Thursday, March 26, 2009

Panic Made Me Join !

When I checked into my blog this morning to see what others have been up to and I saw the countdown clock to the Police Half Marathon read 31 days, and 66 days until the Calgary Marathon, my heart skipped a beat and I panicked!

I have not run since my home run last Thursday! I missed last Sunday's 26km and have not made it up. The weather got in the way, the sidewalk conditions in my neighbourhood and on my home run route are downright treacherous. Work is very busy and the transit commute home seems to be taking longer these days. By the time I get home, I am beat! I need to run my runs!

Once the panic passed, I had a light bulb moment! I do my best thinking in the early morning.

I got to work, did a little work, then skipped out of work! All it took was 25 minutes! I popped into a gym close by my office and explained my situation! I told her, I just want a two month membership, a place to change, to shower, to lock up my stuff and once the last week of May comes, that's it. I told her I only want to run, I don't want anything extra, I do cross training on Saturdays, I do weights at home. She knew I meant business. She quoted me a price and it included a sign up fee and an initiaiton fee which made the grand total $315.00. I told her that was a little more than I was hoping to pay for two months. I asked if we could work something else out and she said what if we make it $100.00 a month to which I quickly said yes, signed up and 25 minutes later I was back in the office.

The pressure is off to try and fit runs in after work! My bag is packed, I will be running tomorrow at lunch time on clear dry paths!


  1. Great plan! Hope your training goes well. :D

  2. Yay! Don't you just love it when you figure out how to solve a conundrum like that? That was a great idea to bargain with the gym, I never thought of that.


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