Terror at 3000 Meters / by Courtney Mehlhaff

Some people out there will tell you that it's impossible to fall off a rowing machine. They'll say that it's such a simple device -- a machine with only a flywheel, a chain, and a sliding seat as moving parts, all powered gloriously by the human body.

Well, I'm here to tell you those people are right.

Because even though you might want to fall off this piece of exercise equipment after a spider suddenly appears on the wall right next to you . . . it's impossible to do so when your feet are strapped in.

So you end up just flailing around in a seated position only eight inches off the ground, leaning away at a severe angle, unable to take your eyes off the thing (it case it decides to leap into your face) while desperately trying to free your shoes. And maybe screaming a little. Maybe.

On the plus side, I think I hit my target heart rate and got some cardio running for the bug spray.