So today we had a sort of trial run to prep for the run test we’ll be having in a few weeks. The test will be held at Sunnyside and all of our runs so far have been at High Park, so today’s practice was held at Sunnyside so we could get a feel for the route, get to know the landmarks, figure out our pace, and so on. I also realized that I used the word “so” five times in two sentences, and that’s really just poor writing, so I apologize for that.
I consider myself a gym regular. I gym regularly. This would probably be the definition, no? I usually go to the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, but will occasionally gym at home, because my condo has a fairly decent gym (for a condo), or even at Hart House if there is no other option. I’ve only ever been to Goldring once, but wasn’t a huge fan because the lights shine directly into my eyes when I bench. Now, being a gym regular, I consider myself somewhat well-versed in gym etiquette. While normally I don’t experience any issues in the gym, every now and then something stupid happens and I just don’t understand how people can live this way.
After a long hiatus, here is a blog post.
We had our first fit test of the 2017-2018 season a couple Thursdays ago at A4A. It was really more of a baseline test, as none of our subsequent tests will resemble it in any way. The point was to give our recruits (and vets) a general idea of where they stand compared to everybody else and to see what they might need to work or focus on.
My blogging has fallen shamelessly off the bandwagon and was stressing me out because I felt pressured to post when I was feeling lazy so I have decided to only post sporadically when I feel like it and thus not have to feel guilty about neglecting it.
I felt like today warranted a post and I’m going to write it right away so I don’t procrastinate and then forget about it and then never ending up actually posting it.
Today we had our final off-season fit test before the water season starts!
The final NDRC fitness test of the 2015-2016 season is now over! Huzzah!
No more pain for at least another half year.
Highlights of the test, which spanned over several days due to people testing at different times:
We had our second NDRC fitness test of the season today. I died. But that’s how fit tests are.
One thing I love about team fit tests is that you have your team around you cheering you on and you’re all suffering together. I don’t know about other teams, but every team I’ve been on has always had a wonderfully positive attitude with everybody hoping everybody else does well and encouraging each other. While it is true that we are competing against each other, there is no bitter rivalry or bad feeling between teammates because at the same time, we’re all on the same team and part of the same family.
Adam is foiling all my plans. He is foiling them through sushi and dirt cups.