Since my mp3 player is temporarily dead and the power failure meant no tv a cardio workout would have meant staring out into the blackness for 45 minutes. I couldn't quite face that so I just did a full circuit on the machines instead. The only people there, other than little old me, were obviously serious fitness buffs. There was none of the laughter and joking around you'd expect (except occasionally from the staff). All you heard were weights being placed and the occasional grunt. It was very odd. Also, I don't know if it was the dark, the quiet, the lack of music in particular, the lack of a/c or what, but the workout itself was pretty damn difficult. It shouldn't have been, I've been doing it for ages, but somehow without anything to focus on but the task at hand it felt a lot tougher.
Seems that's what I get for griping about not wanting to go. And to top it all off, I now have to go back tomorrow to do the cardio bit.