Walking to the Gym


My old gym went out of business a few months ago. And so I rejoined a gym that I used to belong to until seven years ago. The gym is run by a Methodist church and just like a Methodist Church they still had me on their files and gave me my original member number back. When members show up you have to fill out the log, name, member number, time, and planned activity. We Methodists are fiends for documentation;


Anyways its about a 3/4 mile walk from the office. I have noticed the past couple months that our homeless people are increasingly sitting down and laying down on the sidewalks. Just the left of the photo above there was a guy sitting down on the sidewalk blocking everything but about a foot wide strip of concrete. I walked right past him and he asked me how I was doing, Great! I said, and you? He was doing great also. I felt like saying, then get your butt off the sidewalk dude.

So what is up with sprawling on the sidewalks?


Hey I crossed the street and come to Cathedral Square which is actually a City of Tulsa park. I love the fountain.


And it has the fanciest wrought iron benches in town.


And I came to my favorite tree. Sometimes I feel as old as it looks.

So, what did you do today?

4 thoughts on “Walking to the Gym

  1. Ellen

    Colorado Springs recently passed a very controversial law prohibiting sitting or laying down on the downtown sidewalks. I’m not sure how it’s going–are they diverting our short-handed police department to ticket these offenders and even if you ticket them how will they pay the fine? The next time I go downtown to watch a parade and I sit on the curb, will I be a law breaker? It’s a difficult subject and I’m not sure how to resolve it. When I used to belong to 24-hour Fitness we got in with a fingerprint. Amazing technology, but not nearly as good as an old fashioned log.

  2. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Haven’t done a darn thing yet today and it’s almost noon …but am about ready to walk to the Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market … and to get there I will have to step over my share of sidewalk occupiers. Kinda nice to know Eugene isn’t the only City with that problem. That tree is great!

  3. Gaelyn

    I’d be more likely to have to step over a down hiker, winded by the high altitude. I drove from Yarnell to Flagstaff today in the rain.

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