I was really excited to head to the gym this morning. I hadn’t been in a long while and I was looking forward to doing cardio. Turns out, a lot of people had the same thought. When I got to the parking lot, I saw a swarm of cars driving around looking for a spot. I immediately pulled in the first spot I saw. Sure, it was the furthest spot away from the gym’s entrance, but who cares, right? I had to walk maybe an extra minute and all the while, I had to dodge cars who continued to seek a spot closer to the door.
My heart sank when I got to the cardio section. Every. Single. Treadmill. was taken. I stood there looking around while three other women pushed me aside to search for any available piece of equipment!
I ended up having to go on an Elliptical. I told myself to just try it but after a couple of minutes, I knew it was not working out. Thankfully, someone right in front of me got off their treadmill and I jumped all over it.
As I worked out, I saw countless of people’s frustrated faces when they tried to find a machine. I did feel bad. Because of that, I only stayed on the treadmill for 40 minutes. Well, the real reason was that I was sick of the music on my Ipod and realized I needed to add new songs.
I have to admit I am impressed with the crowds at the gym. It’s great that people are working out and keeping their New Year’s Resolutions. I assume most of these people are at the gym because of their resolutions. Otherwise, where were they a few months ago?
As far as my NYR, I am doing pretty well. Mine focused on my career and friendships. I am making an effort to network and meet editors face to face. I have been writing for a long time and it’s amazing how many editors I have never met with or even spoken with! It’s all done via email. Last week I met with an editor for a cup of tea and this afternoon I am meeting an editor for coffee. I am also making more plans with friends for lunch. Again, it’s so easy to send an email to say “Hi” but, to me, it definitely takes work and effort to maintain a friendship, especially as you get older, have kids, etc.. Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and today I am having sushi with a neighbor. I feel like I am a lady who lunches! Ha!
Being social is good for your heart and your soul.