Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

November 25, 2009

11-25-09 Day 17 Shannon

Nothing exciting today. Went to the gym did some upper body work and abs, then did my 2 miles on the treadmill.

I do have a pet peeve I'd like to air here. Why do people feel the need to put on perfume/cologne when going to the gym?

The gym I've been going to has at least 50 treadmills in one area. This morning, at 5:30a, maybe 5 were in use. I, of course, was on one and skip over one and another gal was on it. Then throughout the room, a few more were being used. So I'm just starting out and another woman walks up and gets on the treadmill in between me and the other gal. WHY? There were at least 30 other available treadmills throughout the room.

Ok, no biggie, right. Maybe she likes to be near other sweaty women on treadmills, who knows. Everyone has their fetishes. Anyways, it wouldn't have been so bad, except she had perfume on. HELLO??!!! I thought for sure I was going to have to move, but luckily it wasn't too strong and the overhead fans cleared the air.

This is one of the major problems with using a "family" gym, you get the ones in there who don't really know why they are there, except that they think they should be there. So, if they gotta be there, they gotta look good. Hair up, make-up done, perfumed out! OMG! YUCK!

Ok, enough, I feel better now :).

Tomorrow I'm gonna do my 2 miles in my neighborhood, outside, fresh air - oh ya baby! I'm so excited. Saturday Pam & I will hook up and do our 7 miles together. It's about time, it's been 2 weeks since we've run together. I miss my running buddy!

Happy Thanksgiving all!


  1. I hear you on the perfume...guys wear cologne in the gym, too...yuck! It's repulsive to me on runs as well. I'm out to breathe fresh air...hello!

  2. I think this would be a good discussion for the FTR Message Board. Want to post it Shannon or do you want me to?

  3. hey shannon, i like how you organized the subjects on the right! good job on your workouts today, have a great turkey day and see you on sat :)