Sorry I’ve been MIA for

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a couple days. I’m in a stage where I have at least one great idea I want to do something with but I don’t have the financial backing required to make it work. So I’ve been sitting here working and working away, trying to find the magic combination that’s going to make it happen. I’ll keep everyone posted on it.

In the meantime, the new gym here in Bolton opened up. Rob, his girlfriend Carrie, and I headed up to their grand opening on Sunday. For a bit of background, this gym is run by the Town of Caledon, but they insist no taxpayers money has been used on it. The cost was astronomical but there has been a huge amount of support by local business to get it made. It was supposed to be ready in November but finally opened on Sunday. Inside, I’m not sure what can be said. The place has to be one of the most poorly designed buildings I’ve ever seen. Thousands upon thousands of square footage, and the vast majority of it devoted to offices, halls, and basic blank walkway. In fact, in this entire building about as wide as a city block here, the entire workout facility portion of it (weights and cardio machines) is housed on the inner area of a track measuring 1/16th of a mile. Ya. The new pool is nice, but unless you drop the $499 + tax for a membership it’ll cost you $5 a trip to use it. I had originally stood up for the cost of it, noting that a good full-feature gym in Toronto is going to probably cost even a bit more than that. Yet I have to admit, the amenities have not necessarily increased from their old location – the equipment just happens to be newer. Nobody seemed terribly impressed.

Furthermore, I misplaced my original pass and couldn’t find it after three constant days of looking. I went up to get a replacement and was met with a $15 fee for it. For a piece of plastic that took them moments to print. Trust me, if you’re in Bolton – and unless a pool means an AWFUL lot to you – you’re better off to stick with Reflex uptown. It’s cost is much less and the people are a heckuva lot nicer. I have not yet meet a collection of nasty broom-riders than the staff at the new Caledon Centre for Wellness. I’ve asked around, I’m not alone with that. I’ve heard the Community Centre staff are ready to throw a party now that they’re gone.

And in a shoulder update (big update today!) it didn’t react too well to baseball, nor did it react well to weightlifting today. That’s not a good sign. The belief of my sports doc now is that there might be a tear in there as well. The longer this goes on and the pain persists the more I have to come to terms with the fact that it’s probably going to require surgery, which would not only put me out of action for a while, but also involves a reduction of shoulder mobility in the future. I’m doing everything I can, by the book, to heal this the right way but it’s not taking. I DON’T want surgery. *sigh*

Rick Jessup

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