I often will comment here about the various individuals at the gym that annoy me for some reason or another.  Of course there are many people I enjoy talking to as well.  One of them is named Jimmy.  I think I have talked about Jimmy once or twice before.  He is a very strong man, lumberjack/farmer kind of strong.  He is in his early 60’s and snowbirds from Pennsylvania. Our shared rooting interest in Philadelphia sports teams is what got us talking in the first place.

I always got a kick out of the “lifting gloves” Jimmy used when he was pushing and pulling amounts of weight I could never touch.  He wore standard leather work gloves.  He said he just liked the way they felt.  I also found it amusing that Jimmy, who if I were to guess was 6’2″ and 230 pounds drove a new Prius.  He said he loved the gas mileage, boasting of getting 55mpg on his trips down from PA.

I just found him to be very engaging to talk to.  You could tell he was one of those type of people that really listened to what you said and cared.  Well I met Jimmy during my first go round with Retro which started some 5 years ago or more.  After they closed the business, sold it and reopened under new ownership, prompting my return, I have been hoping Jimmy would reappear as well.  It hasn’t happened yet.

Since I missed my Sunday long run for the first time in a few months due to illness I felt like I needed to make today’s cardio session nothing but running, putting in a full 30 minutes on the treadmill.  It was not a pleasant experience, feeling very difficult to complete.  My energy/stamina is surely below normal from the now week long, slow moving illness so I assume that is part of it.  Just running for a half hour on a treadmill can be tedious enough, playing mind tricks on you.

Anyway I endured the discomfort to travel just over 5k distance during that time.  It felt good to endure.

Today’s Workout

30 minutes treadmill – 3.14 miles