That's what the newest local YMCA is. I swear, Wichita builds some incredibly amazing YMCA facilities. I think I want to move into the newest one, which is actually in a suburb right outside East Wichita called Andover. I went there last night for a spin class with my running injury rehab buddy Lea. I think it's safe to say we both had our rear end's handed to us on a big silver platter. WOW.
The most incredible thing is that the Andover YMCA has a spin studio, with stadium style bike platforms, and nice new pretty shiny spin bikes. I'm hooked. I don't know that I'll ever go anywhere else for a spin class again. The good news is that they have several 5:30a classes that Lea and I are up for attending, and since we live just a few blocks away from each other, and 15 minutes from said YMCA, it will be easy to go to the early morning classes. Which makes getting up stupid early worth it. Because who wouldn't want to get up that early to go to a wonderful rainbow covered in chocolate and beer at 5a to spin their heart out?
In other news. I'm still going strong in PT, and am not so secretly glad I have a fellow running buddy who is taking a break (lea has a stress fracture, she ran the sf nike marathon, amazing) too, so we are rehabbing together with spin classes and yoga. It's nice to have a pal in the same boat.
My PT discovered my lower back is all jacked up, which is most likely causing a lot of my issues. He worked on me a good long time this week, and I feel so amazing. He had me do a little run set, just to gauge my stride. There is a huge positive difference in my stride from when I went to him three weeks ago. When I ran, my legs FLEW, it felt like I was gliding on a cloud, with angels singing and sun shining down on me. I haven't felt that way since.... well I can't remember when. It felt like what I imagine the rest of ya'll must feel like when you run. Nothing hurt, my hips, quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves were firing in alignment.... it was like perfection in running. I felt like I could run FAST and far.
Even though that little sprint was perfection, I'm still not running, despite some temptation here and there after a horrendous day or two. I'm going to see how I feel in January and go from there. We'll see.
Can ya'll believe it's almost Thanksgiving? I actually LOVE this time of year. Thanksgiving is my family's big holiday, more so than Christmas. I'm so looking forward to seeing my sisssy's and aunts and uncles and cousins for three or four days (and my parents, but they live here in town so i see them whenever). It's my happy time!
PLUS, I'm taking all of next week off to work on the house, and take a needed break from work. And that little Edder we all like so much is even taking two days off with me, and said he'll work from home in the mornings. He hasn't taken a day off work since starting his new job seven weeks ago. And yes, I mean he literally works seven days a week. I'm looking forward to next week indeed! So really, not only is the new Andover Y a wonderful rainbow covered in chocolate and beer, next week will be that as well.