Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's Fun To Obsess At The YMCA

So, as you know, if you've been following along, I'm trying to lose some weight. (If you haven't been following along, you can catch up here). So far this year, 25 lbs gone.

Part of the strategy has been to join the local YMCA and go exercise as often as possible. Whenever I go up there, I try to run about 5 km on the track there. At first, I thought that running inside was lame, but I actually kind of like it.

Anyhow, I've noticed that there are a lot of people running or walking the track there who have certain little obsessive things that they have to do as they go around and around. For instance, some people who walk the track, have a need, at every curve, to leave the inside "walking only" lane, and walk in the outside "running only" lane. This makes them feel better, so whatever. Some people feel a need to zig-zag back and forth every second lap. They all have their own little thing that they need to do.

I have a little thing that I need to do too while I'm there. I NEED TO RUN AROUND THE TRACK! GET OUT OF MY WAY AND STOP WITH THE LANE CHANGING AND ZIG ZAGGING! FREAKS.

3 comments:

Janet said...

Other people's OCD is fun, isn't it?

cathouse teri said...

Yes, it's just as much trouble to find cooperation at a swimming pool!

Well good for you on the Llifestyle change!

I would recommend, though, that you try to do something aerobic (i.e. your walking/running) for 15-20 minutes 5 days a week, consistently. Will make a WORLD of difference. Doesn't ever need to be more than 20 minutes and you just need to keep heart rate at a pace where you can still talk. Good measuring tool.

All the best to ya!

Lady_Lauretta said...

Your a freak to but we still love you. :)
I should get my but to one of those. Since I got my vehicle I'm not biking anymore. Shame on me. :P