So there I was, Wednesday morning, debating which of my two gyms to go to for my workout. 24 Hour Fitness in Simi, with the awesome pool?
Or the equally awesome Anytime Fitness Chatsworth, with the super-fun video treadmills?
I was at a crossroads (literally! Roscoe and Valley Circle, for you fellow Valley-ites). I had to decide NOW: right turn for Chatsworth, or straight ahead for Simi?
Then, my friends, I had a profound realization:
Yeah, I really did. And there was LITERALLY no time to get to EITHER gym!
“Literally” literally, man! But then — aha! — I remembered that there was some sort of historical nature park with clean, easy to access restrooms, LITERALLY right around the corner!
So I drove there; ran (well, walked really fast!) from the parking lot to the restroom; um, answered nature’s call …
and then … noticed this:
and realized that, while the gyms were nice and all, I’d kind of lost track of the whole reason I’d joined them in the first place: to lose weight and get in better shape, so I could go places like this:
And so, Wednesday morning, instead of the comfort of the gym, I opted instead for the “cheap showiness of nature” … and enjoyed every minute of it!
The gyms will still be there when I want them. But it’s nice to know this will be, too!
(and in case you’re wondering, that park is called the Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center. Go visit — it’s a lovely place for an amble!)