6 Responses to Man, talk about having a whole gym to yourself…

  1. Looking Glass May 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM #

    I guess a few of those machines have some uses. But a well stocked rack or enough place for gymnastic bodyweight stuff is where it’s at.

    Frank, drop me a line at the email attached to this comment. I was interested in chatting a bit, as I seem to be collecting people to email with on the main topics.

    • Frank Swift May 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

      Will drop you an email in a bit.

  2. Lisa in Vermont May 15, 2013 at 10:51 PM #

    Hey Frank,

    I finally took the time to check out your blog. You have some really good posts. I like your photos of the mountains. You should visit Vermont sometime. Our mountains can’t compare to what you’ll find out West but they’re beautiful and we have some amazing hiking trails (the Long Trail stands out) and great camping spots.

    On the above topic, I love an empty gym. I belong to a 24-hour gym and I’ll often go very late at night or early in the morning b/c it doesn’t take away from my family time. Working out when no one is there is freeing b/c there’s no need to be self conscious if you want to try a new machine or free-weight exercise and you’re not exactly sure what you’re doing. Or sometimes I’ll just do sprints on the treadmill w/o worrying about looking silly if I get out of breath.

    Our gym has these necklaces you can wear if you’re working out alone. They have beepers that you can press if you have some type of medical emergency and need to call an ambulance. They look like the things in the “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials.

    I’ve never worn one. I figure that if something happens to me, my husband will notice I’ve been gone for an awful long time and come to investigate.

    • Frank Swift May 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

      Heeey Lisa *waves*

      I’ve actually been to Vermont a few times, the best is driving on Route 7 during the fall. Just WOW. I was lucky to be there before they blew the Crowns Point bridge, and took a few shots of the scenery before I crossed back over to New York. Here’s one from my Flickr set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/linc4justice/4045015771/in/set-72157622539856811/

      Truth be told I think I prefer the White Mountains in New Hampshire, something about that area I find soothing and relaxing (not to mention the food is awesome.) I’m actually thinking of going back there mid-June, so if I do I may snake up through Vermont to get there. Then I might be able to drop by your church and you can introduce me to a few eligible bachelorettes, if ya know what I mean (and I think you do!)

    • Lisa in Vermont May 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM #

      I’d love to introduce you to a few bachelorettes, but like most New England churches, ours is tiny with mostly older congregants.

      There is a sweet single girl in her mid 20s who is very sporty and fun. She’s a school teacher, but she also has a business where she make baby blankets and accessories with the idea that when she gets married and has children she can stay home and do that on the side.I’ll have to chat with her to see if she’s seeing anyone. Last time we spoke she was hoping to meet someone on Christian Mingle.

      Too bad I don’t get back to Northern N.J. much. When we lived there we attended a large (1,000 member plus) church with a big singles ministry and lots of pretty ladies, most of them the brunette variety you seem to like based on your posts. I’m sure I would be able to find a candidate or two to your liking there.

      Let me know if you do plan to visit Vermont. In addition to working as a reporter, I write for a travel magazine here and could send you a copy of the latest issue when it comes out in a few weeks. It has lots of articles about interesting things to see and do.

    • Frank Swift May 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM #

      Oh fascinating, I freelance as a travel blogger on occasion too, so that’s right down my alley. I don’t do it so much these days as my writing has taken on more of a reflective nature.

      Christian Mingle, ugh. That site was a nightmare to use.

      I do admit to being partial to brunettes. And blondes, and redheads, and… ;-) I think my type really is that she be feminine, easy on the eyes and have a pleasant personality. Amazing how much of the population that basic criteria already eliminates though.

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