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Dear Barbells: I Miss You
My super crappy, but much beloved craptastic gym has been closed for a month, and I’m here to tell you that in the epic battle between “Out of sight; out of mind.” and “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” the clear winner for me is “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Last Monday, I was feeling optimistic about our chances of throwing around some barbells. According to the South Austin Gym Facebook page, the gym was open for business. To get ready, I got busy with my laptop and made a new training sheet for Dave and I, then I put it in my 100% authentic, imitation pleather CSI: Las Vegas wallet (don’t judge!), along with my membership card and the red pen we use to keep track of our awesomeness. I could not have been more ready.
Unfortunately, when we got to the new location, we were greeted with dark windows and a hand-lettered cardboard sign that said, ominously, “Inspection in back.” Note that the South Austin Gym sign is hung askew; craptastic is forever.
Thanks to the magic of light and technology, I was able to snap a pic of the set up inside the new craptastic, and it looks… comfortably craptastic.
Disappointed, frustrated, and annoyed, we got back in the car, drove to the house, changed into running shoes, and hit the trail for some sprints. I swear I could feel my butt, thighs, chest, and shoulders getting mushier during the drive home. I WANT MY BARBELLS BACK!
Stopped a red light and trying to make the most of a bad situation, I said to Dave, “Well… I’m at least heartened that it still looks like it’s pretty craptastic.” To which he replied, “If anything, it’s even crappier.”
So we have that going for us.
Today, I checked the FB page to make sure they’ll be open tomorrow for a do-over on the 5/3/1 workout we missed last week. Alas, it appears it’s not yet meant to be.
Looks like a body weight/med ball/kettlebell/dumbbell workout in the backyard tomorrow. And now, a barbell haiku:
Iron! I miss you
You make me feel so badass