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2nd Half Marathon

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting Pool

     I have decided to join a three month "Full Fitness Membership" with unlimited access to the fitness studios, lane swims, aquafit and aerobics classes within the community centres in town. Tonight I went to the Running Room for Tempo Runs. Tony ran with my tonight, which I was very fortunate for. He runs much faster than me, but he was a great conversationalist. I enjoy getting to know the members of my group better.
     This car is entitled "Waiting Pool" because I was planning on attending a one hour aquafit class in the deep end, to discover that the pool closest to my home will re-open September 25th.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Searching for a Reasonable Gym

     Since I moved home from university I have been in search of a gym that I will enjoy as much as my university facilities. I want to get a good workout, using weights, and attending aerobics classes as cross training for running. I am being cautious to join a gym without doing my research. I looked into the Goodlife, however I didn't like the lack of air circulation (as it was in a basement). I also looked into Extreme Fitness, but have read a lot of negative reviews about it. I thought I would enjoy the fact that they have a pool, so I could do aquafit, but I need to re-evaluate that. I'm trying to find a facility closer to home, as I have been doing 20-30 minute commutes for running and weight watchers. I also explored the option of going to a YMCA fitness facility, but there aren't any near me. I am now exploring different fitness opportunities within the community centres in town. I'm hoping to get a combined aerobics and aquafit pass. I will keep you posted!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Good Word

I have good news to report. Today I ran 11.4km's which is the farthest distance I have run yet. I also attended my first tempo run this past week alone. I look forward to running with the group again this Wednesday. I decided to run with a smile on my face near the end of the run, I might have looked silly, but it helped motivate me. I was feeling some pain in my toe nails near the end of the run.  My aim was to run 9km's but I was feeling good at the end of it and pushed through an extra 2.4km's.  This week I really need to focus on having good workouts as I went out to dinner a lot this long weekend.