Today was a normal Friday for me. Got up, got my daughter and hubs out the door. Made breakfast. Got the boy and me dressed and headed off to the gym.
It was a nice sunny cold day and I was excited to do my workout today.
That workout did not go so well. In fact it made me want to throw up a little and seriously almost did.
Now before I go on. To each his/her own. If you want to partake in recreational activities in your life that is your prerogative. All I ask is that you think about your surroundings when doing so and maybe taking some people as well as their noses into consideration.
I lifted my weights and went to get on the treadmill for about 20 minutes. I like to finish up my weigh lifting days with a small bit of cardio. Let’s just say my cardio only lasted 5-minutes max.
I hopped on a treadmill and within 2-minutes a middle aged man hopped onto the treadmill next to me. Not big deal, it happens…even thought there were plenty away from me, but whatever.
He has a fleece jacket on that he put beside his treadmill and had a sweatshirt over a t-shirt he was jogging in. sounds fine right? NOT! The man wreaked of cigarette smoke…BAD! It was so bad that it took about 10 seconds of him walking up to me for me to smell it and smell it strong!
I kept thinking to myself…”it will pass, he must have just had one.” Oh no it did not pass. In fact I kind of threw up in my mouth a couple times because it was so strong. You know that stale smoke smell from clothes that have not been washed in like 40 smokes? Well I am pretty sure the fleece and sweatshirt have been through a few packs since the last wash.
I had to get off the treadmill. After 5-minutes I got off and bolted out of there. Yes I could have got on another treadmill but my stomach was so upset that I high tailed it to the bathroom in fear of puking. This may sound dramatic but when you mix sweat and stale smoke smell it is NOT pretty.
All I can say is…WTFriday people! If you want to smoke then fine, it’s your life, but come on! If the smell is so bad it is going to make someone vomit, then please change your clothes before you come to the gym UGH!!!