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Stupid Stunts

Dear LJ,

Next time, please remind me to hit the "pause" button on the treadmill before attempting to remove my sweatshirt while walking on it. Falling off the darned thing is no fun.

(Okay, it's funny to the bystanders, but not to the person falling off. In this case Yours Truly.)



No, I didn't get hurt, and I actually had a good laugh at the ridiculeness of it all, but one can get seriously hurt from falling off a treadmill. Oh, the cockiness of 10 years of treading on treadmills!

So yes, boys and girls, leave falling off treadmills to cartoons and Hollywood comedies. If you need to remove a garment because you have become overheated, please push "pause" first, and then remove the silly garment. Doing stupid stunts like this is just not worth it.

And no, treadmills on themselves are not dangerous. They are pretty safe, as long as you stick to walking or jogging on them, as opposed to attempting stupid stunts such as changing a piece of clothing while the machine is on and you're walking on it.

I will have a lovely bruise in the morning where I banged myself as I slid off the durned thing, but nothing hurts, so it's all right.

In other news, my sewing room doesn't look like something exploded in there anymore, and I even managed to find some items that had gotten buried under the 12th Night project debris. I have taken it easy this week, but I will be sewing the decorations to the hem of the Gown of Insanity in the near future.

In the meantime, it's back to the salt mines.

PS. Where is my snow?



( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I gotcher snow:

PA Route 611 at 12:13 pm, 15 January, 2009
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
can i ask where in PA that is? i know 611 is pretty long...my mom lives near the part in the poconos...drove it every day on my way home from high school.
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
ah! actually, my mom is only a little north of you. she lives in Effort, and i went ot Pleasant Valley HS. about 30 minutes from easton, i guess?
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Duuuude! So that's where it went!
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Yup. I got it all. Mwah ha ha ha ha!
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
i drove through your snow at 6am this morning on 270. course, it's all gone now...


and i only laugh cause i nearly got knocked over on monday by the elliptical/stairclimber cross....so i know how you feel.
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
I know! And since I didn't break anything, it is really, really funny. :-)
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Oh dear--thank you for my chuckle of the day! (And glad you aren't hurt.) Funny, isn't it, how removing clothing while running on the streets is no biggie but that removing clothing on a treadmill is dangerous?
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah! That's probably because there are too many moving parts. :-)

I much prefer to run outdoors than the treadmill, but in the winter I prefer to do it indoors.

Sigh. Sometimes, exercise can be perilous to your health. LOL.
Jan. 15th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
*lol* Oh, I feel your pain! Years ago when I lived in Philly, I joined the Bally's in center city. They had just opened, and had nice, tall glass windows instead of walls. The treadmills lined up along those windows. It was my first time on the treadmill - turned it on too fast, stepped on, flew backwards. Treated all the pedestrians to pressed ham. (was like a bugs-bunny cartoon, me flat against the window, splat!) Fortunately, nothing but my dignity was injured ;)

Not long after that, they installed nice, several ft. high, heavily padded blockers across the windows, to avoid anyone else flying back off the treadmills and 'hamming' the pedestrians again...
Jan. 15th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Not long after that, they installed nice, several ft. high, heavily padded blockers across the windows, to avoid anyone else flying back off the treadmills and 'hamming' the pedestrians again...

Yeah, nothing like entertaining the crowds . . . LOL.
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor dear! I'm always afraid of falling off the eliptical.
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I am getting sore just now. Rapier practice should be interesting. :-p
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