I thought it was about time I posted as it seems a while now since last entry! The whole family have been battling the winter blues, sore throats, snotty noses and racking coughs, so, I have done absolutely no exercise in any shape or form since my last run on Friday 1st, if thats what you could call it! The good thing though, I feel as if I have broken in the adjustments on my orthtics so I am hoping my next run will go without a hitch 🙂 My plan is to go down to Albert Park probably on Monday and run 2 laps and see how I fare, fingers crossed.
I cancelled my Fernwood membership and I have to say it is with great sadness. I actually loved going to this club and had it not been for the charging of the assesments I probably would have stayed put. I have secretly been feeling that maybe I should have just paid but it is just the whole principle of the matter. I joined the local Leisure Centre Gym (LCG) yesterday and it is definitely not as plush as Fernwood and without all the nice trimmings but I think it is time I got that silver spoon out of mouth and move on 😆 At the end of the day, running is my thing and gym is the icing on the cake not the other way around 😉
My first of three appointments is on Wednesday and this involves a health check, goal setting and intro to cardio equipment. The 2nd appointment will be for a intro to resistance training equipment and stretching exercises and the 3rd appointment is to ensure correct technique, correct levels and additional program guidance. You then can book in at 6 weeks for program update/review progress or re-assessment. These appointments are with a personal trainer which is part of your membership and ongoing. The other thing which actually made me think about Fernwood (sorry) but at the LCG when you are 45 and over you need to get a form filled in by Dr on your health to make sure it is safe for you to carry out exercises. It actually made me think of all those women at Fernwood working out without ongoing assessments. When I joined Ferwood, I didn’t even get my B/P or weight checked so it really feels as though it is all about the memberships and not the people training unless of course you pay extra but even then, they don’t do those 2 basic things. Actually come to think of it, you probably do get your weight checked when you join Fernwoods Simplicity Weight Loss program, more bucks!
Back to runnning, I am definitely doing Run 2 the G on Sunday 17th. Now that I have taken the pressure of myself to do a sub 60 (I did 62mins for 10km Beat the Boat run), I am really looking forward to it. Even though I have had the last week off with no running and my training hasn’t gone as planned, I am sure I can run his with a couple of 1minute walk breaks. Hopefully it will be a beautiful morning for a leisurely run 😀