So yeah, I am sure the 3 readers are wondering whatever became of intern girl and MG.
It did not end well.
I had a bit of a plan to speak to my coach on Monday and just kind of let him deal with it from there. Unfortunately when i arrived at the gym on Monday, I got a text from him telling me he had to cancel my session and if I wanted I could have a session tonight. I agreed and told him I wanted to talk to him about something that was really bothering me. I should have said, I need you to ditch the intern.
Because after 20 minutes on the ARC trainer, a device of torture I am sure, she came smiling up at me. Bless her heart. I couldn’t really take it, so I got off the machine, told her I needed the coach and walked away. She looked confused.
Coach and I had a bit of a heated discussion. Him trying at first to tell me that “this was out of character for her” and he was finding it hard to believe. That lasted for a minute or two until I pointed out that he had witnessed some of the behavior himself. I knew it was unintentional, but it didn’t make it any less difficult for me to deal with. He looked at it then as a learning moment for her, and apologized. He tends to think that because he was casual with me, she felt she could be as well, and that she essentially believed that I was as much a friend to her as to the coach. I’ve known the coach for about 3 years, her…like 3 days, but..it is easy to take the lead with someone. He also tried to find about 20 other reasons for my severe reaction to her. I don’t know but I know I’m not a fan of her.
So I have no idea what he did with her, but we had our session. It went fine. Today was another session, which also went OK without intern. I feel very hesitant though because I hate to make problems. I hate to be difficult and I hate that I reacted so strongly to someone who essentially means nothing to me. I also hate that it may have undermined her confidence in herself, but I just wasn’t really able to tolerate it. I also feel that it affected the way my coach works with me, though I frankly think he knows some of it was actually his fault also. The whole thing was a mess, as he said, “Some people just aren;t good for interns and I should have known that you would have not been the best match up for where you are.
She is done with her internship tomorrow. I wish I had known that, I might have just sucked it up. It will be an enormous relief to have her gone, because sadly the few times I’ve seen her since I’ve had the same reaction… If they hire her, we will have to reconcile a bit, but I think that isn’t going to occur…. of course it could to just make my life even more interesting. Still I just do not see that happening. I’m sure she will get a great review from the Coach, and I think it will be fantastic for her to move on…move along….