Last night's gym observations:
-I can use the vertical knee raise machine like a bad ass now---without stressing my collarbone, which I broke at the gym last year on that damn machine. (Who the hell uses a Bosu ball as a backrest instead of a flat plane anyway? All the pressure is on your collarbone, according to my sports medicine doc.)
-Working out when it's thundering, lightning, and pouring rain adds an adrenaline surge!
-People who come to the gym just to tan kind of irk me a little. I don't know why. It's probably because I'm busting it and they're not...
-Women, do NOT douse yourself in body spray before you come to workout next to me! For Pete's sake! You STINK! And then when you sweat, the entire building smells like whatever horrid flavor you decided on that day. (Last night it was Vanilla Fields---and it was awful.)
Observations in general: (and I'm about to get fiesty!)
-(*stepping up on the soapbox*) ANOTHER jackass hit a bicyclist in our area again today! Luckily, the biker wasn't killed, but he was badly insured after a car pulled out right in front of him and hit him! Drivers have already killed half a dozen bicyclists in WI this year- all of them vehicle fault! People, Wisconsin has a THREE FOOT RULE! You must stay three feet my someone on a bike at ALL times and yield to them like a vehicle! So freaking do it! (I told my family that if I was hit on my bike and it wasn't my fault, they should make sure that person goes to prison AND civil suit their pants off! It's going to take an "example" to make this stop. Wayne Scharenbroch, who was an experienced cyclist that was killed by a car last year, was a very close friend of Nate's aunt, uncle, & their family. To watch them grieve something so... avoidable. It was awful. And it needs to stop!) There's NO reason someone can't ride their bicycle on a roadway without being safe... None. (*jumping off the soapbox*)
-Did anyone watch the Olympics last night? Specifically, the men's gymnastics? Great Britain would have medaled silver, but Japan was mad about their score and filed an immediate injunction to have their score reevaluated. They, in turn, after a long disputed review, medaled silver and Great Britain would bumped to bronze. I watched the playback and I think his dismount did NOT include the handstand. But that's just me... Regardless, who does that!? Why is that allowed? It gave an immediate black eye to sour grapes Japan team and to the games, in my humble opinion. What do you think?
And now some awesomeness! At our gym, we have a success wall. And on the success wall, I found this last night----and I love it!!!! Click on it and read it word for word!