I've been wanting to re-join a gym in order to get back in the pool and to have the option of running on an indoor track when it's too cold outside. If there's one thing I've learned this winter, it's that I'm a real sissy when it comes to running in temps less than 20° or so! Anyway, I went over to EMH Center for Health & Fitness in Avon and was given an all inclusive tour... including a stroll through the men's locker room where, needless to say, I saw a handful of naked men. I was trying not to look but there were mirrors in strange places and there's always "that guy" who loves to strut his stuff... towel over shoulder and all! Sorry, I had to comment. I'm used to seeing only one penis per day and I find it worthy of mention when I go over my quota!
Male genatalia aside, I was happy with what I saw at EMH and after filling out all the registration paperwork, was able to squeeze in a 30-minute run at near tempo pace (final mile was 6:15) . The indoor track, on the second floor, is 1/10 mile and loops around the pool, the fitness room, a first floor fitness area and the main lobby. For an indoor track it's actually quite scenic. There are a total of 21 spin classes Monday-Saturday ranging from 45-60 minutes. Three of the classes are at 6AM or earlier and happen to be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which is perfect because I can still run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with my peeps (once it warms up).
I'm looking forward to Chili Bowl on Saturday. This will be my first race in a new age group (30-34) so I'm either going to be humbled by the vets or piss them off because I'm fresh out of 25-29. I suppose, like most races, it'll depend on who shows up and who's feeling "it" on that day.