Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pool Time

I've finally started to do something about exercising more.  My campus has a Student Life Center that allows faculty to purchase a membership (students pay as part of their tuition). The SLC has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and although I don't really swim, I do enjoy jogging back and forth in one of the lanes.  Jogging in water is a little easier on the joints, offers nice resistance, and is much cooler.

My half-price "early bird" membership allows me entrance anytime on Saturdays and Sundays and before 1:30pm M-F, which means I can go before work.  Probably the only time I'll ever qualify for anything "early bird"! 

I had to purchase a lock since I will be walking directly from the car with my backpack full of electronic gadgets (iPod, Kindle, netbook), wallet, keys, etc. that will need to be secured.  The one I got came with a bonus: the combination is my grandmother's birthday - in month, day, year order.  If that's not a sign from above that this is what I should be doing and that I have plenty of support, then I don't know what is...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's one thing to be shaken about in a 1-story house during an earthquake and an entirely different terror to be inside a massive 3-story commercial building as it dances.  Very surprisingly, we didn't lose power.  No damage, no injuries, but definitely an experience I don't want to have again.

Monday, January 16, 2012

I get the Mutts comic each day via email, which comes with a quote of the day - I want to make sure I don't lose this one:

Lose your mind and come to your senses.
~ Fritz Perls