Attractive redhead at the gym. (I’ve seen her from time to time but not in a while and not mentioned her on my blog b4). She’s probably in her early or mid 40’s. Wearing very short black spandex shorts, and a tanktop with some sort of sports bra thing visible underneath in the armpit region. Thin – maybe a little too thin. I dunno, my story is that she is determined to keep her BW at 110 lbs; maybe she used to be fat; maybe she has maintained this weight since high school. So IMO she’d look better at 115 but no one here would not fuck her based on her looks. A good four word description of her would be “your friend’s hot mom”. That is, if you’re a teenager. Otherwise, think back to your friend with the hottest mom when you were 15. Got it? Okay, moving along…
She’s working out nearby, and I’m checking her out. Especially when she’s doing leg presses and those shorts are climbing even higher.
Anyway, I’m about to do a set of behind-the-neck press. (bar is on the floor, I have to DL, hang clean and push press it into position, you know the drill). I broke another pair of headphones, so I’m wearing a pair of my wife’s that kind of wrap around the back of your neck rather than the top of your head. So they’re a pain in the ass and I have to remove them to do BTN press – at least for singles. I’ve just taken them off and am chalking my hands, when I hear a woman’s voice from behind me.
So did you do that meet in [another state] like four weeks ago?
I know it’s her bc the gym is pretty empty. I actually consider pretending that I don’t hear her and just setting up to lift But I decide that’s a pretentious thing to do. I mean it’s a 154 lb btn press single.
So I turn around and we have this interaction:
Me: Uh, no.
Her: Because my friend did it, but he got disqualified for not holding the weight up long enough.
[She may have been talking about a weightlifting meet – or maybe a deadlift???
[I set up to do my clean, but then I realize that was not an adequate response]
Me: Oh yeah? That’s, uh, too bad.
[Now I realize that it’s hard to talk in this position, and also foolish to stay crouched down like this and try to have a conversation]
Her: Well, I see you’re busy.
At this point, she walked away quickly. I did my single, and then looked around for her. My feelings were conflicted:
I feel bad for being so brusque. OTOH, fuck her, leave me alone, I’m trying to lift. But I talk to other guys. But not during my sets. I might have treated a high school nerd the same way, and that’s okay because I’m married and not trying to bang her. On the other hand, I like pretty gym girls and often wish that they would talk to me during my workout (actually I wish that they would sit on my face during my workout). Now one comes up to chat with me and I act worse than any of the tongue-tied mopers that I’ve ever tried to advise online. What would Fatman say? He’s probably the most normal guy I know. “She was just trying to be friendly” That sounds reasonable. I’ll go over and exchange some pleasantries with her and then get back to my workout.
I didn’t see her but figured she might be in the stretching area. It’s near the water fountain. My water bottle was full so I drank it down a bit and strolled over. Of course she was not there, she had probably left the gym.
Low Bar Squat: 45×6, 45bbx5, 135bbx4, 225bbx3, 315bbx2, 365bb, 405, 435, 445; 370x10x3
BTN Press: 45×8, 89×4, 109×3, 129×3, 144×2, 154, 159, 164; 135x4x3
Sumo+average band: 5 sets, all PRs, up to 270 off 3″ deficit
Time: 2 hours
gonna take tomorrow off