The weather has been of the type that puts me in a bad mood as far as running. Extremely muggy, lots of rain and heat, and with no end in sight , I’ve decided to reactivate my gym life . This is sauna season in Texas , meaning it feels like a steam bath , swimming through the air, and I can’t breathe .
Even though the gym I go to still has the same broken down old equipment, it’s better than running outside . I just can’t bring myself to pay a lot for a fancy gym . And I like the yokels at the local strip center gym. We are all just trying to hold off the grim reaper. There’s a few young chickens and bucks sweating it out for dates , but most of us are just trying to avoid cardiac arrest and strokes.
So , after over a year of no monthly payments, I’ll sign that contract again today. I had left my relationship with this gym after quite a few years of using their treadmills and stair climber because I found that many months had passed without us seeing each other. But it’s time to reunite .
I’m not a gym rat . I avoid lifting weights and Pilates classes . Straight to the treadmill I go . I can run a half marathon on that torture device. But I’d rather not. I’d rather be on dirt trails in the woods , but they tend to be closed after a monsoon . A few years ago my favorite state park was literally under 8 FEET of flood waters.
The good news is the muggy season only lasts until July . Then comes drought season. Oh , it’s gonna be hot , but I’d rather run in a dry sauna than a steam bath . Of course we had a very unusual winter so I’m not counting on anything being normal this summer.