What a Disappointment

Monday, July 26, 2010

Shortly after joining Sparkpeople I started the Couch to 5K program. This was my second time as I completed it 3 years ago. The problem was once the weather turned, I was no longer interested in running outside and I don't have a treadmill.

But, I decided to give it another try. It's so amazing how you really can run for some distance after a few weeks when the first week you're huffing and puffing after 60 seconds.

However, I must of landed wrong because by the beginning of week 2 I felt something in my left leg, just below the knee. Like an idiot, I ignored it and continued to run through weeks 2, 3 and 4 and begin week 5. Then the pain became too much to ignore and I realized I needed to stop and give myself some time to heal.

Well that was July 2nd. I gave up running as well as the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred in order to heal. After two weeks, I felt a lot better and decided I would walk a bit more. But I had to find something else. Since I'm over 50, I was a bit hesitant to run again. I'm certain to injure something else. And there's also the, "what do I do when the weather turns?" problem.

I was reading a thread where many were singing the praises of Curves and decided to give the local Curves a try. I had stopped in there 3 years ago and was turned off, but I had heard that ownership had changed and was willing to give it another try.

So last Monday, July 19, I joined Curves. It's really close to my house. I can stop there on the way home from work. I was really enjoying myself. I joined Monday and did half a workout. But I went back on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I went today to start my second week. The woman in charge, not the owner, said she had to talk to me. I had no idea what this could be about. She showed me a letter written by the owner to all the members saying she had to close and that Wednesday, July 28th would be the last day.

Wow. Just when I thought I found something I liked. . . . .

Enough feeling sorry for myself. My heart goes out to the owner who put her heart and soul into this and because of some not so wonderful business decisions, and the economy, has to give it up.

So I'm going tomorrow and I'll definitely be there on Wednesday, to say goodbye to everyone I can. There are other Curves fairly close by, but none close enough and not one near my office, so I'll be looking for something else.

I really don't know. But I do wonder. . .Perhaps this was a way to give me a couple more weeks to heel. Might it be time to go back to my C25K? I really need to think about that.
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    I am sorry about Curves closing :( I love Curves, I am 48 and I hear you about finding something that you like and will not get injured! I live in a small town and I have wondered about our Curves too, but the owner is trying hard to keep it going! We recently changed the hours so now they are closed between 12 and 3.30pm, I usually went at those times so am trying to find what works best for me and keep motivated. I joined Curves so that I could also go to Curves when away from home as I travel 90+ miles to go to work. I am a nurse and work 3 12hour shifts a week, so stay away and go home for my days off!
    2672 days ago
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