Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Spin

I had a great day at the gym today, a 1 mile swim followed by 1 hour on the elliptical machine.

Oh yeah, one "oops": before I get into the lap pool, I splash water on my face, neck, and chest to get used to the cold. They keep it a few degrees colder than what is "comfortable" so people don't overheat while they're working out.
Anyway, I usually dive in without my goggles, get used to the shock then kick back to the side, except THIS time I slipped on my bum foot as I was diving in. It sort of re-twisted my ankle and hurt like hell! I screamed a long, loud "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU***!!!" underwater. Haha! luckily no one was in the pool because I know they would have heard me.
I thought my workout was over before it even started, but after some time, gentle massaging, and maybe a little sobbing, the mobility came back a bit and I worked it out.
Gotta be more careful.

Oh yeah! One other cool thing happened today: I visited a music store in downtown Houston. It was almost closing time, but I just wanted to check out that cool Jazz bass. When I went into the bass room, there were a couple of guys playing around on a couple of basses, and it looked like they were in the middle of a lesson. I asked if it was cool for me to be there and the yeah said no prob.
After the lesson, I talked to him a bit.
Turns out he's the bass player for the band The Spin Doctors!
The guy on the left:

He said he heard me playing and that I sounded good (I never plugged it in, but I guess he could still hear it).
Anyway, he charges $50 an hour for lessons and I might just do one. I got his number. It would be cool to hang out with the guy if nothing else.


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