I went to the gym for the second straight day…I’m sore. The picture to the left is a picture of the golf course obviously taken during the summer, not there would be just mounds of white. The course is decent, the lies aren’t as tight as I am use to, and the greens are pretty slow and rough, especially during the fall. That is a nice picture though!
The gym I go to is called Pine Grove Health and Country Club. I tried to get a picture of the fitness center but for some reason it wouldn’t copy. So here is a link that shows the Fitness Area. It is actually quite a bit bigger than it looks in the picture. There are side rooms and you can’t see much of the basketball court. On the opposite side there are some turf fields and the local high schools baseball, soccer, and lacrosse teams use to practice during the winter months. Today the girls lacrosse team was practicing.
I like the gym a lot but am I out of shape. Yesterday I worked on my shoulders, arms, and legs. Today I concentrated on my chest and legs. I also did some box jumps and power slams with a medicine ball. Can’t believe how much I have forgotten how to jump. I use to run and jump off anything…now a 10-inch high box looks intimidating to jump up on.
My plan is to work on general fitness for a month or so before I start the golf specific training. I will list the books and trainers that I want to use in another post. Most likely I will create a hybrid taking the exercises that they all use and then incorporate others from each person that I think seem reasonable. I also need to take some yogi or Pilates (the health club doesn’t seem to have a Pilates class) to help my flexibility. Maybe TRX class too.
Since I have my girls this weekend my girlfriend gets to solo with her kids. I check in often but she is doing great. I go over and change the bandages around her drainage tubes. The fluid is clearing up and decreasing in volume too. Hopefully this will be the last week with those in. Can’t wait until those are out, mainly because they look like they have to be a pain in the ass, but also so she can move forward and see what is next, probably expanding the expanders’ in her chest. Tuesday we have an appointment with another doctor to talk about the estrogen positive result in the biopsy. No idea what the doctor will suggest. I talked to my girlfriend a little about it the other day. I asked her if she wanted to stop her natural estrogen, she said “I just don’t want cancer”. I know there are health risks with stopping estrogen too, but it seems like whatever the doctor says she will go with. But I would have to second her opinion, I don’t want her to have cancer again either.