Apr 16 2012
We’ve all read articles about gym etiquette and the most annoying types of people we encounter at the gym.Â Hell I’ve written a few of those myself and no matter how many I read, they always seem to hit home.
But what I want to talk about today are some of the things I started noticing about myself while in attendance at the gym.Â Â Things that I honestly never thought I’d be thinking.Â Â And some stuff I never thought I’d be doing.
Fact is, it just ain’t like it used to be anymore….
Some of these Kids are Half My Age
The gym I go to has a ton of high school kids who are on their football team.Â And I happen to go at the exact time these little punks are there.Â Here I am at the age of 33 not even realizing that most of them are literally half my age!Â Â I just can’t fathom that right now.Â Â In my head I’m seeing the workouts they do, matching myself up.Â Â Fact is, I just can’t do that anymore.Â Â They’re kids and I’m a grown man who hurts, and hurts dearly if I go too heavy or screw something up.
Do I really Dress This Way Now?
There are times I catch myself in the mirror and realize that I am in fact 33.Â Â It’s the subtle things like not caring if my socks are higher.Â Â Sometimes my shirt is a little short, or too long.Â I’ll find my hair to be a mess.Â Â When I was younger, going to the gym was like going to a bar.Â Â Now I just don’t give a rats ass.Â Â And I know that only comes with age.
I Can’t Believe I’m Stretching
Not only can’t I believe that I’m stretching but I know that if I don’t I will most certainly get injured.Â Â As a young man I could go through two hours of an intense workout, not stretch, and really not be affected.Â Now?Â Not even a remote chance of that happening.
Yup, I’m Done for the Day
There were times when I would push through injury at the gym.Â Â Pain didn’t mean a thing.Â But now?Â Now I know better.Â Now the slightest tweak will cause me to halt my workout and get right the hell home.Â Â It’s not that I want to do this.Â It’s just that I know better.Â Â In all honesty it sucks but it’s the right thing to do.
Younger Girls Know How Old I Am
This is probably the biggest killer of them all.Â Â Yeah sure some of the 50 year old women will look at me but I really miss the days when looking at a younger girl was legal.Â Now I feel like I’m just a perverted old man.Â I mean hell.Â Most of these chicks are around 17-24 so yeah, I guess I am a perv to them.Â Man that sucks.
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