Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Weekend Wonders & Workout Woes

Keeping up with Matt at the gym is an extremely difficult task, especially when it has been months since my tennis shoes were used for anything other than a quick shopping trip to Wal-mart. I guess that is why I have been so sore!

Last week, Matt and I took the plunge and got a gym membership. The Savoy Recreation Center is a local, community gym with pretty much any amenity one would need; it even has courts so Matt can shoot hoops from time to time. The only thing it doesn't have is a pool, which I was pretty bummed about. Eventually I would like to get back into triathlons and the lack of an aquatic center would make it quite difficult to train. It definitely doesn't compare to the Rec Center at SIU, but then there aren't very many that do. We were, however, pleasantly surprised to find upon signing up that the initiation fee was waved for the month of January. I guess it is to give those new year's resolution folk the upper hand on getting in shape. So far Matt and I have really enjoyed it. It gives us an excuse to get out of the house and it's helping us stay active over these dark and dreary winter days.

In other news, Matt and I made the much anticipated trip to Southern Illinois this weekend. Matt's brother Pat, who is on the Missouri Baptist track team, had an indoor meet at SIU. It was fantastic to see the paw prints leading all the way into town. It instantly brought back memories and it made both Matt and I feel very sentimental. Originally we were going just for the meet but Matt's great uncle died last week and the visitation was on Sunday evening. We ended up staying all of Saturday and most of Sunday. It is always nice to see family, even in the wake of death.

While in town we got to visit a bunch of my college friends who I miss dearly. The ladies at 906 W. Mill St. opened their doors to Matt and I and we got to stay there on Saturday night. We were also blessed to be introduced to the American Idol game on the Playstation. Let me tell you it was a blast! Matt did surprisingly well on his rendition of "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin." I was very impressed.

Over all, another stellar weekend. I get to go to Chicago and present for the first time this week, I am sure I will have lots of pictures and news to share very soon!


amy said...

thanks for the encouraging words!

Courtney said...

awe...seeing that you were in carbondale makes me jealous...

Anonymous said...

Adam and I got a gym membership today too. Im hoping that if we go together we will keep each other motivated.