Post # 1
I was in a pissy mood once I got home from work today (it’s usually the opposite), and I decided I had to go to the gym to get out all the negative energy. I get on the treadmill, put on some Weezer (was invited to the concert tonight, but couldn’t swing the money for the ticket, and poor Rivers was in a car accident and the show was canceled!), and started a nice, brisk walk.
About 2 minutes later, my hand caught my headphone wire, ripped the phones out of my iPod, launched the iPod onto the treadmill, and got shot off the back. Not thinking, I stooped down to pick it up and the treadmill kept going, also launching me off it.
I didn’t get hurt, but I’m fairly certain I scared the wits out of the people around me when I swore quite loudly (the mother of them all, of course), and damaged my pride to levels I can’t yet comprehend. I’m already starting to look back on it and laugh, so I thought I’d share with the hive.
Anyone else ever fall off the treadmill?
Post # 3
Ouch! I hope you are okay!
Post # 4
Oh no! I hope you’re ok!!
Post # 5
I’ve never done that but it is something that everyone would expect out of me!
Post # 6
Aww!! Sounds like something I’d do, too. Sorry that happened. And i’m so with you on hating the gym! I’d much rather walk around outside… when it’s warm.
Post # 7
Awww that sucks!! Not quite the same, but a funny story. Once I was at the gym with my FI. He sat his glasses on the little ledge on the front and we started running. A few minutes into it the glasses fall off, and as if it was slow motion, fell on to the treadmill, FI STEPPED on them, and then they flew off the back of the treadmill. It’s funny now but at the time it was bad bc he didn’t have a spare set of glasses and they were destroyed. Lol.
Post # 8
Oh my gosh, I’ve never fallen off a treadmill, but the gym and I are also very incompatible! Hope you and iPod are ok!
Post # 9
I haven’t but my bff did. She sprained her wrist.
Post # 10
hahaha Im sorry, but I would pay to see that happen in real life!
Hope your night gets better!
Post # 11
This made me giggle.
I could actually picture myself doing this well. Because, yesterday I was filling our santa and mrs clause salt and pepper shaker…and I made this little funnel to put the salt in so I didn’t spill but I couldn’t figure out why I was getting salt all over the table. Than I moved the shaker away from the table (over my lap) and proceed to try and figure out why there were salt everywhere..my fi as he died laughing reminded me, that there were holes on the bottom! Whoops.
It’s good that you are okay and that you can laugh at yourself..because that’s the best medicine.
Post # 12
I haven’t fallen off a treadmill before, but I have launched my iPod off of a treadmill before. I hope you are okay!!
Post # 13
I’ve never fallen off, but am always scared I will!
Post # 14
Haha I’m ok, the iPod is ok, no lasting harm done. I saw one of my HS classmates like 5 min later, so I’m just glad she didn’t see me bite it! Our 5 year reunion is this month ::shudder::
The worst part is I was only there like 2 minutes before falling… if it had been at the end of my workout, it might have been more acceptable if I stormed out of the gym after making an ass out of myself. No such luck!
That’s what I get for running– I should just leave it to the experts!
I knew you ladies would commiserate 😉
Post # 15
Once, in the time of dinosaurs, my CD player did the same thing! The weight room was closed that day, too, so there were all these big, hulky men all around me…ack, so embarrassing!
And about 6 months ago, I was off in la-la land while doing this thigh/step weight machine in the weight room that you can adjust to go to whatever height. Wasn’t paying attention, and I slipped off of it and fell on the ground! The worst part was that my shin was bruised worse than all get-out! It was literally like a 6 or 7 inch bruise and it was bloody and looked like a golfball for weeks. 🙁 wahh…lol
Post # 16
I live in fear of throwing myself off the treadmill. About a year ago, my fiance was on the treadmill and I was on the elliptical next to him. Some woman stretching on the mats behind us lost control of her exercise ball, and it rolled forward. The track on my fiance’s treadmill caught the ball and drew it up and underneath, forcing the back part of the treadmill upward and almost causing my fiance to break his nose as he fell forward. This incident did nothing to help me conquer my fear.
MissLeah – I’m glad you’re okay – those machines are dangerous! 🙂