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July 12, 2006

Cycling Update

How come I frequently title my blog posts as “Updates”? Isn’t everything I post here an “update”? I’m gonna have to come up with new words…update just won’t work anymore…kindof like this morning during our meeting where the boss said that the bigger boss doesn’t like the word “utilize” or “utilized” in our reports so we now have to utilize “use” or “used”…really guys, this is what you pay taxes for…

Before I talk about how fabulous I am at riding a stationary bike I have to tell you about what’s going on at work. As I reported yesterday, everyone on my street (cube lane for those who don’t work in a cubicle farm) is getting on my nerves. And there was a cube that came open last week. Really some prime property. Already compatible with my left-handed-ambidextriousness. Has a column going through the opening which provides a bit more privacy. On a street where the cool kids hang out. A couple of young singles over there…and best of all, it was once occupied by our office Diva…man, she’s only been gone a week and I already miss her…but back to her cube. It really is some great property. And there was another guy in my office who staked his claim on it months before office Diva left. And today I decided that I should move over there and didn’t know that he had already put his grubby (the kinder gentler me said to take that out) paws on it. So, I discussed the situation with all my would-be-new-neighbors and they were all on my side, that I should have it cause I would fit it, you know with all the cool kids and all…and all we had to do was convince cube boy that it wasn’t his….well they succeeded. Not sure what they said to him and the kinder gentler me felt bad and offered to take him to lunch tomorrow to mourn his cube defeat. But, more importantly, I’ve got a new pad! I’m gonna totally pimp it out. My new neighbor across the street is an interior decorator on the side so I asked if he’d help me decorate…once I get some new cube panache, that is.

The long and the short of it people, is that I’m totally excited about it. I’ve been here for 3 years in this open, vast cube that invites any old hood rat to stop by…and now I’m just done with that. I feel like I’ve got a new lease on life. New opportunities. New doors opening, or in my case new cube walls opening. I feel like it’s a new start for me. And I’m so excited….

Okay, now on to the cycling stuff. 3 days solid that I’ve ridden the stationary bike and the stationary recumbent bike. For those of you who are interested, the recumbent bike is okay but I didn’t feel like I was getting as much out of it as I did with the upright bike. But, I’m doing it because cycling is ALL I can do right now and I’m looking for variety. If I had my way, I’d be out running but that’s another story. So, back to the cycling. I did something today that I’ve never done before. I did cardio at the gym during lunch (rather than after work) and took a shower at the gym. It was my first time. Not showering, or showering at a gym for that matter, but showering at a gym that is owned by my employer and is strictly for peeps that I work with. Word for the day: modest. Because that is what I have become in this gym. I usually don’t care about changing in front of other gym-goers, but for some reason all I could think today was “I don’t want to see my co-workers naked, and therefore they probably don’t want to see me either…” Well, I think that they could have cared less, but for me it was all about being M-O-D-E-S-T. I mean really, do you want to go to a meeting and show up and realize that you have to be super-serious and act like you know what you are talking about to a person that you’ve seen naked?

Yeah, me neither….so I’m sticking with my policy, but I think I’m the only one….

Happy Running!

1 comment:

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on the cycling. I believe in modesty..especially at work...it's the best policy.