18 AM  
Blogger Asmita said...

hehehe nice!

2:46 PM  
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