When I exercise I do like to keep up with the guys. Ok, I’m not a heavy lifter or anything like that but when I go to gym classes it’s always fun watching the guy to your left collapse and not be able to continue with press ups on their toes. Sometimes in my Body Pump classes the girls lift or squat heavier than the boys. This always makes me smile and have a personal moment of satisfaction. Well it’s always girls vs. boys in my 10 year old brain!!
Before Christmas I went to a morning session and due to my amateur pad holding skills, the main man himself punched so hard, the pad hit my nose. Ouchie. Is my nose a bit purple? This is me later with one of my friends when I couldn’t for the life of me work out why it hurt to rub my nose…until it dawned on me.
I decided to stay on a bit this week. I’d just gone back after a cold and had found the whole session a bit harder. Coughing aside though, I thought I’d stick it out. So I was teamed up with a larger guy who thought he was like the nutter group leader. A bit of swearing later and a tug of my ponytail (really??) we proceeded to do some pad work. Cue this guy slamming the pad so hard into my glove as I punch. Cue shooting pain in my wrist. Cue my time to remove gloves and go home. Luckily my wrist is absolutely fine but I’m sure for some guys they forget who they are working with, they show off or generally it doesn’t occur to them because they want a good workout. The latter being fair enough really.