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New Gym, Some Workouts, and a Shirt I’m Not Going to Wear

A country club in Israel is what you would call, I think, an Athletic Club in other parts of the world.
Anyone can join as long as they pay a fee, and there’s a gym, a pool or pools, exercise classes, etc.
For some reason most club’s memberships start April 1st here. I guess that’s because the season to go to the pool starts with nice weather, and spring means nice weather here.

 
Besides joining for the purpose of working out, a lot of families with kids join a club, that gives us something to do during the long summer where you can’t really be outside and enjoy yourself at the same time, unless you have a body of water nearby.

 
So after being on my previous club for about 2 years, I switched clubs this week, and started on a new place that actually just opened to the public.
We are moving to a new city soon and it makes sense to join a club closer to our new home.
I like change but at the same time I like the security of something known. It’s weird to get used to a new place all of a sudden.

 
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Yesterday was my last run before Saturday’s 10K race, half an hour on the treadmill, 12 minute warm up and then a few intervals. 3 intervals of 1 minute at 04:20 Min/KM (07:00 Min/Mile), and 8 intervals of 30 seconds at 04:08 Min/KM (06:40 Min/Mile), all intervals with 1 minute rest in between.

 
Today was pool day, 40 laps or 2KM/2190yards, not too strenuous, keeping my strength for Saturday. Did some ab work in the afternoon, with my baby girl joining me. You can imagine how long I was able to do actual work with her around… 15 seconds give or take.

 
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On Sunday it’s baby girl’s birthday, it’s going to be a busy weekend. Did some shopping today but have a long list left of things to buy and do.

 

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And I finally got my Jerusalem marathon (I ran the half marathon) shirt.. 2 weeks later because I had requested a smaller size. Got a small, still huge.

 
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Will give it to my husband so he can pretend he ran a race.

 

Do you have a gym/pool membership? Do you go often?



 

 

Having Fun at Work, and Some Running

I really wanted to go pick up my bib for Friday’s Half Marathon, but it didn’t make sense that I go myself because:

 
A) It would take me at least 2 hours to go into Tel Aviv and come back, completely unnecessary considering a friend could bring it to me.
B) They probably sold GU at the expo at a good price, which means I would end up buying a ridiculous amount of packets.

 
I got to work this morning, and immediately went to pick up the race pack from my friend’s office:

 
Bib and Shirt TLV Half Marathon

 
The shirt is nice, I like my bib number, the samples and pamphlets are few and useless, respectively.

 
Shirt Tel Aviv Half Marathon

 
I had to try on the shirt the minute I got home. I like it and it fits well, it has a nice cut. It seems really light too. However I am not wearing it to the race, I’d rather wear a tank top. They should do a tank top race shirt next time.

 
As you can see I’m already wearing my slippers, I change into those as soon as I get home. That’s all running, taking care of my feet. I used to stay in heels all day before I started running.

 

 
Work was fun today!
I work for an airline, and we went to see a plane that had undergone some design changes.

 
Pilot Cabin Plane

 
Don’t worry, I’m not flying a plane anytime soon. Now you can visit Israel.

 
Turbine

 
Forget pilot cabins and turbines though, this is what most days look like:

 
Desk

 
Not as fun, uh? You got that right.

 

 
Running has been a regular taper week. Now that I’ve ran a few races I’m getting the hang of tapering. I’m not even in a bad mood this time around.

 
Monday was a short HIIT run, half an hour, with fast pace intervals but only 30 seconds each, so I ended the run still feeling strong.
Tuesday was easy 8KM/5M outside. That was my last run until race day, so I made an effort to keep it light.
I went for a swim this morning, 30 minutes or so, I don’t really check my time when I swim. ‘Cause I already know I’m not fast, so why bother.

 

Have you ever gotten a race shirt that was anything but a short sleeve t-shirt?

 
If you work, what do you do?