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.
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.
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.
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.
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?