Saturday, October 15, 2011

San Diego Swim

This photo shows the view from the 24th floor hotel room -- the bay, skyscrapers, and the general hustle and bustle of San Diego. But more importantly, check out that rooftop pool and blue basketball court in the lower part of this photo. I've been watching, mesmerized, as tiny figures would swim back and forth and back and forth.

I wanted to be one of those tiny figures!!

Today Krista and I went over and paid a day fee to enjoy this outdoor urban gym, Pure Fitness. The lap pool and adjacent basketball court were surrounded by every piece of exercise equipment imaginable. They even appeared to have a busy physical therapy clinic operating under some simple pop-up canopies, poolside. The crazy thing is, this is the gym's last day of operations here and they are moving to a new location (also with larger pool and deck) that will be 3x larger! I can't imagine making that move.

In case it seems like I just came all this way to run and swim, no, I attended a great conference and presented a session on Community Action Projects: Scaffolding and Authentic Assessments for Effective Service-Learning. Very impressively stiff and academic sounding, isn't it? Yeah, well, someone asked me the name of my session the day before and I couldn't begin to recite that title, so I described it as the "Couch-to-5K approach for meaningful community-based projects." And so my subtitle was born!

I wanted to geek out for a picture - goggles on the Roman Chair!!

It was only 65 today but the pool was heated

This is a rooftop, can you believe it?

Equipment everywhere!!