Earlier this winter, I got up at 5:30am for a spin class at the local gym. Proud of myself for having the discipline to train during the off season. Hoping this would give me a small advantage over the guys I usually ride with, or at least help me keep their wheel come Spring. After the class was over, I was on my way down the stairs and ran into Tony P. who was on his way to cycling camp.
We both stopped. Surprised to see each other at the gym that early on a week day in the middle of winter. I remember feeling a little annoyed. Annoyed that one of guys I am most competitive with was also up early during the winter for a "training" session. Annoyed that my spin session was not giving me any advantage.
We said our hellos. Much like Jerry and Newman in Seinfeld. Later that morning, I got an email from Tony.
"you looked surprised to see me at the gym this morning...."
It's funny to catch a friend sneaking in an extra workout. I think we all have our secret sessions that we don't talk about. It gives us hope.