My husband and I cut our morning walk short yesterday because it was miserable with a cold wind blowing.
When my lap swimming reservation came up I was tempted to cancel. I’m not fond of swimming when it’s cold out. But, having started my YMCA membership four weeks ago, I’m trying to stick to my workout schedule. So I went.
The water was cool. The wind was chilly and fierce. I’m proud of myself for going. Especially after Monday’s barre class that killed me. It was the hardest class I’ve had yet.
The worst part about my swim was getting out of the pool. While swimming, I kept moving to keep somewhat warm. Getting out was freezing! My teeth were chattering. I ran into the locker room to dry off when I normally take my time on the pool deck.
I’ve decided to skip barre class Friday to try Pickleball. A woman in barre class said there’s a beginners class on Fridays. I’ve heard so much about this popular sport and I want to give it a try. It’s at the same time as barre, but frankly my body could take a break and I’m thinking pickleball won’t be as painful!
I’m enjoying my YMCA life. Except for their app. I’m supposed to use it to make lap swimming reservations, but I get an error message. It says I need a valid membership. Yet the app works to check me in. I asked at the front desk for help and so far nobody knows how to correct it. One young guy told me I needed a new phone!
I emailed IT support that I found on the app and explained that I couldn’t make lap swimming reservations and told them the error message I received. I got an email back telling me that I don’t need reservations for taking classes. UGH! Did they bother to read my email? They said if I was continuing to have an issue to email back. I did immediately with a screen shot of the error message. I’ve heard nothing.
So, I am resigning myself to making reservations in person when I go in for the week ahead. Face to face talking to real people. What a concept!
Have you tried pickleball? What are your thoughts about technology that’s supposed to make life easier but doesn’t work?
I totally want to try pickle ball! Review please
I think with all the ping pong we play, it might be easy to pick up. I watched a YouTube on how to play yesterday so I’m not clueless at my first lesson.
I haven’t done a Barre class yet – they sound like they’d be so easy, but I know they aren’t! good on ya for moving in all sorts of ways!
I took decades of ballet, so I was excited to try barre class. The hard last class had so many repetitive moves that hit me in the hips.
Did you hear, WA made pickleball the official state sport since it was started here years ago. The rules seem a bit confusing-zones/scoring and such but it does look like fun especially since the ball moves a bit slower than a tennis ball during volley’s.
I didn’t know that about WA. But my boyfriend in college at the UW had a pickleball court at his parents house. That was a long time ago!
I have a friend who plays pickleball and loves it. It has been SO cold and windy I have to dress like Nanook of the North when I take the dog for a walk!
It’s so cold down here, too. My kids said last week it was 90 in Berkeley! I’m excited to try pickleball.
Once water turns to ice, it belongs in a glass with aged something….
I’ve played pickleball a few times, it’s a lot of fun, and great exercise. Go for it! And yes, making arrangements with a real person is always preferable! Hugs, C
Amazon delivered my pickleball paddle a few minutes ago. I’m excited for Friday!