As I was sifting through the onslaught of junk mail that I receive as a result of being part of a large NYS union, I came across something labeled, "NYS Standard Gym Benefit Reimbursement." After nearly shredding it to pieces along with everything else, I actually read it. I am glad that I did! Apparently I am eligible for up to $600 a year in gym membership reimbursements, as part of a campaign to make people more active.
The cache? I actually have to go to the gym, and document it. In a 6 month period, Ellie and I both need to log 50 trips to the gym in that same period. That isn't too bad, if we were actively training and working out. Especially if we start in March as we gear up to train for our half marathon in May. With the way the weather has been going, I'm not confident we will be able to run outdoors without arctic temperatures until then anyway.