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I broke the arctrainer!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So my go-to machine at the gym is this thing called an ArcTrainer. It is sort of a cross between an elliptical and a stairmaster. I can really get my heart pumping on it and it's just plain fun.

But today, I must have been a little bloated...because I broke it! I was humming along to the song on my MP3 player and reading this book about grammar and all of a sudden, the right side comes off. I caught myself and laughed because I couldn't figure out if that had really just happened or not.

The weird part to me was that I cracked a joke "Whoa, that scared me. Hey, but it got my heart rate up!" instead of getting embarrassed or anxious. I'm always anxious in social situations, waiting for myself to do or say something embarrassing. Then, something actually embarrassing happens and I don't seem to care!

The manager came over and apologized and made sure I was okay. Luckily, I'm perfectly okay. It just really scared me! They started working on it right away so it wouldn't do that again. Maybe it was God's way of saying "Hey, you need to switch up your routine!"
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  • no profile photo CD2498172
    At least you didn't get hurt. If it was me... I would have been so embarrassed and left the gym not to return for a long time!! I'm so paranoid. It's also nice to see that people use ArcTrainers... whenever I mention it no one knows what it is. That's my favorite. I do hate the elliptical, but not as much as I hate the stationary bike!!
    4157 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1338628
    Good for you on not being embarrassed, after all it was not your fault. Maybe a sign you should switch it up though, LOL!
    4163 days ago
    Hey you broke it with your smaller body .. that says something! You are the one that's ran it into the ground .. I love it when a machine has to be fixed because of use.

    OH and I am super glad you didn't get hurt! Keep up the good work. And maybe you are needing a change up .. so girlfriend .. change it up!
    4166 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Glad you didn't get hurt.

    My son, Nathan, goes to the Oncologist tomorrow about his Chemotherapy treatment, so I'm hoping he doesn't get too sick from it. His scar from the Testicular Cancer surgery is healing well.
    4167 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    The important thing is that youa re ok.
    It sounds kinda funny.
    Amber size 1 broke the Arc Trainer.

    Oh well.

    4168 days ago
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