Clockwise At The Gym

Since Mother Nature decided that we needed more days below freezing, I decided to head to the gym yesterday to walk aimlessly around the track. As usual, I gave little thought and began walking in the direction of those who arrived before me, but something was off.

Today was clockwise day, and this lady was boldly walking counter-clockwise. That is not allowed. Gym anarchy!

Then I began doubting myself; maybe she was walking clockwise after all. I hesitated, but continued on in her chosen direction. Finally, I could not take it anymore. I must conform to the rules, they are in place for a reason I am sure. I already have one leg shorter than the other, I do not want to make it any worse by taking uneven turns on a track.

After multiple attempts at normal hair, this is what I looked like at the gym. I love how the B&W setting enhances the circles under my eyes.
After multiple attempts at normal hair, this is what I looked like at the gym. I love how the B&W filter enhances the circles under my eyes.

I kept trying to picture a clock in my head and which way the hands go but my brain was so occupied with the whole walking stuff that I could not get it right. Finally I stopped, turned toward the center of the gym, closed my eyes and tried to imagine a clock. Then I opened my eyes and looked at the giant clock on the wall. Still, I had to use my hands to demonstrate to myself which way was clockwise and then transfer that to the track. I was right; this lady was whack.

But knowing this did not eliminate my problem. Do I say something to her? Am I the track police? What if she doesn’t care about such rules? Do I just start walking in the proper direction and try not to crash into her as our paths cross? Should I just walk the incorrect way until she is done? So many questions!

She was walking toward me and I had decided I was going to mention her directional folly, when she suddenly veered left exited the gym. I did a little happy dance in my brain, woohoo, all is right in the gym track world! I began slowly walking in the proper clockwise direction, relieved of the stress of lawlessness I drifted off in thought as to what I might do to amuse myself for the rest of the day.

Soon, another dude showed up to walk, looked around and began following me. I wanted to turn around and tell him, “you’re welcome, I solved today’s directional challenge,” but I thought that was be a bit weird and I just hate being weird.

My Greenway path that misses me walking on it because the polar vortex hates outside walkers.
My Greenway path that misses me walking on it because the polar vortex hates outside walkers.

Author: InteractThis

I am a woman of many moods and each one has her own soundtrack.

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