Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Blast from the Past!

I've emailed my former-gym-buddy Towelie to join me tonight for a session that used to be a weekly routine of ours. My bubbly blonde best mate is so named because she insisted on using a towel on her delicate shoulders when we used the squat rack! Plus we like South Park. Yes we're sad. We've been friends for years, but haven't trained together since she upped and moved to the country! :( Anyway, we used to meet up once or twice a week to work out at the local University gym. It's a top-notch facility, where some of Ireland's Elite Athletes train. It took us many months to feel worthy. :)
We would do our cardio first to time our weights to coincide with my rugby-player-mate Mog. At first he was mortified going to the gym with 2 (occasionally-giggly) girls but got over it when his mates all wanted to know how he got such lovely gym companions (aww....). Due to our horrific allergy to treadmills, we used to go to this great aerobics class that's become an institution in the place. It's extremely popular, taking up nearly 2 basketball courts, mostly due to the Instructor and his amazing kookiness, oh and the music is brilliant! We'd do the class, which lasts an hour, then go upstairs and hit the weights for an hour or so. That was where Mog would join us, and I swear I got fitter just from lifting his weights on and off the racks!

Well it's been many (many) months since I attended this Aerobics class, and even more months since Towelie and I sweated it out in the same place, so I am really looking forward to tonight! Training with a buddy makes it so much more fun than going it alone, and I've been so jealous of Charlotte and all her gym-buddy stories that it feels really nice to have plans to meet mine tonight, even if it is just for One Night Only!

Oh I love it when a plan comes together!!! :o)

7 comments:

Charlotte said...

Yay for gym buddies!!! I hope you and Towelie have a riot together and get lots of good sweaty giggles! Sounds like you have a fun workout planned!

Shivers said...

Hi Char, we had a great time!! Of course my calves started cramping half-way through, I always forget how tough step aerobics is on the legs!! It was SO nice to be back there though, total time-trip! :o)

Sagan said...

So much fun! Having a friend can make the workout seem totally different, too.

Marste said...

How fun! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I'm always sad when my Gym Buddy doesn't make it; it really does make it a different workout!

Shivers said...

It really did feel like a different work-out!! My work-outs have normally been solo, so it felt so good to have a buddy after all these years! I'm going to try and make it a regular habit again.

tokaiangel said...

Aw have fun! That aerobics class sounds amazing, you can't beat a good instructor! Now I just need to find me a gym buddy....

TA x

Meg said...

Heh yeah, having gym buddies you like working out with makes going to the gym so much more fun ^_^ Sounds like that gym has one spectacular class. I can't imagine that many people in a single aerobics class!