Things You Hear at the Gym

A few weeks ago I was at the gym at lunch time. This downtown gym is CROWDED at lunch, and it is impossible to get changed without being very close to other people also getting ready or un-ready to work out. I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation that took place right next to me. The woman who was doing most of the talking looked to be around 45 or so, and I really don’t know, but she looked like she was probably a Mom.

This woman was freaked out. To summarize her conversation that she had with her friend, she was either pregnant or starting menopause, and she was really really hoping for menopause. Her friend was kind and listening, and reminded her that there are inexpensive kits available to answer this question. Of course the woman knew this, but I got the feeling she was afraid to find out for sure.

If I imagine that this woman had her first child at around age 30, and then had a second child a couple of years later, and that I‘m correct that she is around 45, her kids would be in their early to mid-teens, and possibly even older. It could be both wondrous and disastrous to have another baby.

I have been thinking about this woman, hoping that things turned out the way that she wanted them to. I can’t even imagine, but I feel for her, and truly wish her the best.

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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2 Responses to Things You Hear at the Gym

  1. Capital Mom says:

    That could be a very hard surprise. I hope you will see her again and be able to see how she is doing.

  2. Finola says:

    Capital Mom – I agree that it could be a very difficult thing for her. I have been keeping an eye out for her, but I'm not even sure that I would recognize her. In the changeroom, I may listen, but I try not to look!

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