I hope you all are enjoying your Martin Luther King Jr. break if you are off of work. Some of you may be working today, and thank you for that. Some of you with you were at work so you could get some stuff done, and I hear you too. Find a way to enjoy the day. Here in the Baltimore suburbs, things were incredibly icy yesterday, and my family and I were one of the numbers of cars who were off on the side of the road for part of the morning. I hope all of you made it through that mess safely.
Did you know that MLK's holiday is the busiest day at gyms and fitness centers across the country? There are a number of factors that contribute to this-
1) For whatever reason, almost EVERYONE observes this holiday, from local, state, and national government offices to schools to your favorite dry cleaner. That means lots of people are off work and have the opportunity to do something else productive with their time.
2) Many people haven't given up on their New Years Resolutions yet. Yes, I used the word "yet", and you all know why.
3) It's January. The weather is crap, and those of us who like to sometimes exercise outside are looking at the snow and ice, muttering to ourselves, and finding a place to workout indoors.
My latest release, Treadmill Tales- The Hilarious, Ridiculous, Sometimes Mind Boggling Things People Do While Working Out, is filled with craziness and chaos from both inside the gym and out. If you have read it and loved it, go leave a review! You will forever be in my eternal gratitude, though pledging my lifetime loyalty might be a bit much. Just sayin'... If you haven't read it, you should. In my honest, though obviously incredibly biased, opinion, it's an hilarious book.
"Don't go to the gym in your underwear. Please, for the love of Christmas, don't go to the gym in your underwear."
As you're reading, if you suddenly thought of all of the chaos you've seen at your own gym and think it should be included in a book like this, I'd love to hear from you! Embrace your inner people watcher, and notice the crazy. Trust me, it's out there. I personally think that acknowledging those little moments around us, and chuckling at them, is one of the things we all can do to smile a little extra every day. The world is funny, and IT'S OKAY TO LAUGH AT IT. The best part is when we can laugh with it.
Your stories can be sent to me in multiple ways. You can use the Contact page here. You can contact me on Twitter or Facebook. I am constantly on those two pages, and all tweets and posts are all me. Frankly, I'm not important enough or famous enough to have people post stuff online for me. Guess what, though, I would probably post my own nonsense anyway. If something hilarious is going to be written online under my name, I want to be the one to write it. The same holds true for the junk posts too- we're all human.
Love to you all, and send me your stories!!!