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go potty? I was seriously afraid someone would steal my TM last night if I got off of it to go to the bathroom. I see this becoming a trend in my future. We only have 8 TM at my rec center (one of them sucks really bad too).
 

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I leave my towel and water bottle on the machine. But we have plenty of equipment.
 

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We have six TM's so I hear ya on that. I usually leave all my stuff on it and instead of turning the TM off or pausing it (which it only pauses for 45 seconds anyway before shutting down), I turn it down to 0.5 MPH so the belt is still running but you can step on and off without wiping out.<br><br>
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heeheehee!
 

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I leave my stuff on it, too... I also use the pause button, which goes for 2 minutes on ours.
 

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Ditto on the leaving water bottle and towel. I just remember my time and distance and end up restarting when I get back, as our pause is 45 seconds, too.<br><br>
Do your machines have sign-outs, bikegirl72? Ours don't, but I've been to gyms where members use a marker and white board to sign out a machine. There is a 30 minute limit during peak times, except for two TMs you can use them for 60 minutes (and I exceed that :guilty: )
 

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1. I read this thread title as 'how do you <i>hold it</i> when you have to go potty'....when someone figures this out, please pass it along to me, k?<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://bestsmileys.com/toliot/5.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
2. dg-----> Love the sig line! <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><br><br><br>
3. I run on my own TM, so nobunny ever takes it away from me when I have to use the loo (which is early and often) <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://bestsmileys.com/toliot/7.gif" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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i was going to ask someone to hold it for me but they were all off in lala land with their ipods.<br><br>
I'll try leaving a towel or something next time. Thanks everyone!
 

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I leave my towel, water bottle, and open magazine on it. It screams TAKEN! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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If I see your towel, but no you after a few minutes I'm moving your stuff.<br>
Sorry, but holding it...just not fair.
 

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Here's an idea:<br>
When nobody looks, you spill a little bit of water under you, to make a small puddle. Then you say a louder OOPS and put your hands to your pants. Pretend you look around embarassed and run to the potty. There's a chance nobody will want to get on that TM.<br><br>
Or leave a note saying: "I just have to call my parole officer and will be back in 5 minutes. For your own good, please don't use the TM until then"
 

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That is what I'm afraid of. I'm not holding it because I'm using another machine. I'm holding it because I'm pregnant and if I don't pee soon I'll burst and that will be very uncool.
 

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<img alt="laughing11.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/laughing11.gif"> LOL!<br><br>
<Scribbles down notes for next time at gym>
 
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