For those of you who were worried about me working out and fasting yesterday, fear not! I wasn't fasting all day and by the time I finished my 2nd class I knew I would eat in an hour. It was only from sun up to sun down and H.akeem Ol.ajuwon used to do it WHILE PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY!
I will admit after the 2nd hour-long class I was dying of thirst! I took tai chi but it was sooooo slow. I knew it was bit slow and should've known I wouldn't like it since I don't like yoga. That's mostly because when I work out I want to break a sweat so I KNOW getting a work out plus my mind moves too fast when my body's moving that slowly. So afterwards I took latin rhythms and loved it! Very fun! I even got up on stage with the instructors when they requested it. Lol.
Now if I can only get workout equipment in our classrooms like these people have at their jobs! This is the ultimate in multi-tasking! It probably also says something the rest of the developed world would be appalled by about Americans and their refusal to relax while doing anything. If I could watch films while working out on the bike or elliptical -- if there was somewhere to put the computer!-- I surely would. I LOVE doing other stuff while working out. The amount of reading I need to do in a week (WAY more than undergrad even in my program, though still less than other programs (for us about 80-100 pages a week while some are reading 150-250 a week and we only take 8-12 hours for a full load)) then combined with the number of newspapers I like to read and the fact that I don't have the internet at home, I NEED to multi-task. It gives me great pleasure to get things done on the bus, while waiting for the bus, in the gym, while brushing my teeth, whatever. I will absolutely watch non-documentary films while washing dishes (of course keeping my computer as far as possible from the sink). I like to watch every single frame for docs which is why I watch other stuff, too. With non-docs I can just mostly listen and watch every once in a while-- another reason I can't get with the subtlety. I'm usually doing other stuff. Let's keep it moving! And PLEASE PLEASE let's get some gym equipment in class! Lol. Aren't you glad I'm starting to get a workout schedule back? ME TOO!!
Oh and last night I went to another black law students event at this cool bar (you'll love it, Stace) since they invited all black grad students. I had a good time and hung out with some fun people.