I am only ELEVEN miles shy of my year running goal and had plans to complete them by May’s end. Unfortunately, the shin splints I’ve been nursing (and running with) have turned to sharp shooting pain. Let’s just say, it was a good thing Alison wasn’t home this morning when I had a mini meltdown outside her place as it became very apparent I wouldn’t be running this week.
As it turns out, today I finally made time to meet hubby at the Combat Gym on Schofield, something he’s been mentioning for over a year and just what I needed as a follow on to my no run morning. What is the Combat Gym? It’s just what it sounds like, a gym specialized in training for combatives. Think American Ninja Warrior.
I heard one of the instructors, who was giving a tour to a couple soldiers, say the gym was a hidden gem on post and he wasn’t kidding. It put all other gyms I’ve been in to shame. The place was tidy, well ran and not packed three deep on every machine. As it turns out a few of other therapists from Vance’s clinic showed up near the end of our workout to also “push the sled”. If it’s a favorite place for Physical Therapists to workout, you know it’s good! (They have an entire gym in their clinic, mirroring what you would find in a typical gym.)
Directions update: Enter Schofield through the Lyman Gate. Once you go through the signal (Humphreys), make the second right. There is no road sign, but a little detour sign. On both sides of the road you will see large warehouse buildings, park in front of either of these, nose in. The gym is on the Right.