Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Getting physical

So, I *finally* joined the gym at work and got there for the first time on Thursday.  I went again this afternoon for a zumba class.  Turned out the instructor couldn't make it, but would we like to try spinning?  4 of us ended up sticking around for that.  The instructor was very good about making sure we got set up correctly (none of us had ever tried spinning) and didn't try to kill us.  I managed half an hour before my arthritic knees started hurting, but I stuck it out, just pedaled more gently and skipped the sprints.  I finished the whole 50 minutes and am feeling inordinately proud of myself.  I just hope I'll be able to walk tomorrow...  :D

I seem to be getting into this whole physical thing.  Sunday we struck the Guys & Dolls set and I went with a few of the guys to the barn where the company stores set pieces and worked right along with them, hauling flats, luan board and various chunks of dismantled set out of the pick-ups and into the barn.  Some of those pieces were not exactly light, so I was pretty pleased that I wasn't quite the weakling I was afraid I'd prove to be.  I was wishing I'd remembered to throw my work gloves into my theater bag, but I managed to avoid any splinters.

We'll see if I can manage to make this gym thing a habit.  I feel pretty good about myself when I do it; I just need to make sure I don't fall into the trap of "I don't have time."

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Our first tomato!

Our little cherry tomato plant doesn't have many tomatoes on it yet, but this evening we "harvested" our first.  Yes, we probably could have left it there another day or two but the Chief and I didn't want to wait.  The skin was a little chewy but it was dee-licious!  I just hope that little plant gets busy and starts producing more than a coupla tomatoes a day - those cherries don't go very far and we love tomatoes in our salads.