I've always been a member of the local YMCA, mostly because I was an employee. Because the YMCA is family friendly and newbie friendly, I always felt like a gym pro. Then I joined a gym. Like a gym gym. Where there are body builders and really buff people working out. I already felt a little out of place since I'm used to sharing the studio workout rooms with after school programs.
Not to mention I haven't been serious about working out since April/May-ish when I completed RLRF and was about to gear up for the Mohawk Hudson Marathon. I hadn't worked out in a gym since March, when the weather was still crap.
But the weather is turning into winter and I was ready to get back into the swing of things. So I joined a gym.
On Monday I felt like a complete gym rookie.
1. I brought my nalgene without the spill guard. Which makes it nearly impossible to drink water while on the run.
|Left: functional water bottle - Right = big mess.|
2. I forgot my headphones.
3. I got on a treadmill that was dead center of the row, there was absolutely no air circulation.
4. I didn't bring an extra t-shirt or magazine to cover up the treadmill display (otherwise I'll stare at it the entire time)
In short, it was a tough workout. But I survived and I'm looking forward looking more like a gym rat again and less of a rookie.