So it’s been about two weeks since I last posted… Some might say that studying for midterms has left me with less free time than before, but they are (kind of) wrong.
Unfortunately my exchange semester here has already reached its midpoint and some of my courses had midterm tests to see if we had actually learned anything during the first half of them. The tests were nothing too hard, but if you were lagging on your studies the results would’ve probably been some kind of a wake-up call for the actual need of study. I did well, and from a Finnish student’s viewpoint the courses here seem to be a bit lax – the workload is light and the contents easy.
So, what have I actually spent my time on? Well, being a gamer there was Skyrim‘s release and this beta test weekend of SW:TOR that I managed to sink some of my time to between the weekly parties… But the thing is – I’ve actually started going to gym again!
After visiting a few nearby gyms to see if they were well-equipped enough to spend my money on, I ended up getting a membership at Kunitachi’s Geo Fitness. They had a nice deal that instead of paying around 13 000 円 in registration fees etc. you got the whole deal and one month of membership for only 11 円. The monthly membership fee is 7 350 円 for students, which is about the same amount as a year’s membership for me in Finland… but then again, I really couldn’t go on living without a gym too much longer. Now I’m basically going to the gym every day, with the exceptions of Thursdays when it’s closed. Hangover-days are also a no-go for the gym.
When looking for the gym it was pretty disappointing to see that most gyms didn’t have adequate amount of free weights to train with – Dumbbells maxing out at 20 kilos was totally normal. The gym I now go to has basically everything you need except for a rack to do dips at :( Locker room facilities do get a big up from me, as besides showers they also have a jacuzzi and an almost-genuine sauna! The only thing with the sauna is that even though the room is heated to 90 degrees Celcius, you aren’t allowed to throw water on the stones – what a shame!
Oh well, time to get fit for next summer!