Tuesday, August 5, 2008


One nice thing about fieldwork is that all the tedious dragging around of heavy equipment tends to keep you in shape. Also, I'm somewhat of a spaz and I spend most of my time in the field in motion. A couple of observations:

I used to swim competitively in high school, but my swimming and other formal exercise activity dropped off afterward. A few years after I started working, I started swimming again. To my joy, I found I was able to kick ass at the butterfly, which I could barely do 2 laps of in high school. Yay shoulder/back muscles!

I'm fairly skinny, but some of my relatives are very delicate-looking. Someone took a picture of several of the ladies wearing bathing suits at a family function. I loomed over my relatives like some sort of giant linebacker, thanks to my (relatively) massive shoulders. I regret to inform you that this picture has been "lost", so you'll have to take my word for it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All the medical journals say that living an active lifestyle is better then a sedentary life style with periodic trips to the gym. Being able to work outside and incorporate exercise as part of your work life sounds terrific to me. Currently I spend my days seated at a desk staring at books and computer screens. I try to stay active by walking to and from work and at lunch and getting to the gym when I can. It has not been as effective a plan as I would like it to be. So enjoy your time outside us office dwellers envy you that.