Wednesday, January 9, 2008

That Wasn't Me

Let's just picture for a moment, exactly what you would not want to look like if you were to run into an old friend from high school at your local gym. You know, someone you liked and haven't seen for awhile.

First, you would not want to be in 2 day old gym clothes that don't quite fit, you know, because you gained 22 pounds last year.

You would also not want your hair to be pulled tightly into a ponytail because your crazy curly-wannabe hair would then stick out eleventy-million different ways from the ponytail, thus making you look like you were wearing a bouquet of straw on the back of your head.

You would not want to be sweating and red-faced because you just rode the stationary bike for 45 minutes, and you now are trying to figure out the funky outer-thigh machine. Which, as you know, is a really graceful exercise to do if you know what you're doing, let alone if you don't.

No make-up, of course, - unless you count the mascara traces under your eyes.

And then, let's just say that you wouldn't want to recognize that person before they saw or recognized you, causing you to quickly get off said weight machine, getting your foot caught in the process and sort of falling across the machine with a loud bang - thus calling more attention to yourself.

Yeah, I think that about sums it up.

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Sounds like a lovely way to get reaquainted with an old friend. See, that's why I don't go to the gym! ;)

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kristen said...

Beautiful. I love it. Glad I'm not the only one with those kind of moments.

jjstringham said...

I agree with Melissa. I don't go to the gym. I feel like an idiot in front of complete strangers while I'm there, so I can't even imagine how dumb I'd feel if I ran into someone I actually know.

Lauren said...

THAT IS LIKE FROM A MOVIE! Even though that was horrendously embarassing, you got to make an amazing post about it!

Kimberly said...

Owwwweeee! Poor Randi! I wish I'd been there so I could've tossed a towel over you or something!

Yvonne said...

That's why you move out of the country, then it's very difficult to run into someone you knew in high school ; )

What a moment, and only you could write about it so we could all see it in our little heads!!! (LOL about the mascara)

Doran & Jody said...

See, that's why it is so hard for me to get motivated to exercise. It is dangerous!!!

Caroline said...

Better you than me.... remember when I ran into my high school friends? Horrific.

No Cool Story said...

Well, at least you brushed your teeth, right?

Right?




Oh no.

"Vern" said...

this sounds like something that would happen in MY life!

Sue said...

Oh dear. Hope your day got better after that...

Sheyenne said...

Okay, that sounds bad, but you left out the part about how your old friend looked. Was she lookin' good? Because maybe she was embarrassed to have YOU see HER. Okay, with the graceful exit from the weight machine, maybe not. hehe

Tonya said...

Yeah, that would really be rotten. Reason #351 to not go to the gym.

Heather said...

HA! HA!

Nancy Face said...

Ouch! I'm feeling your pain!

This is why I don't go to the gym. I can exercise at home in hideous, stinky, THREE day old clothing, with un-brushed teeth and yesterday's mascara smears...and nobody cares except for my poor daughter, who is exercising next to me in her cute new Hollister capri sweats!

Two Princess Girls said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you! How did your friend look?

Charlie said...

Good Thing that wasn't you then...haha...

Corrine said...

That is funny! At least you were at the gym working out and not sitting at the local donut shop licking your fingers after finishing a dozen of those yummy sugary round mouth watering treats. Or at least he wasn't a hot paramedic that had just been called to your house after you passed out in the bathroom!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

ah randi,
you made me just giggle and giggle. :) kathleen

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

i like what corrine said! yum