Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hello Governor

I'm on the road again this week, so no pants after 6:00pm! my run was on the hotel gym treadmill. I had a solid 7 mile run w/ 5 at tempo (7:08). It honestly started out shaky but ended up being not too bad. I'm not sure why, but it takes me a pretty solid 20 minutes to get into any kind of groove. But, after that time I was able to knock them out.

This week, Hertz finally decided to pay me back for all of the rental cars with strange brown stains on the seats and give me a Mercedes GLK 350 rental. Let me tell you...it.is.nice. Almost a little too nice, you know? I sometimes hear in my head my dad telling me to not eat in the car and keep my hands off of the windows. But, in order to fit the part, I've started to wear a monocle and call everyone Governor.

If you're in the US and you've seen the news this morning, they caught the guy who they believe loaded down an SUV with "explosives" and parked it in Times Square. Cool. However, I can't help but notice that the news people keep telling their audience what he did wrong!! "Well, you see Suzie, he didn't even have the propane tank valves open...." "You're right Ken....and his fertilizer wasn't high quality enough and it didn't have any fuel oil...." REALLY? Do we need to be telling every disgruntled 17 year old step by step instructions on what NOT to do? I suppose that they could just find it on the Internet, but aren't most 17 year olds too busy looking at Internet porn anyway? Believe me, if 17 year old kids knew what Robin Meade looked like on CNN Headline news, they would watch!

Finally, guys are funny in the gym. The hotel that I am at this week has a pretty small gym that is a converted hotel room. Just enough room for 2 treadmills, an elliptical, and some free weights. There were three of us guys in there doing our guy stuff (scratching, farting, whatever guys do) when a lady walked in. Immediately the guy who was lounging around on the bench pretending to play with the free weights started cranking out rep after rep and the guy on the elliptical started going about double the speed that he was going before. Me? I'd like to think that nothing changed. But, she did come in right after 20 minutes - so maybe I was just able to find my groove with a bit more estrogen in the room.

18 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Hahaha those gym guys are so lame. And they pick and choose. No one ups their workout when I come in the room. They just keep scratching their balls and lounging. I know what you mean about this news/internet crap. Last night on our news they kept talking about the pot dispensaries and how they throw away old pot in the dumpsters behind their businesses. Hello all teenagers! There is free pot (although maybe a covered in coffee grounds) in the dumpster!!

Jamoosh said...

I avoid the hotel gym at all costs. If the weather is tolerable - meaning no hurricanes or ice storms - I hit the pavement.

Pam said...

So...ummm....did you get an address for this dumpster?

Emz said...

men. men. men.

but men + gym [hotel or not] . . a whole "other" breed.

Cynthia O'H said...

Ha, and if the roles were reversed with 3 gals working out and you walked in, the chicks probably would have started to look busy too.

Jill said...

I love how whenever I am on the treadmill at the gym, the guy next to me has to constantly look at my pace and if I up my pace, he does too. I'd love to see one fall off the end. :)

Psyche said...

I hear the monocle is making a big comeback. They can thank you later..?

inspiREDtorun13 said...

LOL I think this is one of my favorite blog posts of yours. Why is it that guys feel the need to show off when girls come around? I can't say I'm not guilty of the same thing (at times) if a cute boy ends up in the same general area of my treadmill. Although if I'm doing a long run I'm completely in my own world. Or speed work.

Last night I had a guy over 30 complement my flexibility as I was stretching out my hip and IT band. AWKWARD. But I guess my efforts are working.

And I agree 100% about how weird the media is about calling out what went wrong. WHY. WHY. WHY is this a good idea?

destinationathlete said...

Wow, a Mercedes? That's awesome.

And I love the description of the guys in the hotel gym. I swear that some of the hotels just converted half of a room into a "gym."

The un-Zen Runner said...

I totally kick it up a notch when others come into the gym! I usually stop scratching my balls though...

Her Name is Rio said...

Gym dynamics are always interesting...especially in hotels where about half the people usually don't exercise when they're home. Fun times.

RunningLaur said...

There has to be no air flow in that converted hotel room gym. Eww.

Have you taken the Benz to fancy places like jack in the Box drive thrus yet?

Adam said...

Laur - Does the mall food court count? Subway!!!!

kilax said...

Ha ha at the gym dudes. Was she at least hot?

Your tempo pace is my dream pace... for a quarter of a mile ;)

Jamie said...

That's a pretty sweet deal with the Benz! Lucky.

Ace said...

Mercedes + Monacle = I am Magic!

Caro said...

Well, 'ello, gov'na! *tips hat*

Matthias said...

Hey, I notice you visited the hotel gym. Would you mind writing a review at http://www.HotelGymReview.com?

Thanks!