She also clarified some unknowns. She said the building owners were forcing the shutdown to fix a leak in the ceiling that they can't find. Apparently, the dates are firm. If they cannot find it/fix it before September 5, the gym will reopen anyway and just still leak like it has for the past couple of years. And, she said, they will not be messing with the pool at all.
My swim was good. I tried to triple enjoy every single lap. I'll miss it, but I'm at peace with the break. I'm not so at peace with the treadmill but I'm committed so ok. I ran into Tija (the owner of the gym across the street) yesterday and discovered that she has her staff waiting for me to come in - she's giving me a discount for a month's membership. So, I cannot wiggle out of doing it now.
I guess I'll strap on my walking shoes this morning and go warm up the treadmill. Ugh. But ok. They don't open til 8 on Saturdays and not til 9 on Sundays. So my daily rhythm is on hold really til next week. The rhythm is key for me. I need to get into one or I will just wallow the month away and really regret it when I have no stamina and everything hurts when I move. So today, I'll join and then pledge to do 30 minutes on the treadmill 5 days a week - minimum. Until the pool opens again.
The cats are now, once again, stuffed into the cat tree bowl. They fight over it and then, reach some kind of truce, and decide it's an ok place for a nap. They'll be fighting over it again before lunch.
If the cats will let me, I hope to get another couple of rows done on the quilt. I did get all the batting and a lot more fabric cut yesterday so there is hope. It's hilarious to me that while my cutting their nails is HORRIBLE, they love to stick their paws in between the scissor blades.
Guess I'll go hang up my wet swimsuit for the last time :( til after Labor Day.