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    Parking Issues

    It's kind of funny actually.  People go to the gym to get fit - to get in their daily dose of exercise so they can look and feel their best.  For whatever reason, however, they feel compelled to park right in front of the door.  As if crossing the parking lot somehow is too much of a chore for them.

    We noticed this on Sunday as we were pulling into the gym parking lot.  Every spot (6 of them) in front of the door was full.  Like we always do, we parked across the parking lot and walked the extra 75 feet or so to the door.

    These are the same people who probably drive around and around the parking lot at the grocery store or Wal-Mart waiting to catch the person who parked closest to the door as they are pulling out of the space.  Unless I'm in a real hurry, I don't mind parking at the cart return, which is about halfway across the lot.

    It was just a casual observation, but it got me wondering what the thought process of such people is.  Why go to the gym and park almost inside the gym?  If the purpose of going to the gym is to exercise, why not just count walking in from the parking lot as part of the process?  If getting enough activity during the day is an issue, why not park across the lot from the store or from the front entrance at work?

    Every calorie counts when trying to drop fat.

    Be well!

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    So this is probably the exception - I went to the Y today to swim. Because I recently hurt my knee (which has now been diagnosed as torn ACL) the walking is more problematic than the swimming I was going to do to help strengthen some of the surrounding muscles. So yes, I was happy to find a parking space reasonably close to the door!

    June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

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