I tried everything (not) to go to the gym. For me, the gym was where people get tortured.
“Get me a Nike shorts and I will go jogging” I said.
“Whats wrong with the shorts you have now” Wife
“I need branded ones” Me.
“No one would be watching early morning, there would be hardly anyone around” Wife.
“Early Morning? I should get up early morning?” Me
And it went on. Finally I found a new nike shorts resting on the couch. “For you” the note read.
With no excuses left I got up early the next day after snoozing the alarm dozen times (5 min interval) for running. It was 7AM in the morning. The air was fresh, the sky was waking up, and there was an empty road. I ran for 200 meters and was tired already. I walked another 200 meters and realized that if I go on, I goto to walk back all the way home. I jogged back home and took rest for an hour.
“Not bad” I thought. Exercising is cool.
Next day. After snoozing the alarm a dozen times I got myself up for the ‘run’. The air was fresh and I was not alone. After 50 ms there were 4 dogs with me. Then there were 10. And the faster I ran, the faster they were following.
There was no way out, other than to run as fast as I could and reach home.
I escaped unhurt. I guess, they were just interested in this new fellow in their block with blue shorts and a green ipod clipped oh his t-shirt. They were having some fun.
And that was the end of the routine run (you can call it a routine after consistently doing the same thing more than once).
The wife did not allow me to sleep through the snooze sessions after a week. ‘Go to the apartment gym’ she said.
“You dont have to worry about the dogs, or your shorts”
“Why dont you go?” I challenged her.
And she did.
I got my ‘ego’ right and paid a visit to the gym, stood on the thread mill for the first time in my life. The machine roared and moved. I walked. I ran.
It a routine for me now. I learned that you can think of your work and you would run faster. You think of your manager and you would run even faster. Great way to lose stress.
I go to the gym now. Its a miracle ! 🙂