In an effort to make up for Friday’s failed swim, I decided to go today. And it failed.
Two failed swims in three days. Crud.
Here’s what happened:
I get to the gym, all ready to swim and the pool door is locked. Odd, I think to myself. But then again, maybe they just forgot to open it and no one had been into swim yet.
I go out to the front desk to ask the girl who is working hard has her feet up and is reading her cosmo and assume immediately that she attends school with this girl:
And this is the conversation that follows:
Me: Can you have someone open the pool?
Girl: (Barely lifting her head) It’s closed.
Girl: (talking to me like I am her four year old sister) Yeah…uh, it’s Easter.
Me: So the pool is close because it is Easter. WHAT?
Enter manager (who doesn’t seem to care that his employee is A- not working and B-rude)
Manager: We sometimes close the pool on holidays because they are not high volume swim days. This gives us a chance to do heavy duty cleaning.
Me: I see.
Here’s the thing- I said “I see” but that was only because I was so bewildered by the whole thing. Like, if they were a 24 hour gym I would understand…but they aren’t. In fact, until May arrives, they close at 7pm on weekend nights…so why can’t they do the heavy cleaning when the gym is closed??? And I cannot even bring myself to think about the fact that they “sometimes clean on holidays” because in my cleanly opinion, there are too few holidays to consider that a (sometimes) good working schedule for cleanings. Blech.
Luckily my workout wasn’t completely ruined. I had planned to walk on the treadmill after my swim so I had my other workout gear with me. I ended up walking 2.1 miles on the treadmill and doing 15 minutes on the bike. The walk felt good…I kept it under a 16:00 minute pace and had NO pain. This is a good sign my friends- hopefully by the end of the week I will be able to walk a solid hour with no pain.
Anyway….going to try AGAIN tomorrow for a swim. Third times the charm, right???
So I might have said it one or two or twelve times, but this week is my Spring Break! The weather has been amazing and is predicted to stay that way all week! I cannot remember the last spring break that was this nice 🙂 I, as always, booked myself with things to do…I always claim I am going to just relax and stay in but I always end up taking on responsibilities and packing in plans. I will say though, some of these plans are fun things and I am very excited!
I go for a follow up MRI this week…da da da da da….judgement day. I should know by Friday if I am cleared to run. My chiro and PT both say I am making great progress and are very encouraging. They both totally think I will be good to go so let’s hope they are right! I am eager to get back to the roads for I have missed them.
And in NCAA news….GO BUTLER.