Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You know, usually at some point during the day something will happen and I'll think "I'll have to mention that on my blog".

I never do - because I never remember what happened.

I do recall that I woke up at 5 (which is far too early). I think I fell asleep again - but in retrospect I did have some odd dreams before my alarm went off. I don't remember what they were, I just remember that they existed and they were very strange. I'm talking about the kind of dream where suddenly two days later someone will say or do something and it will trigger a memory that doesn't make much sense.

This afternoon turned into meeting after meeting after meeting. None of them were wastes of time - but still I didn't feel like I got much done.

After work, it was off to the gym. Today was body pump at the co-ed gym. This is one class that I prefer to do at the women's only gym for a couple of reasons. First of all, every once in a while at the co-ed gym you get a "strong" guy in the class who ignores the weight recommendations for warm-up, which drives me up the wall. The maximum weight you're supposed to have for warm-up is 5 kg on either side of the bar. I was in a class where the guy in front of me had 20 kg on either side of the bar. He made it through most of the warm-up and then for the squat track (where you're supposed to increase your weight) he went down to 10 kg on either side of the bar. (I do between 11 and 12.5 depending on how lazy I am that day.) Someday one of these guys is going to really hurt himself, and I'd rather not watch.

The other reason I prefer a women's only gym for pump is that the co-ed rooms are larger - which seems to result in having people in the class who are completely doing their own thing and not doing what everyone else is doing. Pump is relatively stationary, but if someone is making up their own class, they can be moving - and not in the same direction as anyone else.


  1. I also love womens gyms. When you make it co-ed it often times feels like a meat market!

  2. My gym is strictly co-ed; I can't afford to belong to more than one!

    I stopped doing Body Pump last year when I hurt my shoulder, but back when I attended on a regular basis, we also had the guy who used weights that were way too heavy. Must be a testosterone thing.

  3. I don't mind co-ed gyms for most things, but I find them annoyting for the weight lifting classes.

    I actually belong to a gym with many locations - some co-ed, some women's only - so I decide what classes to attend out of a group of about 5 locations.