Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The treadmill ride

Yesterday, when I went to the gym, I decided I was going to start off with the treadmill. It's an older treadmill without all those bells and whistles.

Anyway, I pushed the on button and nothing happened.

I pushed it again and still nothing, so then I started pushing other buttons. Trying to get the machine to work.

I'd hear a buzz, but it kinda sounded sick. I continued pushing that same button thinking that maybe it was trying to work.

I finally moved a switch somewhere and it started. Of course, the lady working there had to help.

While I was on this machine, I started off slow, then proceeded to go faster. While I was going fast, I noticed that my legs were burning.

Talking to myself is what I do best so I said "Self, this really hurts." Self just kept walking fast.

After a while I said "Self, this is just like walking up and down the driveway, we should just stay home and do that." Self just kept walking fast.

Finally, my legs said to self "Self, why are we burning so much? Why do we feel like we are back home. Why does it feel like we are climbing a mountain?" Self just kept walking fast.

I finally told Self to look at the machine to see why.

Then I saw it.

The incline button was pushed halfway up.

It seems that the button that I was pushing that was making the buzz was instead the incline and decline button.

So I casually reach down and push the down arrow to lower me.

Then today, I decided to try the bike. I get on and notice that my left pedal is making a weird noise.

I continued pedaling. Faster and faster I went.

Then I heard it.

The left pedal was laying on the floor.

It had come unscrewed.

I'm afraid they are going to kick me out. First not knowing the elliptical and then the pedal on the bike.

Oh well.

So I came home and made these muffins. I used gluten free flour and coconut oil and they were mighty tasty.

Blueberry Muffins
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries, drained
1 egg beaten
1/2 c milk
1/3 c oil

sift dry ingredients together. Mix egg, milk and oil together in another bowl. Mix wet into dry and mix just until dry ingredients are wet. Gently stir in blueberries. Bake 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Makes 12


BARBB said...

YOU are so funny..dont sound like the equipment very nice..should just stick with the road and hills..that will get you inshape fast! :P

Kari said...

That was too funny! So are you feeling like your getting in shape or just laughing at yourself and still wondering, "What am I doing?" Thanks for the laugh.