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Me, myself and I

It's just not that simple.

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This girl is made for walking.
general: forest
Walking. Not running.

Some time ago
I mentioned getting semi-interested in this relay race that's going on here. A couple of people from work formed a team and for weeks they've been trying to get people to sign up.
It's tempting, in a way. I do like social things like this and a couple of friends are doing it and, well, I like being healthy and going to the gym and all that. Howeverrrr.... running? I hate running. I'm strong and explosive, not fast and enduring. Ah, such a pickle...
A half-hearted attempt to show some official interest later, I had all forgotten about it. Then today it was sommmehow brought up at lunch again and I guess I sounded moderately interested enough for the organizer to send me an e-mail.  So I just signed up, 4.5 km in the morning of May 7. (Just enough time for C25K, I suppose.)

I guess at least that'll give me enough motivation to finally do some cardio at the gym. Yeah, I'll admit that I normally shy away from the silly elliptical, the stupid treadmill and the annoying bike. And let's hope that soon enough it'll be light enough to go running outside.
(Random side note: I ran into my supervisor at the gym yesterday. 'Awkward' can't even begin to describe the situation. It seems we have perfectly synched gym schedules, too. Awesome.)

Uh... cross your fingers? Ask about progress from time to time? Do sommmmething to make me actually succeed in this, please? Thanks! ;)

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Also, when your supervisor tries to dictate your working hours to be just like hers, you're likely to have synched gym schedules.

This reminds me I am supposed to re-try this "running" affair. And get a non-University gym membership...

Yes yes, you should! ;) Marijt told me she "expects" a time of less than 30 minutes from us.... I'm still laughing at that.

And yup, go get your gym card! :) I don't have the cheap student-membership either, just a 10% discount which doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Not that I have money to burn but I was too lazy to bother their selection of who is eligible seemed random. And paying around €30 per month sure helps with my chronically absent motivation. ;)

I "expect" that I may finish alive.

No, no, I'm not going to get my gym card. I'm going to get a "subscription" at a gym closer to my house, for the following reasons
-avoiding certain senior researchers, or whatever their new title is
-I might actually go, if it's not on campus
-especially on weekends?

Investigators? I spent about half an hour chuckling at that word yesterday. (Not sure who that applies to anyway...)

And yup, your reasons make sense for people who live downtown. And/Or who are actually planning on doing anything exercise-y on weekends. Crazy people. I wish I were one of them. ;)

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