Ahhh… The Gym.

Okay, so after a week of traveling, baseball games, overeating (over-carbing), drinking, and general celebration around my birthday and my great niece’s birth day, I finally made it back to the gym today.

And here’s the thing:  I liked it.  I mean, I don’t enjoy getting up before 5:00 a.m., getting dressed, feeding the dog & cat, taking my meds, and testing.  But once I got there, slipped into the pool and took off, it felt great.  Every long stroke, every flip turn, all of it.  And I saw almost all of my 5:30 friends from the gym too.  Those hearty souls who get out of bed and do the same thing I do 3 or 4 times each week.  It was nice to hear them say “welcome back”. 

Maybe I get more of an endorphin rush than others.  But even after feeling like I gained 25 pounds in the last week, it still felt great to get Friday off to such a positive start.

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  • Caron  On April 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks, you’ve just inspired me to go for a run tomorrow morning (something i’ve been simultaneously meaning to do, and procrastinating on, for the past few weeks) 🙂


    • StephenS  On April 15, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Thanks Caron! Exercise always has a way of getting all of the bad funk out of my brain.
      I just read your latest posts… very cool. Good luck with the thesis.


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