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Well this already is getting old

Normally, my posts are friends locked, but I still can't seem to use security options here, and disabling javascript (which I've been told is a temporary fix to this problem) so I'm reviewing options, including Dreamwidth. I don't want to lose my momentum, but I would like to control who sees what content. It's not that I'm posting anything I wouldn't be willing to anyone else in my life, but my experience with Bookface is that there are a lot of twats out there, and I'd like to reduce their access to what I say.

I really like this place, and I'd like to keep using it. If Dreamwidth is a better answer, I'll go there, and see about syncing it to here so the rest of you can keep following my wacky adventures.

Not much going on the last couple of days. Work is empty so I'm telecommuting the rest of this week, or most of it anyway.

Preparing for Dry January. Last night, I didn't drink anything and feel a noticeable difference in how I feel today as opposed to the night before when I did have a few drinks. This was the case 6 years ago when I did the reboot. So, clearly alcohol is something I need to manage carefully if I'm going to continue to use it.

I need to get new running shoes. Unfortunately, most of the places I've gone to locally for running shoes are closed. I'm particularly pissed that Pacers closed their doors in Silver Spring, but figured that having City Sports would be an adequate substitute. Then they closed their doors. I'm left with Footlocker which has two brands: Nike and Adidas. I wear neither of those. So, it looks like I'll have to look out of Silver Spring for my running shoes from now on.

I'm also contemplating a membership at Washington Sports Club. Currently, my options are

  • the NOAA gym which is not great, but it is convenient

  • LA Fitness which is almost as good moneywise as NOAA gym but isn't much better. The locker room smells pretty nasty. Not a great option

  • Washington Sports Club: Probably the best option in terms of facilities, but also the priciest. It helps that I have at least one friend who goes there, so that's a plus.

  • Ultimate it depends on how much I'm willing to spend and whether or not that money will be a good investment. One of the goals for the next year is to manage my finances more tightly. I already do a pretty good job, but I know I can do better.

    So, that's about it for now.


Dec. 28th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
For me, if a gym isn't convenient then I'm not using it. When I switched offices 5 years back I lost my in-building gym. Loved being able to do a midday workout, and while it's not WSC level, it was great as it was easy. If NOAA has a culture of being ok with midday workouts, then I'd go for it.

Running shoes? At this point I sadly go online. I'll occasionally go into a fleet feet but they're pushing squishy shoes and i want minimal drop which isn't in fashion anymore.
Dec. 28th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
Convenience is important, but WSC, while maybe not quite as convenient as the NOAA gym, is still only a short walk from my office, and has the advantage of being open on weekends.

LA fitness is pretty much a non starter. I'll take the NOAA gym over that smelly armpit any day.

We'll see what happens. NOAA gym will probably be what I stick with.

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