That awkward moment when you’re shamelessly lip-syncing to your iPod while on the treadmill, look up and see someone staring at you. Yep that happened.
But Lose Yourself came on and I don’t care how totally 2002 it is – you know you feel like a badass listening to Eminem while working out. But then Miley Cyrus makes it’s way into the shuffle and it’s back to reality (“oh! there goes gravity”). ;)
I’m always people-watching at the gym, it’s just weird when you realize someone is watching YOU. However I’d rather be ‘lip-syncing-on-the-treadmill girl’ than ‘sitting-on-weight-machine-while-texting girl’!
Outdoor track season starts this week and our workouts are intensifying. Luckily I have a steamy cup of cinnamon coffee waiting for me after this morning’s track session: 8 x 800s at race pace. It’s one of those workouts when you look at the schedule and are immediately struck with fear. But then I saw the quote above our weight room:
“Victory is paid for in advanced.”
The culmination of weeks and weeks of preparation are what carry you through a race; this workout is just a down-payment on Friday night’s 5k under the lights. The more “generous” we are at practice, the more it will pay off on race day.
And here’s a bonus inspirational quote in case you’re still not persuaded to go extra hard in the gym:
“It is far better to be exhausted from success than rested from failure.”
If you need a visual, this is how you should feel at the end of a workout:
Obviously he just finished mile repeats…. He looks so sad and so cute at the same time!
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