Given my finances post condo sell, it looks like a realistic time frame to move into the city is April 1st. Which is a good amount of time to get back on my feet, a good amount of time to figure out where I want to move, and a good amount of time to focus on fitness and training before the Little Rock Marathon in Arkansas.
So today I joined a gym.
One of my roommates and I (hi mom!) made the 20 minute drive to a place in the ‘burbs, expecting to check out the trial free week and make a decision later.
While plodding along on the treadmill, I realized how much I am going to miss my old gym. It was common to walk in knowing the person at the front desk, several more people on the way up to the treadmills, and wave hi to friends during my run. After working out, many people stopped to have a drink and play euchre in the bar on the main floor (yes, there’s a bar. In the gym. It is Wisconsin, after all). It’s where I learned to play cards, where I started my marathon journey, and where I met many of my Wisconsin friends.
But I’m in Illinois now. And I have another marathon coming up in March that I’d like to be better trained for. I also have some weight to lose (after all, there was a bar in my old gym).
So after a tour a huge facilities, a good sales pitch, two miles and $75 later, I was a member. As was my mom.
Let the countdown to Little Rock begin.