This Guy at the Gym Dropped Some Serious Fitness Knowledge on Me
Where does the time go?
Last night I worked super late again and didn’t get my run in until after midnight! Trying to do 3.5 miles of speed work after you’ve been working all day and didn’t eat dinner until 10:45pm is an interesting experience.
Proof that I was at the gym super late (also because I didn’t have any other pics to put in this post):
I didn’t improve my speed over last week but I did hit the same times. Considering the circumstances, I’m really happy with that!
Running inside the gym reminded me of something that happened on Monday while I was there:
Did a guy at the gym (pedaling super slow) really just tell me that the stationary bike is a better workout than running?! Mmmkay. #runchat
— Kristina (@eastcoastk) December 17, 2013
Yes. Yes that really happened.
My neighbor, who knows I like running (because he sees me do it a lot at the gym), told me that the stationary bike is not only a better workout but a more efficient workout than running. His reasoning? It makes him sweat a lot.
Pretty sure he has somehow never tried running before in his life because I don’t think I’ve ever run and not sweat (a lot).
He then proceeded to drop a few other tidbits of fitness knowledge on me. I feel like I could be a good personal fitness trainer now that I am so full of this excellent information.
I didn’t really try to argue with him because I couldn’t see a point in doing so. Instead I just shrugged and said that I enjoyed running a lot so that’s why I do it more often than the stationary bike or anything else.
His eyes kind of glossed over as if such a thing couldn’t be possible. He then told me if I just pedaled at a level 20 on the stationary bike for 10 to 15 minutes a day I wouldn’t need to run because my heart rate would go up, I would burn a lot of calories and of course I would sweat.
I guess I’ll keep that in mind.
I mean like pedaling hard and fast on the stationary bike and it has its benefits, but running is about so much more than just fitness, isn’t it?
People who do fitness activities just for the fitness part are missing out on the BEST part.
PS: Today is my last work day of the year! *high fives*
What is the funniest/weirdest fitness advice you’ve ever received?