So, I just came from the gym… I’ve been going regularly to Teagle (one of Cornell’s many… actually make that 4 gyms on campus) and I feel like my arms are going to fall off. Although I’m in a little pain right now, I do feel somewhat stronger, and I’m definitely a lot more toned than I used to be.
I always go to the gym either really early (I’m talking 7am here) or sometime around noon when I either have a break or when my classes are pretty much over for the day. I sometimes have a meeting later that day, but most of the time I get to spend 1 1/2 – 2 hours at the gym, which is pretty good. The reason I go at these times is so that I can be relatively isolated from the regulars that come to the gym. I like knowing that there aren’t a lot of people around me when I work out, so that I can totally focus on improving myself. You’d think that around noon people would be filling the gyms, but here at Cornell people either have class or are off taking their usual lunch break (taking in all the unhealthy carbs and fats that Cornell’s great dining facilities have to offer). I like knowing that I can get on a treadmill with almost no one beside me and just zone out and run like there’s no tomorrow. This regimen is something that I’ve been trying to discipline myself around, because I do want a body that I’m proud of, and I want to prove to myself that I can do this. I’ve been revitalized because of this regimen and I feel like I can do more now.
Besides knowing that I’m tearing all the muscle fibers in my body, which is somewhat painful, I know that this is a good thing. I can safely say that I go more than most of my friends, and I’m feeling pretty good about it.
By the way, I’ll be away for the weekend. I’ll be traveling down to Drexel University in Philadelphia to help coordinate the FIND, Inc. Dialogue 2006 run-through. As a National Director I get to travel to a bunch of great places around the East Coast and I get to see my fellow NDs from each respecitve school. It’s so nice to know that I have friends in a bunch of places. Although we have tons of fun when we all get together (we don’t get to see each other often), we also get a lot of business done and the fact that we’re doing something purposeful and meaningful for many students around the country makes me happy. I’m glad that I was given this opportunity to help my fellow Filipinos in our community.
So if you go to Drexel or are nearby, drop by and say “hi!” I’m not sure where I’ll be inside, but drop me a line and I’ll tell you where I’ll most likely be when I get more information.
A Pillow Book Chronicle will be up early before I leave so I won’t miss an update. Watch out for it!