Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's fun to stay at the YMCA!

This afternoon I went and checked out the pool at the local YMCA. It is actually a fairly new facility and is really nice! The pool is 25 yards long and has 2 lap lanes open all hours of operation, and then 4 lanes open at daily scheduled times. They also have a full gym with free weights etc., cardio equipment, including treadmills - which, despite the fact that I hate them, they do help me run at night when I don't have an escort. They also have free spin classes, yoga classes, and a rather dorky climbing wall. ;) All of this is available to me for $60/mo., which is a bit more expensive than just going to the various local community/rec pools, (my Tri-Guru friend Greg quoted me $40 monthly) but I have to say, you just can't beat the convenience! Not only is it closer, but the lanes are open at all times, which is a huge plus. I also like that there is fitness equipment and classes. Anywhoo, they gave me a free pass for a few days, so I could try the place out!...And I did!

Well folks, it appears that remember how to swim! Thank goodness!!! I never did look at the clock, so I am not sure how long I swam for, but I tried to just take it easy and familiarize myself with the "scene." My first length down the pool was more tiring than I was expecting. I had to remind myself to slow down. I got water in my nose too. lol From there, I did a full lap, including a flip turn, which also resulted in water in my nose. lol I stopped at that point and rubbed on my sore shoulder, rested, regrouped, and reminded myself that I was only there to "test out the pool" and not to train!! I did a few laps of breast stroke and then started alternating breast and freestyle. This felt really great. My nose was remembering what to do. My ears were remembering how much it sucked to be full of water however... I think I might have to look into plugs...

I am home now, and I am feeling refreshed, and full of excitement and hope. :)

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