Friday, February 5, 2016

Luxur --- ious.

If you can just sing that title to the tune of "Notorious" by Notorious B.I.G., that would be ideal. If only the title would just sing it to you.

We drove to a farther YMCA this morning so the kids could have a little variety by playing at a new kid's area, but mostly for me. I usually use one hour of childcare, giving myself an hour workout and then leaving myself sweaty, smelly and unkept the rest of the day. I get my shower when they go to bed at night.

This time, I indulged in using 1 hour and 35 minutes of kid care so I could run a quick 5k on the treadmill and then relax in the sauna, steam room and hot tub, followed by a shower where I could shave my legs, wash and dry my hair and apply makeup. Just because.

I've been looking forward to this morning all week, and it was totally appropriate it took place on a Friday to cap off the week well.

We first discovered these additional amenities and really fancy locker room when we visited their pool for family swim last weekend and I vowed I'd be back.

We're not planning to keep this membership over the summer, as our main priority in joining was strictly to use the pool with the kids on the cold winter weekends of boredom. That, and we wanted to keep them comfortable in the pool since swim lessons would be an epic disaster with either of them. When spring arrives, we'll switch to our outdoor pool and I'll just run outside. Until then, I'm living it up. Because man... I could totally get used to that sort of morning full of relaxation.


Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Nice! DG has an open gymnastics room and rock climbing wall for families on Friday night's. And go for whatever helps you feel sane... a regular, chatty mom from my daughter's STL swim class was at the Y 3-4 mornings a week for 2-3h. Her kids did do swim once a week and gymnastics once during some of that time, but otherwise they just played and were fine. My kids liked knowing some "regulars" thanks to moms like her, especially since their swim lesson levels were staggered (one in child watch and one swimming) back to back. Did you time the sauna to have it all to yourself?? :-)

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so glad you took advantage of the perks and had luxurious morning! Our YMCA is awesome, but I am nervous to put a baby as small as E in the childcare. If and when I DO put her in care, I will be totally be taking advantage of the opportunity for shower/hair drying, and make up!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Wise decision, mama. What's a Y membership go for?

A Few Good Eggs said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh... sounds relaxing and wonderful. Keep it up!