Thursday, March 11, 2010

Busy Busy

Time is just flying by. I was looking forward to this morning as I had literally nothing on until 1pm, so was planning to catch up with writing papers. However I then realised it's just 3 weeks until I start teaching again (graduate level benthic biology - a new course to me) so I decided to start my first lecture. It was only a few months ago, but wow i'd forgotten how long it takes to write lectures, I didn't even get half way through my first one!

It's hard to believe it's friday already. This week i've interviewed two undergrads, one lab technician and three graduate students. All seems to have to happen in one week. One undergrad is now volunteering in the lab, the lab tech i'll take on one day a week for a while and see how she gets on. The grad students were all nice, but will have to wait and see, I don't have any funds, so it's a little hard to contemplate taking a student on right now.

On top of all that, this week i've been trying out a gym, one of the 24hr fitness places. They had a free 7 day pass, so I signed up and had my orientation on Monday. I think unless they do me a really good deal, I won't sign up at the end of it. The time works well for me, i've been going at 8pm for an hour or so and that's been super nice not having to try and fit it in before work. It's really the fact it's not on my doorstep, I have to pay for parking and is just super large and a little overwhelming that will stop me signing up. I also just saw our (free) university gym is now open until 10.30pm, so maybe i'll just try going there in the evenings and see how that is - the place is usually (too) busy, so i'm interested to see how it is in the evenings. The price is certainly right!


nicola@which name? said...

go for the free place!!!!!!!
man, you make my days sound empty.

RGW said...

yeah, the issue is the "free" place you can wait 20 minutes to get on (old, gross) equipment, so it's just a waste of time. But I haven't been in an evening, so maybe it's better than the mornings. The plan is to use up this free 7 days until Monday and then do 7 days going in the evening to the uni (free) gym and make a decision, though i'm pretty sure i'm not going to end up at this partcular pay gym anyway. The good thing is most offer a week of free gym use, so I can try a few for a while and see what works for me.

Cherry B said...

Wow, girl, stop and take a breather! I used to go to the 24hr fitness on Bishop. (I rode the bus or went before metered parking started b/c I also hated paying... though Ali'i place nearby on Alakea has cheap parking). There's a great group of ladies who work out before 8am there-- miss 'em loads! And there's usually a deal on the sign-up and monthly rate I can give you tips on if you change your mind.