Sometimes at the gym time drags on and on and on and on forever and I feel like I'm never going to be done. Sometimes it seems to pass by so quickly I can't believe I've been at the gym for an hour.
A minute is a long time when...
- you are running on a treadmill for one minute sprints (30 seconds is good, 45 is do-able, 1 minute is tiring)
- you are walking on a treadmill betweeen sprints, but are not out of breath yet
- you say to yourself "I can do just one more minute" then realize in the process "Yes I can, but why did I decide to do it today because really I want to stop".
- you are constantly glancing at your time left
- you only have 1 minute left of any exercise
- you are holding a stretch for 15 seconds times two legs or arms and you do it twice
- you are waiting for a machine, piece of equipment, floor space, or the water fountain
- you are waiting for Chris to change to go home
A minute goes by fast when...
- you watch two to three t.v. commercials instead of your timer
- you are listening to an upbeat tune on your iPod
- you people watch (especially the old guy who walks laps faster than anyone I know)
- you are gasping for breath on the treadmill after three sprints
- you first get on a machine
- you play with the buttons and features on a machine
- you concentrate on number of sets or reps or exercises to complete
- you do not look at any clocks or timers
- you sit/lay down for a breather between set/exercises
Number of minutes spent at the gym today: 80 minutes
Number of minutes spent actually working out: 65 minutes
Number of minutes spent chatting, waiting for Chris, running to the fountain, etc.: 15 minutes