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I was asked to share a story about how fitness can be funny. I feel fortunate that I don't have a story about falling off the treadmill, but I did have a close call!
A couple years ago I worked out with a trainer and was really motivated to get in great shape. I went to the gym 5 days and week and I had my routine that always challenged me. I was feeling really motivated and ready for a great workout. I set the treadmill to the highest incline and had my trusty ipod to help me burn some serious calories.
I usually listen to music to motivate me and get me going, but that particular day I decided to listen to a podcast. I thought I would listen to a talk radio program to occupy my mind for the long haul. So I was walking and sweating and listening to my ipod, when all of a sudden the talk show host did something that made me crack up. He started singing along with Barbara Streisand's song "Memories" in the most dramatic voice he could muster. The funny thing was that the music track was not included on the podcast, so his voice sounded TERRIBLE! I tried my hardest not to break out laughing or even smile. I mean how strange would that look? Here is a woman in the middle of an intense workout who bursts out laughing for no apparent reason. But as much as I tried, I couldn't keep it in and got a few funny looks from from the muscle heads.
Oh well. That was the first time, but it certainly wasn't the last time that happened! Now I just tap my earphones and say really loud, "I'M LISTENING TO SOMETHING FUNNY". (I should probably be more embarrassed about that!)
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