There's been major Con Ed construction all around that area, and it turns out the project in the parking lot is an extension of that... Con Ed is burrowing a tunnel back there.
I was on the elliptical rocking out to a little Pitbull (that's right, I'm pretty gangsta for a blanquita) when a hardhat came up to me and said that I'd have to move away from the window for about 5 minutes. Clearly, I took this as a sign that the gods are conspiring against my baby weight loss (I know, I know, Pearl is 1.5 years old, so it's not really baby weight anymore... I just like to eat damnit!).
Anyway, as I was stepping off the machine I politely asked the hardhat why I had to move away from the window. He looked at me and simply stated, "They're going to blow something up."
Ummm yeah. Apparently this fella hasn't heard about the recent NYC terror investigation and arrests, otherwise he surely would have phrased this a bit more tactfully.
Sure enough about 5 minutes later there was a load explosion and the air smelled like whatever they use to blow shit up. I gotta say it all made for a very entertaining workout session.
I really do love Planet Fitness. You have gorgeous views of the Harlem River while you're working out, and at only $10/month you don't feel too guilty if you choose to just stay home and watch DVRed Gossip Girl instead. You just have to put up with the occassional explosion while you're working out.