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Steep incline on treadmill = embarrassing moment at the gym

Thursday, February 16, 2012

omg ... like a worst nightmare happening ... it happened to me!

First full day at the gym and I get on the treadmill for a cool down. I press cardio because it was the only familiar button. i enter weight and age and then i entered "2" for speed. The incline would auto adjust according to my speed.

up, up, up ... the treadmill inclined little by little to 10, 11, and then when i thought it would have to stop soon (or i might fall off backwards), it continued to incline to past 12. i realized i must look like a fool at such a ridiculous incline, so i tried to lower the incline.

i ended up accidentally adjusting the speed to a higher level ... and suddenly i was running and grabbing for the handles (still at this ridiculously high incline level). i finally found a "stop" button ... and then just laughed out loud at myself ... what the heck else was i going to do? i totally looked like a complete fool.


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  • MY4DOGS2580
    I think everyone has had at least one embarrassment moment onthe treadmill. I'm glad you didn't get hurt before you found stop.
    3259 days ago
    Oh well!! These things happen! At least you didn't fall off! emoticon I'm very lucky this didn't happen to me when I first started running on treadmills, even though they did give me plenty of problems. I almost tripped over my gym towel being propelled under my feet while I was running and shoe laces came undone more than once! They have a habit of stopping suddenly for no apparent reason, too! emoticon So I had a few misshaps myself! emoticon
    3259 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for sharing
    3259 days ago
    Sounds like something that would happen on TV! You are too funny. Thanks for sharing. It's great that we can laugh at ourselves emoticon
    3261 days ago
    Hilarious! Thanks for sharing!
    3261 days ago
    Those are great things to read first thing in the morning, I needed that!
    3261 days ago
  • BRENZ428
    JerseyTaurus & Ceknight your stories made me laugh and eased my mind at the same time. My boss is buying me a membership to a gym when he gets back from vacation in a couple of weeks and all the equipment is going to be new to me. Now I'm scared. So I guess have the answer to the question I have been asking myself, "what happens if I make a fool of myself? Just laugh out loud at yourself and hope someone will be kind enough to help. Thanks for sharing!
    3262 days ago
    LOL, nooo waaaay!! OMG, thank you so much for sharing ... great story! emoticon
    3262 days ago
    Too funny!!! I was doing decline bench presses once when getting ready for a contest. I was grunting and pushing with all my might when I passed gas very loudly. I started laughing so hard I dropped the weights on my chest. My son was laughing so hard he couldn't get the weights off me and two guys finally saved me. Now THAT was embarrassing!!!!
    3262 days ago
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