While I wouldn't call myself a gym rat, I do try to get into the gym to workout at least four times a week.
Today was day three of my weekly workout session, I decided that I would start out by running on the treadmill for 3o minutes and then I would hit the weights.
After stretching I got on the treadmill and noticed a heavyset brutha working up a serious sweat on the treadmill to my right. I started my treadmill, entered my stats and begin to jog. Two minutes into my run I started smelling what clearly was funk coming from the brutha on the treadmill to my right.
At first I thought that I would just keep going, tough it out and stay focused on my run. Five minutes into my run, the funk became so intense that I couldn't bear it anymore. I stopped my treadmill and moved to another one at the other end of the room, far away from the funk monster.
As I continued my run, I couldn't help but wonder if that brutha knows how funky he was and if he did, what's up with that? Maybe he is so used to smelling his own funk that he is immune to it.
I want to take this opportunity to offer a bit of advise to people who don't think about how they smell when they go to the gym. I am not saying you should go to the gym wearing cologne, but if you think that you might be a little bit funky before heading to the gym, guess what...you will be a lot of bit funky when you start working out.
If you have a propensity to stink when you workout, you might want to take a shower before you work out. Just because you can't smell your funky ass doesn't mean that your fellow gym mates can't.
Remember the gym is a communal environment, not your home.