November 11th, 2017

It's almost freaky...

At both LA Fitness locations, they never ever ever opened one minute before the stated time. And often several minutes to 30-40 minutes after that time. Weekdays but particularly weekends. It seemed like 8 am was just too early for them.

New gym's stated opening on weekends is 7. I pulled up at 6:55. It was open and the guy behind the desk gave me a big smile a Good Morning, Welcome, You're all set! Enjoy.

The pool was not at all too warm. It was spot on perfect. It has a 3.5 feet end down to a 5.0 feet end. Which is way more generous and luxurious than the other pools.

The lanes are really narrow. Sharing one would be a tight squeeze. At several times this morning, all lanes were full and a person was waiting but they did wait until someone got out.

It's just a really really nice place to swim.

The locker room... spacious. Really spacious. They have a suit spinner. And Q-tips. The showers are HUGE and have seats in them!! And hooks.

And if all that was not just perfect, on my way out, the guy at the front desk - different than the one when I came in - said 'So, how do you like us so far?' I did not recognize him at all, but clearly he remembered me.

There's a fatal flaw somewhere. The chemicals in the water will rot my skin or the air in the pool will infect my lungs or ears. Something's gotta be wrong somewhere. Nothing is this fabulous. At least not something as important to me as this. Wow.

I made a quick stop into Safeway for essentials and then home where I made myself a, frankly, delicious omelette. Next up, I need to clean up the kitchen and hit the sewing room. I swam extra today because I was enjoying it so much so I hit my tracker's goal already and don't need to do anything else if I don't want to - exercise wise. Ha. So sew, watch TV, crochet. That's my day.

One more thing... ok two.

Clean. That locker room and, particularly the showers, were so clean. I saw not one single hair. Anywhere.

And there was a woman wiping the counter tops. She stopped to make sure the tissues standing up from the tissue boxes were at a nice point. LA Fitness had a box of tissues in the locker room maybe once a month and blowing your nose on their stiff toilet paper was not at all pleasant.

Power of suggestion??

I have not had any breathing issues in forever. I had a cough when I caught that cold 4 or 5 months ago but really that has been it.

About mid day, I went into the bathroom to pee and caught myself in the mirror. The hair cut situation was clearly critical so I checked and Rudy's 4 blocks up had an opening and I snagged it. And then I walked up. I was huffing and puffing when I got there but I didn't really think anything of it.

The haircut was fine. Good actually. And quick with no chit chat.
(Thanks, Sean!) But by the time I got home, breathing was a problem. I sucked down my rescue inhaler and gobbled up a cough pill. The later fixed the coughing right away. But the breathing continued to be not great all afternoon. It feels a little better now but still not perfect.

I made a crack this morning about chlorine air from the new pool being an issue. But, the internets told me that while too much chlorine can cause breathing problems in rare cases, the problems resolve when you leave the pool area. Mine didn't start until hours after. So I'm not blaming the pool. I don't know what it is but I'd like it to resolve itself pronto and not come back.