I had two reasons. First, it takes at least two folks to rock climb -- unless you're using a designated route with an auto-belay.
Second, I wanted to take the
Tonight: SwimmingWhen I got to Riverchase, the lanes were occupied.
Tomorrow: Step and Muscle Class
Wednesday: Any Machine
Thursday: Rock Climbing
Lane 1: Instructor and student plus one lap swimmerI wondered what had happened to lap swimming.
Lane 2: Six kids frolicking
Lane 3: Two women walking
I waited for about twenty minutes for a lane to open up. I was so eager to get in the pool that I swam the front crawl without pulling up. I went at the water for about an hour, took a shower and had notions of going to the store to secure ingredients for a meal. I quickly nixed that idea, turned on my GPS and looked for the nearest Crazy Bowls and Wraps where I got a Mediterranean wrap i.e. a baked falafel sandwich.
I took my face, ashy from being submerged in the water, into Trader Joe's. I just had to go to TJ's -- seeing that I was low on coffee and all.
At various points in my journey, I noshed on a Gala apple, chili lime peanuts and a wheat barley stick and the thought crossed my mind that I may very well kill myself via excessive exercise.
I didn't even care that my Mediterranean wrap might not be the best option. Tired and hungry, I devoured (half) it when I got home.
As I think about excessive exercise, my mind goes to The Biggest Loser's Where Are They Now? episode. Matt Hoover, a former contestant, participated in the Kona Ironman triathlon:
2.4-miles of swimmingHoover, who needed to complete the Ironmnan in 17 hours, missed the cutoff by three minutes and 43 seconds but still learned from the experience:
112-miles of biking
26.2-mile marathon run
Our bodies -- they're amazing...I should not have been able to do what I did that day but my body kept going. There's something about pushing yourself beyond your limits that people need to do once in their life...Seventeen hours, hunh?
And, on that note, I purchased a Groupon coupon today.
I don't need to worry about where I will swim (for a minute anyway) while I figure out the best fitness club option for my varied needs.