Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Let's Get Physical!!

Today, I finally joined a gym. I've been talking about joining one since I moved here.

I got a membership to 24 Hour Fitness. This is one that lives up to it's name. It's open, 24 hours a day, unlike some gyms under the same name that open at 8am, and close at 10pm. Maybe they should change their name to 14 Hour Fitness.

This gym has a pool, which is the best part because I love to swim. Not much enthusiasm for water aerobics. The last time I tried that, I was in a pool with about 20 women in the 50+ age bracket. The pool was 4 feet deep, add 20+ bodies, and the water level rises due to displacement. Needless to say, my 5'2" self almost drowned during the run in a big circle part.

No, I think I will just stick to swimming laps.

The beauty of it all? I get to go work out at 1am, avoiding all the muscle heads of the, ahem, professional athletes AND the surgically enhanced gold-diggers that are trying to snag them. Nope, just me and my iPod, and maybe a few other people who are working out because they also hate crowds, and really don't want to be disturbed.

Today is Independence Day. Yawn. I agreed to work tonight because of a heartfelt plea by my unit educator. The night shift was extremely short for tonight, and the Bosshole's solution to addressing the problem was to go on vacation and leave the rest of this staff to deal with it.


Just as well to go in. I'd never get any sleep tonight because everyone would be shooting off fireworks until the wee hours of the morning. I can only hope that I come home and my house hasn't been burned down by some asshat with a bottle rocket.

So, have a safe holiday. Try not to blow your appendages off, and stay away from the potato's been sitting out all day.


Spyder said...

There no incentive like paying $ to sweat. We have a free gymn at work but I don't use it. I just work in our yard & sweat. Pick some good music.

"The D" said...

Nice MEEZ! Copy cat <:)

Good luck with the gym Swimming is GREAT exercise!

Remember whatever your goals are remember: It's a marathon NOT a sprint.

Nightmare said...

YAY You!

Marti said...

Crap, I left a comment and it didn't take.

I am so proud of you for joining a gym!

Hope your holiday went OK.

We didn't lose any human appendages, but a wheel fell off the car - lol

pomegranate said...

Sorry for my mass commenting.

i was going to ask which gym you were at. There's a 24 hour fitness close to my house perhaps I should try.